There are currently tens of thousands of teachers running successful businesses in this country. Some are tutors, web designers, landscapers, painters, real estate investors, golf course owners, etc. Most of these people have greater financial security and greater peace of mind than you currently possess. You could be one of them. The only thing holding you back is fear! You really have nothing to fear, many of the skills you’re currently using to run your classroom are transferable to a business environment. Essentially you’re already running a business, the business of your classroom. Unfortunately, that business doesn’t pay very well. Read on to find out why you should start a teacher side hustle with confidence.
Get Over The Fear
When I talk to aspiring Teacher Entrepreneurs about starting a side hustle many of them site fear as the number one reason they haven’t started yet. Fear of failure, fear of embarassment, fear of selling, fear of selling and lack of formal business training. Don’t let those fears control you. A successful business is like a successful lesson, it starts with a plan. If I know you, and I think I do, you know a thing or two about planning. Being a Teacher Entrepreneur transformed my life and I know it can transform yours. After several years of running my business on the side I was able to take it full time. Now, I’m in control of my time and my finances. I want you to experience the same kind of freedom that I have. I want to give you a gift. I’ve written an eBook just for you. It will walk you through the steps of starting your own business. Click the link to get your free copy of Becoming A Teacher Entrepreneur: 5 Simple Steps To Starting Your Own Business. This eBook will show you that there is nothing to fear.
I hope I’m starting to convince you that you have nothing to fear. Let me take it a step further. Many of the skills that you already possess are transferable to a business environment. I’ll bet you possess most if not all of the traits in the following list:
- Experienced planner
- Well organized
- Excellent communicator
- Professional appearance and demeanor
- Service oriented
- Skilled at time management
- Problem solver
- Skilled record keeper
Don’t those sound like the traits of a successful business owner. I know many successful business owners who have fewer of those skills than you have. If they can do it, you can too.
When I talk to Teacher Entrepreneurs that have taken the leap and started their own business most share the same regret, “I wish I would have started sooner.”
You’re Already Doing It!
Think about what you did today in your classroom. You managed multiple projects, served a diverse group of clients, managed timelines, provided excellent service and kept great records. Tell me how that is different than running a business. The difference is, right now you are doing it for the school district and they control your pay. If you started performing the same tasks in your own business you would be in control of your income. I know that idea is both exciting and scary, but I’m not saying to jump in with both feet. Start a business. Start small, nights, weekends, summer break. See how it grows. Think of the impact it can have on your life.
A Game You Can Win
I want to see you be successful and I know you can be. Starting a teacher side hustle is a game changer and one that will help you win the game. You can be in control of your finances, have peace of mind and live better than you imagined. You can achieve all of this by banishing your fear and using skills that you already have to run your own business. You’re already running a successful classroom which we’ve already seen has a lot of similarities to a successful business. Don’t let fear control you. I’ve already offered you a free gift that will show you the steps to take. You know the steps, you have the skills, you want the rewards. What is holding you back? Don’t let fear win. Start today. Achieve the financial security and peace of mind that you have always wanted. You’ll be the envy of your colleagues. Start today.