Work at home in your pajama bottoms teaching adorably cute children that are 7,000 miles away. You set your own schedule, make your own hours, and work for yourself. Hmm, is VIPKID a legit gig? The answer is 100% YES!!! I am currently a VIPKID teacher and I can tell you that you WILL be paid, you will teach those sweet faces, and you will have a blast doing it from the comfort of or your own home! If you are looking for some research and facts on the company, please visit the is VIPKID A SCAM article. In this section I will focus on some of the aspects of the job that may not be for everyone! Yes, it is a legit job (for most part-time but you certainly turn this into a full-time one if you are willing to put in the hours) but I want to make you are aware of some of the responsibilities that come with the job. You must be informed before you apply and get hired, it is critical to your success and happiness with the company! So here they are-
Scheduling Sessions- The company will often offer incentives at a various times of the year for working “peak, peak, times”. This is due to the fact that these are the time slots that are most requested by parents. Due to the time difference between China and the United States, “peak, peak” times are typically from 5 a.m to 9 a.m. eastern standard time. These are the times you will receive the bulk of your bookings. Yes, its super early so get your coffee, energy drink, etc. to amp you up to be on your game for those sweet little children! It’s certainly not a job you can do half asleep- you need to be entertaining, animated, and happy! This is how you will get repeat bookings and positive feedback from parents! Regular “peak times” are often in the evening from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. You won’t find any afternoon slots open- that’s because it’s nighttime in China and those precious kiddos are sleepingJ So, yes a VIP KID is a legit job for those who are willing to be early birds and/or night owls!
Benefits & Taxes- When you sign on with VIPKID you are considered to be an independent contractor. This means you are in business for yourself, which is pretty exciting! However, be mindful VIPKID does not offer health benefits and you MUST pay taxes at the end of the year. Yes, it’s a legit job but you MUST following the laws we have here in the United States and file a 1099 form!
Internet Issues- Ahh, technology- it’s a love/hate relationship! It can be frustrating when your internet is down and you cannot work, your webcam implodes, or you have audio issues. You need to have as many back up plans as possible! Sometimes students will have technical issues as well that may cause a session to be cancelled or cut short. So again, yes a VIP KID is legit but know that technology related stuff can happen and when it does, it’s kind of annoying!
Need more convincing that VIPKID is legit?!! E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask away! I have been hired, am currently teaching with VIPKD, and loving it!