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5 ways to make money in college

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Money can’t buy happiness – but it’s certainly difficult to enjoy life without it. After all, we’re not hermits who live in caves and eat only what scraps nature throws our way, right? Well, there are ways to make money in college, or at least more of it.

That’s right you can earn extra income by doing what you love, by sitting on the couch at home using the internet, or even by doing absolutely nothing. Interested?

Here are 5 ways to make money being a college student:

1. Freelancing/remote job

If you think freelancing is only for journalists and IT workers, you are wrong. Even if your major is medicine or engineering, it doesn’t mean you can’t work and make decent money from home.

There are many websites that will connect you with potential employers and make the process easier for you.

What you can do:

  • Write
  • Edit audio, photo or video
  • Web design
  • Programming
  • Art and design
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Architecture
  • Translation
  • Create games

2. Teach a course online

There are thousands of people in other countries who want to learn your language (whether that’s English, Spanish, Russian or Chemehuevi). Use your skills and your unique perspective.

Just go online and look for students yourself or use special sites like Udemy, Skillshare or Italki.

3. Photography is another way to make money in college

If you like taking pictures and own a good camera, be a photographer! Offer your services at weddings and other special events or create customized photo sessions.

4. Sell unnecessary stuff

If you’re at home, look around.

What do you see? I bet there are tons of things that can bring you money: old cellphones and other electronics, clothes, and shoes you bought on a whim but have never worn, books that you’ve read and DVDs that you’ve seen. The list is endless. Who knows what other strange stuff you’ve got that you just don’t need anymore?

Sell it all! Not only will you make money, but minimizing the amount of stuff you have in your life is recognized as being great psychological therapy that will make your life better.

5. Part-time jobs

If none of the above appeals to you, go for classics and find a typical part-time job:

  • Waiter
  • Bartender
  • Delivery
  • Courier
  • Call center operator…freelanc

… This list is endless, really. It even includes dog walker and charity collector. Just go out and buy a local newspaper and see what the options are.

Those were just 5 ways to make money in college. If you want to know all 21 ways, read this post from IvyPanda.

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