Tips to Help Struggling College Students Make Money

Many students know just how complicated things can get with their finances when studying on a full-time basis. There are many things that students have to pay for, particularly those who are living away from home. This includes accommodation, bills, food, travel, books and stationery, and social events. Therefore, it is little wonder that so many students find it challenging to cope with the money they have available and make money on the side.

Fortunately, there are ways and means of making more money as a student, and these do not involve having to go out and find a job, which can have a substantial negative impact on your studies. In fact, there are many simple solutions for making money from the comfort and privacy of your own home and at a time that suits you, which means you can earn money in between studying rather than having to worry about getting a job that will take you away from your studies.


Some of the methods you can use to make money

As long as you have access to a computer and the internet, there are many ways in which you can earn extra cash as a student. So, let’s take a look at some of the top options available to you:


Do online research and content writing

Students are generally very good at conducting online research, and you can put these skills to good use, particularly if you have a flair for writing. Many businesses and individuals advertise online for people to research and write content, so this is something you can do in your spare time to earn some money. Using sites such as UpWork and Guru will help you find clients. Make sure to sure assistants like Grammarly and Paraphrasing tool to keep your writing at it best.


Offer web design services

Some many businesses and individuals are interested in affordable web design services. If you are a dab hand with web design and you want to earn some extra cash, this is a great way to earn money. You can look for work online via sites such as UpWork and place bids on jobs that are advertised.


Offer gigs on Fiverr

Another simple way of earning money is to register on Fiverr and offer gigs on that site. You can earn five dollars for each gig you successfully complete, and this is something that can add up over time. You will find all sorts of gigs available on this site, making it a great way to earn extra money doing a diverse range of jobs for other people, all of which can be done online.


Allow downloads of your photos and study notes

You can also use your existing skills and resources to earn extra money as a student. For instance, you can upload your study notes on One Class and earn rewards for letting other students download them. You can then exchange the rewards for cash or for gift cards that can be redeemed at many different retailers or eateries. You can also upload your photos if you fancy yourself as a bit of a photographer. Apps such as Foap make it easy for you to earn money for your photos by allowing others to download them at a fee.


Do online surveys

Another option available is to complete online surveys in order to earn some extra cash as a student. The good thing about this is that you can do them whenever you want, and you can do as many as you want by registering on a range of survey sites. The amount per survey is not a lot, but it can add up over time if you do a lot of surveys.


Become an eBay seller

One other option is to become an eBay seller on a part-time basis. This is a part-time business that you can run when it suits you, and with the eBay stores tool, you can set up shop easily. You can then make a healthy regular income and could even start doing this full-time if you want to set up your own business in the future.


With so many options available, it is now easier than ever for struggling students or really anyone to make a little extra money.



Stewart Thurlow

Stewart Thurlow

I once shared a lift with Meryl Streep & Julianne Moore. Oh, & Victoria Beckham smiled at me. UK Editor for ADDICTED.
Stewart Thurlow