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Uncategorized   |   Jul 19, 2014


By Angela Watson

Founder and Writer


By Angela Watson

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Education and entrepreneurship intersect for edupreneurs who sell their teaching materials online, provide professional development services, and create all kinds of side businesses that utilize their teaching skills. Sometimes called teacherpreneurs, these individuals are tired of having their teaching expertise undervalued while corporations roll in the dough from publishing curriculum resources and consulting with schools. Who knows best practices for teaching better than a teacher?

I became an edupreneur in 2003 when I created this website. Over the years, I started making money from ad and sponsorship revenue, affiliate link earnings, freelance writing and editorial work, book saleswebinars, and speaking engagements along with instructional coaching.

In 2009 when I got married and moved to New York City to be with my husband, I took the leap from full-time teaching to full-time consulting. I’m now an edupreneur who teaches teachers! I work as an instructional coach, provide staff development, and create books and articles to support educators in their daily practice. I make a living doing the creative things I love, and I want to help other educators do the same. You can hear more about my story in this interview.

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Becoming an Educational Consultant
How to Transition Into Educational Consulting
Blogging Tips for Teachers
Monetizing Your Teaching Blog
Publishing a Teaching Book
Teaching Blog Traffic School

Blog Posts on Consulting

Entrepreneur on Fire: my journey from classroom teaching to educational consulting
Always a teacher: a reflection (& confession) on 5 years out of the classroom
A Day in the Life of a Literacy Coach
Instructional Coaching Resources (book recommendations)
How to Become an Educational Consultant
More posts about being an instructional coach

See all posts tagged with “Coaching and Consulting”


Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Angela is a National Board Certified educator with 11 years of teaching experience and more than a decade of experience as an instructional coach. She started this website in 2003, and now serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Truth for Teachers...
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  1. i would like to become an educational consultant as an lcsw and helping families find the best substance abuse and mental health treatment for their children??

  2. Hello,
    There is a burning desire in me to start consulting in the field of education. This has got to do with how much I feel I can offer to a lot of people than just be in one school. Any hints on narrowing my field of expertise – since there is a lot I can do when it comes to education. Honest!

    Secondly, there is a lot in me which I want to print for reading. How can I write a book? What if I don’t want to do the typing and the organisation? I just want to talk. How do I get it published?

    Thank you.

  3. Great information here. I would like to start an educational consulting practice specializing in setting up special education programs for public and provate schools. I have a mester in special ed and have been teaching for about 12 years. I also have expireince in setting up special ed programs. Any advice?

  4. Hi Angela,
    I have been working in education as an admissions advisor for that last 5 yrs. I have a passion for education and I truly believe is the keys to change ones past to a brighter future. I want to start consulting to assist families with select the right high schools to colleges for a higher success rate of graduates. I believe people select their high schools and college based on popularity verse necessity. How would I go about getting establish?
    Thanks in advance for your time.

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