9 best side hustles for college students

9 best side hustles for college students

You have a lot on your plate in college. It can be hard to find time to squeeze in a part-time job. The bad news: you still need money. The good news: we have great ideas for how to earn a little extra cash with a side hustle.

1.  Dog walking

Cat people need not apply. Dog lovers can get paid to take other people’s pups out on walks with sites like Rover and Care.com. But if you’re a fan of all kinds of pets, try pet-sitting through these sites.

2. Start a blog or vlog

Use your personality to make the big bucks. Start a blog, podcast or YouTube channel and begin creating content. There are a lot of different ways to hit the ground earning — check out these starter ideas.

3. Test new apps and websites

We’re guessing you’re pretty comfortable critiquing websites and apps (like maybe you made a few comments about that Snapchat update). Why not get paid to test sites for usability? It’s a seriously great gig that you can do on your schedule. Check out this list of sites that pay you to judge their functionality.

4. Virtual assistant

Because robo-assistants aren’t real yet, people will pay you to be their virtual assistant. This job is flexible and perfect for the super punctual, service-oriented and organized student who can help someone streamline their business. Check out this article about getting started as a VA.

5. Help people with their task list

Get paid to do the stuff that other people don’t want to do. Try a service like TaskRabbit, a site where you can offer up a wide array of services for hire. Jobs include things from yard maintenance and furniture assembly to cooking and waiting in line for people (really).  

6. Sell your clothes

Make your new motto “reduce, reuse, sell.” Even if you don’t already have clothes to sell you can always start thrifting and reselling. Here’s a great list of the best places to resell clothing online.

7. Become an online tutor

If you can’t commit to the hours of in-person tutoring, try a virtual role. You can set your own hours and make good money tutoring people all over the world. Here are a few companies who hire online tutors.

8. Take surveys

This is where being opinionated comes in handy. Give your thoughts on a ton of topics by taking surveys, and get paid for it. Check out this list of survey sites that pay you for your opinion.

9. Freelance work

You’ve got skills, my friend. Use them to earn extra dinero. Try one of these sites if you have skills in writing, editing, web development, graphic design or a number of other areas.


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