We’ve put together a list of 101 ways to make some extra cash while in college. While not all of these may apply to you, there are still plenty that almost anyone could do.
See one that’s not on the list and should be? Let us know in the comments below.
With that said, let’s get started. Here’s a list of 101 ways on how to make money as a student.
1. Take Pictures Of Your Receipts
Nowadays there are tons of apps available that give you cash back scanning receipts. Ibotta is one of the most popular, giving you cash back on groceries, electronics, prescriptions, meals at restaurants, alcohol and more.
Here’s a quick list of how it works:
- Sign-up for a free Ibotta account. Use promo code qFTVA when you register to get a $10 bonus after you scan your first receipt.
- Buy your product like you normally do and find it on the Ibotta app. Claim this item.
- Take a picture of your grocery receipt with the Ibotta app. Make sure to hold the receipt steady and clearly.
- Wait up to 48 hours to receive cash back in your account.
- Once your account balance reaches a minimum of $20, cash out to PayPal, Venmo or for a gift card of your choosing.
You shouldn’t have any trouble finding offers with Ibotta since they currently have over 2,000 offers.
Want to earn even more? Here’s a list of 11 other apps like Ibotta that also pay you to scan receipts. The best part? You can stack these apps to increase your cash back.
2. Earn $36/Year Doing Nothing With Shoptracker
Love shopping on Amazon? You might as well get paid for it.
When you install the Shoptracker app to your phone and link it to your Amazon account, you’ll receive a $3 gift card at the end of each month.
Register for a free account by taking a short 5-minute survey about your Amazon shopping experience. Once this is done, download the app to your phone.
From there, link your Amazon account to Shoptracker and you get an a $3 bonus as a new user. For each month you leave the app installed, you earn an additional $3.
This means you’re essentially earning $36 per year in passive income – the only thing you have to remember to do is cash out. With the $3 sign-up bonus, it’s $39 the first year.
3. Take Online Surveys With Survey Junkie
Survey Junkie is one of the highest paying survey sites on the web. While they don’t come with a sign-up bonus, I find that I can usually make around $12/hour provided that I stick to the higher paying surveys.
If you take surveys on Survey Junkie that pay at a low rate, you won’t be earning this much. This is why you need to be a bit selective about which ones you take.
I tend to check back daily for high-paying surveys. If there aren’t any, I check back the following day until there is one.
4. Invest With Acorns For Only $5
Although it’s more of a long-term money maker, you can get started with $5 by using Acorns – a commission free investment platform that gives you advice on how to spend your money. Put in an extra $20 per month and it could go a long way. For those looking for more information, read our full guide on Acorns.
5. Earn $14 – $22 Per Hour Teaching English Online With VIPKID
Have just a little bit of teaching experience, whether it be teaching someone math or being a mentor? Then you may qualify as a teacher for VIPKID.
VIPKID is an app that pays you to teach English to Chinese children across the globe. They guarantee that you’ll earn anywhere between $14 – $22 per hour.
Calculate this out and you can make $2,000+ per month teaching 3 – 5 hours per day. Keep in mind that you do need to go through an interview process in order to get accepted.
The best part? You get to choose your own hours and work whenever and wherever you want. Just keep in mind that since you’re teaching Chinese children in China the hours may be a bit different.
6. Sell Or Trade-In Items on Amazon
Sometimes it’s difficult to pawn off items on Craigslist. Instead, you can also sell your used electronics and books with Amazon’s trade-in program.
While you might not get as high as a profit as Craigslist, there’s less work involved, and you’ll always know how much you’re getting.
7. Take Online Surveys With Vindale Research
Vindale Research is another great survey program. You get a $2 bonus for registering as a new user, and I find that I can usually make around $10 per hour.
The best part? A lot of surveys you can even take multiple times per day.
While there are some surveys that do pay up to $50, these ones are quite rare. Furthermore, they usually take a few hours to complete, but are definitely worth it.
8. Sell College Papers
If you have a load of old essays laying around that you never really look at, there are sites online that will allow you to sell these. One such site is gradesaver. On some sites, old essays can go from anywhere between $10 and $100. You can also do this for class notes as well.
9. Get Paid Gift Cards Online With Earning Station
Earning Station is an online rewards website that pays you to complete tasks such as watching videos, taking polls and filling out surveys. The tasks are very simple and usually take very little time to complete.
Earn points and exchange them for free gift cards, and registration is completely free.
10. Take Online Surveys With Harris Poll Online
Harris Poll Online is also another top survey site on the web. Your opinions are used to influence important decisions made by the US government, non-profits and other corporations. Registration is completely free, and it’s not uncommon to earn up to $10 per hour.
11. Sell Sperm/Eggs
Sticking to a similar theme, the medical industry is always looking for young people to donate their sperm or eggs. Whilst eggs can return you up to $15,000, it can be a lot tougher than donating sperm. Think carefully about this one.
12. Use Online Shopping Portals
Online shopping portals are websites that pay you when using their links to buy at an online retailer. They get paid a commission and give it to you in the form of cash back. Looking to shop at Walmart?
13. Sell Video Game Accounts
Have you ever played a video game for weeks on end and have established a strong account?
Luckily for you, this hasn’t been a waste of time because some avid gamers will look for accounts like these so you may have an opportunity to sell it on. Some sites will allow you to sell certain characters or assets.
14. Take Online Surveys With PointClub
Earn as much as $10 – $15 per hour taking online surveys with PointClub.
You get a $5 bonus just for registering as a new user. Log-in consecutively for 5 days and receive a 10% increase in earnings. You can do this for a max of a 100% increase on all surveys.
If you want more information, read our full Pointclub Review.
15. Sell Junk Mail
Can you believe that anyone would buy junk mail? As it goes, the Small Business Knowledge Centre is always on the lookout for any junk relating to personal finance, investing, and insurance. Although you won’t receive money directly, you can earn gift cards to numerous retailers.
16. Sell Produce
If you have a little space in the backyard, you can grow produce and sell them to the neighbors and your friends. If you have enough produce to sell, you could even join a Community Supported Agriculture where you can sell to locals.
17. Sell Your Ideas
If you have spotted a gap in the market, there are now platforms that allow you to discuss your ideas. On a site called Quirky, you can submit an idea and get paid for it. If they like it, a major brand might pick it up and you could earn thousands in return.
18. Take Online Surveys With MySurvey
is one of the most popular survey sites on the web. Registration is free, and you can complete surveys from your PC, tablet or mobile device.
Students have reported that by taking the right surveys, you can make $10 or more per hour. Earn points that can be exchange for gift cards, vouchers, cash and more.
19. Watch Videos Online With Swagbucks
Another rewards website called Swagbucks pays you to watch videos online. Not only that, but you can also earn some extra cash shopping online, filling out surveys and polls, trying free-trial products and playing games.
Earn gift cards toward popular retailers such as Amazon and Target, or cash out to PayPal. Find out how to use Swagbucks and earn $30/month in (almost) passive income.
20. Sell Photos
If you prefer a camera to a paintbrush, you could even sell your photos to site that stores stock images. As you gain experience, you can earn up to 50% on each sale of the stock image.
One of my favorite sites to sell photos is ShutterStock.
21. Take Online Surveys With Global Test Market
Global Test Market is also another popular rewards survey website. This platform has one of the largest databases of surveys available, and you can easily make up to $10 per hour.
This is a great wage earner for students. Registration is completely free, and they’ll send you email updates whenever there’s a new survey available that you’re eligible for.
22. Rent Out Driveway Space
Again, if you’re living in a house that has a driveway but you don’t use it, you could try renting it out to someone who can make use of it.
If you can’t find anyone after asking around, there are some websites that allow you to search for buyers such as Craigslist.
Similar to the point we made previously, you could even use Airbnb to rent out a room if you’re thinking about going away for a couple of weeks. This can also work if you have a spare room.
Rather than paying rent for an empty house, this can be a great way have a percentage of the rent paid for you. Looking to save instead? Check out the top 6 most overlooked ways to save on Airbnb.
24. Freelance Writing
If you can write fast and have a general gist of the language, freelance writing can be a great way to make money quickly. Soon enough, you can have a list of clients who have blogs that you can contribute toward.
25. Write for Businesses
In a similar manner, you could approach businesses to see if they have any writing work that needs doing for their site. When trying to run a business, many forget how important it can be to run a blog as well. Remind them of this and offer to run it for them.
26. Start a Blog
Running this blog has supported my current lifestyle for almost two years now. Setting up a blog is easy. If you’re looking to get started, here are a couple of links that might help you:
- 7 Steps To Start A Successful Blog
- My Blog Traffic After 6 Months
- 5 Reasons You Should Start A Blog (For Extra Income)
27. Sell Your Random Artwork
Even if you aren’t the greatest artist in the world, art is very subjective. You may find that more people enjoy your work than you think.
When studying for an art degree, this can be a great way of getting experience and earning money at the same time. Furthermore, you could even show your work at a show or gallery.
28. Vlog on YouTube
If you think that you have something to show the world, why not record yourself and put the video onto YouTube? Similar to blogging, you can get paid for advertisements and build up a following over time. Don’t expect to get rich immediately. It may take time to build a following.
29. Sell Your Unwanted Gift Cards
Do you have a gift card that you’re wanting to sell because you’ll never use it? Sites like Cardpool and Raise pay you for your gift card at a price close to its retail value. Not only that, but you can also buy discounted gift cards from them to save even more.
Thanks to hours of essays and taking notes, you are probably a fast typer. Utilize this skill by transcribing files for people. On sites like Scribie or Fiverr, there are always people who are looking for these transcription jobs to be completed.
31. Make an App
This is definitely easier said than done, especially for those who have no tech background. However, programming is actually a lot less daunting than you think. Nowadays there are plenty of cheap online resources that teach you to build an app.
If you do enough research and find an app that people will use, you could end up making a lot of money. Whether it is a game or something useful, many people have become rich after starting in their lounge. For those of you more curious about learning how to code, check out eHow Going To Epicodus Code School Landed Me A Programming Job.
32. Earn A Passive Income With Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel
The Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel pays you to monitor your phone activity. You can make up to $50 per year by simply installing an app on your phone and not doing any other work. Earn points and cash out for cash prizes such as gift cards or PayPal deposits.
For more information on this program, you can read our full review here.
If you speak another language fluently, you can lend your skills to those who need a translator. Sometimes your skills may be required in person, but you can also use programs like Fiverr to get paid for written translations.
Another skill that is often forgotten about but could come in handy – calligraphy. On sites like Etsy, you can sell your services and write for people’s invitations, birthday cards, or whatever it may be.
35. The Frequent Flyer App
The Frequent Flyer App pays you a passive income for just leaving it installed on your phone. Expect to make about $5 extra per month. While it’s not much, it’s still cash you can easily put toward that next meal. Want to earn more passive income? Check out the top 10 passive income programs that will make you over $1,000 per year.
36. Virtual Call Center From Home
Although this is a little trickier to get into than some of the other options, there is an opportunity to use a microphone and become a virtual call center for companies that need help. Using LiveOps and sites that are similar, you will become a centre “agent” and answer calls from home.
37. Shipping Service
If you have a car and would be happy to drive around delivering goods, this can be achieved by contacting a site like uShip. You will definitely make up the cost of gas and the ware and tear on your car in no time.
38. Drive For Uber
When you drive for Uber, you can make as much as $6,000 per month working full-time. Don’t have 40 hours a week? You can work as many hours as you want and set your own schedule.
39. Market Research
In most college campuses, you will find studies and market research opportunities. Some will reward you with cash, gift cards, or free meals for a week (better than nothing). Often, businesses look for the opinions of certain age groups, and students are amongst the most popular group.
40. Online Studies With Prolific Academic
Prolific Academic is a site that pays you to participate in psychological studies. While there aren’t that many offers available, the payout is quite decent at anywhere between $10 – $20 per hour. If you need help on getting started, check out our full guide to Prolific Academic.
41. Watch Videos With EarnHoney
EarnHoney is a website that pays you to watch videos. They get paid from advertisers and then pass off a portion of their commission to you. The best part is that you don’t have to be active since the videos play automatically. All you have to do is press play and hit the start button. Be sure to check out our full guide to EarnHoney.
As strange as it might sound, this site allows you to complete random jobs for people for cash. For example, you can pick up and deliver lunch to someone’s office.
After they post an ad on the site, you can respond and tell them you’re willing to accept the job. This is great for students since the tasks are so easy and you can choose when you work.
43. Dog Walking
Although this might sound like something you would do when you were younger, people are always looking for others to walk their dogs. As well as earning some side income, you can enjoy the fresh air and get away from all the studying for a couple of hours as a student.
44. User Testing
If you have a laptop and enjoying going onto various different websites, you can use your experience to test brand new websites for companies. After setting up a website, many businesses will look for people to test the site and record their voice whilst checking all the links and looking for faults.
45. Note Taking
Although you have probably had enough of this during your lectures, there are other people in society who may need some help taking notes such as disabled persons or senior citizens. As long as you can get around town, you can help to meet people’s needs. You will also feel good for helping out. Want to earn even more? Sell your lecture notes online to other students with OneClass.
46. Medical Testing
As technology evolves, we are gaining a greater understanding of how the human body works. However, we continue to test to find out more. At your local hospital, medical center, or online, you will find out about current and upcoming studies that you can help with. Whilst some require you to test drugs and medicines, others may be simple such as analyzing your sleep patterns.
47. Scholarship Competitions
Scholarship competitions very rarely receive too many applicants. More often than not, the time you put into it is made up from the rewards. This task definitely only applies to students.
You can receive payment for turning in your used bottles and cans. A full bag of cans will grant you around $5. This may not seem a lot, but even just once a week will earn you an extra $260 per year. Want to invest more into recycling? Invest some of your cash into a program called Recyclix. This is how I make a few hundred a year passively.
49. Earn Cash Back On Alcohol With bevRAGE
As students, we still have to have a little fun. The bevRAGE app pays you when you take a picture of your receipt from your phone, just as long as it has alcohol listed on it. Get cash back on wine, spirits and beer from grocery stores, bars and convenient stores. Registration is free, and you even get $1 off your first receipt when you use the promo code FRUGAL.
50. Agent Anything
Similar to TaskRabbit, sites like Agent Anything have a particular focus on students completing tasks. If people have a job that needs doing, they will post on the site and say how much they are willing to pay which you can then accept and apply.
51. Recycle Scrap Metal
Over the years, the value of scrap metal has been of increasing importance to many different industries. You can recycle scrap metal material to make more money than you can from recycling cans and bottles. This can be hard to find but, you should always take the opportunity when you get the chance.
Even though we discussed many task-related websites, we haven’t yet covered one of the biggest – Postmates. After signing up to the site, you can earn money for delivering food to different locations.
If you use the service enough, there is real potential to earn good money. You can start by downloading their free app.
53. Trivia Questions
Are you currently the holder of the general quiz championship in your house, block of apartments, or even college? If so, you need to try RewardTV. You can win prizes just by simply answering questions via TV trivia games.
54. Professional Cuddling
In the last couple of years, cuddling has become quite a popular service. If you’re up to it, become one of the professionals after signing-up to one of the popular sites. Of course, you will need to be careful with this, but most people are looking for a simple hug.
55. Wedding Officiator
If you have a cool job or a unique skill that people will enjoy – such as a uniquely deep voice, can do impressions, or can sing like an angel – more and more people are moving away from traditional weddings to choose their own officiator instead. If you have a passion for skydiving, you could even officiate a wedding whilst falling through the air. Luckily for you, most pastors prefer to keep their feet on the ground.
56. Bug Catcher
Before we go any further, we aren’t talking about sitting in people’s garden trying to catch ladybirds. No, we are talking about programming and how you can earn money for testing new programs and finding bugs. As well as on various websites, you will also find postings in your campus or on local job boards.
57. Website Hacker
Similarly, companies often pay for people to try and hack their website just to test the security. While you shouldn’t be looking to steal credit card information to pay your way through college, you can earn a little money if you happen to get through their security walls. This allows the company to do more testing and make their security even stronger.
58. Design Work
Running a alongside a similar theme to a couple of ideas we have already mentioned, you could lend your design skills to companies. Whether it’s designing logos or maybe even images for their most recent advertising campaign, this could earn you a few bucks on the side. As long as you market yourself correctly, you will be a design professional that businesses use to stay up-to-date with the latest trends. A lot of design work can also be done on Fiverr.
59. Help Businesses with Social Media
Nowadays, social media is absolutely everything for a business because it allows them to appeal to new customers as well as replying to questions/queries/problems that existing customers may have. This is where you come in. Reach out to businesses and suggest that they outsource their social media accounts to you.
JustAnswer is one of the largest question and answer platforms on the web. Experts answer everyday questions from legal to medical advice. If you’re an expert on any particular topic, sign-up and get paid to answer questions.
Babysitting makes a great part-time gig.As long as you are responsible and work well with children, you could easily earn around $15-20 an hour. Furthermore, most of the time parents are generous enough to give you an additional tip. If you build up a list of people who require your services regularly, you could earn a good bit of through referrals as well.
Post yourself as a student looking for part-time cleaning jobs on Craigslist. People will be more than happy to help you in your need of funds if you mention you’re a student. As long as you do a great job and are hardworking, they’ll most likely rehire you as well as pass you along to their friends for additional work.
63. House Sitting
This is one of the easiest tasks on this list. If somebody is just about to go on vacation, make sure that you are their first port of call and get paid for watching over their house while they’re away. Again, this is a job that people always need, and it also gives you the opportunity to live in a decent house for a while.
64. Pet Sitting
Similar to babysitting, some people don’t like to leave their pets at home alone. This is where you come in. Not only will this be fun, you will also earn a good bit of money. With the last four services we have mentioned, there is no reason why you can’t sometimes combine them all into one.
65. Use The GiftCrush App
Another app that helps you earn a passive income is the GiftCrush App. It’s currently available for both iOS and Android devices. Simply install the app and leave it running in the background. In exchange for collecting data about how you use your phone, you can get paid an extra $5 per month. While it’s not much, every little bit helps. If you’re interested in checkout out more apps like this, check our our top 10 passive apps list.
66. Repair Computers
Are you an expert with computers? All you need is an ad in the local paper or post a flyer in your neighborhood to start receiving phone calls. Facebook and Craigslist can also work wonders. Again, this is an area in which people are more than willing to help out a student in need.
67. iPhone Screen Repair
Even if you don’t know how to fix iPhone screens, there are plenty of cheap Udemy courses that will teach you how. iPhone screens break quite easily, so you may be quite surprised by the number of inquiries you get. Buy a cheap starter kit on Amazon to learn how to replace the screen. Professional shops charge a fee of $100 or more, but you can easily make a good profit by going for $80 or less. Again, a small flyer on a local bulletin board goes a long ways.
This can be a great gig if done over the weekend at large events such as weddings or large celebrations. Often these companies look for temporary employees since they often lack help. Look into local catering companies and mention that you’re available for hire and are willing to be called in on occasion.
69. Handyman Services
Whether you want to help your classmate or your landlord, these types of services go down really well. After leaving home for the first time, some people struggle with changing a lightbulb. If you’re great at unclogging a sink or doing simple electrical repairs, try mentioning to your landlord that you’re available for hire if he happens to be out of town or busy.
This is a service that’s incredibly common and highly needed. We suggest checking local college bulletin boards since there’s always jobs available, especially during the summertime. There are tons of companies that look for students. Not only will you get to earn some money, you gain some key entrepreneurial skills by being your own boss at these firms as well.
Take a walk around your local area and see if any of the bars or restaurants need any help behind the bar. Even if you get the gig for two nights a week, tips can add up fast if you provide excellent service.
Again, this job has been linked with students for many years. Not only that, but you can also gain some key communication skills and experience. This is also a great way into the hospitality industry and a good way to make friends and other connections. Furthermore, most students highly enjoy this job.
Normally, retail jobs are extremely flexible with hours and mostly require help during the weekends and holidays. This is perfect for a college lifestyle. For retailers that have experience in hiring students, they often understand that college comes first. You shouldn’t have any problem booking time off when preparing for exams or finishing an essay.
If you have a van or truck, you can offer your services to the locals and see if anyone needs anything taking to the landfill or the dump. As long as you charge a good price, these are jobs that not many people enjoy doing, so you should get a lot of offers pretty quickly. This is another great ad to post on Craigslist or on a local bulletin board at your university.
75. Professor’s Assistant
At some schools, the professor will normally pay a student or two as a helper so see if the professor of your chosen topic needs some help grading papers, researching, or simply preparing lessons. While you’re earning money, you could get help with your studies, gain experience, and learn new things as well.
If you consider yourself knowledgable in a particular subject, you could offer your skills and experience to the other students or children in your area. Parents like to hire students because they know what it is like to be in education and are cheaper than professional tutors. Tutors on average make $15 – $20 per hour if not more. You’re also getting the gratification of teaching someone something new.
77. Temp Agency
If you’re struggling to find work, signing-up with a temp agency could be a smart move. They will most likely connect you with jobs that are only temporary and part-time. More often than not, these often lead to permanent jobs. We suggest starting by looking on Indeed.
78. Mystery Shopping
In an attempt to offer the best customer service possible, many companies will pay for people to come into their business so they can assess what is going wrong and what needs improving. With mystery shoppers, they will be random so you can catch employees off-guard before reporting back to the owner. There are also apps that pay you to do this such as Mobee Mobile.
As well as searching through ads you might find online, you could also approach an agency who will help you to find work. For one shoot alone, you could earn several hundred dollars each, day and it can help you to get into the industry if you so desire. Furthermore, Instagram is a great platform to utilize to get a protfolio going.
80. Become an Extra
Have you dreamed of being on TV or in the latest movie? While you might not get the role of James Bond, you can still get a decent pay for an entire day’s work. After a few jobs, you can build a reputation and quickly find other jobs as an extra. It’s even possible that it may lead to something bigger.
81. Design Tees
With a keen eye for design, you can create your own masterpieces and have them printed on t-shirts and hoodies. With programs like Merch by Amazon, you submit the design and they do all of the work for you for a small commission. If no-one likes your idea, at least you will have given it a shot without any loss to your wallet.
82. Pool Service
When it comes to managing pools, it is just another job that people don’t like to do themselves. See if you can make it on your own or tag along with a professional and take a cut of their wages. With pools, you can offer a cleaning service, or you can simply test the chemicals and check that everything is up to scratch. This is a lot easier to do than you think.
Sell fresh produce to your local neighborhood or put up your food in a farmer’s market. Don’t have a garden? There’s 35 foods that you can grow inside your own home.
84. Shovel Snow
This is a great way to make some cash during winter break. Easily make $20 – $50 just for offering to shovel someone else’s entire driveway. This is a great ad for Craigslist or your local newspaper. Mention that you’re a student, and people will be more willing to help out.
85. Sell Roadside Gifts
When it comes to the holiday season, people are always on the lookout for gifts. Why not invest in a stand and make a little extra money? As long as you get the required permission, you can get started with just a few flowers and holiday-appropriate candy. Regardless of whether you choose Valentine’s Day, Halloween, or Christmas, this should work wonders.
86. Ask For a Raise
If you already have a job but want a little more disposable income, ask your boss for a raise. Be confident in your abilities, and the worst your boss can do is say no.
87. Sell Blood Plasma
Ultimately, this may not appeal to everybody but it will earn you some extra money. Sometimes you can make as much as $50 donating plasma to your local plasma center. Often they’ll throw in bonuses for repeat visits.
Despite popular belief, cold calling is still a thing and businesses still look often for people who would be willing to man the phones. Although some companies look inwards for this job, there are still enough companies that look outside for this role for you to get a good look in. Of course, this job has its obvious downsides, but it is a good job for students.
89. Street Performing
If you happen to be studying music at college, a good way to make some money doing something you enjoy is to simply take your guitar out on the road and perform for passer-bys in a town centre or public transport station. As well as music, you could dance or offer any other talent. If you are genuinely good at what you do, you could earn as much as you would doing anything else on this list. However, it may not be sustainable if you choose the same spot every day because you will see the same people so move around a little.
Again, this is a fantastic service for all the first-years who are living away from home for the first time because they will snap up your offer immediately. After handing over a bag of clothes and a little bit of money, their clothes will magically return back to them clean which suits most people perfectly well. If you do your own laundry, you can simply combine the two tasks.
91. Car Washing
All you need for this one is a bucket, a sponge, and a source of water. Put up a sign at the end of your driveway to offer the service. This is great if you live in a neighborhood packed with houses.
92. Window Cleaning
This job also offers similar benefits and drawbacks, but it would be another good one to look into. Mention you’re a student and you might get hired over a professional.
93. Become A Personal Trainer
There are always tons of people looking to get motivated to get in shape. If you’re a fitness addict, try mentioning to your friends that you do personal training for a small fee. A lot of people don’t even know where to begin. You could offer an introductory course, or even setup a personal training video series on Udemy.
Most internships these days are paid due to certain laws and regulations. However, there are always companies looking for free work, so be careful. This is also a great resume builder for when you graduate and start looking for work.
95. Become a DJ
This one may require an initial investment, but it can be a lot of fun and pay very well. Not only that, but students typically mention that it’s one of the jobs that’s more fun. Get started with a DJing for Dummies book.
96. Human Billboard
Ever see those guys on the corner flipping signs for a local store? This could be you. It may be a bit tiring after a while, but you get to listen to music all day and take plenty of breaks.
97. Help Senior Citizens
This task is great because senior citizens usually have a lot of spare cash on them. Not only that, but they also just want someone to talk to. The nicer you are, the bigger tip you’ll receive. This usually includes simple tasks such as sweeping, mopping and gardening.
98. Earn A Passive Income With Cross Media Panel
Cross Media Panel is a free browser extension that pays you to track your internet usage. This usually includes what sites you visit, search terms and what browser you’re using.
All data is submitted anonymously, and you can easily earn up to $12 per month in passive income. You can read our full review of this program here.
99. Write a Book
Using Kindle Direct Publishing, you could write an informative ebook or even a fictional story and upload it to their Kindle Store free of charge. Of course, you may want to pay to have a cover made and maybe someone to proofread it. If you’re looking for other ways to make money, check out these top 8 ways to earn cash with Amazon.
100. Use LockScreen Apps
Now there are apps that pay you to unlock your phone screen. Use your phone like you normally would, except each time you unlock it an advertisement will appear on the home screen. Get paid whether you engage in an ad or not. Our personal favorite is Screen Stash.
101. Qmee Pays You To Surf The Web
With the Qmee plugin installed, when you make a search on Google, Amazon or other search engines, you could potentially get paid.
If they have an ad that’s similar to what you’re searching for, a small sidebar will appear with relevant ads will appear.
Click on them and earn $.05 – $.10 cents per click. It’s not much, but it can slowly add up. You can also get paid to complete surveys. Click here to read our full Qmee guide. Also check out 5 other programs that pay you to surf the web.
102. Virtual Assistant
As mentioned above, some businesses forget about their website or struggle to find the time to keep it updated so you could be their virtual assistant. Brush up on your WordPress knowledge and help people setup their account for a fee. Don’t know anything about WordPress? Udemy has some great courses on WordPress that teach you everything you need to know in under 10 hours.
103. Join Fiverr
If you have a particular skill that you think will benefit the masses, setup a Fiverr account and create a “gig.” Whenever someone orders, you can charge a base rate of $5.
As your reputation increases, you will see more and more orders. Setup an expedited service for $10 per gig. If you’re interested in making a purchase on Fiverr, find out how to get your first 2 Fiverr gigs for free.
104. Amazon Mechanical Turk
Although most people have heard of Fiverr, not everyone has heard of Amazon Mechanical Turk. It’s essentially the same principle.
By completing simple tasks online, you can earn money and build up a small stash over time. Don’t expect this to be a huge source of income, but it may help.
We realize that some of these items may not be applicable to you. However, we tried to list as many as we could that either most students could do or learn how to do.
Do you have one to add to the list? Let us know in the comments down below. Thanks for reading and happy frugaling!