What is VIPKID and can you do it too?

Have you seen all the advertisements and think to yourself that it sounds too good to be true? Let me tell you a secret. It IS too good to be true….but it IS true!

I’ve been a VIPKID Teacher since July and all I can say is that I absolutely LOVE it! I get to teach amazing kids and have fun every morning. It’s a great 2nd job for me since I am a full time virtual Special Education teacher with 4 kids aged 12 and under who are quite active in sports. Having a 2nd job was never an option before VIPKID. However, now, VIPKID gives me the flexibility I need in order to hold a 2nd job.

So far so good?  Let me tell you some more about it.

VIPKID is an online and fully immersive one-on-one English language instruction for children in China ages 4-12. The company is headquartered in Beijing and offers a unique and international learning experience for Chinese children. Each VIPKID Teacher is required to hold a Bachelor’s Degree. You can live anywhere as long as you have a computer, stable Internet, a microphone, camera and headset.

Students schedule a 25 minute class with a teacher in 30 minute time slots. Teachers can work any time they want and they control their schedule.  I choose to work for an hour each morning before I start my full time job. I also teach a few classes over the weekend. Some teachers work through the night hours and consider themselves full time. You can do whatever works best for your situation.

The main time slots for teaching in Beijing time are Monday through Friday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Saturday through Sunday from 9:00am to 10:00 pm. These times are when VIPKIDs are available to schedule with you. Within those times, there are peak times which are in high demand and if you are available to teach during the peak times, you have a better chance at getting booked. You set your schedule for whenever and how many sessions you want and VIPKIDs find you and schedule with you. THAT’S when the fun begins!

I don’t consider working as a VIPKID Teacher a JOB. I consider it a time that I get to travel across the world to China every morning to meet an amazing child, teach them English, have an obscene amount of fun, and then get paid for it. I can’t tell you how many times my children ask me what in the world I was doing in class because they heard me laughing, singing, and being just plain silly. Sometimes, after class, my kids come up to me and ask, “Mom, were you teaching —– again this morning? I know it was him/her because you were so loud and having way too much fun again.” Or “Mom, I heard you rapping with —– again this morning. You’re weird.”  But you know what? IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!

You can earn between $14 and $22 per hour with VIPKID! SIGN ME UP!!! Oh wait…I already did and LOVE it!

You don’t need to know an ounce of Chinese to teach these kids. Since this is a fully immersive instructional program, English is the only language spoken. The students enter the VIPKID program at various levels and are moved through the levels of the program as quickly or as slowly as they choose.

I think the best thing about VIPKID is that you truly feel like you are making a difference because you ARE. Within the 3 months that I have been working at VIPKID, and even with taking 2 weeks off for vacation before my full time job resumed, I have met over 75 amazing kids. I have had a fully booked schedule each week since my 2nd week working at VIPKID and continue to meet more amazing kids each week. Many of my students are regulars whom I see at least weekly and sometimes multiple times in one week. One has even begun to call me “Kimmy.” I told her my name is Kim and she said, “Yes, but I will call you Kimmy.” She’s so sweet that I can’t say no.

So what do you think? Do you think VIPKID is for you?  If so, I’m here to help you!

Haven’t applied to VIPKID yet?

If you haven’t applied to be a teacher with VIPKID, you can follow these 2 quick steps:

  1. Use my referral link HERE which will automatically add me as your referring teacher.
  2. Then, you can send me an email at  VIPKIDTeacherKim@gmail.com and let me know that you signed up so I can begin helping you immediately!

Have you already begun the interview process?

I would love to be your coach you as you prepare for your interview and demo! Please complete the following quick steps so I can help you in this process:

  1. Send an email to teachvip@vipkid.com.cn with the following text in the body of the email: “My referring teacher is Kimberly Fiscus. The referral code is 03DP63 and her email address is VIPKIDTeacherKim@gmail.com.”
  2. Send me an email at VIPKIDTeacherKim@gmail.com to let me know that you would like my help!

There’s more on YouTube

You can check out my videos on YouTube (HERE) to learn more tips and tricks! Subscribe now so you don’t miss any videos! Please feel free to send any special video requests to: VIPKIDTeacherKim@gmail.com

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Colortime Crafts and Markers offer amazing products for any occasion!

Need something fun for the kids to do at a party? Do you need a really cool gift for a kid? Check out Colortime Crafts and Markers! They even have party supplies. They have reasonable prices for birthday party and sleepover crafts such as Colortime Crafts and Markers coloring pillowcases, t-shirts, backpacks, permanent fabric markers, and more.

New special glow-in-the-dark ink items are also available! These are clean, easy, and affordable crafts activity that doubles as a unique keepsake!

I had the opportunity to review one of the Halloween glow in the dark totes! All I can say is that it’s “tote-amazing!!!”  HA! Seriously though, it’s pretty cool. All of my kids are fighting over who gets to use it. I think I’ll give it to the baby to use.

First, it came nicely folded and ready to go. Instructions were included, as well as markers. It included orange, green and purple; the perfect colors for Halloween! I loved how the instructions were very easy to follow and very informative!

Then, we colored it. I love how it came out! What do you think? Do you see why they are all fighting over who gets to use it and why I decided to give it to the 1 year old? It’s only fair you know. The other 3 kids already have candy bags. Maybe I’ll just have to ask Santa to get some for them for next year.

Plus, the glow in the dark spider webs are AMAZING! I LOVE IT!

For savings, join their “Birthday Club” and receive 20% off and a free backpack, with your order at http://www.colortime.com/

Click on THIS LINK for the latest online special offers and promo codes to Colortime Crafts and Markers

15% Off Any Order at Colortime Crafts and Markers Code: FGH15

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Save 20% on AvoSeedo and grow your own avocado tree at home!

GROW YOUR OWN AVOCADO TREE AT HOME!

AvoSeedo avocado tree germinator bowl makes it easy for everyone to grow their own plant at home from a simple avocado pit. It’s easy to use for all ages. The clever AvoSeedo bowl design keeps the avocado pit immersed in just the right amount of water to grow effectively. Made for durability from recyclable, non-toxic materials, it is reusable for other vegetables like lettuce, celery, and carrot tops!

Germinate and grow an avocado tree in your own home, whatever the climate. It’s a fun family (Millennial parents, their young kids, grandma/grandpa) project to make a tree sprout and watch it grow from the pit of a common avocado. Increase kids’ understanding of ecology, interconnections in nature, responsibility and care for the environment in a participatory and concrete way.

One of the main problems with growing avocados is getting them to germinate in the first place. AvoSeedo encourages the pit to sprout and prosper in a simple bowl of water without much attention from the gardener because its design keeps the seed immersed in just the right amount of water to grow effectively.

How It Works
Watch how to grow an Avocado tree with AvoSeedo.
AvoSeedo from Daniel Kalliontzis on Vimeo.

1. Get an avocado, cut it open and remove the pit
2. Peel away the thin skin from the avocado pit
3. Put the pit flat part down into the AvoSeedo tray
4. Place the AvoSeedo tray with avocado pit into a bowl of water
5. Change the water every two to three weeks
6.The seed will sprout and a tiny avocado tree will grow after one to three months
7. Transfer the budding tree into a pot
8. Reuse the AvoSeedo to grow more avocados

Save 20% on any AvoSeedo avocado grower or other product and enjoy FREE shipping too.

Visit the AvoSeedo Shop today and get growing today!

Visit: http://www.shop.avoseedo.com/

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Colortime Crafts and Markers are great for parties or just everyday fun!

Need something fun for the kids to do at a party? Do you need a really cool gift for a kid? Check out Colortime Crafts and Markers!  They even have party supplies. They have reasonable prices for birthday party and sleepover crafts such as Colortime Crafts and Markers coloring pillowcases, t-shirts, backpacks, permanent fabric markers, and more.

New special glow-in-the-dark ink items are also available! These are clean, easy, and affordable crafts activity that doubles as a unique keepsake!

For savings, join their “Birthday Club” and receive 20% off and a free backpack, with your order at http://www.colortime.com/

Click on THIS LINK for the latest online special offers and promo codes to Colortime Crafts and Markers

15% Off Any Order at Colortime Crafts and Markers Code: FGH15

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Cars.com has everything you need in one place

Do you like to be an informed customer? Do you want to have access to a wealth of information all in a few clicks? If so, then I’d like to tell you about the program at Cars.com. It’s an easy way to access a massive database for new and used cars for sale nationwide. I personally like the Car Seat Safety checks. With four kids in my car, I want to be sure they are safe. You can go here for more information about the car seat safety checks. Cars.com graded many popular models during the Car Seat Check.  Check it out!

Are you a first time buyer? Go here for some lessons! It can help first-time car owners avoid the classic mistakes!

When you’re shopping for a car, isn’t it great to compare different ones? What are you looking for specifically? Do you have a few ideas in mind but don’t know whether the safety features in the car are what you are looking for? Try going to the Multicar Comparison
Which Compact Sedan Has the Most Safety Features? What do you get for $23,000? Multicar Comparison has even more quick compare features.

Once you are done comparing, you can go to the Reviews. Their Editorial team tests, reviews and photographs more than 200 cars every year, creating independent and unbiased coverage of the automotive landscape, focusing on consumer advice, trends and analysis.

Lastly, stay informed with Cars.com American Made Index The new 2017 American-Made Index is more comprehensive than ever, so customers are more knowledgeable about what makes an American made car when it comes to their purchase.

You can access Cars.com on any of your media too! It’s so convenient to have access to so much information in the same place! Check out Cars.com today!

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Save 20% Off on all sized Squishy Mats. Squishy mats are for everyone!

What is a Squishy Mat? It’s simply a wonderfully easy, compact and clean way for your baby to lay or play!

Squishy Mats contain almost one inch of Memory Foam – also known as the low resistance polyurethane foam developed by NASA in the 1960s. The surface of each mat is covered by a super soft, micro-flannel fabric and is backed with a nonslip rubber grid. Each mat is durable, sturdy and designed for life on the move.

I love this mat. It would have come in handy when my son was a baby and we were sitting on the gym floor watching basketball practice. However, I’ll still be able to use it this coming season as a good place for him to sit and play with his toys. It’s unbelievably soft! I also love how it folds up and has a handle to carry it! Perfect!

Squishy mats come in three sizes:

16×32″ The Skinny Mini – perfect for little dogs with big personalities and a nice way to protect “their” spot on the couch from hair – folds and fastens with a carrying handle.

3×3′ Little Squishy – The Little Squishy fits perfectly in the back of most vehicles, keeping your automobile clean and your fur babies comfortable – folds and fastens with a carrying handle.

4×4′ Big Squishy – Let’s face the dog is just gonna steal the Squishy Mat from you and your little one. The Big Squishy is truly made with everyone in mind, but buy Scooby Too his own mat and be sure to pick one up for yourself – folds and fastens with a carrying handle.

My Readers Save 20% Off with code “SQUISHYPETS” on all sized Squishy Mats – Because Squishy Mats are for EVERYONE!

Go here to purchase!

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Ozeri Touch II 18 lbs. Digital Kitchen Scale, with Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection

Have you ever had a recipe that calls for the ingredients to be weighed and then looked around your kitchen, shook your head, and deleted the recipe because you didn’t have a scale? It’s time to get a scale and I have a perfect one for you, the Ozeri Touch II 18 lbs. Digital Kitchen Scale.

Industry exclusive scale features Microban antimicrobial product protection that helps prevent the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria. That’s so important when trying to prevent cross-contamination.


The Ozeri Touch II scale has 2 touch sensitive buttons, 4 high precision GFX sensors, a large Blue LCD screen, and a capacity range of 0.05 oz to 18 lbs or 1 g to 8000 g.  The award-winning thin design is infused with Microban antimicrobial technology to provide an added level of protection that won’t ever wear away. That’s great for high-usage!

It’s available in red, white or light blue!


Precision Tare button subtracts the container weight for the net ingredient weight; easy Unit button instantly converts between lb/oz, g, fl.oz., ml.  Includes 2 Lithium batteries and an easy-access battery compartment (no screwdriver needed). NOTE: remove the battery insulating strip be fore attempting to use the device.

Click Here for More Information

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Save BIG with Groupon Coupons

If you are an online shopper like myself, you must check out Groupon! Groupon used to just be known as a site where you could purchase deals from, but now they offer actual coupons to over 9,000 retailers. You like coupons, right???

If you go on the Groupon site right now, you will find thousands and thousands of deals and coupons. There is an endless supply of money saving offers. I love saving money! Let’s look at one in particular. Amazon.com!!!Groupon and Amazon are my “go to” sites for shopping. I need something…I go to Groupon and Amazon. Need electronics? I check out Groupon and Amazon. Now let me tell you something completely awesome. NOW, Groupon has coupons for Amazon!! I’m squealing with excitement! That’s like double savings!!! This has opened up a whole new world for me!

How do you take advantage of this Groupon Coupon?? Here you go:

Instead of going directly to the Amazon site, simply go to the Groupon site first here.  Grab the Amazon coupons and promo codes. Now you are ready to save some big bucks! Simple, right?

Look at all these deals you can get with a Groupon Coupon for Amazon.

  • Up to 70% off
  • Up to 50% off
  • Free shipping without Prime
  • $5 Amazon credit instantly
  • Get $50 off your next purchase instantly
  • $5 off with Amazon app
  • Plus many more!

Go check it out!

 

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Home Chef Review-Delicious meals delivered right to your door

Tired of the same old repetitive dinners every night? Need ideas but are you afraid of picking the wrong recipe or not knowing exactly what to do? Well, guess what I have for you next! Home Chef!!

I have never tried a meal deliver service before and I’m happy to report that I was amazed at Home Chef! It was simple and amazingly delicious!

Home Chef delivers perfectly portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes directly to your door.  Each week, you can use the personalized recipe recommendations they provide you. Or, you can pick from 11 fresh, chef-designed dinners, priced at $9.95 per serving. They change their menu weekly to give you countless new dinner options.

In about 30 minutes, using Home Chef’s simple, step-by-step recipe cards, you’ll confidently prepare meals from scratch that impress everyone at your table…including yourself!

Use the promo code “FAMILY” to try out Home Chef for $30 off here!

I received my box on the day I specified I wanted delivery. When I opened it, everything was nicely packaged and cold. That’s important. It was cold!

Look how nicely packaged that is!

Everything came all nicely packed, fresh and labeled. Since I had no idea what Chinese broccoli was, labeling was a good thing. I really didn’t know what to expect. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t have to measure anything. The oil, butter, cream, etc. was already perfectly portioned and measured for me. All I had to do was follow the amazingly easy instructions and I was on my way to a delicious meal.

Theirs (above). Mine (below). AMAZING!!!! By the way…it was delicious. Even my kids liked it. It was like I was at a restaurant.

The next day I tried a different recipe. Oh boy….again…so delicious and perfect!

Wow, just writing about this is making my mouth water for this deliciousness from Home Chef. I highly recommend trying Home Chef if you are looking for a home meal delivery service.

Remember, use the promo code “FAMILY” to try out Home Chef for $30 off here!

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Try Home Chef for $30 off and get perfectly portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes delivered right to your door.

Tired of the same old repetitive dinners every night? Need ideas but are you afraid of picking the wrong recipe or not knowing exactly what to do?  Well, guess what I have for you next! Home Chef!!

Home Chef delivers perfectly portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes directly to your door, so whether you’re an amateur cook, or more seasoned in the kitchen, cooking with Home Chef is easy and enjoyable.


Each week, you can use the personalized recipe recommendations they provide you. Or, you can pick from 11 fresh, chef-designed dinners, priced at $9.95 per serving. They change their menu weekly to give you countless new dinner options.

In about 30 minutes, using Home Chef’s simple, step-by-step recipe cards, you’ll confidently prepare meals from scratch that impress everyone at your table…including yourself!

Use the promo code “FAMILY” to try out Home Chef for $30 off here!

I can’t wait to try it! It will be a nice change from the repetitive dinners we make due to being at a ball-field every night. Come back and check out my review once I’ve tried it! Or even better, use the promo code above to try it yourself for $30 off!

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