20 Ideas for Making Money in the Summer Holidays

We’ve added 20 ideas for making money over the break until school starts again in the September.  One of the big downsides of supply work is when the schools close down for the summer holidays and you are left with 6 weeks of no work and no income.  These suggestions should keep you going until September.

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  1. Selling your teaching resources online can be a quick way of making money.  No doubt that working as a supply teacher you have produced lots and lots of resources! Why not earn money by selling these online? Sign up to both the Tes and Teachers pay teachers.
  2. Nursery or Community Care work.  Working parents will need additional childcare over the school holidays.  Try and Google local community care centres in your area and see what
  3. Sell Usbourne books.  Usbourne books are children’s books and offer support for you to resell their books through your own bookshop.  There are thousands of Independent Usborne Organisers across the UK.  They have a starter pack that you can sign up for to allow you to sell books at home, at toddler groups, pre-schools, schools, libraries, clubs, fêtes and fairs and online. They offer both free or discounted books. Usborne Publishing is respected as one of the top children’s publishers in the world. They give you the opportunity to share high quality children’s books and help you to develop a personalised bookselling service, passing on your knowledge, passion and advice on Usborne books.
  4. Become a Prison educator or adult educator. There are 124 prisons in the UK with 10-50 educators in each and roles needed include teachers and teaching assistants to offer learning support to offenders.  Many  have basic education skills functioning at primary school level.  Search for vacancies with your local council.
  5. During exam season, the exam boards will often advertise vacancies for examiners to mark examination papers. Check the exam board websites; AQA, Edexcel and OCR.
  6. Tutoring.  This can be done in person or online making tuition possible both locally and internationally. Try tutorhunt or First Tutors.
  7. Avon, Younique or Neal’s Yard consultant. Many beauty products often have a reseller or pyramid sales schemes where you can make money by selling their products. You can make plenty of money if you build up a big client base.
  8. Write an eBook on a subject or hobby you have.  Anyone can write and sell ebooks online. When you have created your ebook, format your ebook, proofread it, add a Cover that Sells, add your ebook to a website e.g. Amazon, promote your ebook, keep track of your sales. There’s never been a better time to self-publish and sell ebooks.
  9. Create an online course.  There are many all-in-one platform that makes it easy to create online courses, launch marketing campaigns, build landing pages, and design the perfect website. You can get started free for some too. Try Kajabi.
  10. Teach a Skill. If you have a hobby or something you are good at e.g. cooking, carpentry or knitting.
  11. Sell products on Amazon. Dropshipping allows online retailers to sell products that are manufactured and shipped by a manufacturer.  Instead of investing your money buying bulk inventory, like you would if you were wholesaling UK goods, you only pay for goods sold.  Oberlo is a popular site and offers support for budget-conscious, new e-commerce entrepreneurs.
  12. Arbritage betting is sports betting where you simultaneously place bets on all possible outcomes of an event at odds that guarantee profit, whatever the result of the event will be. These bets are also known as surebets, miraclebets, surewins or just arbs. There is some useful software online that you can use to help you identify good bets.
  13. Sell products on Amazon. You can buy or ship in products from China e.g. Alibaba.
  14. Starting a podcast isn’t difficult and there are many sites that will help you with topic ideas, podcast format, equipment selection, audio editing and submission to iTunes.  Try the podcast host.
  15. Social Media Manager. Many businesses are now making use of social media to promote their services or products but quite often don’t have the time or technical skills to manage their accounts.
  16. Facebook Ads Manager. Similar to number 15, advertising effectively on facebook can requires time and technical skills but can be learnt. If you’re experienced with facebook you can pick it up quickly. There are also many online tutorials to help you develop your skills.
  17. Information Product Reseller.  1,000’s of Private Label Rights (PLR) and Master Resale Rights (MRR) ebooks, Articles, Software and Videos, can be purchased and reselled to your customers.  First of all you buy the product, then you rebrand and resell it and make your own money. There are many sites that have these resell products for example www.plrproducts.com.
  18. Ad-hoc customer service live chat agent. This can also include moderating forums, chatting with customers, and managing communities. You can work from any private location with secure high-speed internet access. You select projects based on your own passions and schedule. Try Modsquad.com.
  19. Mystery Shopper.  Mystery shopping is a tool used by companies or regulatory institutions to measure the quality of service, compliance with regulation, or to audit the products and services available. As a mystery shopper you might be required to contact a call centre, access a website or make an enquiry on a social media page, visit a shop, purchase a product or have an advisor visit them at home. You will then be required to report back on your experience, providing video, audio or photographic evidence.
  20. Affiliate Marketing. Affiliate marketing is the process by which an affiliate earns a commission for marketing another person’s or company’s products. The affiliate simply searches for a product they enjoy, then promotes that product and earns a piece of the profit from each sale they make. There are lots of sites where you can sign up.

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Have a go at a few of these and see what works for you….. hopefully these ideas should keep you going over the Summer until the next academic year starts when our live vacancies will then be available on this site – Vacancies.