School’s out for summer, and for most teachers this two- to three-month break isn’t filled with world travel or endless beach excursions. Instead, you can find our nation’s teachers working to make some extra money while they’re off-duty. The good news is that teachers have a unique set of skills that lend to getting great side hustles and part-time jobs — both during the summer and in any spare time during the school year.
If you’re a teacher wondering where to start or just looking for a unique opportunity to earn more money this summer, here are 12 perfect opportunities to be hired on Moonlighting, the fastest growing freelance marketplace.
1. Tour guide
If you want a break from working with kids, but still want to work with people, being a tour guide could be a good fit for you. It’s a great way to get paid to talk, exercise, see your city through fresh eyes, and meet new people.
2. Freelance writer
If you excel at the written word, consider taking on a few writing projects this summer. Taking on remote work offers a nice break from commuting to school every day and would allow you experience the digital nomad life for the summer!
You’re already great at educating in the classroom. Instead of reinventing the wheel, take those same skills to a one-on-one basis as a tutor. Choose a specific subject and area of expertise that you love, and help those students who could use additional help over the summer.
4. Camp counselor
Since kids are out of school and parents are at work, camps are full during the summer. Utilize your skills with kids to become a camp counselor.
5. Voiceover work
As a teacher, you’re probably used to talking all day, and voice over acting is an interesting way to get paid to talk. If you have a unique voice and especially if you have some acting experience under your belt, doing voice-over work would be a good side gig to consider.
Everyone’s heard of Uber and if you own your own car, you could be making cash with Uber or on Moonlighting. Set your own hours and pick up riders when you have some free time and want to earn. Or if you don’t want other people in your car, you might consider driving for a delivery service like DoorDash or UberEATS.
7. SAT prep
Test taking isn’t everyone’s strong suit, but who’s better qualified to help ease SAT prep stress and motivate students to perform better than a pro test administrator?
If you have a love of sports, dance or gymnastics, you can still earn from these skills by becoming a coach. Local communities, gyms, and dance studios are always on the lookout for good instructors. There might even be paid coaching opportunities at your own school.
9. Moving coordinator
Moving day doesn’t have to be full of stress when there’s a moving coordinator to oversee the entire process from beginning to end. If you are highly organized, help your new neighbors take the guesswork out of their moving process.
10. Event planner
Lesson plans can’t be that different from event plans, right? Put those organizational skills to good use this summer as an event planner.
11. Virtual assistant
If you can manage a classroom, you can certainly manage tasks and meetings for business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs.
12. Copy editor
Just think of copy editing like marking up a student’s test. Even if you aren’t drawn to the life of a writer, you can use your attention to detail as a copy editor or proofreader without getting out of your pajamas all summer.
Teaching is a noble and rewarding profession, but we all know it’s not the best-paying job in the world. Join the amazing community of freelancers and solopreneurs on Moonlighting to start earning a little extra this summer and in your spare time during the school year. Sign up or download the app today – Free!
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