I would like to share with you the timeline of how I got started on VIPKID. I initially put in my application on March 16 and had my initial interview the next day. On March 21, I had my initial Mock class for levels 2 & 3. While I was waiting for my background check to complete, I also did the certification for levels 4 & 5 as well as trial classes and Pre-VIPKID (level 1). My first class was on March 29.
I did not get many bookings for the first couple of weeks. I had three bookings the first week and two the second week. I was concerned and a bit disappointed so I spruced up my profile picture, worked on the TESOL Certifications, and took some workshops. The next week, I had 12 bookings. I maintained around 15 bookings a week as long as I was teaching school, but when I could open my schedule for the summer I have had around 30 classes scheduled a week.
My April paycheck was over $450 and May’s check was over $900. June is already $800 and we still have almost half of the month left.
I want to point out a few things I have noticed:
- It usually takes a week for changes (new certifications) to take effect in bookings.
- Feedback numbers are still very low (28 out of 185 classes taught).
- Very few Student No Shows and cancellations are usually rebooked.
- Many of my slots are already filled before the “Booking Frenzy” on Sunday nights.