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7 Ways for Teachers to Make Extra Money

If you are working as a teacher you are probably in luck when it comes to talents and possibilities for earning extra money. Figure out how much spare time you have and what your preferences are before you start looking. Following are 7 suggestions that may be helpful to you when looking for ways to make extra money.

1. Write

For a teacher, writing can be profitable in many ways. You can become a freelancer and earn money by writing different content for website or blogs. If you are more talented and you don’t want to waste your time writing for someone else, make your own website. It takes more time to advertise it and the content must be very interesting to the audience, but if you are persistent you can make it work. You can also write an e-book and sell it.

2. Create

If you are artistic and love drawing or painting, you can make your own little exhibition and sell your art work. There are many possibilities when it comes to art. Hand-made jewelry, greeting cards, decoupage boxes, picture frames etc. Share your creative corner using social media and if you make an effort to create quality pieces, your audience will recognize that and give you some money in return.

3. Tutor

Earn extra money by doing what you actually do for living – tutor! Whether you teach math, English or some other subject, tutoring online can definitely pay off. You already have experience with teaching so you wouldn’t have to make any additional effort. Finding tuition job should not be difficult since home tuition has become very popular nowadays. All you have to do is to find your students is internet search. You will find many websites for this purpose, choose the one that works best for your schedule and give it a shot.

4. Work as a virtual assistant

One of the freelance jobs that is very popular and may be easy to find is working as a virtual assistant. What exactly will you be doing? Well, that depends on which business you will help run. Basically, you are working from the comfort of your home, and you can be contracted for one project or it can be a continuing job such as replying to e-mails and comments. It can be an exciting way to earn some extra money.

5. Sell lesson plans

Even though some teachers don’t want to sell their lesson plans, worksheets and activities, more and more of them are actually willing to do that. There’s even a website that can help teachers connect so that it will be easier for them to offer and search for lesson plans. If you can help your colleagues and earn some extra money by sharing something that you already have, why not do it?

6. Set up a summer camp

Many teachers set up day-camps at their school location for the subjects they love to teach. Look for a subject you find interesting and fun for kids and set up a camp for it! This idea is perfect for summer months. Parents are happy for keeping their kids busy and doing something useful, kids are happy because they are having fun with their friends, and you are also happy since you got paid for your service. Before you start, make sure to check all the rules and regulations associated with setting up a camp and you are good to go.

7. Professional organizer

If you’re obsessed with getting and staying organized you can turn your organizational skills into extra money. Start making some money on the side as a professional organizer. Many people really do need help with everything from arranging shoes in their closets to properly filing important paperwork, and are ready to pay for it. Advertise your services and see what happens.

Use your talents for writing or making art, your organizational skills, or simply skills of teaching to earn some extra money. Possibilities are around every corner, you just have to find them.

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