VIPKID Teaching Opportunity – Six Month Update


I have been teaching with VIPKID for almost six months now and wanted to give you an update.

First, this opportunity has been a blessing to my family financially.  Through VIPKID, I am able to make additional money and modify our budget to build in things that were not possible before.

Second, I am able to work my own hours.  I can choose to work in the evenings, mornings (or all night long!).  I choose to work the early morning hours from 5:00-9:00.  It was hard at first, but now that I’m in the routine, it’s going well.

Third, there is room for advancement with VIPKID.  In addition to teaching my regular classes, I can refer other teachers to VIPKID and receive additional bonus money for referrals.  Also, there are opportunities to increase your salary when your contract is renewed (at 6 months).  There is also an opportunity to become a Mentor Teacher.  The hourly pay rate is much higher than when teaching a regular class.  I am not a Mentor teacher, so I don’t have a lot of details about that, but it’s something to check into.

Fourth, I enjoy getting to know the students!  Half of the students I teach are regulars.  This means, I usually see them on a weekly basis.  I have been able to build a rapport with these students and sometimes with the parents as well (sometimes a parent sits off-camera, beside the student during class).  I enjoy having the kids tell me about Chinese New Year or share about their day.  It’s really amazing how connected our world can be through the use of technology!

If you are interested in signing up with VIPKID, I’d be grateful if you would use my referral link (below).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.


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Teaching with VIPKid – Huge Year End Referral Mega-Incentive





Recently, I wrote an article in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine on the topic of working at home to supplement your family’s income.  You can read a post about that here.

Shortly after that article, I discovered another very do-able way to make money from home.  It’s through a program called VIPKid.  I have been teaching online classes to Chinese students through this program.  There’s no prep work!  I just log on and hit “Go to Classroom.”  I follow the Powerpoint (provided) and go through the slides one at a time for 25 minutes.  I add Feedback and then I’m done!

I cannot say enough good things about the ease of this program.  VIPKid pays very well too!  You can make about $20/hour.  ($8/25min class with $1 incentive for being on time, and $1 incentive for finishing the class)

You make your own hours!  You can get up early to teach or teach in the evenings – whatever works best with your family’s schedule.  For example, you could teach from 5:00-9:00 (8 classes) and make about $80/day.

Right now, VIPKid is doing an huge Year End Referral Mega-Incentive program. 

I’d be grateful if you’d like to use my referral link:

Once you sign on, you can refer others and get $150 for each referral who signs up and teaches one class from now until December 31!

I wanted to be sure to share this great opportunity with you.  If you have questions, please email me.



Homeschool Opportunities from TOS









I just published an article at our new website letting you know about four great opportunities from The Old Schoolhouse, a trusted name in the homeschool community.

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Teachers Pay Teachers Back to School Sale

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Teachers Pay Teachers is having a site wide Back to School Sale.  In addition to 20% savings, you can take an additional 5% off with the Promo code BTS2017

Click here.



Ten Commandments Poster free printable – kid friendly language

*This was originally posted in 2012 and continues to be one of the top viewed items on my blog each week. Blessings!

Here’s a free Ten Commandments poster for you.  They are written in a kid-friendly way.  Hope you enjoy!

Click here to download poster ten commandments pdf

Be sure to follow this blog so you won’t miss other freebies!

Check out my Youtube Channel for Sunday School videos showing how I use the Bible to teach a lesson.

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Memory Verse Bracelets – The Ten Commandments

Back to School Prayer Guide for Parents

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Kickstarter Update

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We did it!  Goal #1 has been met.  I will be moving this free blog over to hosted blog with my own domain!  I’ll keep you posted all along the way as we make this transition next month.

In the meantime, we’re on a roll!  Why stop now?

Goal #2 is to hire a graphic designer to re-design the cover and inside of the Men’s Bible Reading and Prayer Journal.  I’ve found the perfect one – my friend Meghan, who designed the Women’s version seen in the photo.  $250 will get this done!

The Men’s Journal will be like the Women’s version but with a more manly designer cover.  It will include prayer strategy sheets such as Prayer for my Wife and all of the ones that are contained in the Women’s version.

My “purpose” or mission is to encourage ALL people to read their Bibles and pray daily.  I’m preparing an article which should post next Friday on why this is so important.  Be sure to Subscribe so you won’t miss it!  The ALL part of this mission statement includes…

Women – Journal, daily online Bible Study through our website and Youtube channel

Men – Journal designed for men

Children – Journal designed for children, Bible Studies for preteens, Growing Character Bible Study for Girls, Sunday School resources, Summer Camp curricula

Worldwide – Curricula to use for Mission Trips

Families – Daily online devotions on our website and Youtube Channel, Advent book

All of the above are already complete EXCEPT for the Men’s Journal (and I’d like to re-do the one for Children at some point).  

Would you consider helping me get the Men’s Journal designed?

If so, you can view my Kickstarter campaign here.

Be sure to check out my Youtube video where I show you the Women’s Journal cover to cover!  You can check that out here.

In His Presence Online Bible Study June 29

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Extraordinary Women of the Bible – Rahab

Today’s Scripture:


Joshua 6

Twelve Extraordinary Women Book:

Read Chapter 3: An Enduring Legacy

If you’re new and want to learn more about this Online Bible Study, you can read more here.

You can watch today’s Youtube video here.

Daily Online Family Devotion June 22









Every afternoon, I will post something for you to share with your family in the evening.  It may be a talking point, a short video, a Scripture to read, etc.

We have been working through a list of sins from Anne Graham Lotz new book, The Daniel Prayer.

Today’s Post…

Today’s sin is: Temper

Talking points:

  • Do I lose my patience easily?
  • Have I spoken cross words to someone lately?
  • Often family members have the shortest temper with each other!  Don’t let pride keep you from apologizing.  Two wrongs don’t make a right!
  • Often a hot temper is just a bad habit.  Work at breaking this habit.  Ask God to help you.


In His Presence Online Bible Study June 20

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Summer Women of the Bible Study
Extraordinary Women of the Bible – Sarah

Today’s Scripture:


Genesis 15

Twelve Extraordinary Women Book:

Read Chapter 2: Her Yearning

If you’re new and want to learn more about this Online Bible Study, you can read more here.

You can watch today’s YouTube video here.



In His Presence Family Connection June 19


Every afternoon, I will post something for you to share with your family in the evening. It may be a talking point, a short video, a Scripture to read, etc.

We have been working through a list of sins from Anne Graham Lotz new book, The Daniel Prayer.

Today’s Post…

Today’s sin is: Cheating

Talking points:

  • Do I treat others in a way I’d want to be treated?
  • Have I stopped short of treating others the way I should.
  • Discuss different forms of cheating.