When in college, the big dilemma is money. But you may not have the time for a job because of school work.
The good news is there are actually some ways that you can make money without having an actual job, and some of them are easier than you might think. If you are a student in apartments in Blacksburg, VA, read on.
1. Clean out your closet
Chances are you brought a lot of clothes with you to school that you aren’t wearing. Instead of having them take up space in your closet, sell them to fellow students to make some fast money.
A lot of colleges have a “Sale” Facebook page where you can upload the images of the items you want to sell. Include its size and price.
Giving details will help justify the price you have set and may make people more interested in buying your stuff.
2. Offer ‘You-Haul’ services
If you have a big car or a truck, put it to good use. People are always looking for help moving furniture, getting to the airport, begging for a ride. The best way to advertise your services would be to post in a Facebook group or in a student newsletter exactly what you do and what you charge.
If you want to help move people in and out of new places, start posting a few days before most move-ins are going to happen, and then again when most move-outs happen.
Or you could offer to pick up and drop off take-out. What college student could turn that down?
If you are going to the airport or to the next town over, post your destination the day before and how many open seats you have. Sit back and watch the money happen for you. People always need a ride, especially since your rates are bound to be cheaper than a taxi’s, and much faster than taking the bus.
3. Consider tutoring
If you took a class that you absolutely loved and really knew your stuff, why not offer yourself as a tutor to fellow peers? While you’ll have competition due to the tutoring already offered on campus, it never hurts to try!
If you get students to see how good you are, they’ll be recommending you to their friends in no time. You get to make your own hours, keep all the money you make, and can stop after one quarter/semester if you don’t want to continue.
4. Baby/pet sit
Babysitting is a great way to make some money. If you have a family/student housing area on campus it would be the perfect place to offer your services. Make sure that you are CPR certified. Draw up some flyers that you can distribute.
If kids aren’t your thing, try pet sitting. Some students may need to go home for the weekend and can’t take their fluffy friends with them, and that’s where you could come in. This would be especially fun if you don’t have any pets of your own since you’d be getting paid to play with animals!
5. Freelance edit for your peers
If you are reasonably good at checking papers, why not charge for it? This way, people won’t feel guilty for asking you and you’ll make money.
As you can see, there are many side things that could help you make quick money. College is stressful, so find the right fit for you and make sure that you won’t have to survive off ramen. Good luck!