First, let me start off by saying that, if you are a teacher, I believe that you have one of the most important jobs on the planet, and that is absolutely something to be proud of. I’ve never been in a teacher or instructor type role before personally, but I imagine that it can be very gratifying work, especially if it is something that you are passionate about.
On the other side of the coin, I believe that teachers are often very much taken for granted, and this is reflected in their paychecks. This is unfortunate, because teachers are in a position to influence the minds of the people who will be responsible for shaping our future. Being a teacher comes with a great responsibility, and I believe that most of our teachers are underappreciated and vastly underpaid.
With that being said, I thought that I would inform our teachers of some websites that might enable them to supplement their incomes with work that they are probably already doing. If you are a teacher, I encourage you to at least look into the websites that I have listed for you below, as they do not require you to do a lot of extra work, nor do they take up a lot of your time.
So ladies and gentlemen, especially those of you who are teachers, join me as we look into some promising opportunities for you to create additional income streams and give yourself the raise that every teacher deserves.
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If you have enough teaching experience under your belt, then you more than likely have accumulated a collection of lesson plans, teaching tools, class handouts, and other resources that aid you during your class lectures. I suggest taking inventory of all of these self created resources, and then ask yourself the following question. Would the resources that you’ve created be just as helpful to other teachers as they are to you? If so, then you may be able to monetize these resources and I’ll tell you how.
There are online marketplaces and communities where teachers can share or even sell their resources to other teachers. If you have some resources that you are willing to share with other teachers, resources that would make their jobs easier, you may be surprised at how many teachers would be willing to pay you for those resources, and there are websites that have been created specifically for this purpose. Let’s look at a few.
Amazon Ignite – Amazon’s platform for educational content creators to connect with Amazon customers and sell their original teaching resources.
Edge Galaxy – the owner of this blog buys lesson plans & teaching resources.
Faculty Books – this site will buy your instructor edition textbooks.
Hoot of Loot – buy or sell used teaching supplies & materials.
Lesson Plan Shop – an online marketplace where teachers can buy, sell, or share their lesson plans.
Made By Teachers– this is a platform where teachers can actually open up there own online store for free, and sell all those self created teaching resources.
Mathsarc – through this website, both teachers & students can sell books, video lectures, courses, and exams.
Mooclab – online marketplace and community where study resources, guides and practices tests or quizzes can be sold by both teachers & students.
Peertopia – marketplace where educators can buy and sell digital classroom content.
Pro Profs – on this website, teachers can sell their quizzes & exams.
Sell Back Your Book– this site will buy your used, teacher’s edition textbooks when you no longer need them.
Slide Geeks – platform where teachers can sell their PowerPoint presentations and templates.
Teacher Sherpa – this website is a bit different than the rest of the others in this list. Instead of selling resources, teachers simply contribute their resources to the community for which they can be paid up to $1.00 per download.
Teachers Pay Teachers – online marketplace where teachers can buy and sell original educational materials.
Teachers Trading – marketplace for teachers to buy and sell teaching materials.
Tes – online community where teachers can sell their original teaching resources to other teachers.
If you do teach, realize that your income does not have to be limited to your current salary. As a teacher, you have a unique type of opportunity, a type of opportunity that few people get. You have the opportunity to launch an entire business literally overnight and with zero investment from work that you’ve already done, while still getting to do what your passionate about, teaching. Meanwhile, you now have a potentially lucrative business that virtually runs itself!
As you continue on in your teaching career, you will now be receptive to opportunities to create more teaching resources which will be additional products that you can offer through your business, a business that has little to no overhead costs and requires minimal time and energy from you to maintain and grow!
During your off season in the summer time, you can devote more time to your business and begin offering different types of products such as ebooks or online courses. Each new product you offer through your business becomes a new income stream!
Within a relatively short amount of time, you can scale this business to a point where it’s generating a revenue which far surpasses that of your teaching salary.
Are you beginning to see the picture that I’m painting for you here? The possibilities are endless.
So now that you’ve read this post, what is your next course of action going to be? Please put your answer in the comment section below.
Thank you for reading!
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