Becoming an Entrepreneur: Ways College Students Can Earn Money

Going through college can be tough. There are a lot of expenses for your day-to-day life and on top of that, there is that dreadful college loan hanging above your head. If you’re one of those students who can’t wait to finish their studies to start paying off their debt or you are just in need of some extra cash in your pocket, then you have come to the right place. We have a couple of great ways for you to earn money and none of them include selling your blood or testing drugs.

Become a tutor

The first on our list is tutoring. There’s no better way for a college student to earn money than to tutor other classmates. While tutoring them you will cement your knowledge on the subject and on top of that, earn some money. Of course, you will have to perform exceptionally on the subjects you are planning to tutor, so no partying on fooling around.

If you’re interested in becoming a tutor, visit your school or college and talk to the professors. If they remember you and your grades, chances are that they will find you some students in need of tutoring. Additionally, you can advertise to your classmates and put on notices on the college bulletin board.

Try data entry jobs

Second on our list are data entry jobs. These jobs are considered pretty dull and repetitive by many, but they’re a perfect source of income for college students. A lot of companies need their documents copied and pasted from one program to another, especially when they’re changing software and that’s where you can make a few bucks.

These sorts of jobs won’t get in a way of your studying and they usually have flexible working hours. So, if this is something that might interest you, visit a couple of freelancing websites and see if they have some decent offers.

Sell notes from lectures

Selling lecture notes has been around probably since the first days of college and it won’t stop anytime soon. Ideally, everyone should be taking notes, but some people are just too lazy to do it. Those people are willing to pay good money for thorough but concise WACE notes or any other type of notes.

Also, students with special needs usually need to have their own note taker, depending on their disability. You can apply for a job like this and get paid a hefty sum. You will need to listen to the classes, take detailed notes, and later email them to these students or disability services who will pass them on later.

Become a referee

Becoming a referee is a great job for all the athletes. If you’re already deep into sports why not earn some money while you are doing the thing you love. Referees are not easy to find. There are a lot of amateur leagues and they all require a referee for their games. Go to the community centers and ask around or look it up with your coach they will certainly know to point you in the right direction. As for the money, in most cases, referees are paid a flat amount per game. The sum depends on the league and the length of the game.

For example, if you are refereeing kid’s league, then you can expect around $20 for a 40-minute game, but if you work your way up to high school league, then you can earn $50 for a 60-minute game or even more. It all depends on how hard you want to work on your referee skills.

As you can see, not all student jobs require washing dishes and working late shifts. With a little bit of research, you can easily find offers for any of these jobs from our list. And remember, don’t let your part-time job affect your studies.

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Comment by Robin Anderson on February 22, 2017 at 3:47am

Hi, Tracey. These are excellent ways to earn money. I think the article will be useful for many students. But there is another thing I would add to the list is freelance writing. It’s very convenient way for students. You can work when you have time and you with easily can combine work and study.


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