VIPKid is a company that is based out of China. It offers people that are eligible to work in the United States and Canada an opportunity to work from home or anywhere they are through an online platform. The money that can be made through VIPKid is very good and so many that are not familiar with VIPkid seem to be skeptical when they are introduced to the company for the first time. I was.
So, what is it? Is its multi-level marketing? Is it a get-rich-quick scheme? Is it a scam? It is none of those things. VIPKid is a legitimate multi- billion-dollar company that is offering a legitimate opportunity for those that qualify and are looking for an opportunity. It is a company that contracts close to 80.000 teachers and sends out paychecks to those teachers every month. So, let’s take a closer look….
What is a Scam?
A scam is simply a dishonest scheme or fraud. In business, scams are the result of individuals, groups, or companies trying to obtain money or something of value through tricks, misrepresentations, or unfulfilled promises. Because of the internet, people have discovered tremendous financial benefits however many people have fallen prey to the unscrupulous. In short, many people are skeptical of opportunities that they may know little or nothing about and for good reason. In short, a scam is any scheme that makes promises that are not going to be realized. The victim of a scam loses something of value because they are deceived.
VIPKid is not a scam. It is a legitimate company offering a legitimate opportunity. Like most companies, people have good and bad experiences with VIPKid. However, a bad experience with an organization does mean that it is a scam.
VIPKid offers its teachers referral bonuses in order to help recruit new teachers. This is why VIPKid teachers have used a variety of means to tell people about the opportunity. Therefore, people may be accustomed to many online claims about VIPKid. Because of this, it is normal for people to assume that VIPKid some type of MLM (multi-level marketing) or get-rich-quick work from home scheme that is often seen on the internet. VIPKid is none of these things. Instead, it is a legitimate online English language teaching company that offers a unique opportunity to people that are eligible to work in the US or Canada.
Like all companies, VIPKid isn’t perfect. Many people have applied for teaching positions and have been turned away, people have been terminated, and people have quit for a variety of reasons. These situations are common for all existing companies and are not the characteristics of an online scam. As I stated, VIPKid isn’t perfect and has had its share of controversy and complaints but it remains a legitimate company with a legitimate opportunity.
VIPKid DOES NOT fit the definition of a Scam
VIPKid is a legitimate company that has been teaching Chinese students English through native North American English teachers for about five years. It was launched in 2014. Currently, it contracts close to 80,000 teachers worldwide and services over 600,000 Chinese students. VIPKid has plans to grow its business all over the world.
Teachers are paid $18 to $22 per hour and teachers receive their checks on time for the correct amount every month. Again, VIPKid isn’t perfect and it isn’t for everybody. Teachers are hired as independent contractors which means there are no additional benefits outside of the pay and you must keep track of what is owed in taxes.
The company itself has built a reputation. I feel confident in saying that most teachers enjoy the experience and it seems to meet the needs of both the teachers it contracts and the students that are serviced. VIPKid has received both positive and negative press, but that is quite usual for all companies. VIPkid has been highly rated by Forbes, Flex jobs, and Glassdoor. Read what Forbes has to say.
Is VIPKid for you?
Certainly, that is a question that only you can answer. But here are a few things to consider.
Most teachers, including myself, have positive experiences working for VIPKid.
The pay from VIPKid is relatively good for the industry that it is in. Teachers enjoy being able to set their own hours and having the flexibility of when and where they chose to work. Many ESL companies have rules that restrict schedules, and this can be very problematic, but this isn’t the case at VIPKid.
The downside is that it is difficult to cancel classes once they have been booked and if you live in the US or Canada you will be working in the early morning hours. My schedule is usually from 4 am to 8 am and mainly on weekends.
If you think VIPkid is right for you, please explore this website and check out the videos I have embedded throughout to get the information you need. All the videos on this website are part of my YouTube channel, feel free to check it out as well.
When I was first introduced to VIPKid, I was very skeptical in the beginning, but I am glad I went for. VIPKid has been a rewarding opportunity for me and I would recommend it to just about anyone. You can read about my personal experience here.
What to do Next if VIPKid sounds like a fit
First, complete the online application.
There are some basic qualifications that must be met for your application to be accepted. Read about the qualifications here.
Well, I hope this post helps you understand what VIPKid is and the opportunity that it has to offer and puts you at ease about the opportunity if you decide to apply. Again, if you have questions, you can join my Facebook group or drop me an email to get your questions answered and I am here to help. If you decide to use me as your referring teacher, please email me as well.
Read more about
My VIPKid Experience Go here
The Importance of a Referring Teacher here
VIPKid Teacher Qualifications here
The hiring process here
Everything you need to pass the demo here