Extra money working from home. MUST love children and have a Bachelor’s degree….

Hello friends,

I just got hired as an independent contractor for VIPKid teaching children in Beijing, China English. I opened up my schedule and the first week and have already booked and taught several classes (25 minutes each) and have several more next week. Average pay is about 14 to 22/hr (rate if two classes are taught). So $7 to $11 per 25 minute class).

Basic info:

You MUST love working with children (ages 5-12). You’d be a teacher, dealing with children’s hearts, confidence, etc. Not a job for a person solely looking for extra income. These children are precious and great to work with.

Have a Bachelor’s degree.

Must go through an interview process, including teaching two mock classes to demonstrate your potential.

Be able to work at least 7.5 hours during peak Beijing teaching times. (All in Eastern time, M-F 5am to 9am, then Fridays night from 8pm to midnight. Saturdays from midnight to 9am, then Saturday night from 8pm to midnight. Finally, Sundays from midnight to 9am). So, not a job for those who don’t like waking up early, but if you want to work on the weekends overnight, that’s an option.

You’d be an independent contractor, so you only get paid if you teach.

Must be able to be silly at times. e.g. using puppets and other props to teach ESL style English classes, singing children’s songs, etc.

Must have good internet speed.

To learn more and possibly apply, check it out here: VIPKid 


Book Two’s title announcement | middle grade books

I’ve been brainstorming, sometimes it’s more like DRAINstorming, as in drained brain. But I am pleased with the title of the sequel to my firstborn book baby, Oswald Spoon and the Trouble with Invisibility.

Cue the drum roll:

Oswald Spoon and the Resurrection of Pixel Face,

The ResQ 2.0


You can purchase book 1 at Amazon. It’s available in paperback and as an ebook. Get it here.

Oswald Spoon and the Trouble with Invisibility

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Oswald Spoon and the Trouble with Invisibility – Book Trailer 3

In addition to my great love of writing and reading, I have a longtime great affinity for a great movie. Everything about it – the story, background music and dramatic scores that stir emotion.

So, I’ve been enjoying making book trailers for my new book baby, Oswald Spoon and the Trouble with Invisibility, a middle grade mystery adventure novel.

Available at Amazon here and coming soon as a paperback.

Here’s my latest:

And it case you missed them, here are my first two book trailers:

One because firstborn book baby, of course:

The latest book trailer should be up soon at http://www.oswaldspoon.com/trailers as well.