Congratulations. You’ve just managed to get enrolled in the college you wanted. The world is your oyster. But to even be able to stay enrolled, you will need money. And where will you get it? You’re probably lucky to have at least some free time. No way you’ll be able to find even a part time jobs with all these lectures you need to attend. This article wants to fix that. Let’s look at some of the ways you can make money as a student, that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Look for on-campus work
The simplest way to start your student money-making venture is to look for ways to earn money on the campus of your school. Maybe you have a specific store chain present that is looking for additional employees. It’s even possible that the school faculty themselves are looking for someone to help with all the managerial work. You could find work in the school dining facilities, or maybe join the IT department.
Just remember, that you are competing with other, possibly more experienced students. Because of that, you’ll have to be quick, and only look for work you are really good at.
Look for for off-campus
This is probably where most of the students will end up in. Of course, when you’re looking for work outside of your campus, your only limit is yourself. The possibilities are endless, and it’s only up to you, what are you willing to do for money. Here are just some of the things that students do to earn money.
Since you’re already in college, chances are that you’re pretty smart about at least one subject. Why not help someone with it? Some parents are willing to pay a fortune to have someone teach their kid. And that someone could be you. And if you’re looking for a potential future career as a teacher, this is also a great way to get some experience and seeing what you’re best at. Maybe you like helping smaller children with their homework, or maybe your talent lies with your peers. There’s only one way to find what you’re good at.
And let’s stay on the topic of children for a little longer. A well known way someone can earn a decent income is by watching someone’s thing for them. Most often, this includes children and pets. If you have an experience of living with a younger sibling, and/or you have a house pet, then you’re probably a great fit. And just like with the earlier topic, this side gig can help you get experience for your future career.
3. House siting
And the last form of watching over someone’s property (and probably the simplest one) is house sitting. Basically, someone goes on a vacation, but need their piece of real estate to remain functional This is probably the easiest income stream on this list. Of course, your responsibilities may vary, but on average, you’ll mostly need to just water some plants, maybe clean a little. That’s it. Sometimes you might need to feed the fish, maybe even fetch the mail. Overall, this side job offers a great possibility of borderline passive income. But look out, because that also means it probably won’t pay the best.
4. Become a delivery driver
Now, let’s get to the more difficult ones. This is much less a side gig, and more of a part time job. But it still isn’t that hard. You don’t even have to have your own driver’s license, since it’s possible to delivery by a bike. So all you need is a vehicle, and a smart phone. I seriously doubt that a college student wouldn’t have both. And that’s it. There are many sites, on which you can register and become a delivery driver today.
5. Resell student books
Now, this might not work on your college, but some institutions allow student to keep their textbooks. You can make great use of that, because some graduates might not want an old textbook that would just clutter their shelf space. Because of that, you can buy them off of them for a low-ish price, and then resell them to the younger years at a profit. But beware, because even if your school allows this, it might still not be the best idea, especially if the books become outdated. But still, it won’t hurt to try, right?
6. Fill out online surveys
Maybe you don’t want to delivery drive. Maybe you don’t want to spend your time looking over something that’s not yours. Maybe you just want to stay at home and browse the internet. So why not make a profit out of that? Many companies are looking for people to fill their surveys. Most of these surveys last somewhere between 10 to 15 minutes, and can pay you a fair bit. Some surveys can net you even $5 for just a bit of your time. And since you’ll be sitting at home on your computer, that isn’t half bad
7. Write and proofread
Since you’re a student, you’re probably going to do a lot of writing. So why not also write for money? If you have a wild imagination, you could try to write your own book. Maybe you’re more of an article person (Hey, that’s what I’m doing!). Or maybe you like reading a bit more. Even that could be turned into a profitable venture, because some people really don’t want to be bothered to check for spelling mistakes in their own work. They would much rather pay someone else to do it for them.