289: After School Programs: How to Make $200 an Hour Playing with Kids

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May Najafabadi earned $12,000 in 8 weeks — working just 1 hour a day.

Her side hustle?

After school enrichment classes teaching crafts and jewelry making.

As a long-time entrepreneur in the e-commerce space, May was used to enrolling her son in these classes to buy herself an extra hour in the afternoons.

Over the last couple years though, she wanted to diversify her income away from Amazon and wondered if she could be the one selling those classes instead.

May chose arts and crafts, a subject her son enjoyed in first grade but didn’t see available for second grade and above.

With no experience working with crafts or teaching children May jumped right in with a lunchtime demonstration and handing out flyers to the kids.

“The kids went crazy, they just loved the crafts. It was a big hit,” May said.

With her hopes set on 6 or more kids for that first class, May had 18 sign up at $120 each.

She soon expanded to larger schools, with larger groups of kids, and hired helpers. She’s released a book, a training course, and hosts birthday parties and summer camps, and has hopes of franchising her model.

Tune in to hear how May has grown her after school class business and how you may be able to borrow this creative side hustle idea.

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Learn:

  • How May came across the idea to start afterschool classes with no prior experience.
  • The approval process to run afterschool classes.
  • How she marketed her first class and had a much higher turnout than expected.
  • How she structured her class with no prior teaching or crafting experience.
  • How she expanded to working at more schools and tested price increases.
  • The tactics she has used to expand her business and hire help.
  • May’s #1 tip for Side Hustle Nation.

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