So, you're a teacher... but not really. It's cool! I get it! English + passport + a college degree = open doors to a variety of countries throughout Europe and Asia. The English teaching business is always hiring, especially in Spain, and it's tempting to teach especially when you get accustomed to those steady paychecks to fund all your good (read: bad) habits like large quantities of red wine and infamous Spanish swine. That said, however, you wouldn't say that you're a teacher per say, insomuch that teaching is a means to an end. Well, now what? In comes the side hustle. Don't sleep on the side hustle, passion project, or hobby: it's a great way to fine-tune your skills and foster your creativity without completely ditching your full-time job.
I've lived in Spain for about five years now, and have been fortunate to meet all types of people. Here's is a cumulative list of side hustles I've heard of while also teaching English abroad. I'd love to see this list grow, so if you're doing something that isn't included on the list below, add it in the comments section!
SEO / SEM specialist
Market Research Survey Taker (Yes, it's a thing)
Photographer (portraits, events, etc.)
Zumba / Dance Teacher
Web Content Producer
Hairstylist / Beautician
Social Media Manager
These are just a few side hustles I've seen people take on that have nothing at all to do with teaching English. Let's make this list grow!
Tell us, what's your side hustle? Write below in the comments section!
Danni, Community + Content Director at Las Morenas de España, is a twenty-something, Chicago native currently residing in Madrid. Lover of language, words, and travel, she's managed to combine all of her passions through her work. In her free time, you can find her exploring the winding streets of Madrid, hunting down good flight deals, planning her next adventure and writing & researching for LMDES. Danni loves spicy food, natural hair, music and of course, her wonderful husband. If you need to find her, she’s the girl with huge hair and her face buried in her Kindle.