How To Make Extra Money As A Student
University can be an expensive experience. That goes without saying! However, don’t allow overpriced takeaway or expensive textbooks to hinder this enjoyable time of your life.
With the evolution of technology, work ethic and outside of the box thinking you can earn some extra cash as a student during these financially frantic times. Below are 5 practical ways you can make extra money as a student.
1. Freelance and Gig Work
Freelancing is a popular method of earning a substantial income both full-time and part-time. The positive thing about being a freelancer is that you can focus on your specialities, allowing you to provide undeniable value to your customers.
You might be wondering how you can find freelance opportunities that align with your skillset. Apps such as Jobsdiem give students the ability to earn extra income as a freelancer. We will match you with freelancing gigs that are similar to the skills you put on your profile. As a busy student, you can now let the opportunities come to you!
If you are struggling to find where you fit as a freelancer, try your hand at gig work, this could be anything from a delivery driver for uber eats to a general maintenance gig.
2. eBay and Depop
Selling on eBay and Depop is a fantastic way to add some extra money to your pocket as a student. You can go all the way and start a business or you can do it in your spare time! If you can not find anything around the house try charity shop hunting. Or if you don’t have the time, ask your friends and family if they have any old video games you can purchase from them. Another way you can find some items to sell is by checking your collection of trainers, video games or clothes. The beauty of both these platforms is the amount of traffic they get every month. For you, this means that you will not have to do any heavy marketing campaigns to sell your stuff. Get started ASAP there might be a gold mine in your wardrobe!
3. Sell your old textbooks, CDs, Games & Videos
University students have an ideal starting point with this method of earning some extra income as a student. Speak with your peers to see if they will give you their old textbooks. Alongside that, We all have old books from failed new years resolutions of reading more! Turn those unwanted books into cash by using bookselling apps like Ziffit. A simple and easy process for you to add extra income for your next visit to a beer garden or even save up for your next holiday.
Another way on how you can make money as a student is by utilising your knowledge of a subject and becoming a tutor. This method could be quite lucrative as a student with an average estimated earning potential of £15.30 per hour. If you like this idea of earning extra money as a student, consider creating a Jobsdiem profile to showcase your ability to local prospective clients.
5. Virtual Assistant
With the increase of remote jobs, virtual assistants are in demand. A virtual assistant supports businesses or individuals with tasks that are outsourced to remote workers. These gigs could vary from customer service for an eCommerce business or accounting for a local brick and mortar. Virtual assistant gigs are fantastic for a student looking to earn some extra money because you can complete tasks anywhere in the world, all you need is a good wifi connection.
Hopefully, you are well on your way to earning extra income as a student. Don’t procrastinate and get started!
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