Ah! The poor student with less money that his dreams deserves.
Do you fit into this description? If yes, then it is time to turn your fortunes around. In this article, we will talk about different ways in which a student can earn money and make the most of its time. Some of these are very traditional ways while some others are quite innovative. However, they are all proven to bring a good buck back to your dorm room. Ready? Here we go.
Babysitting, housesitting or petsitting
Babysitting is the most common option for students. It is relatively easy, and you can always take your books along and study. These days, housesitting and petsitting are also becoming very popular amongst students. Though there are high-tech security systems in place, most homeowners feel more secure with a homesitter.
Your job responsibilities may include watering the plants or feeding the pets- basic household work. You can live in that house while the homeowners are gone- which could be anywhere between a weekend and even a month. The best thing- you get paid for living in someone else’s house and taking care of it while they are gone. Just don’t throw house parties.
Sell stuff on eBay
Selling things on eBay is a good way to earn money without making a lot of efforts. On weekends or holidays, go around town, looking for ‘steals’. These are clothing, books, magazines, or other collectibles available at dirt cheap prices. Buy them, give them a small makeover if necessary and then sell them at a higher price on eBay. This business model never fails. All you have to do is understand what people like the most. Goodwill and other stores often have a lot of such clothes and items that can be bought at a much cheaper price and then be sold online for a profit.
You can also buy hand-me-down clothes or furniture, get them cleaned and then sell for a profit.
Do gigs on Fiver
This website allows you to do small but useful work for a client for a price of barely $5. You can help someone get views, do a SEO audit, a website audit, create a marketing plan and much more. For works that demand more efforts, you can demand a higher price as well. It doesn’t require much effort as well. Even if you do 5 gigs a week for $5 per gig, you get $25 a week and $100 a month. Selling your skills are easy and you get paid really well on the website. The good news is that your payment is always secured. So, you don’t have to worry about working and not getting paid.
Apart from this, you can work in restaurants or as delivery agents or simply sell your artwork etc. online. Social media presents a great opportunity for commission-based artworks and you could make a good living out of it.
So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to earn a side income that will lay the foundation of your secure future.