Is it even possible to get paid all the way from China from people I've never even met in person? Yes it is.
But it does come at a price.
More on that later.
But for now, we'll run through some of the methods that you can get paid by DaDaABC…
Payment Methods for your Online Teaching Salary
You can be paid by the following methods:
Bank Transfer and DaDaABC
DaDaABC makes money transfers using WorldPay.
And there is a $7 fee for this service…which will be deducted from your monthly pay. Don't shoot the messenger!
You will also liable for any fees charged by your own bank. This will vary for each bank…for me it is something around the figure of $20.
It would be a good idea to contact your bank and ask about their international transfer fees, as well as the exchange rate they will be utilising.
International bank transfers can also take up to 5 working days…so this is something to keep in mind.
Now lock all that knowledge away in the bank vault, because we're moving on to the next!
PayPal and DaDaABC
PayPal is another possibility to receive your DaDaABC pay. As RMB, the Chinese currency, is not allowed to leave China, it will first be converted to US Dollars…and then converted again if you are living outside of the states.
PayPal does use its own exchange rate – which may not be as economically beneficial to you as the current exchange rates at the time of exchange.
And here is the big point to consider…PayPal charges a fee of 4.4%, plus an additional fee of $0.30 per transaction.
So let's do some math to get a clear picture:
Say you worked 6 hours a week with DaDa, earning $15 an hour. That's a monthly earning of $360.
Now let's take 4.4% of that bad boy. That's $15.84.
Not too bad, eh?
But now you're loving the job and want to up your days to 5 a week. That's 15 hours a week at 15$ an hour. So this equals a monthly earning of $900.
And 4.4% of that is…$39.60.
Which is more than what I would pay in bank transfer fees.
So you see, PayPal is more beneficial if you don't plan to work that many hours…as bank transfer always takes a set fee, so if you can get comparatively lower deductions than that with the PayPal percentage…then go for it.
But we're not done on analysing ways to receive your DaDaABC pay!
There are other alternatives for teachers in the East…
WeChat Pay and DaDaABC
If you are based in Thailand or China, another option is WeChat Pay.
WeChat is also the best app to use to contact your coordinator. It's a messenger app that is popular in Asia.
Subsequently, the best way to find out more about WeChat Pay is to contact your coordinator on WeChat.
So you see, the best way to get paid is ultimately based on your location and the amount you are getting paid.
The Best Method for Receiving DaDaABC Pay [In My Opinion]
However, if your initial choice doesn't work out for you, then don't fear! You can always change it. Find out how in the section below…
Changing your Payment Method with DaDaABC
To change your payment method, simply send an email to HR. (Contact your coordinator is you don't know this email address – I don't think I should publish it openly online!)
For the changes to be implemented that month, you should do this before the 5th. Try and include full details of your name and your new payment method to help things run as smooth as a stone on a beach!
Checking your Payment Method with DaDaABC
In DaDaClass, you can check your salary by clicking the ‘Personal' tab and then ‘Salary'. Here you will see the details of your salary. These details will appear around the 5th of each month for your upcoming salary.
Obviously due to currency conversion and bank fees, the amount shown on your salary page may not reflect the amount that gets deposited within your bank account.
For another guide on using DaDaClass, check out my Recommendation Record Guide for DaDaABC below:
Receiving your Payment from DaDaABC
When do I get paid by DaDaABC? Good question.
Payment is released from DaDaABC from the 15th. Then it will usually reach your bank account within 5 working days.
So obviously wait 5 working days before contacting your coordinator all guns blazing demanding that sweet sweet online money!
Click the link below for 10 Essential Items I use for teaching online with DaDaABC: