VIPKID Pay Is $20 Per Hour for This Stay-at-Home Mom


Have you ever wondered if those claims that the VIPKID pay is $20/hour are true?

I wondered the same thing.

Since I haven’t been an online teacher for VIPKID before, I connected with a fellow stay-at-home mom who disclosed it all.

Here’s another honest and complete review about what it’s like to make money online as a stay-at-home mom while being a VIPKID Teacher.


Whitney Etheringtos answers the hottest VIPKID Teacher questions to help you decide if VIPKID is a good fit for you.

In this VIPKID Review, you will learn:

  • what VIPKID hours are like
  • how much VIPKID pays
  • what it takes to be a successful online teacher with VIPKID and other online tutoring programs

Here’s the interview with Whitney, another mom proving you can work from home.


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Meet Whitney, VIPKID Teacher and Stay-at-Home Mom

Whitney and her husband have been married for 3 years. They have a dorkie named Tinkerbell and a 19-month-old girl known as Scout online.

How Do You Earn Money From Home?

I have been teaching online with VIPKID for over a year. I am an independent contractor and teach Chinese children ages 5-12 four hours a day, six days per week.

I’ve also been a teacher and recruiter for Magic Ears and Cambly. Magic Ears is very similar except it is up to four students at a time.

Cambly is video chatting with people all over the world to help them practice English.

How Many Hours Per Week Do You Work?

I teach around 24-30 hours per week for VIPKID.

What Are Your VIPKID Hours And How Do You Get Work Done With A Kid At Home?

I teach from 4:00-8:00 am while my daughter sleeps. I sleep with her during naps sometimes to catch up on sleep.

You get to pick your own schedule to work when it fits best with your daily routine with kids.

How Much Money Do You Make Working From Home?

I earn about $2,300-2,500 per month.

How Much Does VIPKID Pay Per Hour?

VIPKID teachers start at $7-9 per class base pay. While I can’t disclose my actual rate, I can say that most teachers I’ve talked to start around $8 per class. Classes are 25 minutes, so that comes to $16/hour.

You get an extra $1 just for showing up and teaching the class, and you get another $1 per class if you teach 45 in a month.

That brings the typical VIPKID pay to $10 per class or $20 per hour.

What Is A Typical VIPKID Salary?

I usually earn $2000 each month just in teaching:

6 days x 4 hours x $20 per hour = $480 per week.

$480 x 4 weeks = $1,920 per month.

+ a couple of extra days most months = $2,000

I recently added an hour a day, so now it’s more like $2500 per month based on the $8 average.

I also am a recruiter and help other teachers get started with VIPKID. VIPKID pays me for each referral, and I usually get 1-3 of those per month.

Watch the quick video I made to visually break down the common questions about VIPKID.

  • How much does VIPKID pay?
  • What can you expect as a VIPKID salary?

How Does Your Income Compare To When You First Started?

I just got a raise with VIPKID, so I now make $1/hour more. I also work more hours, but that’s due to my own scheduling changes.

What Does Your “Typical” Day Look Like?

I finish teaching and then often lay down with my daughter until she wakes up. Sometimes I’ll work on videos to help recruits or current teachers during that time.

While my daughter is awake, I try to be totally focused on her, though I often spend a lot of time on Facebook trying to find referrals. I’m trying to cut that time down and be more present with her when she’s up.

Referrals are not required for this job, but they do help bring in extra income.

Did You Have A Different Career Prior To Staying Home With Your Kids?

Yes. I was a teacher prior to staying home.

Related: Best Summer Jobs for Teachers to Earn Extra Money

What Are VIPKID Requirements and Your Educational Background?

  1. VIPKID requires a Bachelor’s Degree, but it can be in anything. It doesn’t have to be in education.
  2. You also need “a year” of teaching experience. That year should equal at least 500 hours of teaching experience.

The teaching experience requirement for VIPKID can be ANY teaching experience – coaching, tutoring, training at work, church classes, homeschooling, volunteering at a school, music lessons, etc.

You won’t get an interview if you don’t meet those two requirements. You also need to be eligible to work in the US or Canada (don’t have to live here), speak English like a native, and have a North American accent.

Personally, I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from BYU.

**No Bachelor’s Degree?  No problem!  Check out tutoring through Magic Ears and Cambly instead. I can help get you started with both!**

How Do You Get Started With VIPKID?

Many working or stay-at-home moms want to earn money from home, but they don’t know how to get started. It’s really easy actually.

I first found it on Facebook. Then I found out many of my friends were doing it. One of them let me know about a minimum requirement change that made it a lot more accessible to me.

What Advice Do You Have For A Mom Who Wants To Be Home With Her Kids And Earn Money Too?

Do it! It is so worth it to watch my daughter grow.

Where Can People Learn More About You And How To Make Money As An Online Teacher?

You can Follow and Like my Facebook page

And check out my YouTube channel full of super helpful videos with answers to the most common questions about how to start as a VIPKID teacher.

Legit Stay-at-Home Mom Job: VIPKID Teacher Review

Thanks for sharing your story, Whitney! You’re an inspiring and fun Money Making Momma.

I love her tip that implies all the work and getting up early to be home and watch her daughter grow is worth it. I can completely relate!

Making money as an online teacher through VIPKID, Magic Ears, and Cambly is a legit work from home opportunity for anyone who enjoys teaching and meets the educational requirements.

That extra money each month can make a huge impact for a lot of families. Way to go finding something you enjoy and it helps supplement your family’s income too!

If you’re interested in getting started as an online teacher/tutor, “Do it!” There has never been so many legit opportunities to earn money from home (or anywhere). Plus, the VIPKID pay can quickly add up to add more money to your monthly budget.

>>Find out if VIPKID is the right work-from-home job for you.<<

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Val Breit

Val Breit empowers women to create a life they love with simple money hacks and productivity tips. Once buried in debt, stuck in a stressful 9-to-5 job, she hated that money stood in the way of her dream to be a stay-at-home mom. After getting intentional with how she spent her money and time, Val and her husband paid off $60,000 in debt. Now she is blessed to be a work-from-home mom, earning a full-time income online, doing work she loves.

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