For Teachers, the summer months, although a great vacation, can also be the perfect time to make some extra money to reduce debt.
What are the options for a Teacher to make money during the summer with a short-term business that can end when the summer does?
I know it sounds obvious, but tutoring can bring in decent cash. You already have the connections through school, so marketing your tutoring business (and building a customer base) can be fairly easy – especially if you let parents know you offer tutoring before the school year ends.
If you enjoy working with young children, you can work a few hours each week babysitting. Your hourly pay will be less than if you’re tutoring, but you can still make a respectable $10 an hour babysitting. As a mom, I know how hard it is to find reliable, trustworthy babysitters, so you’d easily be able to get regular sitting jobs.
3. Summer Camp
Hold a summer camp at a local park or even at your own home. Host a week-long camp, and plan activities. Parents will love the break from their kids, especially knowing the kids will be well taken care of and they’ll be having a great time.
4. Online Auctions
Take the opportunity to list all your extra treasures on eBay. You’ll clean out your home of junk as well as bring in some well-deserved money. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even list other people’s items and take a percentage for the effort.
5. Vacation Helper
Many families go on vacation during the summer, and they need reliable people to house sit, water plants, get the mail and sometimes pet-sit as well. You’d be providing a very valuable service with little effort on your part.
These are just a few of the many ways for you to make some extra money during your summer break. The important thing is, that it doesn’t take a large amount of cash to start your own business. You can start with just word of mouth and take it from there.
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