10 Side Job Opportunities That Every Teachers Will Love To Explore

As per the latest Economic Policy Institute report, nearly 59% of teachers across the nation are using side jobs to add to their income. This is probably because teaching is not a very high paying job and teachers are quitting jobs once they realize that leading to a shortage.

In the year 2018 teachers’ wages were found to be 21.4% less other professionals. Those teachers who started side jobs looked for options like coaching, student activity sponsorship, mentoring, etc. When the school closes for summer it means that the teachers are not going to get a paycheck for that month.

Usually, it is easy for them to get a side job as employers believe that teachers are one of the most dedicated professionals. The unique style of skills they have allows them to grab some of the best job opportunities both in summers and otherwise.

Even if there is no cash crunch having a side job can supplement the income they otherwise earn. You can read these innovative ideas and use the teaching degree to earn some money.

Here are 10 side job opportunities that every teacher will love to explore:

1. Join Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teacher is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

2. Register With Wyznat

10 Side Job Opportunities That Every Teachers Will Love To Explore

Register with Wyznat  to find tutor jobs in your area. Search for jobs or browse available tutoring jobs by subject or location.

How To Get Started:

  • Select Your Students
  • Set Your Rate
  • Get Paid, Hassle-Free

3. Publish Your E-books Using Kindle Direct Publishing

If you have an amazing curriculum then share it your students and make money. Why don’t you explore Kindle Direct Publishing?

4. Be A Local Tour Guide

Teachers are natural leaders and speakers. Nobody could be a better local tour guide than you. In and around your city there must be exciting opportunities waiting for you in foodie events or historical walks.

5. Start Online Classes

Top teachers at Skillshare make $100,000+ a year. Teaching on Skillshare provides a passive income stream.

How To Get Started:

  • Create your first class: Film your Skillshare class from home and publish immediately with its easy class upload tool.
  • Grow your following: It will help you how to build your presence on the platform and expand your reach.
  • Earn Revenue: You’ll be paid monthly for every student who watches your classes, forever. Top teachers earn $100,000 a year.

6. Become An Online Test Grader

As an online test grader, you will have to grade tests, essays, and other papers.

You Can Find Such Grading Jobs At:

Measurement, Inc.


  • Proof of a bachelor’s degree (any field) from an accredited college or university or an equivalent foreign degree
  • verified by an educational equivalency agency recognized by NACES
  • Completion of a satisfactory writing sample
  • Completion of a successful interview
  • Professional references
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States

Write Score

It has scorer positions available throughout the school year and the position requires scorers who have a 2-year college degree and pass the final qualifying test.


It needs qualified people to read and score student essays for the ACT Writing Test.

Essay scoring takes place online, facilitated by an Electronic Performance Evaluation Network (ePEN) System designed by Pearson Educational Measurement.

This means you can read and score essays anytime and from any personal workstation with an Internet connection.

7. Work As A Virtual Assistant

As a virtual assistant you can assist somebody in his research work; can do social media promotion; design Pinterest pins, maintain email and edit and proofread.

8. Become A Music Teacher

10 Side Job Opportunities That Every Teachers Will Love To Explore

You love music and you love children. Why not combine your passions and start your own Musikgarten studio? With Musikgarten you are your own boss. You decide how much you want to teach, whether you teach in your home or some other space, how long your classes last each week, how large your class size is, and how much revenue you want to generate.

9. Teach English As A Second Language

Can you find foreign employees in your city or online who is looking for a freelance or online English as a second language (ESL) tutor? Why don’t you go online with GoFluent and QKids?

10. Write And Edit Resumes

You can extra money writing or editing resumes. Your teaching background will be liked by many freelance platforms such as Upwork, Thumbtack, and Fiverr.

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