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We all love ways to earn extra money. I’m thrilled to be hosting Annelies from The Frugal Frenchie today, who has a great one that isn’t commonly considered. Here she is to tell us about tutoring as a side hustle.
My name is Annelies, coming over from The Frugal Frenchie blog, to talk to you today about a brilliant, easy side hustle: tutoring. I’m thrilled to be here, hope you will enjoy this blog post and come and say hi on my twitter afterwards; I’d love to know your thoughts!
What can you tutor?
This is one of the joys of tutoring. It’s a great side hustle as it can completely cater to your self-interests and strengths. You can teach academic subjects, languages or technical skills.
You can also teach different ages and via different forums: online, through a service, face-to-face, one-to-one or in groups.
What do you need to tutor?
Generally you need very little materials to tutor. If you are doing face to face sessions, you may have to invest in printed copies of worksheets and maybe little resources or rewards (stickers etc.) if you are tutoring children.
If you tutor online, your biggest investment is your time. Unless you pay for your resources from elsewhere, you will probably have to make resources, powerpoints or pdfs with your lessons on.
How can I become a tutor?
Unless you apply through a service, in which case you’ll have to be wary of possible commission, then you will need to advertise your services yourself.
This can be done through normal advertisement sites such as Gumtree, under the “services” section. If you would like to start straight away it might be worth investing in promoting or sponsoring those posts so more people see it.
Another great way to get the word out about tutoring is through friends and family. Particularly with academic services, you can advertise them before SATS or tests or GCSEs etc. There’s a big demand out there, particularly in older age groups when parents may no longer be able to help.
How much can you ask for?
This is very case specific. What are you teaching? What’s your experience? What’s your credibility and background? Who are you teaching?
For subjects that are in high demand, try and keep your rates competitive. For example, if you are teaching French to children, there is no point charging over £10 an hour if your only experience is being fluent. Aim for above the minimum wage but stay reasonable.
However, if you are teaching adult and specific skills, such as extra engineering help (random I couldn’t think of any), or statistics, then you can afford to charge more.
To spread the word, you could try and do friend discounts or agree to charge slightly lower if they can successfully refer other people your way.
That’s it, a super easy and quick way to make money. Brainstorm what you feel you are an expert in, even if it’s something creative or musical and see if you could invest the time to tutor in it! If you are interested in more money saving or money-making blog posts, feel free to check out my blog, The Frugal Frenchie and say hi on Twitter!
Thanks so much for sharing this information, Annelies.