Welcome to day 5 of our Side Hustle Series where we uncover the secrets to financial independence. I hope you've enjoyed these emails and blog posts as much as I've enjoyed writing them.
But enough chit-chat; let's talk about my current side hustles. I may no longer be an elementary teacher by day, but I'm still dancing with my side hustles. Fifteen years ago, I wanted to teach part-time; today, I'm a business owner. No matter where you are, there's always room for something on the side that brings you wealth and joy. Bonus points if it's passive, like my condo rental and stock investments - they'll be around for the long haul, leading to financial freedom.
I'm all about Erin Kent Consulting and the Modern Classroom Project. These side hustles allow me to work from home, have a balanced life with my family, travel internationally and have the space and funding for entrepreneurship.
Did you know that Erin Kent Consulting offers facilitation in six languages, has 40+ global consultants and has served 300+ international schools? If you have yet to hear of Erin Kent, I highly recommend joining her Facebook group and becoming a part of her amazing PK-12 community of educators. Trust me, she rocks! Check out https://www.erinkentconsulting.com/ to learn more.
As a consultant with Erin Kent Consulting, I've worked with the Carol Morgan School in the Dominican Republic three times this school year and am currently planning my fourth. Each visit is customized to the needs of the teachers, and it's been incredibly rewarding for everyone involved. I have the autonomy to customize the experience with a fantastic set of resources, both human and digital. This side hustle brings me joy and income, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it. Making a significant impact on our future through literacy is important to me.
The Modern Classroom Project's mastery-based, blended, self-paced learning model has teachers enjoying teaching more (85%), planning to continue adopting these practices for their entire careers (94%), and feeling more optimistic about the future of education (85%). I taught 5th and 6th-grade math using this model and fell in love with teaching again. So, becoming a mentor for them was a no-brainer. It's an honor to be an online mentor and coach and learn from the fantastic team at The Modern Classroom Project. Check out https://www.modernclassrooms.org/ to learn more.
These two side hustles and my online business have given me the freedom to work from home, travel internationally, and have space and funding for entrepreneurship. I'm sticking with all three for a while! 🙏
I hope you've enjoyed this five-day series, and if you missed any days or want to read about a side hustle again, all five days are on my blog.
As a reminder, here's a review of the topics we covered:
Day 1: Saving with Sybil - Couponing Blog
Day 2: Upselling baby and kids' toys and teaching night classes
Day 3: Renting our Mountain condo out as a short-term rental and investing in the stock market
Day 4: Selling teaching resources on TPT that I was already making anyway
Day 5: Online mentoring and literacy consulting internationally
Thanks for joining me on this journey. I hope this series has inspired you to find a side hustle that brings you joy and wealth and that you've gotten to know me better.
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