Art History Babes Nation! Into Making Extra $$$ Teaching from Home???

[ Original post date: October 28, 2017 ]

Sorry I couldn’t think of a subject line that sounded less scammy but this is 100%-legit-not-a-scam. You do not have to spend money at any point and I’m not trying to trick you into anything.


Now that that’s out of the way.

A couple of months ago I started working for VIPKID. In case you have not heard of it, VIPKID is a long distance English tutoring service for kids in China. It’s been rated as one of the top 100 work-at-home companies, it’s super fun, and quite lucrative.

Quick run down:

You teach cute kids in China how to speak English using a combination of props, pre-loaded PowerPoint presentations, and a whole lot of smiling. You have a ton of work autonomy, you decide how much you work, and there are a many monetary incentives. The amount of money you make varies depending on the type of class and amount of teaching experience you have, but I made an average of $20/hr during my first month (and you can expect to be somewhere in the $18-$22 range at first as well). If your student doesn’t show up for their class, guess what! You still get paid. I have gotten paid for hours of reading, searching the internet, and watching Netflix, because of student no shows.

Real talk:

Working for VIPKID requires a bachelor’s degree so this won’t work for anyone still in undergrad, but it’s perfect for those in that sometimes overwhelming “I don’t know what I’m doing with my life” stage post-college. 

The application process is a little bit of a pain in the neck. You do have to prepare and do some super awkward mock classes with a full grown adult playing the student. However, you can get through the whole process in a week if you really want.

Peak hours for class bookings are not ideal. The busiest times for classes are in the wee hours of the morning and on weekends. Therefore, this is a good opportunity if you work a 9 to 5 and you are willing to get up early a couple days a week or sacrifice a weekend every month for some extra ca$h.


Like I said, VIPKID offers mad monetary incentives. If you teach a trial class and the student signs up afterwards BOOM! extra $5 in your pocket. If you teach at least 45 classes in a month (classes run for 25 min. each), you make an extra $1 for every single class taught that month. VIPKID consistently runs “Gold Rush Incentives” where you are given an individual challenge that will earn you extra money if you complete it. Aaaaaaaaannnd *drum roll*

The Referral Incentive! If you refer someone and they successfully become a VIPKID teacher then you earn an extra $80 - $100, which is why I am taking time away from the Stephen King novel I am currently reading to tell you about all this.

As I said, I’m not a scammer. I’m a recently graduated Master’s student with a ton of student debt that genuinely enjoys working for VIPKID and would genuinely enjoy making a bit more money. If you use my referral code when signing up I would be happy to answer any of your questions and coach you through the process of becoming a teacher as much as possible, just DM me baby!


Referral Code: 03UZAD

Thanks for taking the time to stop and read this. Use the referral link above to start your VIPKID application process today!

Or don’t. I’m not your boss. 


- Corrie

Art History Babes