5 Creative Ways to Make Money

5 Creative Ways to Make Money
  • Opening Intro -

    If you're a college student, chances are you could use some cash.

    You may have your tuition, room and board, books and related educational expenses covered, with little else left over to cover incidentals including entertainment.

-------------------------------------

Extra cash for cash-strapped college students.

College students will often turn to work as a way to bring in some income. However, if your schedule is full, you may not be able to hold down a steady job. That leaves you needing some creative ways to make money, five that we’ll serve up to you here.

1. Sell personal items. You may be “cash poor” but you could be “stuff rich” or at least own a few items you don’t want or need. Go through your stuff and pull out items you haven’t used in months and set these aside. Go to Craigslist and make a listing of the items you want to sell. Be descriptive and upload pictures. Who knows, but that bike you never ride may interest a student who is looking for self-propelled transportation.

2. Start blogging. If you have a gift for gab or like to write instructive prose, then head over to one of those free blog platform sites and create a blog. Free sites include Blogspot, WordPress and LiveJournal. Choose a subject you’re passionate about and be prepared to write articles and upload related video and photos. Visit Google’s AdSense site and place advertisements on your space. You won’t get income immediately, but the potential for revenue is there for the getting.

3. Offer your skills. You may have a skill or a talent that other students could use and would pay a fee for it. If you’re a math whiz, then offer to tutor students one on one. Set a fee and stick with it. You may also be able to make money by helping students with a project, such as a term paper. No, you can’t write the paper, but you can help the student with his research.

4. Market your talents. Closely related to the previous point is offering your talents, but to people outside of the academic community. Go to Craigslist and visit the “services offered” section. Choose the corresponding category and list your services there. Also, check the “jobs” section and look for current listed information there.

5. Become a jack of all trades. You may not have mastered any particular talent, at least not yet, but if you have the chops to work and work hard, then offer yourself as someone who can walk dogs, shovel snow, pick up laundry and dry cleaning, shop at a supermarket or perform any number of services that a busy individual might need help with and would be willing to pay you for. Go door to door near your dorm or off-campus apartment and ask people whether they need your help.

One, two or more of these approaches can be taken concurrently. Ask your network of students, professors and college staff about possible gigs too.

Related Reading

How to Make Money at College Sitting at Your Computer

7 Quick Ways to Earn Cash This Summer

How to Make Money Online While Attending College

 
Bestseller No. 1
HP 15.6' HD WLED Backlit Display Laptop, AMD A6-7310 Quad-Core APU 2GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD WiFi, DVD+/-RW, Webcam, Windows 10, Black
64 Reviews
HP 15.6" HD WLED Backlit Display Laptop, AMD A6-7310 Quad-Core APU 2GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD WiFi, DVD+/-RW, Webcam, Windows 10, Black
  • 15.6 inch (1366 x 768) HD WLED backlight Display, AMD Radeon R4
  • AMD A6-7310 Quad-Core processor, 2.0 GHz, 4GB DDR3L 1600 MHz, 500GB HDD 5400 RPM
  • 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Headphone output/Microphone input combo, 10/100 Ethernet
Bestseller No. 2
Laptop Backpack,Winblo 15 15.6 Inch College Backpacks Lightweight Travel Daypack - Mauve Pink
385 Reviews
Laptop Backpack,Winblo 15 15.6 Inch College Backpacks Lightweight Travel Daypack - Mauve Pink
  • ★DURABLE & SIMPLE - External made with durable linen fabric and 210 nylon fabric internal,soft and comfortable.The back side comes with protective padded design,easy to carry throughout all day.This college backpack is a simple external color design without any patterns,very simple but fashion and you can choose the one you like.
  • ★LARGE CAPACITY & DUAL COMPARTMENT - A super organized laptop backpack with quick-access & large front pockets(6.5" X 8.75") for your books,folders,ipad,phone,cords and cards.Dual compartment can carry more things as you want,front compartment to keep your phone,ipad and gadgets safe,large main compartment fits books,lunch,a light jacket and other carry-on essentials.
  • ★ROOMY COMPARTMENT - This travel laptop backpack approximate dimension is 17.71"H x 11.81"W x 3.93"T,Laptop compartment fits up to 15.6",holding your laptop(can hold laptop up to 17-inch in main compartment),tablet,Macbook Air/Pro,ipad,phone,pen,notebook,wallet,umbrella,books,folders,and other things as many as possible.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Laptop Backpack, WInblo 15 15.6 Inch College Backpack with USB Charging Port Light Weight Travel Backpack for Men Women(E-Purple)
23 Reviews
Laptop Backpack, WInblo 15 15.6 Inch College Backpack with USB Charging Port Light Weight Travel Backpack for Men Women(E-Purple)
  • ★ROOMY COMPARTMENT: Laptop compartment holds up to a 15.6 inch laptop.Size: 11.81" L x 18.50" H x 5.12"W. Weight: 1.32 Lb.
  • ★USB CHARGING PORT:External USB with built-in charging cable. You can easily and conveniently charge your phone, tablet and other devices without opening up the backpack.Putting your Power Bank into backpack and connect internal USB cable, then let your charging cable insert external USB port to connect your electronic device.
  • ★LIGHTWEIGHT & STYLISH : The design of the backpack is simple and stylish.Good backpack for college,school, working, traveling, and everyday using.

Last update on 2017-08-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

end of post idea

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Helpful article? Leave us a quick comment below.
And please share this article within your social networks.