What: Q Kids enlists native English-speakers to teach English to Chinese kids online

Expected pay: $16 – $20 per hour

Husl$core: $$$$

Where: Nationwide

Commissions & Fees: NA

Requirements: A bachelor’s degree (or enrollment in a bachelor’s program); English proficiency; computer; webcam; high-speed internet connection; at least 6 hours of availability per week.


Q Kids enlists freelancers to teach English language skills to Chinese kids. Each lesson requires 30 minutes and earns you between $8 and $10. The $10 rate includes bonuses for performance and attendance. Teachers are paid once a month — on the 15th — via direct deposit.

Teachers are preferred, but anyone with a good personality and strong English language skills can apply. Lessons are prepared for you and taught online, so you can work from anywhere. You simply must be familiar with the prepared plan and the teaching software.

The platform provides paid training at the $16 per hour base rate. Classes typically include one to four students.

The catch

You teach on Beijing time, so many U.S. residents will find that the hours are either very early or very late (depending on where you live). But, if you want to work from home and don’t mind (or even prefer) odd hours, we consider this a better-than-average opportunity. Also check out VIPKID and Magic Ears.

What their teachers say (from Glassdoor)

QKids offers great part-time hours that allow you to finish teaching every early in the day.  I cannot rave enough about how wonderful the Q Kids staff treats their employees and how kind they are to work for. The children are very sweet and enjoyable to work with. With small classes, it’s very easy to interact and provide one-on-one attention during class. There is no lesson planning or grading. This job has great (and consistent) pay and scheduling. Though it can be a struggle to be engaging at 6am, it is definitely worth it.

Fair pay, good management. But hours are limited. Full time work is only available in the summer and winter holidays.

Pays on time. Great cooperation with admins and trainers. Nice referral bonus. Classes are prepared in advance. Company fills classes with students. You earn competitive pay. There are contests throughout the year, all-expense paid trips to China for those who are accepted.  In the summer, there are more hours available which can double or triple your take home pay. But you are only paid monthly, class schedules sometimes change on short notice, some children are not placed in correct classes,

Fun virtual environment. Mostly requires zero prep before class. Kids have been wonderful and LOVE to learn. In depth training and continued training throughout work+$16/hr base pay, plus $1 bonus for good reviews by students and another $1 bonus if teaching more than 8hrs a week.

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