8 Ways for Teachers to Make Extra Money


“Teachers Don’t Get Paid Enough” is what we constantly hear, but if you budget your money correctly and find ways to get paid for your expertise, you’ll be able to keep the job you love and pay the mortgage.

Save Money without Even Missing It

When you get your yearly raise or pay off a bill; automatically have the money you saved or made transferred to your savings account. For instance, when I paid off my mobile phone loan, I had the 75.00 that I saved automatically transferred to my savings account. I didn’t even miss it.

Join the State Employees Credit Union

If you haven’t already, make sure that you become a member of your State Employees Credit Union. My credit card through the credit union only has 10% interest. Also, they have great perks. For instance, in North Carolina, if you make less than 40,000, you can get your taxes done for free.

Get your a Side Hustle On

Use your expertise in education to make EXTRA money. I signed up as an editor at Enotes, and I can make $25.00-$50.00 extra a month by answering questions about literature or uploading worksheets that I created for my students. Check out my site for more info: Free Things for Teachers: Enotes Editor You can also sell your work at: Teachers Pay Teachers

Find sites that offer FREE STUFF

There are several sites like Teacher’s Coffeehouse and Free Things for Teachers dedicated to teachers. Enotes is another site that extends lesson plans for teachers and free worksheets. Also find free posters at this site: Free Posters

Write a Book or a Workbook

There are many places where your can self-publish books for little or no money. Check out this article about self-publishing your teacher materials: Self Publishing Your Teacher Materials

Teach Online

In some states, there are virtual high schools that offer courses throughout the year and during the summer. They pay around $200 per student in North Carolina. Check out the following sites:

  • Florida Virtual School
  • North Carolina Virtual Public School

Stop Buying New Books

Buying books online at amazon can save a lot of money for you and cut down costs incurred on purchasing new books.

Stop Paying Full Price for Software

There are many sites that offer up to 75% off on popular software including Adobe and Microsoft .Check out this article for more information: Cheap Software

If 75% off isn’t enough of a discount for you, you can get free open source software at: Free Software