Teachers are definitely underpaid. The holidays are rapidly approaching and you may be looking to make some extra cash. Is it really November already?!
Besides being underpaid, teachers are typically overworked.
I can hear you now, friends…I already don’t have enough time as it is, how am I supposed to make extra money if I don’t have any extra time? Well, I have a few ideas for you that I hope you will find useful.
Read on to find out some ways to make some easy extra cash year round.
TeacherPayTeachers– you already make amazing lesson plans, right? Why don’t you set up a TPT site and actually get paid by other teachers for your goods. It’s free and easy to sign up. By becoming a “teacherpreneur” on TPT, you also will join a community of supportive and amazing educators.
Become a Nearpod author– if you haven’t checked out Nearpod yet, it is an amazing tech tool that allows teachers to control the content that appears on students’ screens. You have the ability to use powerpoints you’ve already created and embed interactive features throughout the lesson like polls, quizzes, and more! Nearpod has an author program that compensates teachers for their creations. It’s totally something that is worth checking out. If you already have amazing powerpoints and multimedia presentations you use for instruction, it likely won’t take you that long to transfer your content to Nearpod. Check out the Nearpod Author’s Program to learn more.
Online Tutoring and/or Online Teaching– as online learning becomes a more valid and acceptable form of learning, the opportunities and NEED are also growing for tech savvy teachers to either tutor or teach online. Don’t know where to even start? Check out the job boards of some of my favorite online providers: Edgenuity, FuelED, and Edmentum.
Conduct Staff Development Training– here’s the thing about teachers, they are the EXPERTS. Reach out to your staff development department in your school division and see if you could offer a workshop to share your expertise. It’s a great way not only to make some extra cash, it will also stretch you professionally and help you network with other teachers outside of your building.
Start a Blog– yes, the title of the post is “easy” ways to make money. Blogging, by far, could be considered the most difficult way to make some extra money on the list. The beauty of a blog is you can totally customize your readers’ experience to match your unique style. You can also work with education companies throughout the world, all while expanding your professional learning community.
Do you have any additional ways teachers can make some extra money? Please share them in the comments below!