5 Ways Students Can Make Extra Money

5-ways-students-can-make-extra-money-1College students typically don’t have that much money. A lot of them remain content and continue to live the broke student lifestyle. Between classes and other activities, a lot of students may think they don’t have the time to make any money. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In this post, I go over five ways college students make money.

Tutoring

The 1st way that a student can make money is by tutoring their peers. The number of people that a student can tutor varies. The bigger the school is, the more opportunities that they can find. Also, the subject that they decide to tutor matters as well. If you’re a whiz at calculus or trigonometry, you would have a better chance finding students that need tutoring than if you were offering your services to people taking English 1101.

Part time job

Getting a part time job is the 2nd way a student can make money. Some businesses such as restaurants and retail stores have flexible schedules for students. If you go to college in a large city, there should be a lot of options for you. Another place that students can check for part time jobs is on their campus. Different departments may have work available throughout the year. To find out about those opportunities, a student should check their department’s website or check the student resource office.

Donate Plasma

Number 3 on this list is donating plasma. As long as you pass the screening at the plasma center, you should be able to donate. I’ve had friends donate plasma multiple times over the years. They made a couple of hundred dollars per month doing it. For a college student, that’s pretty good. If you’re relatively healthy and not afraid of needles, this may be an easy way for you to make some money.

Baby Sitting

The next way a student can make some money is to babysit. Your network comes into play huge when looking for potential clients. If you know anyone with a child, they could be a future client. You can also check the wanted ads. Another way to find clients is by advertising your service on Facebook and Instagram. You can also make flyers and post them around your college town.

Online Surveys

The final way a student can make extra money is to complete online surveys. You will not get rich completing surveys online, but you could make a couple each month if you are consistent with it.  There are a lot of survey sites out there. All of them are not legit A couple of sites that you can start out with are Cashcrate and Amazon Mechanical Turk. Those sites tend to have hundreds of surveys that you can fill out. Some are easier than others. When I used to complete surveys on the regular, I would look for ones that took about 5-6 minutes to complete. Those didn’t always pay the best money, but if you do a few of them over time, it will add up.

Those are just a few ways that college students can make money. There is an opportunity out there, but you just have to find it.




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  1. post is giving right information how students can make money . This post will help lot of students and other persons who want to make money .

  2. I think donating plasma is a great option. It literally saves lives as it helps create medicine to treat rare diseases and is relatively easy to do.
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  3. All o these are great! I especially like the tutoring because you can make some money and ma someone’s life it better in the process.
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  4. Great ideas for making extra money. When I was a student I felt I had a lot of disposable income – worked part-time, received a grant AND was not paying fees.

    Students are now under immense pressure and are leaving university in thousands of pounds/dollars of debt.
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  5. Great tips Jason. I like the tutoring one. Everybody is good at something so if you can pass that along to someone who’s struggling with the subject you know, great. This could also work outside of the college setting by tutoring younger students.

  6. I like your post, I had to work my way through college. As for me, I worked in the cafeteria at the school.
    Many of the other student actually would make fun of us who worked there. Unlike them, I was not from a rich family, so working there was not an issue for me. In the end, I am where I am because I worked through college.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.

  7. Great ideas, William. I used to get paid for typing papers–yes, typing on a typewriter. 🙂 I’ll bet there’s still some of that going on, granted using a computer these days. The part-time job was also a must. Besides all that taught me to appreciate my education!

  8. If you’re going to live in a dormitory, see if it offers a desk position for which you sit at a desk at the front of the building and (a) let residents and other people in, (b) answer incoming phone calls, (c) manage a till, etc. I did this as an undergrad, and it was the easiest money I ever made.
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