College isn’t cheap. It’s no secret how tuition can go up plus the other expenses and necessities you need to shell out money for. College life is one of if not the best part of your life. However, it takes money to have fun. That’s the reason why more and more students are looking for other ways to make money that will fit their schedule and skills.
If you are one of the many college students who are up to a little challenge for some extra money, here’s a list of options that you can start with.
1. Tutoring Services
Use your knowledge to make money and teach others. Since you are in college, there’s no doubt that you are knowledgeable enough to teach about certain academic subjects. If you aced your SATs, you can even tutor prospective college students. There are a lot of ways to pursue this job – you can apply to your college’s peer-tutoring center or even teach independently.
2. Writing Services
If you are a skilled and creative writer, there’s a lot of high paying writing jobs available online and in campus. Check out the freelance writing jobs offered at sites like Upwork, Freelancer and Elance. Other options for you include selling your well-written professional essays or resumes.
3. Cleaning Services
This is a good part-time job to sneak in to your busy schedule. If you are willing to do manual labor, offering cleaning services is a great opportunity to make extra money. Start modestly and simply. Offer your services to friends or family that you know and eventually cater more clients by sending out flyers or posting online ads.
4. Moving Services
Put those big guns to work by offering moving services through word-of-mouth, social media, flyers or online ads. This requires hard work because of a lot of heavy lifting but it surely does give a big pay and that doesn’t include the tips that you can get yet. Also, you get to work on your available schedule and that’s very important for every college student who juggles work and studies.
5. Events Organizing
If you love the social scene and enjoy being active in a lot of on/off campus events, why not make money out of it by offering some events organizing services? All you need are excellent communication, organizational and marketing skills and the right people to work and transact with to produce a successful event that you can earn good money from.
6. Errand Services
Another work that you can just do on your free time is to run errands for others like grocery shopping, deliveries, picking up takeout and more. You can do this independently or through websites such as TaskRabbit and Postmates.