As a grad student, you’re probably very busy. You’re in classes and possibly doing an internship. You may have a full-time job or even have a family. Money could be tight for you. You may not have the time to look for a part-time gig. There are other ways that you can make money. Today, I’d like to go over five ways that you can make money online as a graduate student.
Create a Product
This first idea could make you a lot of money if you can figure out what the people want. Online products can make money for you even when you’re sleeping. There are different things that you can create such as an eBook or a study guide. To make it as far as grad school, you have to be pretty smart. Everyone doesn’t make it that far. You can create an eBook on things that undergrad students can do to increase their chances of getting accepted into a grad school program. That’s just one of many things that you can discuss in an eBook. If your product provides value, you can make a lot of money with it.
If you excel at a certain subject, you should consider becoming an online tutor. You can do this side hustle as much as you want. You can go through a program where you have to get certified, or you can promote your services on your college campus. You don’t have to just tutor college students; you can also tutor middle & high schoolers.
Contact your friends and family and see if they know anyone that needs some tutoring. I want to share one important thing when it comes to tutoring. If you don’t like teaching or helping people, this will not work for you. You want to be a success. Remember that before you consider tutoring.
Fiverr is a website where people can post different tasks that they can do. For example, someone may post that they can make promo videos for people. The tasks start at $5. Once you sell a certain amount at $5, you can start adding extras to your gig so that you make more money. If you are good at doing something such as Photoshop or editing, you should give Fiverr a shot. You don’t have anything to lose.
Start a Blog
The next idea on the list is to start a blog. Blogs are easy to set up. You can have yours up and running within 30 minutes. If you work hard enough, you will begin to make some money with your blog. I’m not going to lie to you; you have to put in some work. You have to be consistent, write interesting things and have a good posting schedule. If you do those things, then you may start earning money. Blogging can provide you a lot of opportunities. I know bloggers that are making thousands of dollars each month. How come you can’t be the next person to do so? You can, so get started today.
Sell Old Textbooks
Since you are currently in grad school, it means that you have been in school for a little while. Over the years, you’ve probably collected a lot of textbooks. Instead of throwing them out, you should sell them online. Use a site like Bookscouter to see how much you can get for your books. If it’s a good amount, you can ship it to them and get paid.
As you can see, there are several different ways for you to make money online as a graduate student. You don’t have to wonder where your next dollar is going to come from. One of the ideas above should help you attain more income.