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15 Ideas for Level 3 Tentmakers

A Level 3 Tentmaker is looking to earn a full-time income. Ideally in flexible ways that support their ministry schedule.

Needed: ~$60k+

Ways to make an extra $60k+:

  1. Social Media Management - work with clients to create social media accounts and post regular updates to them
  1. Commission Sales - many sales jobs are flexible and allow you to get paid for results rather than for time
  1. Online Courses/Coaching - online education has become a very large industry with great potential for full-time income
  1. Realtor - this can provide a little extra money, part-time income or full-time income depending on the time you can spend
  1. Moving Company - I have friends that are running a moving business to provide for themselves full-time for ministry purposes
  1. Real Estate Acquisitions - real estate investors are often looking for people to help them find and purchase new properties
  1. Freelance programming - learn to code and monetize your ability online
  1. Network Administration - offer IT...
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15 Ideas for Level 2 Tentmakers

A Level 2 Tentmaker is looking to earn an extra part-time income. Ideally in flexible ways that support their ministry schedule.

Needed: ~$20,000

Ways to earn an extra $20k (for you or your spouse):

  1. Uber/Lyft Driver - in your free time, drive people around, build new relationships and make extra money
  2. Virtual Assistant - using a site like Upwork.com, you can work from home as someone’s assistant on your own time
  3. Deliver pizzas - the classic Dave Ramsey way to earn extra money
  4. Paint houses - you can make significant extra money doing just a few houses a year
  5. Mow lawns each week - many of us did this as teenagers and if you scale it up a bit, you can easily make extra income
  6. Hang Christmas lights - I have a friend who makes $200-300/house each year doing this for a total of around $20k/yr
  7. Virtual Bookkeeper - learn this skill and help others online keep track of their income/expenses
  8. Deliver packages for Amazon - can pursue this around your ministry schedule
  9. Become a...
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15 Ideas for Level 1 Tentmakers

A Level 1 Tentmaker is looking to earn just a little bit of extra spending money, often to take their family on vacation or get away with their spouse a few times a year.

Needed: ~$5,000

Here are some ideas to earn an extra $5k:

  1. Teach English Online - many opportunities to teach English online to people wanting to learn from and practice with native English speakers
  1. Instacart/Door Dash/Uber Eats - food and grocery delivery has become even more popular with the pandemic
  1. Tutoring (pick a subject) - online or in your city, there are opportunities to tutor hourly in subjects you are proficient in
  1. Flip products on Facebook Marketplace/eBay/Craigslist - guitars, purses, couches, or other high value items that you can look for good deals on and sell for a bit more
  1. Couponing - if you are diligent about finding and using coupons, you can save/make quite a bit of money
  1. Referrals - connect with your friends in sales and offer to bring them leads for a referral fee (many industries...
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The 3 Levels of Tentmaking

general tentmaking Jan 30, 2021


After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.” Acts 18:1-4 NIV

At times, the Apostle Paul was a tentmaker to support his ministry. If that’s what you’re looking to do, you’re in good company!

All over the world pastors, missionaries, and Christian leaders are working outside their ministries to support themselves inside their ministries.

Some call it bi-vocational.

Others call it co-vocational.

Still others say they are “tentmaking” like the Apostle Paul.

Whatever you end up calling it, the first step is to decide what Level of Tentmaking you need.

One level isn’t superior...

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Free Hawaii Trip or $1,200 Cash

travel hacking Jan 20, 2021

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