Learning What I’m Worth

Worth (1)There is lots of excellent advice on the interwebs about being paid properly. Some of it is polite; some quite frank. Whether you want to carefully document the reasons why you deserve a raise or boldly start adding zeroes to your hourly rates, it’s important to be paid fairly. I know. You know. We all know. Why then, dear readers, am I so adept at taking one step forward and one step back? Continue reading “Learning What I’m Worth”

Learning What I’m Worth

Am I Hustling Too Hard?

Too Much (1)At the beginning of the summer, I outlined my grand plans to earn extra income this summer. And grand they were. Summer school wraps up today, and I only have two more meetings on the docket. Thanks to all of my school-related side hustling, I’ll have clocked in just shy of $3500 after taxes. That doesn’t even include the money I made tutoring or contributing to Tip Yourself. For someone who is hellbent on crushing her mortgage, you’d think I’d be pretty content. But I can’t help but wonder if I’ve been hustling too hard. Continue reading “Am I Hustling Too Hard?”

Am I Hustling Too Hard?

How I’m Hustling This Summer

 

Summer“You only work nine months out of the year.” “You get the entire summer off.” There’s a lot of misinformation floating around the universe in terms of what teachers do during their time off. So, I thought maybe I’d set the record straight, at least partially. 

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have any vacations planned. In fact, we’re dashing off to Vegas for a few short days right before summer school starts. Costa Rica is also on the horizon. In addition to travel, I’ll spend countless hours preparing for next school year. In the past, I’ve never clocked the hours, but this summer, I think I will. In addition to traveling and lesson planning, a big chunk of my summer will be spent hustling. Continue reading “How I’m Hustling This Summer”

How I’m Hustling This Summer

Why I Quit My Highest Paying Side Hustle

QuitI am not a quitter. At least, I wasn’t. Not until about two weeks ago. A combination of factors collided in such a way that I realized walking away from $400 a month was the smartest decision I could make. So I quit my highest paying tutoring gig.

As a tutor, I deal primarily with students. That’s where my passion is. And I’d like to think that after nearly a decade in the classroom, there really isn’t a parent or guardian that I can’t handle. But in this case, I met my match. Continue reading “Why I Quit My Highest Paying Side Hustle”

Why I Quit My Highest Paying Side Hustle

4 Tips to Earn Four Figures a Month Tutoring

TutoringLooking to get started as a tutor? Tutoring is a terrific side hustle that can net you anywhere from $20 an hour to over $90 an hour, depending on the areas of your expertise and the going rate in your town or city. In fact, at one point, I was earning over $1000 a month from my side hustle. I’ve scaled back considerably since then, but it is still one of my favorite side income streams.  If you’re looking to establish yourself as a tutor, keep these four tips in mind: Continue reading “4 Tips to Earn Four Figures a Month Tutoring”

4 Tips to Earn Four Figures a Month Tutoring