A+ A A-

Other Home Work Opportunities

  • Written by My Magic Money Tree

Make Money From Your Photographs


How to Sell Photographs Online
We all like to take snaps don't we? Even those of us who aren't very good at photography love to have a go at capturing a few special moments with our cameras and phones. 

But did you know that there are ways to make money from your photographs by selling them online? 

Yes, that's right, your photo back catalogue (and more to the point, your future photo catalogue) could earn you a few quid if you know the right websites to add them to. There are tons of people who need to use photos and images everyday on websites, in magazines and brochures, on posters and elsewhere - and they are willing to pay photographers for the right to use them. 

Now, don't get us wrong, unless you are a really exceptional photographer then you probably aren't going to make your millions selling your photographs online - but for any students with a bit of spare time, a decent camera and a good eye for a photo opportunity, selling photographs online can be a good way to make a bit of extra money without a great deal of effort.
How Can I Make Money From My Photographs Online?
camera photo
There are a few different ways you can make money online from your photographs and each method has advantages and disadvantages. Some people make money by building up a popular online portfolio of photographs and selling advertising space next to them. Another method is to sell your photos for use on merchandise such as t-shirts, cups and calendars. 

Other photographers build up a gallery and sell photographs directly to private clients - or make money from doing photo shoots once their name becomes well known. 

The disadvantage with most of these methods, though, is that you usually have to have quite a lot of experience in photography - and a large portfolio of images to display.

So ... what if you don't have thousands of fantastic quality photographs at your disposal? 

Well, one of the best ways for students to get started making money from photographs online is by taking advantage of stock photography websites. 

Once you've signed up with one of the stock photography websites, you simply upload some of your photos and submit them for approval. If some of your photographs get accepted and someone spots one of your photos and wants to buy it - or at least a license to use it - then you will get a cut of the sales value from the stock photography website.
Which Photography Websites Can I Make Money From?
There are tons of websites dedicated to buying and selling stock photography online - but a few of them stand out from the rest for a number of reasons. 
We've tried a few of the main stock photography sites - and we've listened to what other students and photographers have said about them all, and these are some of the most popular stock photography websites we've found. It is free to register with all these sites to sell your photos.
Royalty Free Images
Each stock photography website has slightly different rules and guidelines about what photographs they are looking for and what they will be willing to accept. For example, there are strict rules about ownership and copyright issues on any photographs you submit. 

If there are any recognisable people in your photographs then you will have to ask them to sign a Model Release allowing you to use them in the image for commercial purposes. Similarly, there are rules which will prohibit you from using photographs which contain certain building, logos and brands. 

Also, all of the different stock photography websites have their own commission rates and payment structures, so it's worth taking some time to read the small print to see which stock photography websites would most suit your style of photography - and which will make you the most money... 

Or if you would rather launch your own personal photography website to sell your photos online, check out SmugMug. You can get your photos into your own website shop without needing to know how to code.
How Much Can I Sell My Photographs For?
The simple answer to that question is ... 

... it depends! 

Sometimes payment for photo downloads via a subscription can earn you just a few cents. But, the cents can add up quickly if you manage to upload a substantial set of quality stock photographs over time. And some websites pay more for photographs after reaching different levels of downloads. For example, you could get more per download for a photograph that has been downloaded 5 times than one that has had just 1 download. 

Also, it's typical for sale prices to be higher if the purchaser buys a larger version rather than a smaller version of the photograph.
Diploma in Photography Shaw Academy

One more thing to consider is that some of the stock photography sites will pay you much more if you agree to submit photographs exclusively to their website and are accepted onto their exclusive programme. 

For example, iStockphoto pay up to three times more commission to their exclusive photographers. In addition to paying more per download to exclusive photographers, Dreamstime also pay an additional bonus for each and every photograph that their exclusive photographers successfully submit to the site. 

One of the great things about stock photography is that your portfolio can grow and bring you a residual income while you aren't even active on the website. The first photo you successfully upload could still be making you money in 10 or more year's time.
How Will I Be Paid?
Again, each stock photography website has its own rules for when and how payment is made. Usually you will have to reach a minimum threshold such as $100 dollars before you can request the money from them. 

Most of the sites will pay you out by a variety of methods such as Paypal, bank transfer or cheque.
Which Photographs Sell Well?
You'll probably have to learn to deal with a bit of rejection at the start of your stock photography career. Many of your photographs could well get rejected, but it may not be because your photography just isn't up to scratch. 

All of the stock photography websites have a very good idea which types of images their customers are looking for - so they won't just accept all of your photos if they don't think many people from their typical user base will buy them. 

You aren't going to get many photographs of you and your mates down the pub accepted to stock photography websites - that's just not the sort of thing that people tend to be looking to buy from stock photography websites.

Many people who purchase photos and images from the stock photography websites are looking for photos they can easily republish elsewhere. Lots of the most successful stock photography can involve very simple images on white backgrounds. 

For example, lots of people look for very simple photos or images of dogs or cats which they can Photoshop onto a different background. Quite often, the simpler the photograph, the more successful it will be on the stock photography sites. 

Over time, you will start to learn which of your images are selling in the highest volume - and for the most money - so you can start to build up your portfolio in a more targeted way.
Top Tips To Get Your Photographs Noticed - And Sold!
More and more people are finding out about how you can make money by selling photographs online - which means that you could face a lot of competition to get your photos noticed ... and sold! 

So, what can you do to help YOUR photo rather than someone else's photo get spotted and downloaded? 

Here are a few tips and tricks of the trade to help put you head and shoulders above some of the other contributors to stock photography websites: 
  • If you have your own website, blog, Facebook page, Tumblr, Twitter etc, then use those channels to promote your stock photography portfolio
  • Use good keywords to tag your photos and make sure they get found in searches
  • Check what your images look like at 100% before submitting them
  • Learn from failed submissions. Most websites give reasons why a particular photo was not accepted to their database. Take note and work on improving future photos
  • Touch up your photos with editing software - but not too much!
  • Use any blogs or communities on the sites to interact and promote your photos
  • Read the onsite blogs of photographers who are selling well on a particular site
  • Don't submit dozens of substantially similar photographs
  • Use Photoshop or similar software to remove backgrounds from some images
  • Join the stock photography website forums and make useful contributions
  • Go exclusive if you are happy to work with just one stock photography site
  • Add a few photos for free download just to get buyers into your portfolio
  • Reinvest your earnings in a better camera to increase your acceptance rate 
Why Not Get Started Right Now?
Now we've whetted your appetite for selling your photographs online through one of the stock photography websites, why not get started right away by signing up with the one or more of the sites we mentioned earlier?

Here they are again:
Royalty Free Images
What If I'm Just Not That Good At Photography?
If you want to improve your skills, there are plenty of cheap photography courses available from a photography masterclass to a Diploma in Photography with CPD Certification

If photography just isn't your thing, then there are lots of other ways to make money from home as a freelancer. 

You can fill out paid surveys to earn a few quid - or check out our complete guide to online freelance work now for other opportunities.
  • Written by My Magic Money Tree

Translation Work

Translation Work From Home

These days, more and more people are starting to think outside the box and come up with alternative, creative ways to replenish dwindling bank accounts by earning some legitimate extra funds and working from the comfort of their own home.

Check out our other posts providing tips and ideas for making cash by working from home. People of all ages can use their skills to earn money without working to a set number of hours per week in a place of employment, meaning part time work from home jobs can be the ideal solution for anyone who needs to be flexible with how they spend their time. Any spare evenings or weekends can be monetised by taking on extra projects at home. 

In the 21st century, it’s likely that most people at least have access to either a PC, a laptop or a notebook and will also have access to the internet either in their own home or in a designated wifi area in for instance a local library or Internet cafe. A laptop of some description and an internet connection opens up a lot of avenues for anyone looking for ways to earn money. Typing projects such as transcription work are popular part time jobs.

Other flexible, part time projects that can be taken on are taking paid surveys or website testing . And if it’s a bit of passive income that someone would like to earn, selling photos online is another option.

Are You Fluent In More Than One Language? Have You Considered Translation Work From Home?
This is another skill people can make use of when trying to think of ways to earn extra income by working from home. People with a qualification in another language or who are multilingual by birth can make money by taking on translation projects in their specialist language. Translation work is a good option for people of all ages with English as a first or second language. Anyone with a sound knowledge of more than one language can take advantage of the many translation projects that may be available to them. 

Who Can Take On Translation Work From Home?
If you are eligible to work in the United Kingdom and you are confident in a second language, then you can work from home doing translation work. There are lots of benefits to taking on part time, flexible translation projects at home but someone who does this work needs to make sure they get the financial benefit. 

Working from home doesn’t necessarily pay very well as there is generally a lot of competition for projects - but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t value your time. Make sure that: 

a) the translation job is legitimate 
b) you are going to get paid at the end of it, and that 
c) your pay is going to be at least the national minimum wage

What Skills Are Needed To Do Translation Work From Home?
Knowledge of more than one language 
The UK is increasingly culturally diverse and there is a growing need for translators in many industries. Obviously, it goes without saying that knowledge of more than one language is essential to undertake translation work from home 

A recognised qualification for work with government agencies 
Those who wish to do translation work for government agencies will need a recognised qualification in translation but that doesn’t mean people who don’t have a qualification cannot get work. These days, there are many private agencies, companies and outlets who need all types of translation. (See section below on ‘Who Offers Translation Work?’) 

Skill with the written word - both reading and writing 
Translation is different to ‘interpreting’ in that interpreting deals with speaking and listening. Interpreters need to work out, on the spot, what another person is saying. Translation usually deals with reading and writing rather than speaking, and knowledge of another language is only a small part of being a translator. 

Anyone who wishes to work from home need to be able to truly understand the text in front of them. What is the point of the text? What is the author of the text trying to convey? What is the tone of the message the author is trying to convey? 

So translation isn’t just a case of writing down, word for word, what the author has written. Once the message and the tone has been ascertained, a good translator needs to convey that using suitable words and sentences in the language they are translating too. How often have you heard people say, “It doesn’t translate well”? A good translator needs to choose appropriate words and phrases to make sure the intended message is conveyed to readers. They need to make that it not only translates, but that it translates well. 

How Are Your Time Management Skills? 
As a person working from home doing translation work, although you may only be working part time flexible hours for some extra cash to fund your lifestyle, remember that someone on the other end is waiting for your completed translation. Make sure you have the time to complete the project while meeting your other commitments. For some languages, competition for projects can be stiff and a good reputation for timely and accurate completion can go a long way in helping you secure future work. 

Research Skills 
Sometimes, documents will have specific technical or legal language that must be carefully researched to ensure the correct and most appropriate translation of the text. As well as particular phrases, you may also be required to carry out background research around the topic to gain a better understanding of the documents you are translating. Much of this research can be done on the internet, but you may also have to liaise with experts in the field to make sure you provide an accurate translation. 

Communication Skills 
Even if it is only short, fast turnaround projects, anyone undertaking translation work from home needs to be able to communicate well with the client they are working for - informing them of expected finish date or clarifying any issues that may arise. Those working with translation agencies and other freelancing agencies are usually provided with ‘chat rooms’ via the agency for this type of communication. 

Which Languages Are In Demand?
If you know any other language or languages, then it is always possible to find work from home as a translator. However, some languages are in more demand than others when it comes to translation work. 

Someone with a sound knowledge of any of the languages of the European Union and the United Nations are likely to find work translating documents. Eastern European languages are increasingly in demand in the UK, particularly Polish. Arabic, Russian, Spanish and Chinese are also growth areas. 

For anyone with a command of obscure or niche languages, then it could be more difficult to find regular work, but you might be able to force higher wages for your particular knowledge base. 

What Types Of Translation Projects Can You Expect?
Most translators work from home and work on a variety of projects. Most projects tend to be:
  • scientific documents
  • technical documents
  • legal documents
  • commercial documents
  • financial documents
  • educational documents
  • travel and tourism documents
  • personal accounts and product reviews (see ‘Blogging’ below in the section ‘Who Offers Translation Work?’)
What Are The Benefits Of Doing Translation Work From Home?
Flexibility With Time 
Perhaps one of the major benefits and attractions for anyone working from home is flexibility with time.
Llife is packed with all sorts of commitments and translation work from home means you can choose when you are available and when you are busy, unlike some part time jobs where you need to work fixed hours on fixed evenings and weekends.

During quiet times when you might have a bit of extra time on your hands, this is when you could maybe take on larger translation tasks or, if you are just starting out and trying to build up a reputation, you can take on the emergency, quick turnaround tasks that other more established translators may not have the time or the inclination to take on. This is the time to start building up your reputation. 

Flexibility With Work 
And flexibility with time means you also have flexibility with work. If you only want to work flexible hours as you have a "day job", some translation agencies have a system where you can pick and choose the jobs you take on. If one isn’t in your area of expertise, you don’t need to put yourself forward for it. Maybe a particular project looks like it might be too demanding of your time or too difficult - these are the jobs you can leave alone and wait for one to suit you to come along 

Of course, the flip side to this is that other people who want to do part time translation work might be applying for all the same, easier looking jobs as you, so there may be more competition for them. That’s why it’s essential to make sure you finish any jobs you do win both accurately and on time so that you build up a good reputation and get requested to do future projects. 

Translation Work Looks Good On Your CV 
Working from home doing translation work doesn’t need to be seen as a means to an end. Just think how good this type of work would look on your CV when you start to think about a career or job change.

You don’t have to be applying for a career in translation, it can be in any type of job, and your future potential employer is going to be impressed to see evidence of your abilities with other languages. Many companies are global these days and, whatever job you are applying for, your extra skills might just push you above a rival candidate. 

You Can Build Up Your Portfolio 
You can use your part-time translation work that you do from home to build up your portfolio. This will enhance your application for vacant posts and could make it easier for you to get your foot on the career ladder as a translator. 

Who Offers Translation Work?
If you think you have what it takes to complete translation projects from home then there are many outlets out there that can provide texts for you to translate. As we said above, make sure the translation jobs are legitimate and that you are guaranteed payment at the end of it. 

Translation Agencies 
These days there are many online translation agencies that you  can register with to start building up your portfolio doing small translation projects from home. These agencies, such as gengo for example, are convenient as they allow the flexibility most people need. 

You are able to pick and choose the projects you want to take on and the agency will look after payments from the client and making sure you receive your money at the other end. 

General Freelancing Agencies 
For translation or other online freelancing work you can do from home, there are many agencies with which you can register and bid on projects. Some of the biggest of these are Freelancer and Upwork. The more work you get with agencies like this, the more you build up your profile, making it easier for you to get future translation work. 

As we said above, to work for the UK government providing translation services, it’s likely that you will need a formal qualification to show you are capable of doing the work. The UK government needs to be able to provide services to people in a large number of languages and a lot of this work is outsourced to external agencies so there may be work available through these. 

Private Companies 
Because of the internet, it’s now easier for even smaller companies to operate in many countries, so they too need to be able to display their products on their website in various languages. There may be translation work available to translate the whole content of a company’s website into another language. 

You could actually be very proactive about this and try to find opportunities where you know a particular company is trading in another country, yet they haven’t adapted their website to help that country’s consumers to understand their products and systems. If you approach companies like this and offer them your translation services then there is a strong chance that you will be able to persuade them of the value you could provide. 

A good way for someone to build up experience in translation work is to get a bit creative and think about the types of people who may need work translating. An example of this is bloggers. There are millions of bloggers out there and some of those bloggers make a career from their work. 

To grow their site, many are now wanting their blogs translated into other languages. Join groups on Facebook, get yourself a profile on LinkedIn, follow lists on Twitter and get to know which bloggers might be interested in your services. Obviously, some of these types of jobs will also come up via the freelancing agencies, so keep an eye out for them if you think is something you might be interested in. 

How Do I Work Legitimately?
Anyone working from home needs to make sure their work is legitimate to avoid falling foul of the law and the taxman. For further information, read these two articles on Part Time Jobs And The Law and Tax. There are also tips in these about your entitlements regarding part time employment and the amount of tax you may be able to claim back. 

  • Written by My Magic Money Tree

Typing Work And Transcription Jobs

Would You Like To Work From Home Typing?

It’s a fantastic thought, isn’t it, working flexible hours from home? Earning a bit of extra money in your own time without having to leave the house. No petrol costs, no train or bus fares, no traffic queues or having to come home alone late at night. No scraping the frost from the windscreen at 7am, no having to say to your friends that you can’t go out to the latest student night at a club in town because you’ve got to go to work. 

Can you type? Most probably. A typing job could be the answer to your conundrum of wanting to work from home but not knowing what type of work to do. University students can earn (no doubt much needed) extra cash by simply typing from home for a few hours a week and the beauty of it is you get to choose your working hours. So if you’ve got lecture and seminar commitments, essays to write, friends to meet, bars to go to, you can factor all that in and use the rest of the time to earn extra money from home by sitting, well, wherever you like, and typing.


Take Note Ltd
What Types of Typing Work Can I Do From Home?
Many typists who work from home do transcription work. Transcription jobs are where you are given a piece of audio to listen to and you need to type up what is being said, sometimes word for word, sometimes just the key points. There are many transcription firms that take on lots of audio from clients (such as researchers, doctors, and lawyers) and then send those audio files out to home transcriptionists who transcribe it before returning it to the transcription company. Take Note are one such company, offering typing jobs from home ideal for students. 
What Skills Are Needed To Be A Transcriptionist?

So how do you get home transcription jobs in one of these remote transcription teams? Some have a few requirements and then you simply sign up and wait for your first audio to arrive. But the success of these transcription companies is down to your skills as a transcriptionist so you need to be competent and organised in a few areas: 

Have you got a good command of the English language? Well, if you’re a university student, your English is going to be of at least a satisfactory standard. 

How is your spelling and grammar? Be honest with yourself here. Even the best of students and graduates can have problems with spelling and grammar. If it’s not up to scratch, completed transcripts that are full of spelling errors could be sent back to you for correction. A few hours typing work can turn into many hours and possibly result in you missing a deadline and no pay. 

How fast can you type? Some companies have a minimum speed requirement. Take Note, for example, have a minimum speed requirement of 70 words per minute. Other companies won’t stipulate a typing speed so this could give you a foot in the door if you think you can’t match a high word per minute count. It’s worth bearing in mind, however, that if you are slow at typing, transcription jobs may not be for you. You might not be able to reach tight deadlines and the slower you type, the more your hourly pay rate decreases because you are taking so long to type the words. 

Are you really available at the times you’ve said you’re available? Transcription companies work to tight deadlines and could send you some audio through to transcribe with a fast turnaround. This is fine if you’re sat at home, waiting for potential work, but if you decide to go out with friends, after saying you are available, you need to let the company know. Generally, you will only need to commit a few hours per week so it is very easy to fit a home typing job in around your studies.



What Equipment Do I Need For Transcription Jobs From Home?
Obviously, for a transcription job you are going to need a laptop or PC. You will also need some comfortable earphonesand preferably a quiet room so you can concentrate on what is being said. A fast internet connection is necessary so you can email your attachments and also download any audio sent to you. 

Sometimes, transcription companies use their own software but if you decide to start doing any of your own freelance transcription work, Express Scribe is an invaluable piece of software that makes it easy to stop, start and rewind the audio. It also has lots of other useful features. 
Is There A Minimum Age For Typing From Home Jobs?

No, which makes home based typing jobs a great option for students of all ages! However, some transcription companies require their remote typists to have educational qualifications such as GCSE English or a degree.


How Much Can I Earn Working From Home Typing?
Rates of pay for transcription jobs vary greatly between different companies and some will increase your pay as you become more experienced or if you can produce a quick turnaround for an emergency piece of work. As a general guide, you can expect to earn around £15 per hour for a typing job from home.
1,000's of jobs on oDesk

Some transcription companies pay by the audio hour (which is why it’s beneficial to have a good typing speed), others pay by the audio minute or by the page. Being paid by the page is useful if someone is a very fast speaker. You will be paid more for your typist work. 

You should NOT be charged for registering with a transcription service for an online typing job. Steer clear of any company that charges you because they are probably a scam. 

If you are a busy student or graduate and want to be completely flexible, doing bits of your own freelance transcription on an ad hoc basis, read our E4S page about useful Tips for Online Freelancing. This page gives you some online freelancing agencies for finding home typing jobs and other freelancing work you could take on from the comfort of your own home, and gives you some tips about how these sites work. From these freelance sites, you will also get a good idea of the current going rates for online typing jobs.


Work From Home Typing Jobs
Typing jobs from home are available all year round, so you can apply now! Search the latest typing jobs below or have a look at the Take Note profile for more information.
  • Written by My Magic Money Tree

Part Time Tutoring Jobs

How To Find Tutoring Jobs  
Tutoring work is great for students since it’s very flexible and pays well. It is also more than likely that you already have some sort of specialist area in a particular subject that someone else will pay money to be taught about. 

It can be a language of which you have a good command - be that English or a foreign language - or you can tutor in many other disciplines such as law, science, geography or maths. 

People look for tutors for all sorts of reasons - to boost their chances at exams such as the 11+, GCSE’s or A-Levels, to pass entry tests for universities, or simply to expand and improve their knowledge purely for the sake of learning something new. The number of teenagers having extra tuition at home has increased steadily over the last few years, particularly in London, so the tutoring job opportunities are definitely out there to be found. 

If you have knowledge and you can impart it in an eloquent way, then you have the basic skills needed to be able to make good money as a tutor on a part time basis while you are studying yourself. 

Traditionally, tutoring jobs have always been on a face to face basis. However, the rise of the internet has brought opportunities for students to work in purely online tutor jobs. 

In this article, we will be concentrating on the more traditional form of offline tutoring where you will be in the same room as the person you are tutoring.
Explore Learning

Who Can Do Tutoring Work?
One of the great things about working as a tutor is that you can start young. As the old saying goes, “if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.” 

Another thing to note about tutoring work is that you don't necessarily need a teaching qualification or a degree to pick up some decent work. If you have decent GCSE grades then there is tutoring work available (usually with younger children aged 5-14). 

That said, the more qualifications, knowledge and experience you have, the more opportunities you will be able to find, and the more money you will be able to earn. 

If you are going to tutor anyone under 18 then you will also need to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
London's Learning
The Tutor Pages

What Kind of Tutoring Jobs Are Out There?
There are 3 types of tutoring job you can choose from:
  1. Private tutoring jobs - otherwise referred to as home tutoring or personal tutoring jobs, private tutors tend to go to the student’s home to tutor them, often on a one to one basis. Tutoring agencies can help tutors find clients for personal tutor jobs. Unless you live in a city with great public transport links, you will probably need access to a car to be a home tutor.
  2. Tuition centre jobs - tutoring firms who run tutoring courses / classes in community centres or schools for a couple of hours in the evenings and / or at weekends. Tutors tend to teach small groups of 4-7 students aged 5-18 years old. Most subjects will be taught including literacy and numeracy. These firms tend to offer in-house training to their tutors so they are a great way of getting regular work and receiving tutoring training.
  3. Online tutor jobs - work for online tutoring companies who stream classes over the internet so you can work as a tutor from the comfort of your own home.
  4. After School Club Tutor jobs - bring subjects to life for a small group of children in after school tutor clubs. See Magical Maths for an example of this type of tutoring job.
So, You Say Tutoring Work Is Flexible?
Yes, it most definitely is. If you can find a private client to tutor then you should have no problem fixing up a schedule of one to one sessions which is convenient for both parties. 

You can tutor in the evenings, at weekends or exclusively in the holidays so that the tutoring work does not interfere with your own education. 

Even if you find a position with a professional tutoring company, they should still be able to arrange hours that fit around your lifestyle.
Tackle social and educational inequality with City Year

How Can A Tutor Job Help My Long Term Career?
Obviously, if you are thinking about a long-term career as a teacher then tutoring will help you pick up some of the skills you will be using every day. The hands-on experience you can gain as a student tutor while still at college or university could be very valuable when you actually start applying for teaching positions. 

Even if you don’t fancy a career as a teacher, then the skills you hone and develop as a tutor are very transferable to other spheres of work. Being able to explain ideas in a simple way so that people understand is a quality that is highly valued by almost every business in the world.

How Much Money Can I Make From Tutor Jobs?
Tutoring jobs tends to pay very well on average. It obviously depends on how you find the tutoring work and how much money your student wants to spend on learning whatever it is that you can teach them. 

Tutoring work, however, tends to pay relatively more than many other sorts of student jobs you can find at college or university. One hour sessions for highly-sought after disciplines can earn you upwards of £30. If you are still studying and get tutoring jobs through an agency then you will probably earn in the region of £10-£14 per hour. 

Become a private tutor

How Can Students Find Tutor Vacancies?
Student tutoring jobs are a really well paid work option and can be done part time during term time around your studies, or over the holidays. 

It is quite possible to find tutoring opportunities just by asking around college or university. Maybe your teachers, tutors or lecturers will know of some potential students for you to approach. 

Likewise, ask your friends and family if they know of anyone looking for a tutor in the subject areas that you can teach. 

Let students find you by registering a tutor profile on online tutor boards like www.tutorfair.com and Superprof, or respond to current vacancies on The Tutor Pages list of private tuition jobs

Check the local newspapers and noticeboards in shops and other places where someone may have placed an advert requesting the services of a good tutor. 

There are also a number of specialist companies which act as middlemen to match tutors with the right skills to the people who would like teaching. Also, there are some tutoring firms which recruit tutors on a permanent basis to teach their own clients. 

A few companies that students might be able to find tutoring work with include:
  • Explore Learning - maths and english tutor jobs for GCSE qualified tutors to teach kids aged 5-14 in tuition centres across the UK
  • London's Learning - private tutoring jobs in London for graduates, usually on a one to one basis in client's homes across most subjects
  • Superprof - the largest community of private teachers in Europe. Become a tutor and advertise your services for free in over a thousand disciplines.
  • The Tutor Pages - award-winning online publication where you can learn how to tutor successfully, reply to tutor vacancies and advertise yourself as a UK-based private tutor
  • Learner Lane - tutor in London with the help of Learner Lane. Find clients and manage your schedule with a personalised dashboard
  • Excel2learn - English and maths tutoring jobs for GCSE, A-Level or degree qualified tutors to work at study support centres in Bolton and Westhoughton
  • Saturday Schools - tutor jobs in London at schools across the capital on a saturday morning teaching kids aged 4-18 in core subjects paying £10-14 per hour. Minimum qualification: A-Level or equivalent
  • The uTutor Company - part time tutoring jobs in the Cardiff area for undergraduate students and graduates
  • Talented Tutors - private tutoring jobs in London for graduates who can teach subjects like Maths, TEFL, English, Science, 11+ Exams, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, 7+ Exams and 13+ Common Entrance exams
  • Able Tutors - north west London tutoring job agency hiring graduate private home tutors with experience to teach a wide range of subjects to primary school children up to A-level students
  • Tutor Doctor - home tutor jobs in the Surrey area to work 1:1 with students at all levels in all subjects. Must have subject matter expertise but previous experience not essential
  • Tutors United - specialise in providing affordable private tutoring to 8-11 year olds from low income and migrant backgrounds. Running their services from various sites across the UK, with plans to expand further in 2016, Tutors United have already won several awards along the way!
Some of these companies have current tutoring positions available, so if you think tutoring work is for you, click through to the company profiles above.
  • Written by My Magic Money Tree

Network Marketing

Build A Business With Network Marketing

We've all heard of Tupperware parties and the Avon lady!  These are examples of network marketing. There are plenty of companies who will pay you commission for joining a sales team and building a team below you (you will earn commission on their sales and bonuses for hitting sales targets too) either by holding a party in your own home, at other people's homes or selling their goods in other settings where people sell things such as craft fairs or just by asking a local venue if you can set up a stall there. You can fit running the business around your studies or kids or to earn a bit extra in retirement and even do it to boost your income from a "normal" job working hours that suit you. Some can be run entirely on the internet too.

I've had success with a few different programs over the years but had to give up when ill health affected my ability to get out and about.

I'll post a list of some of the most popular and well paid opportunities soon.


We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of this site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

  I accept cookies from this site.
EU Cookie Directive plugin by www.channeldigital.co.uk