15 of the BEST Summer Jobs for Teachers

15 of the Best Summer Jobs for Teachers

 Online Summer Jobs for Teachers

Are you a teacher? Are you looking for ways to increase your income over the summer?  If you have some extra time and motivation, you’ll want to check out these summer jobs for teachers.

I have the utmost respect for teachers and I think they are severely underpaid. I think summer time should be considered a paid vacation, but until that happens I’m going to help you find temporary summer work for teachers and some of the ideas on this list will allow you to carry on this work into the coming school year if you choose.

These are all part-time summer jobs for teachers so you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy your freedom. You won’t even need to leave home for some of these online summer jobs for teachers.

This list also includes summer jobs for substitute teachers.

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In this article, I will show you a number of different ways you can make money, how to get started, and most importantly, how much money you can earn.

Get to the end and see how some teachers are making millions selling their lesson plans.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link.

Here are 15 of the Best Summer Jobs for Teachers

1. Start a Blog

15 of the Best Summer Jobs for Teachers

Have you ever considered starting a blog? I feel like teachers see so much in the classroom and have so much to say. Even if you don’t want to write about teaching there are so many other things you can write about.

I’m earning over $5,000/month with the blog you’re on right now and working VERY, VERY Part-time.

Blogging is one of my favorite forms of passive income. I make money just by people visiting my website from ads.

I can assure you, I did not write this article today and yet it’s making me money.

When you get a nice amount of people reading your articles it brings in a nice income. Here’s a screenshot of my earnings from the other day.

How I Make Money Blogging Consistently

I made $400 in one day just from ads. I also make money by partnering with companies and becoming an “Affiliate”.

However, I didn’t start earning this much in the beginning (I’ve been blogging for about 15 months).

Blogging takes A LOT of work in the beginning and the summertime would be a perfect time to immerse yourself in starting a blog.

You can see how I make money blogging and check out my Step-by-Step Guide to starting a blog along with the most popular niches that make the most money and get the most traffic.

2. Freelance Writer

15 of the Best Summer Jobs for Teachers

If you don’t want to start a blog but like to write, you should consider becoming a Freelance Writer.

I interviewed Holly Johnson who makes OVER $200,000 a year as a Freelance Writer.

Freelance writing is a great way to make money from home as a teacher because you get to work when you want and can continue doing this even when you go back to school.

Holly Johnson found the secret sauce when it comes to writing and charging the right rate for your work. She created a free introductory training on how to build a six-figure writing career.

I highly recommend taking her course if you want to work from home writing and follow her path to success. I also have a number of ways to get writing gigs at the end of this article.

3. Teach English To Kids in China

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This is one of the BEST online summer jobs for teachers because you already meet the requirements (bachelor’s degree and teaching experience).

You can make $2,000 a month from home for just 3 hours a day teaching children in China learn English as a second language for VIPKID. The typical pay ranges from $14-$22 per hour for children 4-12 years old.

You can still enjoy your summer by working just a few hours a week. I interviewed Brittney Sutton who works 2 hours a day and makes $1,700/month for VIPKID.

Here are a number of companies hiring teachers to teach children online how to speak English.

4. Proofreader

How to Become a Proofreader and Make a Full-time Income Part-time

Do you find yourself easily catching errors when reading? Do you cringe when you see grammar mistakes? If this is you, you’d make a great Proofreader.

This is a great summer part-time job for teachers because I interviewed Caitlin Pyle who earned $43,000 a year working part-time as a Proofreader!

You can read about it in my How to Become a Proofreader article.

To get started I recommend taking this FREE introductory workshop to help you learn the skills needed to start your own freelance proofreading hustle.

5. Online Tutor

Looking for a online job from home without investment? Check out these 14 legitimate ways to make money online.

If you’re passionate about teaching, why stop? You can make up to $60 per hour tutoring kids online.

Check out the best tutoring jobs online and see if you can find something that works for you.

6. Transcribe

15 of the Best Summer Jobs for Teachers

Transcriptionists listen to audio files and record (type) what they hear. If you have patience and the ability to sit for long periods of time and an eye for detail, you should consider transcribing.

You can make $7-$21 per hour or more if you start your own business. I recommend taking this Free Mini-Course for a full overview of transcribing and how to get started.

I also have 4 companies hiring along with a work at home success story on transcribing in my article on How to Work from Home Transcribing.

 7. Flip Items from Flea Markets and Thrift Shops

15 of the Best Summer Jobs for Teachers

Rob from the Flea Market Flipper is the MASTER flipper and this is the perfect summer job for teachers. He made over $130,000 flipping items from Flea Markets and thrift stores PART-TIME.

And, you don’t need to have a lot of money to start either. Rob recommends his students to start with a budget of $20-$50 to find items. Based on that, they should be able to make $100-$300 (mostly reselling on eBay) and then take some of the profit and do it again.

Rob created a free workshop to turn your passion for visiting thrift stores, yard sales, & flea markets into a profitable reselling business – in as little as 14 days. You can click here to sign up.

8. Selling on Amazon

If you like shopping and searching for a good deal, you should definitely consider Amazon’s FBA program. You find good deals on products at brick and mortar stores or online and resell them on Amazon for a higher price.

Ship to Amazon and they take care of the rest.

How much you can make varies significantly and depends on how much work you are willing to put in, but Jessica from the Selling family made over $100,000 in profit after her first year as a full-time Amazon seller.

Check out my awesome interview with her on How to Sell on Amazon.

To get started take this FREE 7-Day Email Course on how to start selling on Amazon.

9. Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

15 of the Best Summer Jobs for Teachers

Are you an animal lover? Why not enjoy the summer weather, get some exercise and make some extra money walking dogs or even pet sitting?

To find clients you can sign-up through Rover or Care.com and charge $20-$30 per 30-minute walk. Care.com also posts listings for being a nanny during the summer, senior care, and housekeeping.

10. Food Delivery Driver

5 of the Best Delivery Driver Jobs

You may have some free time so have you ever thought about making some extra money delivering food? I have an entire article on the only food delivery driver jobs I recommend signing up for and they can earn you up to $25 per hour.

Choose when and if you want to work and get paid. It’s really that simple.

Check out the best food delivery driver jobs in your area.

11. Virtual Receptionist

Answer calls and web chats for a variety of businesses and professionals for Smith.ai, working alongside a close-knit team from around the country.

Smith.ai operates Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET.

You must be available 4 hours a day, 5 days a week (minimum of 20 hours per week, 40 hours max). Shifts are broken into 2- to 5-hour blocks. Applicants will need to be from the US, Canada, or Mexico.


Pay is hourly and starts at $10 per hour, with raises based on performance and longevity with the company.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Cash bonuses
  • Weekly pay

How do I get started?  Apply Here

12. Make Money by Losing Weight

Do you have some unwanted pounds you want to drop? Need a little motivation?

Jaclyn won $5,294.12 for losing 132 lbs and Anastasia won $10,000 for losing 41 lbs. You can see how they did it in this weight loss challenge.

HealthyWage is a company supported by the Government to incentivize people to lose weight by putting their own money at risk with the potential to earn up to $10,000!

Here’s How it Works:

  • Start with the HealthyWage Prize Calculator. Enter how much weight you want to lose, how long you’ll take to lose it, and how much you want to bet a month for that period of time.
  • You can play around with the calculator until you get your desired prize amount. (up to $10,000)
  • Sign up and agree to pay the monthly amount for the duration of the challenge.
  • Achieve your weight-loss goal, and win your prize!

If you don’t hit your goal, your money goes to support HealthyWage, including prizes for others who achieve their goals.

Click here to See How Much Money You Can Make

13. Search Engine/Social Media Evaluator

Search Engine/Social Media Evaluator rate social media ads and search engine results for relevancy.

This job is great because it does not require getting on the phone, you make your own schedule, and it does not require any training.

You can make $12.50 – $14 per hour by applying to the only two Web Search Evaluators I recommend.

14. Sign up for Research Studies – Up to $400 per study

You can make easy money quickly by participating in research studies. Below are the best-paid companies to sign up for:

  • Respondent – $50-$400 per study
  • User Interviews – $20-$400 per study
  • Vindale Research – $10-$50 per day if you apply to multiple (you’ll have more opportunities for this one) participants are on a first-come, first served basis so be quick to apply if you see a good one.

 15. Get Paid Taking Surveys Online ($50-$100 a month or more)

This may not be the most exciting way to make money, but it is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make money online. To make decent money with surveys, you’ll need to join many survey sites.

Before you start applying I highly recommend opening a new email account to direct all surveys to that account because you’ll be inundated with daily survey emails.

I only recommend signing up for the following survey sites:

16. Get Paid to Test Apps and Websites

Companies need feedback on the user experience of their websites, and they’ll pay you to get it.

This is a fast and easy way to make money online.

Here is a reputable list of companies to work with that will give you $10 per test and they take around 15-20 minutes. Up to $60 with User Testing.

Extra Ways to Make Money for Teachers

Sell Your Lesson Plans

You know the lesson plans you work so hard to create for your students? Well, why not sell them and help other students and teachers. What makes this even cooler is that teachers are making MILLIONS like Miss Kindergarten, Lovin Lit, and The Moffat Girls.  

Interested? Check out these sites where you can sell your lesson plans and make a nice profit Teachers Pay Teachers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Amazon.

Ebates – Get cash back for things you’re going to buy anyway as long as you do it through their App. How? Stores pay Ebates a commission for sending customers to their store. Ebates splits that commission with you, so you both win.

I’ve made over $500 from shopping online through Ebates and referring friends.

When I know I want to purchase something and I don’t need it right away, I buy it online (if shipping is free) to take advantage of my Ebates perks.

Click here and earn $10 if you spend at least $25.

Dosh – Must-have cash back app, I absolutely LOVE it. It’s all “passive income” and all you need to do is link your credit/debit card and it will automatically give you cash back when you shop, eat, travel, and more at participating local and national merchants.

I forgot I had this app, and I keep getting emails like this when I eat or shop at participating merchants.

Best Money Saving App out there

Click here to start earning with Dosh

Ibotta is another app that allows you to get cash back for items you buy anyway. I LOVE this app.

Here’s How It Works:

  • Download the Ibotta App and before you shop, add offers on products you normally purchase anyway.
  • Buy the products you selected at any participating store. Don’t forget your receipt!
  • Redeem your offers by taking a photo of your receipt. Ibotta will match the items you bought to the offers you selected and give you the cash!

Your cash back will be deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours.

Click here to start earning with Ibotta and get a $20 Sign up Bonus

Final Thoughts

I hope one of the ideas on this list has inspired you to try new ways to make money while school is out for summer. Did you find anything on this list? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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Max is the founder of Tried and True Mom Jobs, a blog about legitimate ways to work from home, save and invest. She only writes about things that work. Hence the name “Tried and True”. She does the research, so you don't have to.
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