For the past year, I’ve been involved in a few teacher side hustles. I’m most often asked why and which ones? Let’s start with the first question.
Why? Two reasons, one, I am looking for ways to create a passive income down the road because I do not have a large pension. I spent 15 years at schools that did not pay a pension and I was too broke to put money away hence, a very small pension exists and it will not be enough to live on. The second reason is that I’ve been asked to share my knowledge. I often have student teachers in my room and they want to know if I share my stuff anywhere. I do now!
The video above is 12 side hustles that I most often hear about. I have been involved in 3 of them in the past and I’m involved in 4 of them currently. Those four are: Youtube, Teachers Pay Teachers (Tpt), Pinterest, and teacher website/blog. There are two more that I plan to add in the near future.
Having A Teacher Side Hustle
Having a side hustle is an interesting business. Previously I have tutored, and I still write for an education assessment company. I knew I wanted to pursue different avenues of education but I struggled with starting it. Working on Youtube has been a steep learning curve. I started Youtube back in September and it has been a slow grind. I’ve learned lots about Youtube algorithms and still have lots to learn. In May I started creating paid products for Tpt, started this blog/website and re-established my Pinterest account.
In my planner I designate every night to something different. If I can get back onto my “normal” sleep schedule, I’m considering getting up earlier to work on Tpt products before my official start to the day which is 5am. I can tell you that there is a ton of work to doing all these. I really have no personal life which works fine right now because of COVID 19. I’m also starting this on the cusp of summer vacation. So my holiday plans are to kick my side hustles into full time work to speed up the process.
Possible Side Hustles to Consider
- working for an education company
- afterschool support
- selling teacher related products and resources
- making teacher related products (ex: t-shirts, earring, stickers)
- graphics or tech savvy? create web designs, pin designs, clipart
The video above is the start of a series that I’m planning to do. There is so much to say about side hustles that I’m going to look at several of them in more depth. And I won’t forget the costs! Eeek! There are costs!
I hope your week is going well.