It can be hard to juggle schoolwork and a part time or full-time job! Many college students often have sporadic schedules because of different campus organizations and activities and due to shifting loads of school work. Some weeks it can feel like you have nothing to do after classes while other weeks it can feel like there is barely enough time in the day to finish assignments! This can make having an hourly position difficult, especially when you really need that extra 4 hours that your scheduled at work to finish an assignment or study for an exam. That’s not to say you can’t have a job and go to school at the same time! Many students do, and are extremely successful in both work and school, but if you prefer to have some flexibility in your schedule, or are looking for some extra ways to supplement your income, here are 7 great ways to earn extra income while in school.
- Sell Books
Most university classes require you to buy books for homework or studying. Instead of holding on to your books once you are finished with your classes, selling them can be a great way to bring in some extra income. Many second-hand bookstores will gladly buy used textbooks. If there are no secondhand bookstores nearby, you can always sell books used on online sites like eBay, Amazon, Letgo, or Facebook marketplace.
This tip may not generate you immediate spending money, but investing your spare funds can help you generate some passive income to use in the future. There are lots of great apps out there like Stash or Robinhood that you can use to invest small amounts. You can also go through a financial adviser; many advisers take a small percentage off what you earn in the market rather than taking an up-front fee. This can be a great option if you don’t have immediate funds to pay a financial adviser but still want to get your foot in the door with investing.
If you’re looking for a great way to earn money without having a job with set hours, Hummningbiird is an amazing option. With Hummingbiird you can apply for different kinds of positions like housecleaning, pet sitting, home improvement, phone repair and more! Most opportunities start at $10 an hour or more and you can choose which jobs to take based on your own schedule! This is a great opportunity for students who are looking to make a little extra cash but don’t have time for a full or part-time job! If you are interested in Hummningbiird you can apply to be a professional here.
- Ride Sharing
Ride sharing apps are an easy way to make some extra money in your spare time. Apps like Uber and Lyft hire licensed drivers who have their own vehicles to provide transportation to people around their city. You can sign in to drive in your spare time which makes this a great money earning option for students who have sporadic schedules!
- Baby Sit
Baby-sitting is a great option for students who have free evenings but are in classes during the typical 9-5 workday. Parents are often looking for sitters to watch their children while they go out in the evenings, college students are often desired for babysitting because they are typically older in age and have had more experience babysitting during high school. If you tend to enjoy being around children, babysitting can be a fun way to earn some extra income! If you’re babysitting until later in the evening, after you have put the kids to bed it can be a great time to knock out some homework or enjoy some time to yourself, journaling, drawing or even watching Netflix on your phone!
- Become a Brand Ambassador
A brand ambassador is a person who is hired by an organization promotes a company. Many businesses seek brand ambassadors on college campuses because students tend to have large networks of acquaintances and friends on campus that they can easily tap into to promote an organization or product! Many brand ambassador positions offer different opportunities to earn an income, for instance, some of the ways Hummningbiird brand ambassadors can earn money are when people download the Hummingbiird app using their promo code, or through collecting surveys! Along with the potential for income brand ambassadors often get free access to exclusive company swag! Becoming a brand ambassador can also be an amazing resume booster because ambassadors gain valuable marketing an advertising experience during their position! Hummingbiird is currently hiring brand ambassadors for 2019, if you’re interested in representing Hummningbiird on your campus you can apply by calling Kelan Green at (772)332-5612!
Last but not least, consider tutoring! If you are a math whiz, or a pro in courses such as physics, chemistry or biology tutoring is a great option to earn some extra money while in school! Many schools have tutoring programs already in place. Talk to your advisors and professors about signing up to be a tutor for a course you have already completed! You will be a valuable asset to your fellow classmates while getting paid to boot! If you’re school doesn’t have tutoring programs already in place posting fliers for tutoring services around campus can be a great way to catch the attention of classmates!
The Hummingbiird team hopes you enjoy these tips and can bring in some extra income in 2019! Don’t forget the Dance Marathon at FSU is this Wednesday! You can register here to raise money for local charities! If you liked this content make sure to follow our social media below for more posts!