How to Make Money as a College Student and Not Work Full Time

The word college is linked to many iconic ideas and thoughts, but none is stronger than the scene of a hungry broke college student surviving on 99 cent ramen. Most college students find themselves on a budget, especially with rising costs of tuition, yet also find themselves with less and less time to have a job, as the efforts necessary to succeed in college and find a secure job grow at hurrying pace. Fortunately, many startups are trying to fix this issue. These companies, popularly known by students as side hustles, such as Uber, Door Dash, UberEats, Postmates, Task Rabbit, Tapingo, Chimer all strive to offer students a quick way to earn a few bucks. This guide was written to help students know how to take advantage of these “side hustles”, and make some serious cash while living the student dream.

For the tech experts, use Task Rabbit:

Task Rabbit allows for remote work tasks. Basically, you can do research or freelance tech jobs for customers in need. The background check process does take sometime(about two weeks) but after, start accepting tasks and put cash in your pocket.

Have extra space in your apartment, use AirBNB:

If you are living in an off campus apartment and have an extra couch bed for somebody to sleep on, then I highly recommend renting it out on AirBNB. There are thousands of people looking to travel on a budget, and college towns are often hot destinations.

Have a car on campus that is sitting around, use Wheelz:

Wheelz is a carsharing platform designed specifically for college campuses. Lets say an upperclassmen has a car on campus. He or she just has to post it on the Wheelz app, and just wait till freshmen dish out the cash to use the car. Its a very easy way to make some money basically doing nothing.

Have a lot of free time, then deliver food with numerous food delivery apps:

Most companies trying to offer college students quick cash making employment opportunities are in the food delivery industry. Door Dash, Postmates, UberEats, HungryBuffs, Tapingo, GrubHub, Seamless; the list goes on and on. However, each may have different terms and rules, so choose which one suits your lifestyle best, and get delivering. A girl last year made ten thousand dollars delivering food on the JoyRun app.

Making Money is Easy Now:

You don’t have to have a full or part time job to make money while being a college student. There are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of your skills and schedule to make a few bucks here and there. Now have fun making money and not eating ramen even though it is pretty good.