Five Side Hustles for Working Woman 2020

A working mom and a side hustle.

Before I had kids, it was pretty easy for me to hustle as a working woman, specifically a working childless woman.  How can someone with a full-time job outside the home earn extra income? After having my twins I found five simple hustle ideas that work seamlessly with my career as a working woman and a mom. Now I can work without letting those daycare hours dictate when I have to stop with these five side hustles.

This list of five curated side hustles will give you some ideas on how to earn a little extra money, from the comforts of home. Not only can you make money, but you can make it relatively quickly. The money will be sent to you via PayPal within a week. I can put the ideas into your head, what you do with this (or how much money you generate) is up to you.  Before we begin, note that you will probably not make enough money to quit your job. However, you’ll make a few extra dollars to help with some bills or at the very least buy a happy hour cocktail (if your buying I’ll take a Cadillac Margarita please).

Usertesting 

If you have never heard of Usertesting, believe me, you are not the only one. Usertesting is probably the best web testing based website out there. If you want to get the particulars you can read my blog about Usertesting. I have made some extra money off of the website. It’s a great project for you to work on if you have a few hours alone. You will need a headset with a microphone. You will get several smaller surveys to see if you qualify for the larger survey. I’ve made a video about it so make sure you take a look. Usertesting can be unpredictable. But Usertesting is a website I’ve used on my own for about 18 months.

Intellizoom

Intellizoom is pretty similar to Usertesting but on a smaller scale. It is actually a little bit more user-friendly than Usertesting. However, the payout is smaller. Each survey will generate about two dollars. I have made money off of Intellizoom and I can vouch that you probably will too. Between Usertesting and Intellizoom, I think Usertesting has the potential for earning more money but Intellizoom has more surveys and web testing opportunities with a smaller payout.  

Instapanel

Out of all the websites listed Instapanel is my favorite. However, I would be doing you a disservice if I rated it as my favorite website to earn money on. Huh, What do you mean? I am going to get there, keep on reading!. Instapanel has a lovely setup, is super easy, and can even be a little on the fun side. Yet, Instapanel is like a needle in a haystack. It might not be there when you want it but it is always on time. Instapanel hardly ever needs participants. When I say hardly ever, you might get one invitation for a panel per season. However, when you do get that magic invite in your inbox, oh boy! Instapanel is an easy $20 and has super quick payment.

Amazon Mechanical Turk

I feel to truly understand Amazon Mechanical Turk you need a Ph.D. in the study of the side hustle.  It is like someone wrote a dissertation on how to side hustle and they had to defend their dissertation with this complex website.   It looks kind of intimidating. When you enter their portal there are tons of jobs. It is up to you to pick a job that is conducive to your skills. I can see a lot of potential to earn some money on Amazon Mechanical Turk. However, unless it’s a super simple job like taking a survey, I tend to think you probably should have a little bit more time to dedicate to Amazon Mechanical Turk.

Final Thoughts

What have been your experiences? Make sure you try them out and leave a comment below! If you haven’t done so already, make sure you are keeping up with my podcast, Teacher Ces Podcast. I go into more depth about my thoughts and feelings on these websites, plus it is a lot of fun too.

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Get Started Podcasting, 48 Hours or Less

Podcasting 101

Getting your podcast started in 48 hours or less sounds pretty lofty. However, it can be done! Podcasting can be simple if you know what to do and where to get started. If you have been pondering the idea of starting a podcast take a look at my infographic that can help you get started, quickly.

Getting Started

I started my podcast in less than 48 hours. Well, let me explain, the planning for my podcast took less than 48 hours. I am confident if podcasting was my full-time job, I would be able to pull off all these steps in about two days. Do you have a podcast? Are you in the planning stages? What is holding you up from actually putting out your podcast, so that the world can hear? Let me know in the comments below.

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Teachers Can Make Extra Money Without Working Harder Right Now!

Extra Income for Teachers

As a teacher, I am looking for opportunities to make extra money. Especially opportuities that allow me to think smarter, instead of harder. What does that mean? Well, it feels easy and it looks like I don’t have to leave the comfort of home in order to make a few extra dollars.

Back to the Grind

I have been back to work for over a month now. Inadvertently, I took this time period off to get reaclamated to the working mom life. Back to early mornings, getting kids up and off to school, traffic, and you know the rest.

Blogging and social media took a backseat to the job that pays the bills. I had classes to teach. Names to learn. Relationship to build and papers to grade. With school back in session, my teacher friends are looking at ways to make a little extra money.

My Story

After over a month, I have dedicated the time to get back on my independent grind. Let’s get down to business. The new theme is earning smarter not harder. When I was a new teacher, I (gasp) worked for free. I was the drill team coach and I remember working unpaid after school coaching the team for various parades and such. I dedicated three days, four and a half hours to this activity. I was working harder, for free . . . 

Don’t be like the young me!  Instead get paid from the comfort of your own home with Tinker Ed.

Tinker Ed

Tinker Ed connects education companies with teachers like you and I. Get paid for your opinion. How do I know this is legit? You guys should already know the answer if you’ve been following my page but I’ve got paid from this company before. I will respect my non disclosure agreement so just know you’ll be asked about your background in education and the grade you currently work with. You probably should be a computer with Wi-Fi too.

Register with Tinker Ed and don’t forget to leave a comment below to let me know what you think.

Summer Jobs for People Who Don’t Want to Really Work

Let me get this straight. It is summer you need or want a job, but you don’t want to work. This does not even sound possible. Well, it isn’t. The money will not fall from the sky. The money will not grow on trees. However, you can earn a little extra money from website testing. I have covered website testing on my blog before. Now you can have several options and earn a little extra income as well.

When you sign up for my newsletter, you will receive a small sample from websites that I have discovered that will pay you. Sign up for my newsletter to find out more.

Leave a comment to let me know what you think.

4 Secrets on How to Tutor Online Part-Time

Do you want to tutor online part-time?

Part-time online tutoring is the perfect side hustle job for someone looking for a part-time income. A part-time online tutor is a high demand job. Think about the next time you need to generate some extra income. Online tutoring will bring you a part-time income that can supplement your main income. There are lots of opportunities that will allow you to earn from home by sharing your knowledge with others.

Before we get into too many details about the jobs available. Let’s discuss how the two terminologies differ.  The word tutor is an informal term referred to a professional who offers remedial instructions in a particular subject. If you wish to go into this route, extensive knowledge of a specific subject. Such as mathematics, reading or language yet specialized training is not needed to become a tutor.

Tutors charge on an hourly basis and make money that ranges from $10- $75 an hour.  While on the other hand, a teacher is someone who is professionally trained. They teach a group of students. To qualify in this category, someone must be a graduate of a Bachelor’s Degree, a license to teach or a certification from the state.

Teachers pay varies depending on the grade level they teach, as well as other factors that are applicable to a particular state.

Getting Started

Having the best idea on how to have a good jump start will make the process easier. So, we are sharing to you this 4 simple steps to get you on the road.  Take note though that these steps are just a general guide and may vary from one company to another.

STEP#1: Look for a good company, and sign up as an online tutor.

This cannot be reiterated enough, do your research. Find the company that aligns best with your expectations and lifestyle. Make sure that the times that the company need tutors are the same times that work best for you. Since this is a standard procedure,  sign-up with the company and make sure that you provide all relevant information, profile photo or certificates.

STEP#2: Wait for the verification and approval of your profile.

There will be waiting! Sometimes the wait is a few hours, sometimes weeks. Having a backup plan would definitely be helpful. Also, make sure that you sign-up with more than one company. It is a must for the company to verify and approve your application, so perhaps that will help explain the wait. Once approved, your credentials and essential information will be visible to your students.

STEP#3: Familiarized the online tools used.

After being accepted as one of the company’s online tutors, a support team will train and walk you through the whole process. Additionally, you’ll learn about the tools that are used on the platform. It is advised for tutors who have a lot of information to take notes. Trust, this will help in the long run since you are tutoring alone and probably won’t have anyone to clarify any confusion when you are tutoring.  

STEP#4: Finally, start tutoring.

Depending on the business process of the company, at this point, after accomplishing those steps above, you are now ready to start tutoring and start earning that part-time income through your online tutoring platform. Make sure that you are organized. Utilize schedules and a planner (either online or via paper) to ensure that you stand out and keep the likelihood that students keep being tutored by you.   

STEP#5: Set up a Paypal account or any account that your company wants to send your payments.

To help you further here is a short list of companies that you want to try to establish your online career.

SmartThinking

You need to complete an online training course on skills and instructional practices. It requires nine hours per week as a minimum and paid hourly.

Sylvan Learning

They hire online tutors for Mathematics and Reading. To apply, you need to have an updated certification of teaching. A reliable and fast internet connection is also a must.

Tutor.com

A company who offers 24 hours, and 7 days a week service to students. To be part of the company, you need to fill out the form comprehensively and pass an extensive exam.  To learn more, please visit their website.

Class of 1

This company hires a home-based tutor for English, Mathematics, and Science. They also offer homework assistance to students. To qualify, you must be a college degree holder and a computer savvy.

Homework Tutoring

This gives services for homework help and online programs to students. Subjects are Biology, Chemistry among others.

Other articles you might be interested to read:

Online Tutor Jobs

All The Steps Needed To Start Your Online Tutoring Business

How to Become a Successful Online Tutor (Make an Extra $1,000 / Mo.)

Work From Home With These Online Teaching Jobs

Starting Your Online Tutoring Business

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