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Teaching English Online with VIPKid

Have you heard of VIPKid?

VIPKid class

I have to tell you about something crazy fun I have just started doing. I have recently needed to ramp up the income I'm bringing in, and a friend told me about her part-time job teaching English online to kids in Beijing, China. It is with a company called VIPKid.

I went out on a limb and applied, and I was accepted! After I passed the application portion, I went through

  • an interview with a Chinese lady in Beijing
  • some extensive training sessions
  • a test over the curriculum and policies
  • a mock lesson with an American woman who pretended to be a 5yo Chinese child (to see what I was made of)
  • and I finally passed everything and began teaching right away.

I L.O.V.E. IT! The kids are SO PRECIOUS!!! It is so fun teaching them one on one, and they get SO excited when they learn a new word or phrase!
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I made over $2000 for my first full month (May - see photo) which is what the company advertises for 3 hours of work each day! (The only down side is the time difference. I am now getting up at 4:30a.m. to act chipper and peppy all by myself in a dark, quiet house! I am actually getting good at it!)

ViPKid accepts applicants with Bachelor's degrees and any teaching experience (Sunday school, Cub Scouts, homeschooling, VBS, etc.) Don't worry about the language difference. You will be trained in how to teach effectively. (Apply here.)

If you use my link when you apply, and you get accepted, and begin teaching right away, I GET A BONUS!

If you need some extra income and love teaching, GIVE IT A SHOT! Oh, and don't worry about them being legit. Money magazine named VIPKid in the top 5 best work from home companies!

Below are some videos I made with my best tips for applying and being accepted at VIPKid:

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Glitter Ornaments How-To

Glitter Ornaments How-To

My friend, Nikki, from A Crafty Home has written up a "Glitter Ornaments How-To" tutorial. Follow her simple steps below to make your own, or order some custom made from Nikki!

glitter-ornaments

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You'll need:
8 oz. can Minwax Polycrylic (or another brand would likely work too)
Extra fine glitter
Plastic ornaments (2 for $1 at Dollar Tree for the normal size which is about 2 3/4" or the 4" size are $1 each)
• Vinyl words, letters, stickers-- cut your own or buy stickers or pay someone with a vinyl cutter
3 oz. Dixie cups (or larger works fine too)

The polycrylic goes a loooooong way but this was the smallest can I could find. I've done 2 dozen ornaments and have used a quarter of the can. You could make a craft day with a friend and share the cost.

1. Remove the tops from the ornaments and set aside.

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2. Using a turkey baster or large syringe or ketchup squirt bottle, squirt some polycrylic into the ornament and coat it completely. Dump out the extra and then let it drain for about 10 minutes into a little Dixie cup.

3. In another little Dixie cup, put a couple tablespoons of glitter, pinch the side and pour it into your ornament.

4. Put a folded tissue (or your thumb if big enough) over the ornament opening (where the top was) and shake thoroughly so it completely coats the inside.

5. Dump excess glitter back into the cup to use on another ornament.

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6. Put vinyl decoration or names and dates on the outside.

7. Let dry at least 24 hours so no molding or mildewing happens. Add ornament top and ribbon if desired.

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Now go wow your friends! Happy crafting my friends! <3

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