GET STARTED TODAY! Teaching ESL Online from Home

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My success includes winning The Most Popular English Teacher with VIPKID. I consistently make over $5,900 every single month! I have over 5,000 parents following me to take classes. I have taught over 3,000 ESL students online. I have taught over 12,000 online ESL classes.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Warmest regards,

Happy Teaching 🙂

Daniel DiDio
The Online ESL Pro
OnlineESLkidzCoach.com

 

 

ESL Heroes: Interview with Daniel Didio

ESL Authority: Dan on Making $75k Teaching Online with VIPKid

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60 thoughts on “GET STARTED TODAY! Teaching ESL Online from Home”

  1. I have my TESOL Certificate with very little experience teaching. i also have a Master degree in Education, What do I need to do to teach on line with your organization?

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    1. Bill, You must be from the US or Canada to teach with VIPKID. You have a Master degree and TESOL Certificate so you can apply. You meet the basic requirements.
      When I started teaching online, I started with a smaller company for my first 6 months. That gave me more confidence and experience. I didn’t pass my first demo class with VIPKID. I had to do a 2nd one which I passed. Any more questions just let me know. Teacher Daniel

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      1. Hello i am William Harris. i am based in Mexico but i have 18 years of Live in England. i Was wondering whether or not i could work for you and also if they work is guaranteed as ive worked for a Chinese company for 6 months earn $12 an hour and 8 hours a day. i have a Tefl course and also 15 years of English at school. Thank you in Advance and hope to hear from you soon
        William Harris

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    2. Hi Bill, I am originally from Cuba where I taught ESL at a University level for 23 years, I have lived in Canada for the last 16 years. I have not been able to get back to teaching here and I don’t have a TESOL certificate but I do have a Master’s from a Cuban University which has been validated by the University of Toronto to be equal to a Master’s issued by a Canadian University. Would I be able to apply with VIPKID?

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      1. Hi there again Bill and thank you so much for your reply. Just one more question, do they send you a statement of earnings every year so you can do your taxes or do you have to keep track of your earnings yourself? Also being in Canada, do you know if my wages would be in American dollars or US dollars? Thank you again and have an awesome day!!!

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    3. Hello Daniel. I have just completed online training and have received a TEFL Certificate and TEYL Certificate. I have participated in Volunteer Work as a Bible Teacher for over 30 years. However, I do Not have a Bachelor’s Diploma in any subject. I do have years of teaching experience in my volunteer work. I have also been employed as a Substitute Teacher, Elementary School Librarian, Computer Teacher and Assessment Clerk at several Elementary Schools over the years. I love teaching children and I love introducing children to the work of books! I am also a professional storyteller. I received my certificate from TEFL Full Circle located in London. I learned so much and I’m ready to work. My problem, of course, is no Bachelor’s Diploma. Is there Any chance that I can be used by your company? If not, can you please suggest a company that would take me on? I’m enthusiastic, passionate, and have some great ideas to help young children learn English. I just need a chance.

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      1. Hi Diedre
        We are in Namibia. My son is in the same position as you :-). He applied with a few companies mentioned on this website. And a number responded. This morning he did his first demo with USASISHU, and they seem happy with it, but have yet to let him know in writing. Hoping all goes well.
        So – just get stuck into sending your CV to ALL the companies Dave has listed.
        Dave – thanks for a wonderful resource!!
        Samantha

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  2. Hi!
    I have MA in English language and literature.
    I also spent some time in the USA as a child. However, I am currently based in Europe, in Serbia, where I also graduated. I have a lot expirience in teaching children. Is there any possibility for me to start working for VIPKID?
    Thanks in advance!

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  3. I am an experienced, qualified English teacher from England. I have taught ages 4-89, in class, online and private in homes. I have taught in England, Holland, Germany, Egypt China and Russia, listening, speaking, reading and writing for different levels of English from beginner to Advanced/Business and prep for many exams, one of my male students was accepted into Cambridge University, with the help from my lessons. I am at present free to return to online teaching, do you have any vacancies in your establishment for a well educated teacher
    Kind Regards
    Victoria

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    1. Victoria, We do have openings. Sorry about the late reply. I was on vacation. You have to be from the US and Canada. It looks like you have enough experience. So if you are from the US or Canada please apply.

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  4. Hello, I am currently a First Grade teacher working 8 hours per week. I am looking for work from home. I have a Master’s Degree in Elementary Ed with a focus in Reading and Literacy. I have never done anything like this before but highly interested. What type of test did you have to pass? Melissa

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    1. Melissa, Sorry about the late reply. I was on vacation in Beijing and Shanghai. You have to pass a demo class. Some teachers have to do 2 demo classes. I had to do 2 demos. The person at VIPKID will act like a kid and you will teach. They will give you all the material for the lesson but you need some props like stuffed animals or puppets. If you have anymore questions please let me know. Teacher Daniel

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  5. Hello! I am a first year teacher in Korea and am about to move back to America in March. Should I send my video now or in March? This looks like an exciting opportunity!

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    1. I would wait until March. Then you will have more things in place. You need to get things setup like 2 internet connections, good headset, computer, and have a back up system. Don’t worry the will be hiring continuously all this year.

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  6. I am Nisith Bose from India. Incidentally I came across your portal and knew that teaching kids might be very interesting. As to my my qualification I am an MA in English from Visva -Bharati University, Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India. Will u plz find out a job of a teacher there ? If yes then reply me soon. I am really interested to teach English abroad.

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  7. Hello Bill, my name is Abigail and I am from Nigeria. I have M. A and B. A in English Language but I don’t have teaching experience. I desire to teach online but I don’t know where to start applying for vacancies. Please can you help me? Thanks

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  8. I am Mary Pichardo from the United States. I grew up in New York and Florida. I have been an ESL teacher in China for more than seven years. Before that I taught most subjects in the U.S. but my area of expertise is Science. I would like to apply to work online. Thank you, Dr. Mary Pichardo

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    1. Dear, Mary.
      I’m a Science teacher, I’ve been working in Kidstar International too and would like you to share your experience with me. Please, contact me ASAP. My wechat is robokot14, QQ 1829384170, email 1829384170@qq.com
      Thank you.

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  9. Can you be a bit more transparent with the math of how you get $70,000 annually. With all the bonuses, I believe you can make no more than $21/$22 an hour.

    $70,000 \ 21 = 3,300 hours a year
    Not evening accounting for holidays or taking anytime off whatsoever:
    3,333 hours / 52 weeks = 64 hours per week

    I don’t even think there are that many hours to open up on the schedule, much less fill because I know there aren’t that many PEAK hours a week.

    Maybe 4:30 to 10:00am every weekday. 5.5 * 5 = 27.5.
    And 9:00pm – 10:00am on weekends. 13 * 2 = 26

    27.5 + 26 = 53.5. A whole ten hours short of 64.

    If I assume $22/he instead of $21, the final number of hours needed per week is 61, which is also significantly higher than 53.5. Again, that’s saying you work 365 days a year with a full schedule everyday and you work 13 hours straight, two days in a row every weekend. EVERY weekend.

    I only ask because my main source of income is VIPKID, and if I can effectively double my gross income from VIPKID, I’d do it for sure.

    Are you being paid more than $21 an hour? Are you a special higher level staff (doing admin or marketing like this website) that accounts for your $70,000? What’s your secret?!

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    1. Pat, I make $21 per hour. You can work 13 hours a day with VIPKID. I teach between 22-26 hours on the weekend. I teach 10 hours a day during the week. I average 70+ hours a week with VIPKID. The math adds up. I have been doing this with VIPKID for 569 days. I have taught 2,452 students. I have taught as of today 9,501 classes. My secret is I have a lot of students. Any more questions please let me know.

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      1. Yeah. Good work, man! While waiting for a reply, I checked out your blog in the meantime. I definitely see how it adds up with a bunch of non-peak hours.

        So I guess that’s the heart of my next question. The few hours I’ve opened up outside of peak hours really don’t get filled… not even trial students testing them out. I assume it is because the children are at school. When I lived in China, it was quite the same story if trying to find daytime work.

        So what kind of students are signing up during school hours? Is there something that sets them apart from your peak-hour students? What’s the magic element to attracting non-peak hour students?

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      2. Pat, When I first started my non peak hours weren’t filling up. But I just kept them open. It took about a year and now they fill up. So from 9 am to 5 pm. I take one and half hours off between that time frame for breaks. I get 6+ hours every day and it is stable. It wasn’t at first. It took a lot of hard work. You have to make yourself available any incentive to get yourself in front of the parents you need to do. Write a bedtime story. Any promotion helps. Stuff like that increased my followers and now almost any time slot I open is getting booked. My booking rate for a total schedule of 67-70 hours a week 98% booked every week. If you want to learn more what I do Sign up for my 15 minute Consultation. I provide One-on-One coaching to help teachers. http://www.onlineeslkidzcoach.com/online-esl-kids-bookings/?tve=true

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  10. I am kazeem from Nigeria, and I have NCE certificate in teaching and B.ED in Educational Management from Nigeria. I have eight year experience, I have work in over six schools both in primary and college. I wish to join your organization if you permit me.

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  11. Hello Daniel! Wonderful information available on this blog of yours. I will soon be moving to Cambodia to teach at a local school from approximately 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. I will open up my schedule for online teaching for a few hours every evening during the week and will allow myself to be available for this all day on Saturday’s. Now here’s my question… Do you think it would be wise to create an account on all the Create-a-Profile websites and then work each one to find out if any can actually bring me student inquires which I can then sell? These companies do the hardest job by dealing with the marketing, but since I’m doing my own sales then servicing and even though these companies take a commission, wouldn’t my pay be higher than what most of the regular teaching companies such as DaDa and Tutor ABC pay since they also take care of the sales? After doing my research, it seems that most companies pay very little (under $15USD hour) and those that pay more can’t offer many classes. It would probably be unrealistic to think that you can keep 3 higher paying companies happy if you divide only 15 available hours each week into 3 and give each company only 1/3 of the total available time. Very unwise to give the same availability to all as then scheduling conflicts will surely arise. Ideally, I would do my own marketing, sales and servicing within my own business to make as much money as possible. Yet, I’m sure that would be very difficult, time consuming and expensive to achieve. You can never count on referrals as a way of building your student base, especially when you don’t have many students to begin with. Takes money. That’s why I’m thinking it may be best to give these Create-a-Profile companies a good shot first, then if it doesn’t work get a normal job such as one for Hugo or VIP Kid. Please give me your non-biased opinion about this Dan…

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    1. I would get a job with a company first so you have some money coming in. At the same time test other hours with the create-a-profile website. To be honest want I would do is create your own website to get students.

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      1. Thanks for your reply Daniel.

        Firstly, I will get a job working 7:30 to 4:30 or so as a full time teacher for a local school in Phnom Penh. Then I will allocate a few hours each evening and a full day on Saturday to test the create-a-profile websites.

        Now you’re saying that it may be best for me to build my own website to get students. I do have many years of experience developing websites in the past. However, I’m not sure how I would go about marketing such a site besides SEO and article/video marketing. And then since most students come from China, how would they pay? With my fitness related site I use both PayPal and ClickBank. However, people from China can’t pay through those online retailers. Any further thoughts?

        P.S. I have no experience creating apps so I’m assuming a website would be the best way to go and not an English teaching app?

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  12. Hi Daniel,
    Thanks for the resource!
    I’m originally Russian, have been leaving in the US for 5 years. I have a very low accent and fluent in English. I’m also a writer. I’ve just completed my TESOL training. I know the online jobs are mostly for native speakers, what are my chances to get into the industry and do well? I’m hoping to work part-time, about 18-20 hours per week.
    I’ve started with The-Online-teacher profile. Also I wanted to have a look at the list of the jobs here on the blog but I’m having trouble. I only see a part of the list and when I try to scroll up or down it disappears. Do you know why is that?
    Also, I would like a bit more information on your coaching. Price and the job placement afterward, if you think I, as a near-native speaker, have a chance at all.
    Thanks!!!

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  13. Hello 🙂
    My name is Nicole. I am South African, with English being my first language.
    I am TEFL qualified, as well as graduated university with a National Diploma.
    Please advise if I qualify to move forward with an application to teach English online.
    Thank you!

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  14. Hi Daniel

    I am Farah Deeba from Pakistan. I have a Master’s degree in English Literature, one year diploma in Linguistics, B.ED degree and I have recently done Cambridge CELTA course too.. Moreover, I have ten years of classroom teaching experience. Currently, I live in Spain. I am really disappointed because almost every company wants to hire native speakers only. I have native level proficiency and a nuetral accent. Could you plz tell is it possible to secure an online ESL teaching job for a non native speaker with these qualifications. Any help would be appreciated.
    Regards
    Farah

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  15. Hi Daniel,
    thank you so much for all your info on this subject. My name is Christine. I have many years being a preschool teacher mainly teaching french children English. I have a diploma in early childhood education and would like to teach English online to young children in Asia. My question to you is, do i have the qualifications needed for this to happen. I’m from Montréal canada. Also could you recommend some sites where i could get started if i’m approved.

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  16. I currently work for a major competitor of VIPKidss, content at four thousand US per month. What is the difference between VIPKids and OTHER MAJOR competitors in China?

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  17. Hi my name is Linda. I am a USA citizen. I have an associates degree and I am currently finishing up my last semester for my Bachelor’s. I taught English in Taiwan for a year. I was wondering if I am I able to apply?

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  18. I applied 2x to VIPKID and got to mock2 and was denied. I feel I have what it takes to teach these kids but obviously they don’t. It seems very inconsistent with mentor to mentor and they are SO critical. I wish I knew what they are looking for – I can make it to mock2 and then not pass???? I’m not sure if I should reapply or just look at other ESL companies?

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  19. Hi there

    I am from Cape Town, South Africa.
    I do not as yet have my TEFL certification.

    I have been successful in my application to teach english online with a Japanese company.

    I would however, like to apply here as well as the hours are not sufficient.

    Do you take on South Africans?
    Should I first get my certification?

    Many thanks and kind regards.

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  20. hi
    I am Sidra Naseer
    I did masters in English literature and language from university of the Punjab, Pakistan
    I came across this website and had seen to teach online. I am certified teacher of English as foreign language.(TEFL) Kindly help for further procedure

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