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Earn money teaching lessons in 9 steps

If you are good at doing something, there are numerous people out there who would like you to teach them how to do it. Better yet, if you are looking to earn money, these people would pay you tremendously to share your knowledge and skill.

Teaching lessons has always been a way to earn money part time and even full time for many people. You may offer physical or online classes, do one-on-one sessions, set your own days and times to teach, help students who attend an accredited institution to improve fast, and you are your own boss. Here are 9 steps to earn money while teaching lessons for you to get started.

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Earn money teaching lessons with these 9 steps

1. Choose your strong subject

The first step to teaching lessons is to choose a subject in which you are proficient. Decide on the level at which you would like to teach it and make sure you are comfortable with the information you need to share.

Spend some time examining your knowledge and skills in different areas such as Mathematics, English, Business, Accounting, Science, Technology, Hairdressing, Cooking, Dressmaking, Carpentry and Electrical.

2. Make a course outline

The next step is to make a course outline for the subject that you choose. Create your own or use a free course outline template. Start with showing students the goals of the course and learning outcomes of the student. The guide must cover the curriculum or syllabus in a set time frame.

The entire course should offer everything a student needs to know about a subject. It must be divided into sessions that cover different aspects. The outline must not be longer than 3 months or else you would be competing against accredited schools that actually give out certificates at the end of the course.


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3. Create lesson plans

Using the course outline, you must create lesson plans for each session. These plans are your personal guide to ensure you cover the lessons within set times. Create your own or use lesson plans by other teachers. Buy books and print notes to get started.

While your content is crucial to your lesson plans, your delivery is more important. Include photos, videos, flashcards and games to make your lessons interactive and creative. Your set induction for each lesson should get students excited about the topic. Also, ask questions and prepare activities for students to get involved.

4. Give yourself an online presence

Before you start to earn money, you must give yourself an online presence for potential students to know who you are and what you offer. If you already have social media accounts, start using them to market yourself. If not, create accounts on social media sites that reflect exactly what you do.

Make interesting videos of a few of your lessons and post them on YouTube, Masterclass, Facebook and Instagram. Interact with your fans on social media by answering their questions, thanking them for comments, and updating them on other videos to be posted soon.

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5. Invest in a website

Another important aspect of marketing your lessons is having a website. Invest in a good web host that offers you a domain name, hosting, web design, e-commerce, email and excellent tech support.

Keep your website active with helpful articles on what you offer and show students why they should pick you over other tutors. Offer notes, worksheets, charts, quizzes, puzzles and games. Make your website the place you go to for important information and where you stay for the fun.

6. Actively market your work

When you have social media accounts and a website, you must use them to actively market your work. This means you have to do several things to reach your audience. There are many marketing options.

Share your articles on your social media accounts to get your fans to visit your website. Join several educational groups on sites like Facebook and Telegram and share the posts from your accounts. Pay for an advertisement to get “likes” on Facebook to reach a wider audience fast. Visit other websites and social media pages with interesting articles and posts, and share them with your fans on social media.

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7. Offer course for free for reviews

Now that you have a listening audience, you must market your teaching service by offering your course for free in exchange for reviews. This is beneficial for future visitors to your social media accounts to see for themselves what actual students had to say about your service.

You can start with offering family and friends your free lessons to ensure that you receive positive reviews to start the ball rolling. Extend the offer to fans on social media for a limited time. Give them the best learning experience and hope that they were as pleased as you wanted them to be. Having positive reviews on social media by actual students is the ticket for you to earn money fast.

8. Be a private tutor

You are all set to be a private tutor using the learning environment that suits you. Physical classes offer you better interaction with students but should be kept in public spaces for everybody’s safety and comfort. You can do face to face sessions by renting a small classroom one day a week or meeting with students at a library or park.

Doing online classes is an easy way to earn money while teaching lessons in the comfort of your own home. It is also free as you don’t pay rent for a classroom or spend on transportation to meet with your students. You can do one-on-one sessions doing video calls on WhatsApp or Facebook. You can have small classes using the free versions of Zoom, Skype and Google Meet or you can pay for bigger classes.


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9. Become a tutor on an online platform

Many websites like Skillshare, Udemy, Fiverr and Masterclass offer the opportunity for you to educate others in your own way over the internet. You don’t even need certification or experience to get hired for some of the positions. As long as you can speak English and have patience, you are ready to get started.

Check out Go Abroad for the best paid online teaching jobs. You can earn money with or without your own course outline and lesson plans. Obviously, you earn money faster when you are fully prepared. Your active website and positive reviews on your social media accounts would make you stand out as an excellent tutor on these platforms.


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