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My Online Job*

You can be a digital nomad, too!

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Have you ever wondered what it was like to teach English to students in a foreign country, but don’t want to or can’t leave your home country to do so? Do you want extra income or a new full-time job? Do you want to work on your computer? 

VIPKID is for you! I have been working with this company for over three years now and absolutely love it! I to teach one-on-one classes with children in China from my computer. It's incredible! The amount of perks for this job are numerous:

  • You can pick your own schedule-- no minimum or maximum amount of hours to fulfill ever!

  • Work for 25-minute increments and make your own breaks

  • Make an awesome salary (depending on your experience): $17-22 per hour!

  • Get an opportunity to learn about Chinese culture from the comfort of your own home, hotel, or AirBNB-- without having to speak Mandarin!

  • All of the lessons are pre-made for you! Therefore, there is no need to lesson plan

  • There are very little costs for the job: a puppet or any toy you can find, a marker board, and a non-distracting background. Easy and cheap!

There are only a small number of requirements for working with VIPKID:

  • You must be a native English speaker from either the U.S.A. or Canada

  • You must have a Bachelor's Degree

  • You must have a little bit of teaching experience, either teaching English abroad or in an American/Canadian school. Even just some experience with kids helps!

  • A stable internet connection, a headset, and a computer (duh!)

The training and interviewing process can be a little daunting or confusing, but if you simply shoot me an email whenever you have questions or need help of any kind, I'd be more than happy to help you! I love to help people start working with our company because I’m obviously obsessed with it! And everyone I’ve helped get the job has gotten it with no problems!

I’m looking forward to hearing from you and good luck!

Accommodation

AirBNB*- This is my main accommodation I use throughout the world. I've used it in almost every country I've been to! It's a cheaper option to hotels and makes you travel more like a local than a tourist! Sign up here and get $35, or 30 Euros, towards your first stay!

Couchsurfing- This is another way I stay in places abroad and how I meet people as well! It's an awesome resource if you're willing to stay in people's homes for free! Seriously! No strings attached! You can also meet up with people who are a part of the Couchsurfing community, which is now about 14,000,000 strong!

Trusted Housesitters*- Are you willing to watch someone else's home while taking care of their adorable furbabies and save money while traveling? Or, are you someone that wants to travel more often, but can't afford a kennel for your pet while you're gone? Then, you definitely need to try Trusted Housesitters! You only pay an annual fee (here’s a 20% discount!), then everything else is totally free! I housesat in Tuscany, Italy for a month and paid $0 in rent. Well worth the fee if you ask me!

Transportation

Sky Scanner- I am obsessed with Sky Scanner! Every time I want to book a flight or even just browse on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I always head there first. I've found they offer the cheapest flights and have flight deals of all kinds! 

FlixBus- Cheap, timely, and comfortable buses in Europe. Just as an example, I took this across Tuscany directly to the airport in Rome, which is almost a four hour ride, for just 13 Euros. What a deal! 

GoEuroWhile traveling anywhere in Europe, this is the first place I go to find transportation. They have all the modes: trains, buses, and even cars! That, and they’re very well priced.

BlaBlaCarIn Italy, I needed to somehow get from airport in Rome to one of the furthest parts of Tuscany, but the trains were far too expensive. Luckily, I found BlaBlaCar! It's basically hitch-hiking, but more modernized, safe, and legitimate! Just type in where you are and want to go and more than likely, you'll find someone driving that same route who can pick you up and take you to where you need to go.

Uber*- Uber is the way to get around anywhere. Forget taxis! Uber is far cheaper, faster, and just overall better. You can even leave reviews after each ride to ensure better service! Click the link to receive your first ride free!

Language Learning

Preply- Preply is an online language learning platform for those that want to practice speaking a different language from the comfort of their own home. It's catered to both adults and children. It even has fantastic options, like choosing a "native speaker," someone who speaks your native language-- or not! There's a plethora of tutors and best of all, they're all at different yet affordable prices. They even give you the option to meet with tutors in person!

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Amazon*- This is where I purchase almost all of my gear, whether it's for traveling, podcasting, or other miscellaneous things. The products are priced well, delivery is often free, fast, and efficient. I've even gotten orders not just shipped home, but internationally as well, since there are many Amazon locations across the globe.

Other Resources

Express VPN* - When living in China, no one has access to popular Western sites like Youtube, Facebook, Google, etc. They’re all blocked! In order to get access to these sites, you would need a VPN. A VPN is a Virtual Private Network, which basically masks where you really are and virtually makes it look like you’re somewhere else. Since I live in China, I have a VPN, specifically Express VPN. It is awesome and I wouldn’t survive here without it! If you need a VPN (even if you don’t like in China and just want to watch American Netflix while abroad or something), here are 30 days free with Express VPN!


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