How to earn more than your regular teaching job

By Beyond Teaching 2017-11-29 15:39:50     138


Teachers usually get paid a little less than professionals, however, there are a lot of ways where teachers can make up their low salaries. There is a host of freelancing websites to earn more than your regular teaching job.

According to https://www.payscale.com/, average salaries for the teachers in the USA is starting $36,111 and average $56,383 for non-starting jobs. Compare this to average salaries in India Rs. 300,000 which is dollar terms is only $4600/year. The average salary for Software and IT engineers is $96,000 in USA. There is a huge gap to be bridged. 

The solution is not tuitions or putting the load on students and teachers for the higher fees in a less privileged country like India. We need to find a way out and it seems it is near.

Freelancing:

Websites like https://www.upwork.com/ which is the leading site for freelancers across the world. Teachers can pick up a lot of writing jobs like blogging, testing or any other skill you have.

Start-ups:

Those who don’t understand start-ups check here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Startup_company. There are a host of start-ups in the education space. A lot of these start-ups are not taking any active consultancy from the teachers. Running an education based company means they need to consult someone who understands students, parents, classroom and more.

A person who can help them with the motivations, challenges, pain points and problems to overcome in education within and outside the classroom.

You may move in completely as a consultant at a high salary or remain at school and work remotely or part-time with the company. Get the list of the start-ups here and start talking to them.

https://angel.co/education

http://edtechreview.in/news/2080-education-startups-companies-funding-2014-2015

Oher opportunities:

Teachers influence 30% of the student decisions. Save the students from the trouble of finding the college and taking admissions. Associate yourself with one.

Just like Doctors prescribe one medicine or another, don’t leave it for the student to choose the college or university. The colleges, universities, Companies are looking at reference at the people who can help them gain admissions. You may win a reward by the college in suggesting the college and guiding the students to the best of the places for them.

So, gear up and focus on things which will help you earn more than your teaching job. It will help you also interact with people in the outside world, open up new opportunities.

So, gear up and focus on things which will help you earn more than your teaching job. It will help you also interact with people in the outside world, open up new opportunities. Looking outside the teaching world will always help and will help you grow and gain faster to the life of your dreams.