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).
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
This DIY indie author keeps practicing all the stuff that goes with being an indie on a non-budget. Here’s my fourth book trailer for my debut middle grade novel, Oswald Spoon and the Trouble with Invisibility.
I have certainly strained my brain learning these things, still winging most of it outside of writing, but I enjoy learning new things especially along the creative lines.
My paperback giveaway of my middle grade mystery adventure, Oswald Spoon and the Trouble with Invisibility, is still active. That’s an updated image as I just received the tote bag in the mail.
One winner will be selected for this prize package: One paperback copy of my middle grade mystery adventure novel, Oswald Spoon and the Trouble with Invisibility, as well as these other prizes: 1 tote bag – ‘Book Besties Inside’ (15″ x 18″, 100% cotton), 1 bronze mermaid bookmark (inspired by a song in the story), and two invisible ink pens with lights for revealing those invisible messages. (Open to U.S. residents only). Thank you for entering and good luck!
You can enter to win here.
Thank you and good luck!
– D.L. Perching
My book is available at Amazon. Click the book to arrive at your reading destination.
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.
Homeschool Literature is hosting a giveaway of THREE Kindle (ebook) copies of my book, Oswald Spoon and the Trouble With Invisibility.
The contest starts in seven hours. You can enter here.
They are a pretty neat site, featuring fiction with homeschooled characters or characters in homeschool situations, stories written by homeschooled authors or homeschool moms like me. My book features homeschoolers of the unschooling persuasion.
I love that my story’s characters live this alternative education experience, but there’s so much more to the story, too – action, adventure, mystery, mega suspense, twists, and turns, humor and heartache.
It’s a wonderful read for anyone who loves story, but I think homeschoolers / unschoolers will love seeing characters like them featured in books immersed in a great adventure.
Available here as an ebook and coming soon to paperback!