Side Hustle Ideas

by Misty Weatherford
Women and money

Are you ready to make money?

Are you looking for side hustle ideas? As teachers we just do not make a lot of money, which means that we cling to our side hustles. I have tried so many over the years, but a few of them have stood out. They require a small amount if any training, and they are profitable. Which is what we’re all looking for right?

1. Sell on Teachers Pay Teachers

This may seem like an oversaturated  market, but it is not, and once you have set up your store and created quality products. It is an easy way to make a side income. I started my store in 2019, before the pandemic, just to be able to go on a few more coffee dates with my girlfriends, and now I make enough to pay our dog food bill, and we have three dogs over 45+ pounds. Giving TpT a  look is totally worth it! & If you need additional inspiration on all that you could turn this side hustle into, you should check out my mentor: Kayse Morris’s Blog.  I am in her level one training, and I am learning so much!!

2. Tutoring

This may seem like a small way to make money, but say you tutor two kids a week at $50 each. That is $200 extra bucks that you are making a month and $2,400 extra bucks a year. To me? That is not chump change, and you could tutor more, but two has been manageable for me on top of what I teach already, and my online business.

3. House or Pet or Baby Sitting

I used to baby sit when I was in the military for extra money. I am talking $100-$200 a weekend, just for a couple hours of work, or loving on animals. That is not bad at all, and totally worth it to me! I have always used, and with just a couple of reviews, a background check, and a little cpr training, you can really stand out. This one has been my most profitable side hustle over the years.

4. Create closed captioning

I personally worked with when I tried this side hustle. This one is actually really fun, if you want a side hustle that doesn’t require you to leave the house. How it works is you create your profile, do the training, and then choose clients. If you have decent hearing and typing skills, you can make 20-$100 a week for 1-2 hours of work. Which for me, when I was working this side hustle, it was worth it. It is a lower paying side hustle, but side money adds up, if you put in the time to expedite your services.

These are the ones that I have tried personally! If I had to rank them, I would put TPT first, house sitting second, and tutoring third, but there are so many factors that may make you change the order of your preferences. For instance, if you really need a break from kids when you get home from work, you may want to do house sitting, Closed captioning work or teachers pay teachers. If you are looking to make a good amount of money quick, I would avoid TpT, and go the house or dog sitting route.

Your side hustle journey, and what you are looking for may look different then another teacher, but truly you can set up a successful side hustle today, from your home! Financial freedom is completely possible for you!

Please reach out if you have any questions about these or any other ideas that you have!

Love ya,


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