5 Ways Teachers Can Make Extra Money

In this time of economic uncertainty, we wanted to bring to light some innovative ways teachers can make extra money. Whether you’re looking to buy a house, go on your dream vacation, or start investing in a 401k, check out some of these ideas!

Sell Lesson Plans
Teachers Pay Teachers is a fabulous way for educators to share their creativity and hard work with their peers. You’re helping out fellow teachers while making extra cash – what could be better?

Tutor Virtually or in Person
Use the online teaching skills you learned during the pandemic to start your own tutoring business or sign-up with an online service, like Wyzant.

Freelance for Educational Blogs and Websites
If you’ve got a knack for writing, try pitching an article to websites that pay. To start, here’s the submission form for We are Teachers.

Get a Summer Job
Teachers deserve a relaxing and well deserved summer break. But if you like to keep busy or need some extra money, consider applying for a summer job geared for teachers.

Advance Your Salary
This one is our personal favorite. Instead of investing in side hustles, invest in your professional career and make more money all year round. Many states offer salary advancement when teachers complete online semester graduate credit courses. If you’re teaching in NYC, you can make more money with online ASPDP courses for P-credits and A+ credits.


About the Author
Ellen Paxton is a respected expert in education and best known as the Chief Learning Officer of Professional Learning Board. As a two-time National Board Certified Teacher, Ellen has successfully published and customized online professional development courses and Learning Management Systems for 20 years to help teachers meet their state continuing education renewal credit requirements. Through ProfessionalLearningBoard.comRenewaTeachingLicense.com, and ConnectedPD.com, Ellen has established solutions and maintained partnerships with several accredited universities, higher education institutions, teachers’ unions and state Departments of Education while setting strategic direction that makes a difference and overseeing implementation of popular online PD for schools.