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Side Gigs for Teachers: Ways to Actually Make Money is the book you’ll need to check out if you want to make some money in your spare time. And let’s face it, when you’re teaching English in Korea, especially at a university (5 months vacation!), or public school (desk-warming), you have an abundance of free time.
Admittedly, I wasted my first few years in Korea doing almost nothing of substance with my vacation time. It’s one of my life regrets.
However, I pulled it together in the last few and kicked it into high gear by investing in the stock market, building websites, and writing books. It was kind of a fun hobby back then, but it’s now become my full-time job here in Canada. My side gigs are going strong, and I feel optimistic that I may never have to get a “real” job for the rest of my life. See all my projects at my personal website: www.jackiebolen.com.
Building income streams that I control is my new job security.
Don’t Waste your Time in South Korea
I’ve mentioned before that if you’re going to teach in South Korea, you shouldn’t waste your time. Not that teaching there is a waste of time, I mean that you should make the most of your time there.
If you want to be a teacher for a while, get certified. If you want to be a computer programmer when you go back to your home country, start learning now. Or perhaps you want to be an entrepreneur? Start doing what you can now so you don’t have to start at ground zero later.
Side Gigs for Teachers: What’s it’s All About
If you want to get started earning some extra money in your spare time, then you’ll need to check out this book. You’ll learn about:
Building Active Income Streams
For active income, one hour of work equals one hour of pay. If you need extra money now, these are the side gigs you’ll need to focus on. In the book, we talk about tutoring, working as a virtual assistant, copywriting, officiating weddings, and 10 more ideas.
There are quick start guides and checklists so you can these income streams off the ground quickly. Most importantly, you can start making money in as little as a week.
Building Passive Income Streams
The second part of the book focuses on building passive income streams. This means that you do a lot of work up-front, but can keep earning money years down the road. In the book, we talk about teaching online courses, building a niche website (this is the niche website I’m personally working on these days), investing in the stock market, and four more ideas.
There are also quick-start guides and checklists to help you get started off the right way. We’ve already made the mistakes, so you don’t have to!
About the Authors
Both Jennifer Booker Smith and myself are making a living off of what was once our side gigs. We met in Korea way back, and have now collaborated together on around 20 books. This is a great source of passive income—it’s a ton of work up-front to write a book, but you can keep earning money for years down the road.
Besides the books, we both have other side hustles going on. I develop Amazon affiliate niche sites, as well as invest in dividend paying stocks, and through peer lending. Jennifer is the guru of all things tutoring, Teachers Pay Teachers, and Pinterest.
Who knows what the future will hold! We’re always on the lookout for additional ways to diversify our income streams.
Where to Buy Side Gigs for Teachers: Ways to Actually Make Money
So, this sounds like the book for you? If you’re serious about improving your life by getting your side gig on, then it probably is. You can find the book on Amazon, in both digital and print formats.
The (cheaper!) electronic version can be read on any device. You just have to download the free Kindle reading app. It’ll be the best few bucks you spend all year, because it has the potential to turn into thousands.
If you don’t love it, get in touch and I’ll PayPal you your money back.
Check out Side Gigs for Teachers today.