"Jaclyn, if you keep talking about money, people are going to think it's a scam."
Well, then they're not my people! I won't be able to help them anyway!
I talk about money a lot because for so long, I didn't have much. And I never really expected much of myself. I got into teaching because I wanted to help kids. I remember thinking over and over that if I love what I do, how much money I make doesn't matter.
I learned that.. well.. that's not true. What a moderate salary could afford 20 years is different now. When I left working in Chicago Public Schools, my income got significantly smaller...but my bills were still there. So it became a matter of figuring out how to live life with less money. No more eating out. No dream vacations. How long does one choose to live life like this? It wasn't something I could see myself doing for more than a year...
So I left..
But when I left teaching, my income took an even bigger paycut. I knew that I would have to work to build myself up and climb the corporate ladder, but being offered $33,000 to work a 9-5 job (plus being on call at night and on weekends!!) was not going to cut it. No room for growth. No bonuses. No commission. No equity. No overtime.
Just $33,000. That's it.
It wasn't a way I could live life.
***This blog post is not meant to be a judgement on anyone's salary or anyone's worth. It is meant to be informative and encouraging to more possibilities in life.
I invested time and money to go to college and grad school. I was still paying off those student loans. I couldn't afford to live on $33,000.
So I sought out other options to create wealth in my life.
This online teaching gig is so funny because I never wanted to enter the teaching world again, but now that I am doing it online, I actually love it and enjoy it. I have students who are regulars. I have funny stories every morning. I've learned so much about a different culture that I am actually making plans to visit!
But this post is about money.
And yes, I talk about money a lot because I know that there are a lot of people out there who are struggling. People who invested time and money in college... but are struggling to make ends meet. That's why this job is a blessing.
I am open and honest about how much I make because there are so many get rich quick schemes on the internet.. and people fall for them and dig themselves into deeper holes.
This one is legit work. You're not going to make millions, but you could make $20,000 if you decide to wake up early. You could make $40,000 if you decide to wake up even earlier.
It starts with making the commitment to doing something every day. Commitment is important because if you decide to half-ass things and not do this every day, you're not going to make much money.
I will show you examples of both. Of when I didn't commit.. and what happened when I decided to commit.
I got hired back in July. I made $16. And I lost $12 because I missed a class! I wasn't taking this job seriously!!
In August, I got a little bit more serious. I made $142. But I was still messing around. I didn't truly make a commitment.
In September, I saw how much money other people were making. I realized other teachers were making $3000 or even $4000 because they were teaching every day. WTF. I am a coach who preaches doing things every day, and I wasn't doing it! So September became a new month. I committed to teach almost every single day.
Yes, I went from making $16 in July to $142 in August to $921 in September. I made a habit out of it. I built things up. I chose to do something every day. And it paid off.
In October, I continued to practice this behavior. YOU GUYS.
In November, more of that shit! I taught every single day. AND I BROKE $1000 WITH THIS PART-TIME JOB!!!
That was insane. In December, my goal was just to make $1047. I just wanted to make $1 more than November. I didn't know how much time I'd have for teaching because I took some time off when it was my brother's wedding, and I took some time off for New Year's Eve.
You guys. I killed it. My schedule of teaching 3 hours a day, give or take... I KILLED IT.
This was my schedule for December. You can see how I earned this giant paycheck by keeping my schedule pretty regular.
I preach this over and over again with my coaching clients- what we do 1 time doesn't matter. Eating a salad 1 day will not cause you to lose weight. Eating a giant pizza 1 time will not cause you to gain weight. But eating a salad every day for 365 days instead of a giant pizza WILL cause you to lose weight. Eating a giant pizza instead of a salad every day for 365 days WILL cause you to gain weight.
Earning $60 is no big deal, but earning $60 for 365 days straight IS a big deal.
$60 x 365 = $21,900.
My goal... no, rather my COMMITMENT to myself is to make $20,000 with this part-time gig by teaching 2000 classes this year.
I've already taught 61 of those 2000 classes!
Only 10% of applicants are hired, and I've helped 10 people through the lengthy interview process. If you are interested in making extra money working from home the legit way, you can apply here and make me your mentor teacher:
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