Going to college is stressful. Add in the fact that those years are usually spent spending money and not making money, and your stress levels are through the roof. If you’ve ever been worried about how to make money while you’re in college, this is the blog for you.
Sell used books
Once you’ve purchased a college textbook, there aren’t many options for getting rid of it other than giving your book away, letting it rot on your shelf or trying to sell it to other students. One major problem is that by the time you’re finished with a book, your school might be moving on to a newer edition.
You can tackle this problem by using BookScouter, an online platform where you can search for selling prices by entering your book’s ISBN number. The site will discover over 30 vendors and show you which one is offering the best deal for that title. After you’ve sold your own books, you can look out for deals on other books in your area. If you can find some at a good price, you can purchase and then sell them for a profit on BookScouter!
Sell your clutter and make some money
Living that minimalist lifestyle is all the rage right now, so why not use this mentality to your advantage?Start taking a good hard look at your belongings. What do you actually need? What can you make money from?
If you have clothes you haven’t worn in the last year, why do you hang onto them? Try selling them to folks in your area through an online marketplaces like Poshmark and Depop. It takes about five minutes to create your account and list an item, and it’s free.
Edit or proofread papers
If you’ve taken a class which involved writing and reading papers, you can offer your expertise on the class to the people who have taken it after you. All you really need for this job is good grammar and writing skills.
If you or any of your friends are in a major that requires a lot of reading and writing, start spreading the word around about your editing and proofreading skills and services. Editing isn’t the same thing as writing. Make it clear that you’re offering feedback and notes, but you won’t be writing other people’s papers for them.
Make money tutoring your favorite subjects
Whether you’re tutoring officially (through your university) or unofficially (independently), this is an easy way to revise old material and make some money out of it. Universities are always looking for undergraduate tutors! If that doesn’t work out for you, you can always advertise on facebook groups or social media platforms that you’re offering your services for a specific course.
You could also sign up with an online tutoring service like Chegg. The site sends students to you so you don’t have to worry about the hassle of advertising your services. Plus, you can teach all of your lessons online. According to Chegg’s site, rates start at $20 per hour and tutors get paid weekly.
Participate in research studies
From medical tests to market research, volunteering to be a test subject can be an interesting, educational and — above all — lucrative way to spend your time. There are a plethora of labs which are always looking for participants for their studies. They’re almost always ready to pay you to be a part of it. Whether it’s at your university or at your local clinic or medical centre, this is a fun and easy way to earn some easy cash in just a few hours.