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SLP Side Hustles

Updated: May 9, 2024 · 4 Minute Read

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Reviewed by:

Phil McHugh, Beaming Health

Highlights

  • Selling materials on Teachers Pay Teachers can be an easy, passive way for you to make money on the side.
  • Working as a Speech Pathology PRN, you can fill in these gaps on an ad hoc basis, set your own hours, and get paid a higher hourly rate than the full-time rate.
  • If you have time in your schedule after school or after work, you can see clients independently.

Being a Speech-Language Pathologist doesn’t just mean having three letters next to your name. Being an SLP means you have a specialized set of skills that few other people have. This expertise creates a real opportunity for you to make money! If you’re looking for a way to earn a little extra cash on the side, there are a number of ways you can apply your specific skills to give your monthly income a boost. 

 

 

Sell Materials on Teachers Pay Teachers 

Selling materials requires the least amount of additional work on your end. You’ve already created speech materials for students or clients that you couldn’t find anywhere else. These materials are engaging, creative, and one-of-a-kind…why not sell them to other professionals! This can be an easy, passive way for you to make money on the side. When you create an account on Teachers Pay Teachers, you can sell these materials online to other SLPs. 

 

Here’s some examples: 

 

 

PRN at a Local Hospital 

You’ve likely heard that hospital facilities in your area are desperate to fill shifts. They might be short-staffed for certain days or need help covering when full-time staff are on leave or on vacation. Working as a Speech Pathology PRN, you can fill in these gaps on an ad hoc basis. You’re able to set your own hours and schedule and work when you have availability. Another plus: you’ll often be paid a higher hourly rate than the full-time rate. To start, reach out to hospital facilities in your area and see if they are hiring PRNs. 

 

 

See Private Speech Therapy Clients 

One of the most common ways to make money on the side is to see clients independently. If you have time in your schedule after school or after work, this can be a great opportunity to see clients on an individual basis. You don’t need a fancy office or custom-website, you can start by seeing families right in your community! Plus, there are many online resources that can help you get started with a private practice as early as this month.  

 

 

 

Your specialized set of skills are valuable! All three of these options are a wonderful way for you to use those skills to make a little money on the side, and to help your community of providers and families in the process.