Teach English Online and Get Paid!

by Mike Still
Teach English Online and Get Paid!

Do you want to get paid to teach English online?  Are you looking for a way to make extra money from anywhere in the world?  VIPKID is the perfect way for you to make some extra money while you’re traveling around the world or even from the comfort of your home!  I just joined the VIPKID team as a teacher and they sponsored this post (read more about that in the disclaimer below).  I’m excited to be teaching my first classes in the coming weeks but I just had to share this opportunity with you today so let’s figure out how you can teach English online and get paid!

Disclaimer: This post is part of a sponsorship by VIPKID.  All opinions and photos here are my own. 

How to make money teaching English online?

VIPKID is a great way to teach English online and get paid up to $22 per hour to do it!  You work from home and make your own schedule which means you can work as much or as little as you want.  You’ll feel like you’re in a Skype call with each student in these 1-on-1 classes.  It’s more like chatting with a niece or nephew than teaching a classroom full of students.

What is VIPKID?

VIPKID is the fastest growing online education supply company.  They have a global student population of over 200,000 and only 20,000 teachers.  Founded in 2013, they focus on bringing English teachers into the homes of middle-class Chinese families.   VIPKID students are between 4 – 12 years old and take online English courses as a supplement to their normal schooling.

A message from VIPKID:

Teaching online with VIPKID is like being on a Skype call with interactive Powerpoint presentations for lesson plans. All lesson plans are created by the talented VIPKID Curriculum team, which takes the pressure off teachers. That means teachers can just focus on what they love – teaching – without all the extra prep work!


What do I need to do to make money with VIPKID?

If you have familiarity with the US or Canadian education systems then VIPKID is the perfect way to make money online!  It just takes 5 minutes to apply so click the link below and get started today.

Step 1: Apply at the VIPKID website.
Step 2: Book an interview
Step 3: Watch teacher prep videos
Step 4: Conduct a mock class
Step 5: Make your own schedule!
Step 6: Earn up to $22/hour!

Can I make money online with VIPKID?

If you want to teach English online with VIPKID you need to have a bachelor’s degree, US or Canadian work eligibility and one year of experience teaching, tutoring, mentoring or in similar educational activities.  If you meet those requirements go to the VIPKID website and sign up!

In order to join the VIPKID team you need to meet the following 3 requirements:

1. bachelor’s degree in any field;
2. one year of experience (e.g. tutoring, home-schooling, educational mentoring, etc.)
3. eligibility to work in US or Canada.

Forbes Magazine ranked VIPKID as #5 on their Top 100 Companies to Work Remotely.  Many teachers happily make over $40 before they even eat breakfast!  It’s amazing that you can take your classroom anywhere with VIPKID!  Although it’s not required both teachers and students tend to have more fun love in these classes when you build a small classroom for you to teach in.   You can see that the teacher above and below have very different classrooms but both are veteran VIPKID teachers with lots of students!  Which classroom would you prefer?

Best way to make money teaching English online

Once you’ve joined the VIPKID team the best way to make money is by retaining students.  If they are having fun in your classes than you can rest assured that their parents will keep booking you as their teacher!  I have a lot of teaching experience and a Masters in Education but I still to learn a LOT from watching all their training videos so be sure to pay attention and take notes during your teacher prep for VIPKID.

These Alphabet Flash Cards are PERFECT for VIPKID teachers and cost less than $3!
These Alphabet Flash Cards are also great if you’re teaching English overseas too!

There are lots of great videos both from VIPKID and their teachers that give you tips for being the best teacher.  When you apply they put you through a few hour course that does a wonderful job teaching you basic principles of teaching and focuses on relevant skills that you’ll use to keep students coming back again and again.

VIPKID recommends teachers get a headset to help assure a good audio connection.









I’m a HUGE fan of VIPKIDS’ flipped classroom model.  I tried it with my 4th grade Korean students and they LOVED it.  A flipped lesson is one where the students learn before they talk to the teacher and the teacher’s main job is to correct errors in the learning while practicing crucial skills.  Its super rewarding when you’re a little student has trouble pronouncing a word at the beginning of the class and then by the end can say it perfectly!  Those rewarding experiences are doubly so because you can guarantee that the parents will notice an improvement and keep booking you for classes.  That means it’ll be even easier for you to make money online teaching English!

If you’ve already decided to join the VIPKID team then watch this another great video from an expert VIPKID teacher.  She gives some wonderful tips to help make sure you pass your interview, mock teaching class and can start making money online as soon as possible.

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Disclaimer:  This is the internet and It is safe to assume that links and content contained on this webpage provide compensation to the website’s owner.  VIPKID hired LiveTravelTeach for their influencer marketing campaign resulting in this post and social media sharing.  As usual, all opinions presented are my own and the information is accurate as of the posting date.  Photos and graphics for this post were provided by VIPKID.


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Mike is a travel enthusiast, photographer and teacher. He loves adventure travel, meeting the locals and exploring new culture. As an outdoor enthusiast you can often find him hiking mountains or exploring forests trying to capture the beauty of mother nature. In 2013 he founded www.LiveTravelTeach.com as he left his home in America and has been teaching or traveling around the world ever since!

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teachermomtalks November 14, 2017 - 9:56 am

Hi Mike, My interview is Wednesday night. I’m looking forward to it!

Mike Still November 14, 2017 - 10:02 am

Thats great to hear! Let me know how it goes 🙂

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