- Tim Spafford
Easy Money Making Opportunities for Students
Need some extra money but don’t want to ask parents about it? The money-making opportunities for you as a student are plenty. Whether you are planning on playing a cash money game online or you are contemplating becoming a freelancer in your chosen field, there is a lot that can be done. I’ve checked some of these out myself and they helped, so choose one or several options and give them a go.
Money Making Online
Some of these need some more time and dedication, but they give results.
- Online surveying
Many survey services these days will pay you for answering questions. You’ll have to take a lot of them to make a worthy amount of money, but it doesn’t take much skill.
- Searching the Web
This option gets you money for searching the Web with a special add-on for your browser. It shows several sponsored results along with the main list, and you get paid for taking a look at them.
- Online trading
Online market trading platforms will help you get in business. Not only is this a good money-making option, it also teaches you about market trading, investments, etc.
- Starting a blog
This choice is more long-term, but blogging may be pretty profitable. Fill it with interesting info, become popular, and then put small ads or review stuff for money.
Talking about reviewing, you can write paid reviews for apps or websites. A piece of advice from me would be writing something good only if you really liked the app/website (no misleading).
Money Making Offline
There are also some great money making options if you don’t want to spend too much time online:
If you have a bike or a car, take up delivering during your free time or on weekends. The latter may give you more profit, but make sure you also save time to have a rest.
- Sell your unwanted things
This is a bit of a hybrid between making money online and making money offline because nowadays it’s easier than ever to sell things like unwanted clothes on an app like Vinted or Shpock. However, there’s still the more traditional option of selling your unwanted devices to a shop like CEX. How to Sell your Phone to CEX you ask? All you need to do is post it to them or take it into one of their shops and they’ll offer you some cash for it, which is perfect for using instead of your card on those Friday nights out.
- Getting cashback
This is more like a saving tip, but it can be labeled as a money making option if you do it long enough. Basically, you can get some of your money back for almost every purchase you make.
- Academic writing
If you’re really good at a certain subject, try helping your fellow students by writing essays or course works for them.
- Selling notes or second-hand books
Find a first-year who could use some extra studying material and sell your notes/course books to them. You’ll get rid of some stuff you won’t need anymore and they will get major help starting their studies.
Some of these will get you money faster than the others, but they are all worth trying. You can combine them if you have enough time, just make sure your part-time job doesn’t interfere with the studies too much.