Extra Income

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  1. ECE ABC

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    Just wondering who here takes on extra jobs for extra income?


    I am officially back to tutoring this week. I have one student i see 2 mornings a week (for an hour) before school starts and i am only charging $20 an hour so her mom jumped at it:D

    I also do product studies for a local Research Company. I have been doing this for 2 years now. I am currently in a study this month for laundry detergent..comparing brands..it'll be an extra $140.00 when I complete the study, the weekly diaries and the online comparison surveys at the end of the month!


    Some months I can make hundreds of dollars on the studies, but then in the months when the studies pay less, the tutoring will really help out since its weekly.
     
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  3. mathmagic

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    I worked retail while I was still subbing, up until I got my first long-term position (made Black Friday my last day :lol:), and also occasionally tutored, and helped with the Measures of Effective Teaching study that the Gates Foundation did. Now my only "extra" is something I've been doing for the past 7-8 years - writing math competition tests for a large state competition. I used to compete in it as a kid, and so writing the questions that the kids get to have fun figuring out is beyond rewarding (shh, I'd almost do it for free...ha!)
     
  4. czacza

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    I tutor 7 hours a week at $65-70 per hour.

    I also do after school dismissal duty which adds up to about $250 per month.
     
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    I've PM'd you! :)
     
  6. Ima Teacher

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    I took an intern this year, and I was accepted into the superintendent's leadership cadre. Those two are an extra couple of thousand.

    I have done medical research, too. I'm too busy to do it right now. It's usually a summer project.
     
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    Wow! I live in a really nice town, but the parents here would never pay that much for tutoring! It was a struggle to get one parent to pay $25! (I charged her that much because I had to travel 20 minutes to get to her house). Otherwise, I charge my parents $20 an hour. I have 5 students that I work with for a total of 6 hours a week. I teach part-time so I also work at a local business assisting in accounting.
     
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    I grade Praxis and tutor three hours a week for $20 an hour.
     
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    I know a few who get more depending on extra certs....:blush:

    I wouldn't tutor for $20... I think babysitters make $15 per.
     
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    I sell wreaths on etsy and at craft shows. It's more a social thing for me than anything else.
     
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    Aside from grad school, I tutor for $35 an hour. One of my clients is a senior in high school and I'm tutoring him in the Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension portions of the ASVAB. Although I could likely ask more and get it (his parents are very impressed), it's been rewarding for the both of us and is only 2 hours every Sunday, so I don't mind.

    I'm hoping to start substitute teaching soon, but will likely limit it to two or three days a week. Anymore than that and I'm afraid my grades will slip (maintaining a 4.0 GPA).

    OP…how did you get involved with the product studies? That's something my wife (a homemaker) would probably love to do.
     
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    I'll be asst coaching the swim team at a private school for $17/hour. Not so much for the money, more to get my foot in the door.
     
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    I sold a prep. I don't mind doing that because the money is really good and my "extra job" is contained within the school day, so I can still enjoy my evenings and weekends.
     
  14. Linguist92021

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    Last summer I worked summer school, for me that's an extra month pay - kind of like an extra job, all within month. I don't think I could ever tutor, after school my brain os sometimes fried and the last thing I'd want to do would be to work with a student. Maybe on the weekends?
    I've been thinking that sometime in the future I'd like to teach a college course, I don't think I qualify yet, but it would be a little extra income and get my foot in the college world.
     
  15. giraffe326

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    I need to find a way to make money. I sell Thirty-One, but you have to sell $200 every three months to stay active. I will be inactive pretty soon since I have no prospects. It is too saturated in my area. So I think I will be leaving it behind soon.

    I've created some digital posters and stuff to use as props in pictures for my niece (inside a frame). I need to buy the license to the fonts I used so I can try and sell them on Etsy. I enjoy doing that kind of stuff, so maybe that will turn into something. I thought about trying TPT but I just don't have any 'new' ideas. And I think there is too much out there to be successful with digitally dressing up old/standard ideas. Over saturation again. Always late to the party :rolleyes:
     
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    My three weeks of summer school brought in 2/3 of a regular two week paycheck. I don't think that I will do it next year. Maybe if I could net over $1,000 it would be worth it.
     

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