More Money Tips For College Students


Last week I shared, Smart Money Tips For College Students, taking a look at some ways college students can trim their Money Tipsexpenses while on campus. After writing that article I thought, “Why not share some tips on how students can bring in some income while at school?” After all, I worked my way through college so I know a few things about balancing the two.

The following are some ideas that I think warrant further investigation:

Start Your Own Business — One of the best opportunities for making money while a student is to start your own business. It need not be a formal arrangement, but if you are good at building websites, are a decent writer, or have some other talent you can market via Craigslist or some other online site, then you may already have a flair for running a business. Pick the projects you want and set your own hours — much more flexible then holding down a part time job!

College Work Extension — lots of employers can use some extra help and one way that they do that is by contacting local colleges and requesting help. Most schools have a “college and careers” department, and are staffed by people who can match you with the right job. In some cases you may be able to earn college credit while on the job.

Professor Assistant — Unless you are a grad student you won’t be teaching classes, but some busy professors need an assistant to help them manage their workload. You won’t make much, but a small stipend can come in handy.

Summer Jobs — Many students prefer to concentrate on their academic work and campus experience during the school year, opting to work over the summer. Your parents’ employers are often the best people to turn to when considering summer work — they already have an “in” and you’ll have a leg up on competitors who have no relationship with the employer.

Of course, there is always the shift manager position at Burger King or the Domino’s delivery job just waiting for you, but don’t settle for something less if you’ve set your horizons on reaching other goals.

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