However, there are a few special areas that teachers can look into to make some extra money. These ideas are recommended in addition to one’s job, not as a full supplement. I have personally used a few of these ways myself, and have brought it in a decent amount of extra money. Remember, all of these suggestions require patience, a bit of learning, and some time and effort.
Write a short book and publish it on Amazon Kindle!
Newest tips! If you have a short book, you can make a lot of money publishing it on Amazon. It does not have to be a long novel! My book will be up soon. You have so much content and so much to shar with the world and I know you can put something together and gain passive income. Here are some short and cost-effective books I recommend to get started:
Start making some extra money now:
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CashCrate: This is a neat way to make a bit of extra money, but does require time. Their offers are interesting, as you can take surveys, sign up for samples, test products and play games to earn money. The earnings can range from .25 to over $30.00 depending upon the things you choose to do. You can also save points and earn gift cards. Sign up is fast and easy. To visit Cash Crate, please click: Cash Crate – Get Paid For Your Opinion
My Survey: I have not personally tried this one yet, however, I have heard good things about it and 10,000 people have it downloaded as an app via Facebook on their phones. If you try it, please let me know!
Elance: Become a freelance writer for Elance. There are thousands of jobs posted every day. I have bid on a few and receive about 5 offers a week to write. They also have some great academic and blogging short term and long term jobs. Be very aware of the offer, as there are also many people looking to receive high quality writing for pennies. Pay close attention, do some searching, and you can begin making some decent extra money. You will find both companies and individuals looking for virtual help. Looking for Work? Sign up on Elance. Get Started Today.
Teachers Pay Teachers: A very unique site that allows teachers to buy created materials from each other. Teachers are making a lot of money sharing their home created materials. One kindergarten teacher earned over $700,000 selling her work online: http://mashable.com/2012/05/17/teachers-pay-teachers/. They have an open marketplace and also have thousands of items for free. If you have a great book, worksheets, and/or curriculum materials to sell, then this may be a great option for you. You can also make money with their referral program. To sign up for an account, please visit Teachers Pay Teachers by clicking here.
Become a teacher/editor on eNotes: eNotes editors are responsible for participating in and moderating the interactive features, and contributing content to their site. Editors are compensated for their contributions. Editors do some or all of the following on eNotes:
- Answer questions from students and teachers in the Question and Answer areas.
- Moderate and contribute to discussions.
- Contribute original content to study guides and lesson plans.
- Get paid to share documents and teaching materials you have created in the document exchange.
I have not personally used this site, however, it does look interesting and different. Check it out at: eNotes.com
Open a store on Ebay: If you have anything to sell, Ebay is a great place to start. You can open your very own store and make money selling your items or services. There are stores for almost any item one may need. If you have a lot of books, Ebay is the place to sell. Register by clicking the following link: Sign Up Here
Become a tutor with Wyzant. Wyzant is always looking for new tutors. I signed up and within one week, I had 3 requests for jobs. They do take a cut, however, you can make a good amount of extra money, especially if you are good at tutoring. Check out Wyzant here: WyzAnt Tutoring
Last but not least, some great ways to make a bit of extra money:
Squidoo and HubPages: Sign up for an account on Squidoo or Hubpages and start blogging away. Squidoo provides you with Google ads automatically and you become an affiliate with Amazon.com. You can also promote any product by blogging about it.
If you have a product and/or a service you love, you can blog about it, list the product and begin making money. If you are new to affiliate marketing, please read about the best way to use it. Never SPAM, choose a product and/or a service that you really know and really like.