If you are a great student or have a specific subject you are an expert in, you can make good money on the side by helping students with their homework. There are many websites on the web which are designed to match students with tutors. Some of these sites can be used right away, while others will require you to invest some time getting set up. However, once you get going, you will see that there are excellent opportunities available if you can devote some time.
Things You Will NeedThe only thing you will need to begin is a computer with access to the internet. Of course, for different subjects, different tools may be helpful. You probably already have access to most of these. For example, you will often need access to a calculator (Google has a built in calculator) or a spreadsheet program (like Excel) to help students with their math homework. Or, you might need access to a periodic table to help with chemistry homework (Google to the rescue again).
Now, let's get started! I've listed three websites below that you will offer you the opportunity to make money doing homework.
Step 3Tutor.com. This site will require the most work from you but is also the most likely to guarantee you a steady income if you invest the necessary effort. Tutor.com provides live tutoring services to students in every subject area. You must go through an actual application process (similar to a new job) in order to get started here. I would recommend this for someone who already has gotten started with the previous two sites and is looking to expand.
I hope this article has shown you how you can start making money on the side by helping students with their homework. You can start making money right now and you may learn something along the way! I have found tutoring online to be a very rewarding experience. Good luck!
Tips & WarningsMost important tip I can offer is to not plagiarize when you help students. They are paying for your input in a question. Presumably, they have already Googled their question and did not find a suitable answer. You can make a quick buck copy and pasting from the web, but this will catch up with you as students provide negative reviews.
Finally, I would suggest providing as detailed a solution as you can when helping students. I've found that a couple of well written and detailed tutorial have provided me with steady income because students come back and seek out my help specifically in the future.