You know the three reasons why people go into teaching, right?
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this joke. But I can tell you that I’ve never actually heard a teacher tell it.
Why? Because we know how short summers are getting, and we also understand how much work there is to be done. That’s especially the case for me this summer. Not only am I switching grade levels (again), but I have three different courses to prep for (again).
Still, I’ve decided that I want to continue side hustling a bit this summer. Extra streams of income are like a security blanket, and it seems like a healthier way to deal with work stress than, say, eating my body weight in chocolate or drinking sangria by the pitcher.
In case you’d like a peek at how I’m hustling this summer, I thought I’d share my plans and how much I anticipate earning each week.
I’ve really tried to shed this side hustle over the past few years. Not because I don’t love it. I do. In fact, I think it’s probably my favorite parts of teaching distilled down into one hour sessions. Instead, I’ve tried to walk away from tutoring in order to prioritize time with my son.
The good news, though, is that he’s taking 2-3 hour naps each day, so I’m going to try to squeeze in a few sessions each week. It won’t make me rich. But I’ll be happy to snag $50 or $100 a week. Plus, I’m working with two kiddos in my neighborhood who are just delights!
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I’ve really hit my stride with freelancing. I’m working with people I really enjoy, and I’m writing about things that I really love. Plus, I’m paid fairly and on time.
Now, excuse me while I go knock on every piece of wood I can find.
I’m trying to focus on things other than money this summer (a post on that soon!), so I’m not actually pursuing additional writing or editing. Instead, I’ll continue working with the clients I already have. I anticipate averaging more than $100 a week.
Our district is adopting a new testing platform (groan!), and I’m on the committee that gets to provide staff training (yay!). I really love teaching, and I actually very much enjoy teaching other teachers…even though we are notoriously terrible students.
Because I have some summer work to do, I will get a very small stipend sometime in the fall for the work. This will amount to peanuts in terms of a weekly rate, but it’ll be really helpful when I’m evaluated during the school year and need to show leadership.
Apps & Other Things
I’m going to continue to play around with selling online. In fact, my big focus on decluttering. I’m also still enjoying apps like Drop and Job Spotter. I’m going to use all my app earnings to fund Christmas this year. I’m hoping we’ll have some leftover for a staycation, too! I don’t expect to earn too much. Maybe $10-$20 a week unless I start selling designer items again.
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So Tell Me…Do you have any side hustles lined up? Are you traveling at all this summer?