Extra Income

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by ECE ABC, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. ms.irene

    ms.irene Connoisseur

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    I am going to start teaching an evening French class for two hours a week. It's almost no prep work and the students are motivated adults, but I'm still not excited about doing it on top of everything else. That being said, I need the extra $$ for my Christmas trip to Florida (going to the Harry Potter theme park!!).
     
  2. Linguist92021

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    I haven't done Teachers Pay Teachers, but it sounds like it is an easy way to make money. You are already making lesson plans, create powerpoints, hand outs, etc, why not sell it?
     
  3. ECE ABC

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    Thanks for the PM's and the responses!!!

    For me, tutoring seems to be the easiest and quickest way to get some extra cash weekly which is what I need! I just had another parent today ask me about tutoring before/after school, i want to keep my weekends free.......i don't think I could get away with more than $20.00 an hour either:)

    So between the research studies I do and the tutoring now, I am hoping to NOT touch my paychecks and use them just for paying bills now and the extra money I am making part time will be for me to save a little, buy something if I need it, go to dinner, etc.
     
  4. a2z

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    I guess you could always become a dancer! I heard that can pay well! lol :p Just kidding!
     
  5. swansong1

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    If I did that, the place would pay me to leave! :lol:
     
  6. amakaye

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    I've kind of been missing my side job as my church organist (I moved churches when I got married, and the new church has an organist, although I might start subbing and/or become part of the rotation). It was an extra $50/week for about 2 1/2 hours (1 1/2 actually at church, and an hour or so to practice), plus extra midweek services during Advent and Lent.

    The nice thing at my old church was that there was only one service, so it was time that I was going to be there anyway. :)

    I also teach piano lessons. I'm in a pretty rural area, so the $10/half hour lesson is the most I can ask. Right now, I only have one student, but that's a little bit of extra spending money for not much extra effort or time...
     
  7. Ms. I

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    You really had me laughing at that one! :lol:
     
  8. a2z

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    :lol:
     
  9. bandnerdtx

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    There is a HUGE demand for driver's ed teachers in my area... It's a great summer gig.
     
  10. ECE ABC

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    I have also working online doing surveys along with my research studies..i find it the easiest way for me right now..making money from home.

    And the tutoring is really taking off. Some of the parents are requesting 30 min sessions before school so I am charging $15.00 for each 30 min session.

    I think its going to work out well..rather tutor before school (at the school) then have my afternoons free and this way I can continue with the studies and the online surveys :)

    Thanks again..love all the ideas!
     
  11. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    Do you tutor your own students?
     
  12. P Chang

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    I was wondering the same thing. If so, I believe a line may have been crossed. :eek:
     
  13. ECE ABC

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    No...these are students in my school so no, I had never met them until their parents contacted me :)
     
  14. Linguist92021

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    I started thinking about using TPT to make money. Is anyone doing that here? How much are you making overall?

    It seems like it would be worth to try it, because I have over 2 years worth of things I've created, varying types, grade levels and levels of lesson plans, even several subjects, so might as well tweak them and use them.

    I'm confused about one aspect. How much do you end up getting paid? What is the 'royalty fee"? The explanation with the different seller accounts didn't make sense.
    Let's say if I'm selling a lesson for $3, how much of that do I get?
     
  15. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    Maybe PM iheartrecess to get some answers. I don't know how much she's made, but she is #9 on the all time top-sellers list. (Clutter Free Classroom) The #1 seller has sold millions of dollars. (More than $3,000,0000 last I knew.) I know pwhatley has dabbled some.

    I know there are two ways to sell. You can sell with no flat fee and they take 40% of your sales. Or you can pay $59.95 for a year and they take 15% of your sales.

    Personally, I would probably start out with the free/40% option until I could justify the $60 was worth it.
     

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