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Many teachers and students nationwide are undoubtedly celebrating the start of summer break. But, like many students getting summer jobs, a lot of teachers are looking for ways to make extra cash over the summer.

In our previous blog post, 5 Ways Subs Can Make Extra Income Over the Summer, we gave you some ideas on how you could earn money over the summer. We thought we’d expand on our list and talk about 5 more ways substitute teachers can earn money this summer.

Sell Your Lesson Plans

Teachers Pay Teachers is a great place to find classroom resources, insights, and knowledge from others in the profession. It’s also a great place to sell your lesson plans to other teachers. Simply upload your original lesson plan along with any resources a teacher needs to teach your lesson. Then, when someone downloads your lesson, you get paid! Visit to learn more.

Drive for Uber or Lyft

Driving for a ride-sharing company like Uber or Lyft can be a great way to make money on the side. The job offers the flexibility to make your own schedule, much like substitute teaching. Before you dive in, do some research on the requirements for working for one these companies and be aware of the risks involved.

Get a Temp Job

If the typical “summer job” isn’t your thing, then temporary or contract work could be right up your alley. This is a great way to work a 9-5 job without committing for more than the summer. It may be a challenge to find something that fits your needs, but temp jobs can be a wonderful way to earn extra cash this summer. Our sister company Morgan Hunter is a great resource for those looking for temp jobs. Visit to check out our temporary openings or submit your resume for consideration. If your qualifications match what they are looking for, they will contact you with some opportunities for the summer.


Many parents will be looking for childcare this summer while their kids are home from school, and who better to watch their kids than a substitute teacher! Nanny Nexis is a great local Kansas City resource for those looking for a nannying gig this summer. It may also help to have some references, so get those together before you apply.

Dog Walking

Dog walking is not only a great way to earn extra income over the summer, you will get some good exercise as well. Check out websites like Rover and Wag to find out how you can become a dog walker over the break.


Hopefully this gives you some ideas for making money this summer. Have an awesome summer break! We look forward to seeing you next school year.

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