The Top 5 Ways Teachers Earn Additional Income

Teacher salaries can be a pretty hot topic. Whether you’re talking about private or public schools, there is often (heated) discussion surrounding the idea that many teachers are underpaid. Regardless of whether you agree with that statement or not, I think that most of us can agree on this: teaching is (most usually) not a part time job.

I have plenty of friends in other professions who cobble together work at a few different places, and that is completely normal for their line of work. But when I hear of teachers working multiple jobs, it always makes me a little sad. A full-time teacher works a lot – and yet many have to do a little something extra on the side to make ends meet. While the teachers I personally know have second jobs ranging from personal trainer to part time musician, many teachers also use their existing teaching expertise to bring in extra money. The handy infographic below offers a few ideas on how busy teachers can make some extra money using their existing skills.

Top 5 Ways Teachers Earn Additional Income

  • Teach online courses
  • Grade exams
  • Sell lesson plans and classroom materials online
  • Write a book
  • Create an app

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1 Comment

  1. Kathy Womack

    October 30, 2013 at 7:34 am

    I could so identify with this posting. I also have taught GED/ESL adult classes as well as worked the football games selling tickets. Nice way to socialize, too!