Selling your lesson plans
TeachersPayTeachers.com is a capitalist teacher’s dream. If you make good lesson plans and convert them into ones you want to share post them at TpT. It is easy to do.
Here is my interview with Dale Duncan on how he earns more than his teacher salary on TpT.
Building your own website/blog
Teachers can gain a lot from being online. Teachers are natural content producers. We talk and write all day. Of COURSE we can handle blogging.
To register a domain and get monthly hosting for your website I recommend using BlueHost.
On your new website you will want to use WordPress. It’s very simple and user friendly and there is a one-click option to set it up.
You will need a theme for your website next. This is like the skin, or user interface of your site. I recommend the Genesis framework where you can have very good control over your site and have a professional look and feel. A special deal for ProsperousTeachers.com readers is available here.
If you write an eBook or want to promote a service or lesson plan I recommend using LeadPages. They are fantastic! I use Leadpages to make the boxes in my sidebar that pop up when you click them.
Check out Fiverr if you need a logo, website or some other kind of technical work done that seems out of your league. It’s only $5 for most gigs and you have access to freelance in India, Pakistan, Europe, etc. They created my header, book covers, and more.
Canva.com is a tool for you if you want to create your own images with text on top. I use Canva to create the graphics in my blog posts.
Building an Online Course
I think teaching online is the way of the future. I created my first online course using Teachable.
It is FREE to create your own course and their site is very user friendly. Check out Teachable here.
A Massive Raise for Teachers
Teach and Earn More – My class that was mentioned in The New York Times. It seems crazy but teachers could earn hundreds of thousands of more dollars during the career.