✅ Side hustles for teachers UK

You’ve got so many skills as a teacher, get them working overtime for you with these side hustles for teachers and get some extra cash in quickly!

  • Sell lesson plans – you’re likely making lesson plans anyway, turn them into a source of income!
  • Become an exam invigilator – if you don’t mind spending a little more time in school, invigilating exams can make you some extra cash
  • Tutor locally – good tutors are always in demand, register with a couple of agencies to find work
  • Tutor online – online tutoring is growing in popularity and if you’re a qualified teacher, you’ll get work more easily
  • Create educational printables – printables are big business, turn your knowledge into an educational worksheet
  • Start your own site – as an authority in your subject, you’re well placed to put together a site and grow a knowledge base
  • Write for other people sites – there are many site that pay for posts written by someone qualified in specific subjects
  • Proofread – you’re likely to have become pretty good at spotting errors whilst reading fast. Proofreading is well paid and a great side hustle
  • Create a course – there’s no end to the courses people are prepared to pay for. Platforms like Teachable have made it easy for anyone to offer a course
  • Write an eBook – Publishing an eBook on Amazon or a similar platform is very straightforward, turn your subject into a side hustle!

Of course it goes without saying that even though you’re a teacher, there’s a whole host of unrelated side jobs you can take on for extra cash, but many teachers love teaching and if you’re one of those teachers, these side hustles are for you!

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✅ Side jobs for teachers

Here’s our list of some great side hustles that suit teachers:

Sell lesson plans

Teachers selling their lesson plans has become more popular in recent years, and is now a good way for teachers to make some money on the side of their main income.

Most teachers put many hours into creating lesson plans for their classrooms, so you’ve already done the hard work of planning, so it really doesn’t take a lot more effort to set up an account on a platform you can sell them on.

Teachers who concentrate their lesson plan efforts on one subject do well, it can take a bit of time to get some traction but it’ll build up over time, and once the lesson plan’s created and available to download, the work’s done.

Making your lesson plans in Powerpoint means you can easily download them as a PFD ready up be uploaded to a selling platform, ready to be bought and downloaded again!
Have a look at Teachers pay Teachers and MASH and get registered to get started.

Become an exam invigilator

Whilst it’s not generally a year round extra income source, exam invigilators are often in need. If you’re not in the classroom during exam time, even for one off periods, you could start earning some side money as an exam invigilator.

The pay is usually between £8 – £10 an hour, and vacancies are often advertised on Indeed, or on your local LEA site.

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Tutor locally

Many kids (and increasing numbers of adults!) have tutors these days and making tutoring in your local area your side hustle is a great way to create a regular second income stream.

You’ll get work through word of mouth once you’ve got your first few students, and you might well find yourself with more extra work than you can handle.

Getting local tutoring work is about advertising locally and letting it be known to local schools and colleges that you’re available to take on new students.

side hustles for teachers

Tutor online

Tutoring online is massive, and there are several companies that you can register with for free, and then prospective students (or their parents!) can see your profile and shortlist you as a potential tutor.

Being global, you might be required to work some anti-social hours which might actually suit you if you’re in school between 9-3. Students are from all over the world, and you need to be able to commit to particular hours so you’re available to your students regularly.

Many of the big online tutoring agencies don’t require that their tutors hold a teaching degree, so as a qualified teacher, you should find you’re in demand!

Some online tutoring agencies to have a look at and get started with are Tutorful, VipKid, Minervatutors and Tutor.com.

Create educational printables

The online world of printables is huge. Bigger than huge. Lesson plans are one thing you could create and sell as we talked about earlier, but there’s so many other printables you could create and sell.

The market for educational printables includes demand for worksheets, revision guides, easy to understand breakdowns of curriculum topics, homework plans, and many more besides.

As well as the sites you could sell your teaching plans on we talked about above, other places that are super popular for selling printables are Shopify, Etsy and Amazon.

Start your own site

Ever thought about starting your own website? Websites need content and if you’re an authority on your subject, you’re well placed to be able to write the content needed to bring visitors to your site.

The quickest way to get your site ranking in Google and being found by users (and so being able to make money!) is to niche down to one subject and write content around that.

Once you’ve got your site up and running, you could then offer printables and other resources straight from your site.

It’s easy to get set up with a basic WordPress site (like this one!) and although the money might take a bit longer to come in, you’ll be building a lasting income for years to come, and while it’s gaining traction, you could be selling your worksheets for some quick cash!

Write for other people sites

If you don’t fancy creating your own site but have a lot of knowledge about your subject, you might want to think about writing for someone else’s site!

Website owners pay good money for content, and sites like Fiverr and ProBlogger jobs board allow you to create a free profile online and let buyers know who you are and what content writing you specialise in.

As you get more reviews from happy content buyers, you’ll be able to charge more. This is a really good way to get some fast cash in at the same time as building a regular second income stream.

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Proofread

Having a good grasp of language and syntax means you can make some decent money from becoming a proof reader.

You can register with several online sites. Many of them will ask you take a short test to show your language skills and once you’ve passed this you’ll be offered work as and when it comes up.

There are different areas of proofreading, such a legal and medical proofreading, but there is also general proofreading and if you don’t have the knowledge or experience required to take on more specialised work, general work is still well paid.

Some of the better sites to check out are Proofreading Services, Polished Paper, Cactus Global and Freelancer.

Create a course

Online learning has increased year on year (source) and doesn’t show any time of stopping. It seems our thirst for learning has moved to online courses and with the average cost of an online course being £36, there’s money to be made.

Getting a course up and running can take some time, but many people already have the equipment needed to record a course, and once it’s done, it might need occasional updating but that’s it.

You could also think about putting lessons on YouTube, making cash this way won’t generally be fast, but like many side hustles, you’ll be setting up a revenue stream for the future. And from a YouTube following, you could then start to sell your other products, like printables!

This video on YouTube has had over 1.5 million views. That’s highly lucrative!

Coursera and Teachable are both reliable trusted platforms to create your course on.

Write an eBook

Don’t fancy filming yourself and making a course? Write an eBook instead!

The eBook industry is worth over $2 billion annually. That’s a lot of eBooks people are buying. eBooks are generally not as long as paper books and so are quicker to write.

You might consider writing either for students in the form of ‘cheat’ guides for popular curriculum topics or for other teachers. You could even think about writing for people considering teaching as a career, the possibilities are vast.

✅ Ways for teachers to make extra money from home

Many teachers, like lots of us are no different in wanting to boost their income from time to time.

There are lots of side hustles for teachers we’ve talked about above, but really any side hustle can suit many different people and it’s a case of finding what works best for you.

We’ve got many suggestions on our site you can have a read through. It’s a good idea to think about two or three you’re interested in and get stuck in.

You may well not be able to keep on top of all three, instead finding one that suits you perfectly, you really enjoy and it’s then you’ll be able to create a lasting side income.

We’d love to hear how you get on!

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✅ How can teachers earn extra money UK?

You’ve got so many skills as a teacher, get them working overtime for you with these side hustles for teachers and get some extra cash in quickly!
Sell lesson plans – you’re likely making lesson plans anyway, turn them into a source of income!
Become an exam invigilator – if you don’t mind spending a little more time in school, invigilating exams can you you some extra cash
Tutor locally – good tutors are always in demand, register with a couple of agencies to find work
Tutor online – online tutoring is growing in popularity and if you’re a qualified teacher, you’ll get work more easily
Create educational printables – printables are big business, turn your knowledge into an educational worksheet
Start your own site – as an authority in your subject, you’re well placed to put together a site and grow a knowledge base
Write for other people sites – there are many site that pay for posts written by someone qualified in specific subjects
Proofread – you’re likely to have become pretty good at spotting errors whilst reading fast. Proofreading is well paid and a great side hustle
Create a course – there’s no end to the courses people are prepared to pay for. Platforms like Teachable have made it easy for anyone to offer a course
Write an eBook – Publishing an eBook on Amazon or a similar platform is very straightforward, turn your subject into a side hustle!

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