Teaching is satisfying in so many ways, but teacher salaries can be challenging at times. If you’re up for doing something about it, here’s a list of ideas.
1) Sell Your Teaching Materials
TeachersPayTeachers.com is the largest marketplace for selling teacher created digital print lesson plans and resources. If you’ve got a few lesson plans that you think would be a hit with other teachers, you should create an account.
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2) Teach Online Courses
Teachable.com is one of the top sites for marketing online courses. With Teachable.com you can easily build a beautiful course website, share your knowledge, and be rewarded for it. I personally know a teacher who put together a video course and launched it to Teachable.com. In the first few days, she made over $2,000. Wow!
3) Tutor Online
Tutor.com provides online tutoring – and you can be one of their tutors. You can also do it the old-fashioned way – in person.
4) Write an eBook
Writing a book certainly isn’t a quick process, but it can be rewarding. Just research which topics seem most successful and start writing. It is also important to start building a list of people who may be interested in your book once it’s published.
5) Become a Grader or Test Scorer
If you don’t mind increasing the mind-numbing number of hours you spend grading papers, you might consider offering your services to other teachers or school districts. To find out about and apply for jobs like these, you can visit the job board on HigherEdJobs.com.
If your grammar skills are strong and you like writing and/or proofreading, you can offer your services on UpWork.com. I use this site often to find talented people.
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