Teaching is an incredibly fulfilling profession, but it also comes with a lot of restrictions. You’re generally not allowed to work for yourself, you have to take your students’ and parents’ needs into account when planning lessons and you may even be required by your school or district to teach specific subjects. However, you don’t have to go along with these rules if you want some freedom in your career. Some of the best teaching jobs are ones that involve non-academic topics or even freelance writing—but they aren’t necessarily easy or lucrative. Here are some ideas on how teachers can make money outside of their normal classroom duties:
Become a tutor.
Tutoring is a great job idea for people who love to help others. If you’re looking for something that will give you a lot of flexibility and freedom, this might be just the thing.
- What You Need To Know: To become a tutor, all you need is some basic knowledge of your subject area and how it relates to other subjects (for example, if you want to teach English as a second language). You may also want some experience teaching people with similar backgrounds as those whom you’ll be tutoring so that they can relate better with what’s being taught by someone like them rather than someone who doesn’t understand where they come from or why certain things are important in their lives.”
Create a course, blog or podcast.
A course is a series of lessons that you teach to students. A blog is an online journal where you share your thoughts with the world. A podcast is similar to a radio show, but instead of being broadcast over airwaves it’s sent out over the Internet (or “podcasted”).
When people think about teaching jobs, they often imagine working at schools like middle schools or high schools where they’ll have classrooms full of students who need their guidance every day. But there are many other types of educational opportunities available as well; creating an online course or podcast can be just as rewarding!
To create your own course or podcast:
- Write out all your ideas for what you want to teach and how long each lesson should be (you might even want multiple parts). Then decide how much time you’re willing – and able – to spend on this project every week/month/year until completion. You’ll also need some sort of platform where students will access their materials (most popular options include Blackboard Learn)
Teach English online to students in other countries.
Teaching English online is a great option for teachers who live in rural areas. This is because it doesn’t require you to have a degree, and you can work from home without having to commute.
The best part about teaching English online is that you can earn a lot of money doing so!
Teach writing or editing skills for freelance writers.
- You’ll need to know the basics of grammar and punctuation.
- You’ll need to know how to format a document, such as how many spaces should go between paragraphs or how much space should surround headings.
- You’ll need to be able to write in different styles, depending on the client’s needs (business report? personal letter? magazine article?).
- You’ll also need proofreading skills so that you can check your clients’ work before they submit it for publication–and editing skills so you can fix any problems they missed when writing their first draft.
Write about your experience as an educator and publish it online.
As an educator, you’re likely to have a wealth of knowledge that could be useful to others. You may not think so at first, but the more time you spend teaching, the more insight into what works and what doesn’t in the classroom will develop.
You can use this experience to write about how best to teach certain subjects or grade levels. Write an instructional manual on how best to teach a specific subject without boring students with dry facts or overloading them with information that isn’t pertinent for their needs at this point in their learning process. Or maybe there’s something else about teaching itself that interests you–like how teachers’ personalities affect their relationships with students? If so, then write about those experiences!
Teaching non-academic subjects can be an interesting way to earn money from your experience as a teacher, but one that requires some creativity.
If you’re looking for a way to earn money from your experience as a teacher, but don’t necessarily want to work in a school, teaching non-academic subjects can be an interesting way to go. This will require some creativity on your part, but if you have the right skills and are willing to put in some effort, it could be worthwhile.
You may decide that teaching writing or editing is best for you; this would allow you to use your experience as an editor and writer while also earning money from it.
If you’re looking for a way to make money from your teaching experience, these ideas can help you get started. There are many ways to make money from your skills as a teacher, and some of the best ones might not even involve going back into the classroom at all! Teaching non-academic subjects can be an interesting way to earn money from your experience as an educator, but one that requires some creativity–but if it sounds like something that interests you then go ahead and try something new today!