Money is a hot commodity especially when you are a student! The fees and living senses add up when you are pursuing your education. This can put more stress and anxiety on someone who already has lots of responsibility! Money does not grow on trees despite its paper nature! So sad! We all would be better in our finances and hopefully, be more giving but back to the subject at hand. Time and money are slim for students and earning some extra cash can make a big difference in life, for most!
Finding a side gig that can both rake in money and fit your schedule can feel impossible at times. Already caught in studies and trying to pass courses, living can be just another weight in the room. Fortunate for this generation, the looks of professionals are changing dynamics largely due to the invention of social platforms. You can make money from the comfort of anywhere and make big bucks. There are several different jobs that can make college life easier and more affordable for you! Consider trying some of these side hustles if you need more financial help and needed it in a certain way!
You had to know that this was going to be on the list! There is big money to be made on YouTube due to its traffic and ad revenue. There are so many successful YouTube that have made full-time jobs out of turning on their camera and uploading good content. I’m not trying to say this like it is easy to just gain a big following or it doesn’t require work, IT DOES! You still are responsible for making content that your audience enjoys and will want to subscribe to.
It is important to know what you want to do as far as content. You can do beauty videos, storytimes, journeys, and other engaging content which seems to do the best. Being consistent in your uploads and engaging with your audience can carry you far. Making a map to outline what you want to upload, and other goals can help you in navigating this hustle and earn you some big money. You can do it part-time so it doesn’t affect your studies and you will have time to have a life outside of school and the camera.
This can seem a bit intimidating to some of us because we envision Victoria’s Secret models. This is not an accurate depiction of what modeling is nowadays. Lots of people are going into photography that is almost like everyday art. You can be a model in those pictures! You can charge a fee to have you model for a photographer. This might mean having to travel a little bit depending on the locations chosen by the photographer. This will give experience as a model and you can use it as a job on your resume or college applications.
We live in a new day and age where beauty standards are shifting to more of a humble and everyday vibe. Those effortless pictures are the best because it captures the essence of life and the little moments. This is a great opportunity for you to be a part of a new wave and have great content to post to your social media platforms. Look around for photographers who need models to shoot and negotiate a deal where you are making money and getting some great content to post! It’s a win-win!
This one can make you lots of money if you are good at it! In the world today everything is a big marketing campaign. Lots of people have started blogs, YouTube channels, businesses, and other entities that require creative thinking and writing to sell whatever they need. This is where you come in! If you are a skilled writer and know about ways to appeal to people then you have a business of your own! This can carry you through college and life if you want it to. Social media accounts are constantly looking for people with exciting ideas to help establish a big following.
Your writing can grab an engaging audience while putting money in your pockets. You just need to see what the customers require in their writing and let your fingers do the work. There will be deadlines but this is a job you can do from anywhere at any time. You can refuse jobs or you can take on as much as you can. The more you do and the better your writing, the more customers you can acquire. So don’t go thinking you can write whatever and receive a check! You have to apply creativity and effort to make a substantial name for yourself.
Making a small business of your own is a great hustle for some extra money. You may have a talent or something you create that can earn you profits. Making bracelets, paintings, refurbishing clothes, or other items, that can all be marketed as a need. People all have different needs and talents and you may never know who needs what you have to sell. I would say start with something small and requires low costs to produce.
A good example is eyelashes! Lots of women love false eyelashes now and so you can purchase a bulk at a cheaper price than sell them individually at your price. This kind of thinking can help pay for college and anything else you may need. Build up a clientele for your market and just get to work!
This one is very broad in description! Whatever you are good at doing, find a way to market it. I, myself, am good at makeup and so I do that if I need extra money. I make prices reasonable and by word of mouth, I’ve managed to get a few clients. It’s not something I do a lot but it helps in a season of drought or just wanting something. Think deep about what it is that you feel people need and you can do. It is customer service so you will be tried but keep going! This will allow you to make your own hours and prices while keeping all the profits!