‘I have enough money’, said no college student ever. Between student loans and the pressure from having to deal with life on your own, unless you’re some trust fund kid, you probably struggle with everyday expenses, bills, and other things that cost hard cold cash. But being a college student doesn’t have to mean that you’re always broke. Here are some excellent ways to make money while you’re still studying.
The number one reason why many college students say that they cannot make money while in college is that they don’t have time to work. But they fail to recognize the ways of turning their free time into cash. On weekends, holiday breaks, and any other time you can spare, you can do some pet sitting.
Pets do not require the same attention and care as children, so this is not a very demanding job. Plus, many cat and dog parents prefer going away on weekends while knowing that their furry friends are in good hands.
Consider freelancing gigs
We live in a digital era, where you don’t have to be present physically to do a large variety of jobs. There are plenty of websites that serve as intermediates between people who need work done, and those who can offer their services.
From blogging to creating websites, from writing product reviews to producing snippets of code, you will find a plethora of jobs that fit your skills. They will not take a lot of your time, and you will be able to make an extra buck.
Are you a fitness enthusiast? Turn that into money!
Regardless of whether you learned how to stretch from a pilates book, or you’ve always been a gym rat, you can offer your expertise to other people who want to get in shape. Whether you turn to a gig on Instagram where you can promote products for a healthy lifestyle in return for a percentage of sales, or you create a YouTube channel where you post videos, there are many ways to capitalize on your hobby.
Become an Uber driver
One thing that college students should bear in mind is that we are surrounded by a gig economy that is only becoming larger and larger day by day. If you consider yourself a decent driver, and your driving record is perfect, you can offer car lifts for a fee during your free time.
In case your main argument against working for money during college is that you’re always busy studying, maybe it’s time to put all that dedication to another great use. Tutoring always pays decently, and you can make all that you’re learning sink in, even more, when you’re teaching others.
Do you type fast? Transcription gigs are waiting!
A lot of people today need to have their audios turned into text, be it that they work in industries that require such a thing, or they are podcasters who need these transcriptions to post them online. If you type fast, such gigs are readily available.
Turn your crafting skills into money
There are plenty of websites online where you can sell things you can do with your hands. Whether you like calligraphy or you’re handy with knitting needles, you will find people who will want to pay money for the beautiful things you make.
Do you know foreign languages? Get translation gigs!
If you happen to know a foreign language, you will be able to get various translation gigs. Such projects involve written work, but also speaking tasks.
Give SEO advice
Many people today create websites and blogs, and the primary challenge they need to overcome is to become visible to search engines. This requires knowledge of SEO (which stands for Search Engine Optimization), and if you are an analytical person, and willing to learn a course of SEO consulting, you can start offering advice on the topic in exchange for a fee.
There can be many situations in which companies launching a new website or a product need to have it tested until it reaches their consumers. You can find user testing tasks, and help these companies identify the strong and weak points of their products.