Love that song. Love VIPKID. Love teaching online. Really, it is an AMAZING job. VIPKID helped save me during one of the most financially difficult times in my life, but now, after two wonderful years, it is time to say goodbye. With the arrival of my new son, it is just not feasible at this … Continue reading Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end: Goodbye for now, VIPKID.
In one of my very first posts, I mentioned the wide variety of odd jobs I have worked trying to make ends meet and pay off bills. Finally, I am publishing the list of gigs I have personally done from home, all through the wonderful, awe inspiring power of the internetz. This isn't just some … Continue reading Work from Home Online…without selling your soul for pennies to marketing surveys or spamming all your friends on social media.
As many veteran teachers have noticed, VIPKID is not the lucrative side job it once was. I am almost done with contract #3, and currently am only getting booked about 3/45 slots each month. VIPKID is still great for some people, but it seems I am on the unspoken list of teachers getting phased out. … Continue reading Magic Ears: Making the Jump
When you think of investing, you probably imagine some hotshot banker in a suit on Wall Street. Thanks to the power of the Internet, it is so much more than that now. Currently I am sitting in my pajamas with wet hair eating Cheetos while investing my money. Yep. Sounds crazy, right? I have a … Continue reading Investing with STASH: But aren’t you poor?
While I have not been faithful to VIPKID these past months, I am always loyal to my hustle. I needed to find something that was low maintenance and not very time consuming that could also be done from the comfort of my room with a laptop or phone or tablet. Enter Amazon's Mechanical Turk. Work … Continue reading On another side hustle note….MTurk anyone?
One day (very recently) I was stressing about money. I have a new baby. I am the only source of income for the two of us. The medical bills are piling up. Not to mention I live in the most wonderful country in the world...which means the three months maternity leave I took were unpaid. … Continue reading VIPKID: What is it?
I am interested in too many things. I dabble here and there, and stumble across some good opportunities along the way. Even my current teaching position was obtained by pure chance in an email from an alternative teaching certification program that I was no longer active in. After college, I tried really really REALLY hard … Continue reading The Quest for the Perfect Side Job