Starting Your Own Tutoring Side Hustle

Starting Your Own Tutoring Side Hustle

Are you good at Math, History, Science, or Economics?  Maybe you speak a second language? Parents everywhere are busy! This is where you come in by offering your services to help with homework or tutor their students. This makes you an invaluable resource, and people are willing to pay for those resources, and this is how you get started with your own tutoring side hustle.

There are a few basics that apply to starting any side hustle.

  • Identifying a problem.
  • Solving the problem.
  • Selling your solution, by obtaining clients

Let’s chat about obtaining clients.

Create an ad. This could be a graphic image or just a short blurb about the services you are offering. Remember you could have the best service business in town but if people don’t know you exist you can’t sell your service.

Seek out local Mom Forums, Facebook groups, Craigslist, and post about your services.

Flier gyms, parks, and any other place you often see moms visiting.

Network. You never know when you’ll overhear a conversation, or be asked for advice on a subject that will lead to a sale. Keep your business cards on you at all times.

Word of mouth will eventually be your best marketing strategy. Happy clients who would like their friends to also utilize your services. So make sure you keep HAPPY clients!

There’s An App For That: Tutoring or Homework Help

  • TutorMe: This app connects students with certified tutors who can help with a wide range of subjects. The tutors are available 24/7, and students can access live help through the app’s chat feature.
  • Brainly: This app provides students with immediate homework help and explanations for a variety of subjects, including math, science, and history. Users can ask questions and receive answers from other students and experts in real-time.
  • Chegg: This app offers live homework help in a variety of subjects, including math, science, and engineering. Users can connect with tutors through the app’s chat feature and also access step-by-step solutions to problems.
  • Socratic: This app uses AI technology to provide students with instant homework help. Users can take a picture of their homework question and receive step-by-step solutions and explanations.
  • Photomath: This app allows students to scan a math problem and receive a step-by-step solution, as well as an explanation of the problem. It also includes a notebook where students can keep track of the problems they have solved.

It’s worth noting that most of these apps have a free version and also a paid version that grants access to more features and benefits.

Even though these apps exist many local parents won’t be aware they exist. Some may also prefer someone to come in person to tutor. These apps could also work to your benefit, you may be able to contact them and offer your services through the apps.

As with every side hustle make sure to keep your receipts. Track your supplies, mileage, and other expenses. You’ll also need to track your income from your side hustles so that you can file your taxes appropriately at the end of the year. Please consult your local tax professional for details.

Tutoring as a side hustle can be lucrative most tutoring rates start at $20 per hour. So if you’ve got the patience, knowledge, and communication skills this might be a great side hustle to add to your bag of tricks.


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