Employment

How To Make Money While In College

college-studentsAs a college student, you may feel like you never have enough money in your bank account. However, there are a few ways that you can make some extra cash while you are in school to pay for books, food and the occasional night out. How can college students make money while they are in school?
Work For The School
There are many jobs on campus that are filled by students who go to the school. For example, you could get a job at the school library, in the cafeteria or as an RA in the dorms. All of these positions provide flexible hours and the ability to make some money during the school year.Find A Job Online

The Internet can provide college students with a lot of job opportunities. English majors can hone their skills while also making money by writing articles or starting their own blog. Students of all majors can find jobs tutoring other students around the world online as well.

Use The Internet To Start Your Own Store

Another way to use the Internet to make money while in school is to sell items online. You can use eBay, Craigslist and many other sites to list and sell products that you have for sale. Although you may not get rich from selling goods online, it can give you enough spending money to get you through the semester.

Work At A Grocery Store Or Another Retailer

If you live in a larger town or city, you may be able to find work at a grocery store or another retailer. Generally, you will work a schedule that fits around the rest of your life. Therefore, you can still work two or three nights a week without worrying about finding time to do your homework or being on time for football practice.

Give Yourself Up For Scientific Research

You can make money by offering yourself to science for testing. For example, you could be a trial subject in a medical study trying to determine the effectiveness of a new drug. If you don’t want to be a guinea pig, you could opt to give blood instead. This allows you to help people who are in need while also getting paid to do it.

Start Your Own Business

Starting your own business is a great way to earn money while enhancing your résumé. If you are studying botany in school, you could start a flower planting company or a landscaping business that allows you to take advantage of your skills. In the event that your business is a success, you can continue working for yourself instead of feeling pressured to find a job after you graduate from college.

Being a college student can be tough when it comes to your finances. However, there are many opportunities to make money if you are willing to find them. If you need money, you can work for your school, start your own business or look for work online. You can make money while being able to set your own schedule at the same time.

A post by Sally Smith (14 Posts)

Sally Smith is author at LeraBlog. The author's views are entirely his/her own and may not reflect the views and opinions of LeraBlog staff.
Sally Smith is a freelance writer. She is currently travelling in India, giving the office life a break. An avid reader, she has been up to date on financial and health books, in addition to her reading about India while she’s here.

One Comment

  1. This is a great blog entry i most really say. I get to understand that value equal to money. For someone to make money, you have to give out something valuable. I make money by selling text books to my class mate in school because they need it. I give them something of value and they give me money in return. You too can look around your school and observe what is been needed. If you meet the needs, then money will be as a reward for the value you provided.

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