(Mostly) Passive Income Ideas For Teachers

Passive Income Ideas for Teachers
(Mostly Passive)

Teachers are some of the hardest-working professionals. And, teachers often have challenges when it comes to saving for their retirement. Luckily, you can earn passive income from your side hustle as a teacher and make extra money that will help you in retirement. In this post, we’ll show you some ways to earn passive income as a teacher.

Making a full-time income as a teacher is possible.

The most important thing to remember is that you can make a full-time income as a teacher. While the profession may not be known for high salaries and generous vacation policies, it’s possible to earn more than enough money to sustain itself if you’re willing to put in the effort.

Teachers aren’t restricted to their classrooms or schools when it comes to generating income, either. You can use your knowledge of the field outside of school hours by tutoring students who need help catching up on certain subjects or preparing for standardized tests such as the ACT or SAT, which often come with heftier price tags than most people have space in their budgets for.

You can also use your passion for education as an example when looking into teaching opportunities abroad through an organization like TEFL International (formerly Teach English Abroad). With over 2000 locations around the world—including Thailand, Taiwan and South Korea—they offer teachers everything from housing assistance during their stay abroad all the way through job placement assistance once they return home after completing their contract teaching duties overseas!

You only need to take advantage of one or two of these ideas at a time in order to start making extra money!

You don’t need to do all of these ideas at once. You can try one, two, or three of them in your spare time and see how it goes! If you like the results and enjoy doing it, great! Keep on going with that project and if not, then move onto another idea. Your time is valuable so don’t feel pressured into rushing into something new if you aren’t sure about it yet.

If you have extra money from these passive income streams, then use that money wisely: save it up for emergencies or invest in other income streams (like stocks).

Teaching doesn’t have to be your only source of income.

Teachers know that one of the best things about teaching is that it’s a job you can do almost anywhere. It doesn’t take up a lot of your time, and you can make money while working on other projects. If you’re looking for ways to bring in some extra cash, there are plenty of options available to help you earn more than just your salary from work. Here are some ways teachers can make money:

  • Teach online courses – Teachers with expertise in certain subjects might be able to teach an online course. This will give them the opportunity to reach out and teach people all over the world who want to learn about their subject matter.

  • Tutoring – Teachers may also be able to tutor local students through their schools or through tutoring websites such as TutorVista or Chegg Tutors. This option gives teachers the opportunity to work around their schedules while earning some extra cash!

Here are some extra things you can do to make money as a teacher.

Here are some extra things you can do to make money as a teacher.

  • Give a workshop at a conference. If you’re the type of person who loves to share your knowledge with others, this could be an easy way to earn some extra cash. Just create your presentation and offer it for sale online or at the event itself.

  • Teach an online course. If you have expertise in something specific (like teaching ESL or math), there may be a market for paid courses on that topic. You can find more information here: https://www.udemy.com/how-to-become-an-online-teacher/.

  • Offer tutoring sessions through Tutor Ninja or another similar platform.* Sell lesson plans.* Design printables.* Do graphic design work (eBook cover designs, infographics, etc.).

1. Sell lesson plans online.

Consider selling your lesson plans online. The importance of having a good website, product and sales pitch cannot be overstated! Also make sure that all of your payment, delivery and marketing plans are in order.

2. Offer tutoring services outside of school hours.

Tutoring can be done in person or online, one-on-one or in groups, and in a variety of subjects and at different ages. If you have expertise in a subject area, this is a great opportunity to help students who are struggling with it—and make some cash while doing so. You might even find that tutoring turns into a part-time job if enough people ask you to tutor them!

Because tutoring is such an easy way for teachers to earn extra money on their own terms, many teachers choose this option when looking for ways to supplement their income.

3. Create printables and sell them on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Roaming School is a great resource for selling your lessons.

It’s easy to set up a store on Roaming School, and you can even set your prices. The beauty of Roaming School is that since it’s a digital product, you create it once and then sell it over and over again. Create fans out of your students and parents and they’ll buy all your lessons!

  • Sell your products for free or for as little as $1 each.

  • Or sell them for as much as $100 each.

4. Do graphic design work for other teachers and small businesses.

If you have any experience with graphic design, then this is a great way to make some extra money. You’ll need to be able to use graphics editors like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator and website editors such as WordPress and Wix.

But even if you have no prior experience with these programs, there are plenty of free tutorials online that can help get your skills up-to-speed quickly.

Once you’ve got the hang of things, it’s time to start putting together portfolios and making connections on social media so that people can hire you for freelance projects (or even full-time jobs).

5. Become an online tutor or assist with online classes during the summer break.

If you’re looking for a way to make money during the summer break, look into becoming an online tutor. It’s a good option if you like working with people and teaching in general. There are several websites that offer courses on a wide range of topics, from writing to entrepreneurship to digital marketing.

You can also sign up with companies like Skillshare or CreativeLive (owned by Adobe) which have thousands of students who need help learning new skills in their chosen fields. You may find yourself tutoring students who live across the country—which can be rewarding if you love being able to help people remotely!

6. Teach an online course through Udemy, Skillshare, CreativeLive, etc.

Okay, okay. We know what you’re thinking: “I have no idea how to make an online course.”

But the truth is that it’s really not that hard! You can teach a course on whatever topic you’re passionate about (or even just want to learn more about). If you don’t know what topic to teach yet, check out Skillshare and Udemy for inspiration. A few courses we’ve seen there include “How To Make Your First Ebook” and “How To Create A Website With WordPress”.

Then all you have to do is record yourself talking through your ideas, upload it to an online platform like Udemy or Skillshare where anyone can buy access for $10-30 USD per month, and watch the passive income roll in!

7. Lead workshops for other teachers at education conferences or in your local area and make money from admission fees or sponsored content.

Whether you’re a teacher or not, education conferences are a great place to network. You can meet other teachers and find out what they are doing in the classroom. You can also discover new things that you might be able to incorporate into your own teaching style at home or at school.

But if you want to make money from an education conference, then there are many ways that you can do this! One way is by leading workshops for other teachers on how best to use technology in their classrooms (or whatever topic floats your boat). The best part about this option is that it gives YOU control over how much money is made because the admission fees will all go directly into YOUR pocket (or bank account).


That’s it! If you want to make money as a teacher, there are a number of different ways to do so. The key is to find something that works for your lifestyle and interests. Then all you have left is to put in the work and patience needed for success!

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