What’s going on everyone? As you know by now, I believe that side hustles are a way of life. Whether you’re a college student or a working adult, I strongly believe that people should have a side hustle.
Why side hustle in college? Many college students don’t have that much money. They either ask their parents for it or they take out loans just to get a refund. What if I told you that side hustling would eliminate you from having to do either of those things? Several of my friends and I had side hustles in college. They didn’t make us rich, but we weren’t your average students either.
Today, I want to share with you six side hustles that any college student can do.
Drive for Uber or Lyft
If you have a car, you can drive for Uber or Lyft. With those ride-sharing companies, you can have a flexible schedule. You can drive before and after your classes. You could also make a lot of money driving around your drunken peers on the weekends. Uber and Lyft drivers also get paid every week. You can’t beat that.
If you excel at a certain subject, you can try tutoring other students. If you go to a larger university, you will get the chance to find people to tutor. You can also tutor some of the athletes. Choose your subject well. Some of them will need more tutors than others. For example, there would probably be more students that need help with Statistics than there would be with Psychology. Try advertising your services on social media, job boards and post flyers around campus.
Sell Items Online
If you have things that you don’t use anymore, you should sell them online. A few years ago eBay and Craigslist were two of the top places to sell things. Now, you can sell stuff on apps such as Offer Up, Poshmark, and Let Go as well. Those options give you more ways to make money. For starters, you can sell your old textbooks and old clothing that you don’t wear.
Online surveys are the next option on the list. With this side hustle, you can make a couple of hundred dollars each month if you are consistent with it. There are several survey websites you there to choose from. Some are better than others. Take your time to check out the type of surveys they offer. Make sure that the payment is also worth it. Doing a 45-minute survey and only earning one dollar is not worth it. Remember to value your time.
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Have you thought of becoming a virtual assistant (VA)? If you haven’t, you should consider it. Many businesses are looking for VAs. People outsource all types of thing these days. VAs help with their clients with technical and administrative tasks. They also can work on clients social media accounts. These jobs can be flexible even though some of the tasks will probably have a deadline.
The final side hustle for college students is to review the Craigslist gigs section. People need help all the time. If they can’t find the help on their own, they list the job on Craigslist in the gigs section. Over the years, I’ve known people you find small jobs where people needed help moving furniture or needed someone to cut their lawn for them. Those jobs typically last a few hours, and you get paid as soon as they are finished. When you get a chance, check what gigs are available near your college and get started today.
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As you just read, there are several side hustles for college students. There is no excuse for you to be a broke college student anymore. Figure out which side hustle goes with your schedule and work on it as soon as possible.