28 Ways To Make Money In College
1. Start a YouTube Channel – Using snap chat and recording ourselves is now a daily thing we all partake in. So why not make money doing it. You can talk about anything, yourself, college, life, love whatever. YouTube sensations are popping up everyday, just be yourself and have fun. If you are a communications or film student, making a YouTube channel is a great way to make money and build a portfolio!
2. Microworkers – Microworkers.com is a new website that allows you to do quick and simple online jobs for people and they pay you. The pay is not a lot but a little extra cash can always help especially when you are in college. These tasks are quick and simple like signing up for a website or downloading software for someone. There are tons of different ways to make #money online by using the skills you’re learning in school.
3. Sell on eBay – eBay is a great place to sell stuff to earn money, especially if you have something with any type of demand to sell.
4. Sell on Amazon.com – Amazon is one of the top selling platforms with millions of consumers daily. It’s easy to list your items to sell, and you’d be surprised how much money you can make on random things in your house that are old to you/
5. Offer services on Fiverr – Fiverr.com is full service selling site where you can sell all kinds of random projects, from designs, Photoshop, art work to simply recording yourself on video talking about a brand or product.
6. Blogging – You can sell advertising, become an affiliate for other people’s products, sell your own online product, and more. It does take time to build up an audience to be able to make a decent amount of money.
7. Online Freelancing – You can also find a lot of freelance work online, at sites like Elance. You could write, research, design graphics, translate, and so much more. No matter what skills you have, there are people looking to hire you for gigs.
8. Sell Crafts on Etsy.com – Are you creative? Maybe selling your own creative products is the way to go. You could open a shop on Etsy and sell your crafts to others who are looking for unique products.
9. eBook Publishing – You can tell your story or create a fiction story, we are all writers deep down. You could write an eBook and sell it on Amazon or to Barnes and Noble.
10. Sell Stock Photos – Do you take great pictures? Consider becoming a contributor at different sites like iStockPhoto, you get paid a royalty every time your photo is purchased.
11. Fill Out Online Surveys – If you spend some of your free time online, you could spend it filling out online surveys. There are sites like CashCrate that pay small amounts and rewards to users who fill out surveys.
12. Do User Testing – Sites like UserTesting.com are always looking for users to rate and give feedback about websites. Website owners post gigs to the site, and you simply login and give feedback and usability ratings on different websites and online apps.
13. Create A Course Online – Do you have something you can teach? You can teach something online at sites like Udemy.com. There are courses online for just about anything, and you can charge whatever pricing you feel is right for your online course.
14. Become a Virtual Assistant – Do you enjoy writing, social media, and blogging, but don’t want to start your own blog? You can find virtual assistant jobs where you help other people run their sites and social media accounts. Depending on the amount of time you have, this side hustle could even become a full time gig.
15. Tutor – Are you a college student that has already taken several classes in your major? You could help tutor others in those same classes and earn upwards of $20-50 per session. It’s a great way to side hustle while in school, and still keeping your own knowledge sharp.
16. Be A Task Rabbit – TaskRabbit.com is a place where you can sign up and run small tasks for others. It can include anything from picking up the groceries to cleaning or even moving help. Typical tasks take a few hours, but there are a lot of tasks available in most large cities.
17. Catering – Do you want to side hustle just on Friday and Saturday nights? Well, you should team up with a catering company, as they typically need servers and wait staff just for the events they host on the weekend. Many companies are “call-in”, which means you can work when you choose to.
18. Cleaning Service – If you like to clean, you could help with a cleaning service and help clean houses. These can be ongoing side hustles, like a weekly or bi-weekly service, or one time deals (such as for when people move). You could even join forces with some friends and tackle larger projects.
19. Baby Sitting – Baby sitting is another great side hustle that can earn you upwards of $100 per night! Many people start baby sitting in high school, but there’s no reason that college students and other young adults can’t keep in the game, especially if you have neighbors or relatives with young children.
20. Computer Repair – Are you tech savvy? Maybe you can help your friends and neighbors with computer repair. Everything from updating and installing the latest operating system, to helping them get a virus off their computer. If you have the know-how, people will pay.
21. Recycle – Recycling can be a great way to earn some extra money. I’m not talking about becoming a bum at the park rummaging for cans (although you can do that) – I’m talking about purposely encouraging your friends and neighbors to leave their cans and bottles aside for you. If you want to take it up a notch, look for recycling metal and scrap to get even more money.
22. Resume Help – Are you working at a company right now and see a lot of resumes? Do you hire people? Well, maybe you can help others with their resumes and cover letters (for a fee, of course). If you want an example of what you can do, check out our Professional Resume Templates For College Students.
23. Handyman Work – Do you have a knack for home repair? Then you could side hustle as a handyman on nights and weekends to earn a little bit of extra money. Just be up front about your skills set – repairing fences, doing small plumbing jobs, whatever it happens to be.
24. Housesitting – One of the easiest side hustles to do: simply sit and sleep in someone’s house while they are out of town. This is a great side hustle, but too bad it’s typically not a consistent revenue stream for most.
25. Mystery Shopping – Do you enjoy fast food or going into retail shops? Many companies hire mystery shoppers to test the customer service of their stores. A common one is Subway, which hires mystery shoppers to ensure that “Sandwich Artists” are following all the franchise guidelines. If you have time and can travel to different places, this could be a good side hustle.
26. Moving Service – If you have time on the weekends, and are okay lifting heavy boxes and furniture, you could join up with a moving service and get paid to help people move. It’s not easy work, but most people tip the movers as well.
27. Become an Uber or Lyft Driver – Another set your own schedule business is driving people around. All you need is a car and some spare time. You can easily sign up with Uber or Lyft and start driving people around as a side hustle. You’ll make what you put into it. Harry at The Ride Share Guy has a lot of great resources about getting started.
28. Become a PostMate – Similar to Uber or Lyft, except you’re delivering food instead of people. PostMates is an on-demand delivery service where you get paid around $20 per hour to deliver food. In fact, right now you are guaranteed to earn $1,000 per 60 deliveries in New York or San Francisco. That’s not bad.
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Part Owner of CampusLATELY/ blogger contributor. A graduate of Prairie View A&M University and proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.