Teachers don’t get into teaching to become rich. They work hard for minimal pay because they’re committed to helping kids learn and grow. And they often find themselves in a position where they need (or want) to make some extra income. If you want to supplement your teaching income, here are 15 ways for teachers to make extra money from home.

Before staying home with my kiddos, I was a 5th-grade teacher. I barely made enough money to cover my expenses and was always looking for ways to add to my income.

At that time, there weren’t many options for teachers to make money from home unless they had an advanced degree to teach online at the collegiate level.

Fast forward just a few years later, and now there are TONS of options for teachers to work successfully from the comforts of home.

If you want ways for teachers to make extra money from home, this list of money-making opportunities is for you!

15 Ways for Teachers to Make Extra Money From Home

15 Ways for Teachers to Make Extra Money

Here are 15 terrific opportunities to make extra income from the comfort of your home. 

1. Make Extra Money Tutoring Online

As video conferencing takes center stage, tutoring online has never been more accessible! Many families are now well-versed in using tools such as Zoom and GoToMeeting. And, even better, most kids now have the experience of virtual learning under their belt.

Another major benefit of tutoring from home via video conferencing is the immediate availability to speak with parents and students.

Below are a few ways you can start tutoring from home:

  • If you currently teach: Inquire with your district about allowing you to offer pay-based tutoring from home for your students who may be struggling.
  • Advertise Locally: Put your tutoring services out there via Facebook groups (mind the rules of these groups before you advertise), Nextdoor, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or other local spaces where you know parents may frequent.
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