6 min 56 sec

Language Teacher Becomes Fluent In Passive Income

Looking to add more time to her day, an avid language lover and teacher takes what she uses in the classroom to share it with a larger audience, earning $500/month in the process.
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What It's About

A language teacher creates audio lessons, bringing in a recurring passive income.

Business Model
Skills Required
Teaching & Language Knowledge
Profit Potential

Words of Wisdom

Although the initial investment of time for Janina was significant—it ate a lot of her spare time to upload years of language lessons and games—once everything was in place she could save countless hours per week, just pointing people to one link every time they asked her for help or advice.

Fun Fact

If you’re fluent in a second language, you don’t need a qualification to become a language tutor. You can set yourself up on a platform like iTalki and have a new side hustle in no time.

Notes from Chris

Episode 243

For language teacher Janina Klimas, time was starting to become a real problem. The immersive lessons, games, and projects she’d created had turned her into a highly sought after teacher by both students and other teachers alike. But although she wanted to increase her income and loved working with students, she didn’t want to spend all day locked in the classroom.

She decided she needed to increase her income without having to work more hours and keep the work life balance she’d worked hard to create.

Janina is now at the point where she makes $500 per month completely passively every month. Each course she creates is based on what she’s already teaching her other students and requires around 20 hours to upload. But once it’s ready it continues to sell itself without any extra work.


  • Real Life Language: If you're interested in learning a new language, check out Janina's courses
  • Teachers Pay Teachers: The educational marketplace that Janina listed her audio products on
  • iTalki: A language learning social network that connects students and language teachers

Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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