June 15, 2020
When summer rolls around side hustlin' teachers can make big strides in building their business. Here are 5 ways educators can use summer break to get ahead and grow their side hustles!
June 8, 2020
We have times when we just don't want to work, when we lose our mojo. But as professionals we must find ways to persevere and get our motivation up and running again. Here are 4 ways to find your flow when your side hustle river has run dry.
June 1, 2020
When people start thinking about trying a side hustle, many get stuck on the thinking and never get to the trying. The same can often be said for those who have a business and are thinking about leveling up... lots of thinking. Today we're talking about why action will get you farther than thinking (and faster), how to get over your fears of starting, and simple ways to gain some momentum!
May 25, 2020
Every teacher has problems of some kind in the classroom. For Erica, it was a less than cooperative co-teacher. So she took her #teacherproblem and created a side hustle helping others who had the same issue. Now she's an edupreneur!
May 18, 2020
When you’re starting something new, mistakes are inevitable. But some mistakes are avoidable, if you’re prepared for them. Here are 5 of the mistakes I see most often with clients and members of the Side Hustle Teachers community, and how to avoid them.
May 4, 2020
Just about ready to start your side hustle, but something's holding you back? Here are 5 things you can do to test drive your business before you launch.
April 27, 2020
Teachers often get scared of starting a business because they think they have to learn a whole bunch of new skills. And while there is some learning involved, every educator has numerous skills they can draw on to start their side hustle right now.
April 20, 2020
Many educators fall prey to Broke Teacher Syndrome, the idea that teachers can't make money and therefor undercharge (or don't charge at all) for their products and services. Here are some mindset hacks for when you start to feel guilty for asking to be paid.
April 6, 2020
If you want to start a side hustle, but don't think you have the time, this is for you. Teachers who want to start a business might not have all day to work on it, but even just a few hours a week can get you moving in the right direction.
March 30, 2020
We all face obstacles when building a side hustle, but we can choose to use them as excuses, or we can find a way to make them work for us. Dr. Sheldon Eakins doesn't let living in a rural community or having a full time job as the director of special education stop him from creating a business that makes money and helps others.
March 23, 2020
Teachers have a lot going on in the best of times. So what do you do during especially crazy times happen; like parent teacher conferences, grades are due, or there’s an unprecedented pandemic on top of everything else?
March 19, 2020
When times are difficult it might seems fruitless to work on growing your business, there is plenty you can do to set yourself up for long-term success. Use this time wisely and you can reach your goals and your business will thrive.
March 16, 2020
Are you waiting to start your business until the perfect side hustle reveals itself to you?  Today we’re talking about why you should stop waiting and start taking action. Oftentimes people come to Side Hustle Teachers with the goal of starting a side hustle, but no clear idea on what to do.  And while I and the Facebook group can provide lots of ideas, only you can decide what’s right for you.
February 24, 2020
Join the Jump Start Your Side Hustle 5-Day Challenge, just go to and, if you’re not one of the nearly 4,000 people in the Side Hustle Teachers Facebook group, make sure you submit a request to join.
November 25, 2019
Teachers are rockstars, capable of anything you put your minds to. But so many doubt your skills, saying you're "just a teacher". Today we're diving into what makes teachers like you awesome, and how you can start believing in yourself as an edupreneur.
November 18, 2019
People often ask me what they should do as a side hustle. Today's guest, Anne Barton-Veenkant of My Bilingual Heart, found a fabulous answer to this question; Find a need in your community, and fill it. Her edupreneur journey started slowly, but with each step she gained more confidence and clarity in what her true purpose is.
November 11, 2019
Often times teachers put off building a business because they don't think they're expert enough at all the things.  The thing is that not only can you learn as you go, but there are ways to structure your business in a way that builds upon the strengths of others and, at the same time, raises them up.
November 4, 2019
Lots of people come to Side Hustle Teachers because you like the idea of having a side hustle, but for whatever reason, you’re not ready to take action. But even if you’re not ready to launch your business, there are things you can do today to make it easier for yourself later.
October 28, 2019
Podcasting can be a great way to share your message with others, but for teachers it's also an excellent opportunity to grow in the classroom and share new things with your students. Ryan of the Classroom Brew podcast shares all about his podcasting journey and how he brings his new knowledge into the classroom.
October 21, 2019
Teachers take care of everyone... except themselves. Danna Thomas of the Happy Teacher Revolution believes that the key to being a great teacher is being a happy person. She shares her experiences and tips for maintaining your mental health when managing the stress of the classroom.
October 14, 2019
Teachers tend to be perfectionists, and not just in the classroom. When it comes to becoming an edupreneur, perfectionism becomes a mask to hide behind to keep you safe. But to start a side hustle that makes money, educators need to set aside their fear (masquerading as perfectionism) and start working towards good enough.
October 7, 2019
When teachers want to start a business outside the classroom, most choose to offer a service. The ladies from The Teacher Tote decided they wanted to create a product that would solve the problem of teachers carrying too many bags. What started with a minimal order and packaging bags in their basements became a beloved product in schools across the country.
September 30, 2019
Teachers are, by nature, care takers.  We often overlook our own needs in favor of the needs of our students, families, and communities.
September 23, 2019
Learning new facts and skills is a natural trait of most teachers, but when learning becomes a distraction from doing, it's time to step away from the book/ website/ tutor.
September 16, 2019
It's easy to get scared by all the things you could be doing in your business, but as Michelle shares, the fastest way to success is to take steady, consistent, baby steps.
September 9, 2019
Teachers need to step up to the plate when it comes to using our hard-earned skills to make some money to pay our bills or take our kids to Disney - and I agree!  Teachers often feel badly about the idea of making money, because we've fallen into the belief that we need to be broke in order to be a real teacher.
August 26, 2019
Side Hustle Teachers is back with more tips, more stories, and more guest experts!
May 13, 2019
Friendship and money might not mix, but but running a business with a friend can be a great way to make some extra cash. Art teachers, Lisa and Janell, have built a successful side hustle together over the last 20 years, and they're still going strong!
May 6, 2019
Teachers are amazing people. They can do basically anything they put their minds to. Yet they continue to sell themselves short when it comes to starting a business. Today we're cutting through the BS excuses teachers make as to why they can't start side businesses.
April 29, 2019
Michael Venn isn't a teacher in the traditional sense, but he is one at heart.  With his background in drama, he's been teaching people throughout his career and isn't slowing down anytime soon. He's had multiple side gigs, from teaching English oversees, to lemonade stand owner (this wasn't your neighborhood lemonade stand), to touring as a puppeteer, Michael has taken something from each of his experiences and learned how to spot opportunities many of us miss.
April 22, 2019
No matter what you're planning for your side hustle, whether it's working at home, running parties, or if you're looking to make some passive income, there are only 3 things your really need to get started.
April 15, 2019
Having a business doesn't have to be a distraction from your teaching career. There are side hustle options that allow you to work with your school, or other teachers, so you can grow as a teacher and a business person at the same time.
April 8, 2019
When you're a teacher, it's not just a job, it's who you are. So getting into the mindset of an entrepreneur can be a challenge. So today we're talking about steps teachers can take to get into the head space of being a business owner.
April 1, 2019
When looking to start or grow a business it's important to listen to your customers. After all you can't sell them something they don't want! Taking the feedback of your community is a great way to make movement you know they'll be excited about.
March 25, 2019
Imposter syndrome hits everyone at some point, especially when you’re trying something new!  Today we’re talking about how squash that doubting Thomas in your head so you move forward and be your awesome self.
March 18, 2019
Max Bawarski didn't start out looking to run a food truck business, but he followed his passion from one side hustle to another, all while teaching PE full time, and ended up with a successful business that now has 3 trucks and several employees.
March 11, 2019
What’s it really like to be a full-time teacher with a side hustle?  Today we’re exploring the realities of this non- 9-5 job and how we can make a business work.
March 4, 2019
Key Takeaways: Your first business doesn't have to be your life-long business Don't let perfectionism get in the way of what you have to offer Sometimes you have to let go of a business you like to grow a business you love Everything you do is adding to your skill, life hacks, and bag of tricks
February 21, 2019
What's stopping most teachers from starting a side hustle? They don't know what to do! In fact, many teachers think that they aren't qualified to do anything but teach. Not true, my friends! And today we're talking about how to uncover your Side Hustle talents.
February 21, 2019
Across America, teachers are starting businesses as a way to make more money, and they are KILLING it! In this episode we're going to explore why teachers make such good entrepreneurs!
February 21, 2019
Side Hustle Teachers are teachers who are looking for options. We want options for ways to make money because teaching doesn't pay the bills (or it does pay the bills, but it doesn't allow for nice things like vacations, a savings account, or heat). We want options for the future, because after experiencing the realities of the classroom for 5, 10, or 15 years, retirement feels reeeeeeally far off and we're not sure that we can make it. Read more at
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