How Can Students Make Money Online

Tips To Make Money Online For Students

As a college student, you may be stuck for cash with paying for fees, accommodation, books and more. Just because you’re a student doesn’t mean you have to be broke. There are many ways to make money online for students. 

You may not want to be working lots of hours in a bar like other college students. With a little bit of creativity and internet skills, it’s possible to earn some extra cash from your student accommodation. Here are a few ways to make money online for students. 

1. Personal Blogging

Personal Blogging

We love blogging as a side hustle. You can do it from anywhere you want. It’s not a quick way to make money, but it is a great way to build an audience on a topic.

To make money blogging, you should be providing excellent value to your readers. You can monetise your blog by using Google AdSense or even start some affiliate marketing on your blog. 

2. Freelance Writing

Freelance Writing

For this trip, you may think you don’t have experience in writing, so how can you possibly freelance. All you need to become a freelance writer is passion and dedication to writing.

Freelance writing is great because you can work your hours and write when it’s right. It is one of the easiest and fastest ways to make money online for students. 

There is a tonne of sites to freelance write online. Good sites to start your freelance blogging are Fiverr and Upwork. Once you start getting some jobs there and building up a reputation, you could turn to sites like iWriter or Problogger

3. Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

If you are good at designing and graphic design, you could start freelancing for some websites and businesses. It is perfect for students working in design or any media-related course. It will help them get better at their craft and earn money too. 

Again you can sign up for sites like Fiverr and Upwork to get some freelance graphic design jobs. You can even enter contests on 99designs, and if you win, you get paid a prize. 

If you know of any small businesses that could do with some graphic design services, reach out to them. Show them examples of work you have created and how you helped brands. 

4. Virtual Assistant 

Virtual Assistant 

Another great way to make money online for students is to become a virtual assistant. The work can vary by job, but tasks could include customer service, copywriting, email marketing, etc.

Businesses tend to outsource these tasks that don’t need to be done in-house. It’s a handy way of making money on your days off or free time from college. 

If you want to become a virtual assistant, you can start by creating profiles on sites like Zirtual and Virtual Assistant Network. Get clients easily on these websites. 

5. Review Websites & Apps

 Review Websites & Apps

If you enjoy browsing websites, why not get paid to do it in your free time? UserTesting is a great platform that pays people to review websites. Most reviews take around 20 minutes, and you could see yourself earning £10. 

Sign up on the website and complete your test review to get started. Once that’s done, get ready to review lots more and earn online!

6. Sell Clothes

Sell Clothes

If you have any clothes that you haven’t worn or are in perfect condition, you can sell them online on platforms such as Depop. Depop is a marketplace to buy and sell vintage or preloved clothes. We have even sold a few items as we never wore them. It’s straightforward to use, and it is easy to communicate with a prospective buyer.

Once you make a sale, pop your clothes into a package from a local Post Office and buy tracked shipping for it. Depop only wants the goods delivered by tracked shipping, so there’s proof of delivery, and you can see precisely where the item is. It’s a straightforward process, and they can then pay the money into your PayPal account. 

7. Start Tutoring Online

Start Tutoring Online

As a student, you are constantly learning more every day. An easy way to make money for students is to make use of the knowledge you learn and share it with others. You can tutor adults or even some children to give them a new skill. One essential thing you need for this is a speedy internet connection. 

There are various platforms to begin tutoring, such as SkillshareCoursera and Udemy. You could also reach out to your followers on social media or even friends and family. 

To begin tutoring, you should brush up on your skills so that you can teach what you said you could. The amount you can earn depends typically on your level of expertise and your tutoring topic. 

It can be a great part-time job to have. You can build it around your busy college schedule. If you have some free time in the evenings, it’s the ideal time to do some tutoring. It may even help you with your studies.

8. Take Online Surveys 

Take Online Surveys 

Another easy way to make money online for students is to take paid online surveys. There are lots of survey companies that will pay you to do surveys. However, it may not be a very lucrative way of earning money online. The surveys tend not to pay well, and you may not always get survey jobs. You may even have days where there are none. Nevertheless, it is a handy way of making money if you have a free few minutes during the day. At the end of the day, it all adds up.

9. Become an eBay Seller 

Become an eBay Seller 

Selling goods on eBay is a very lucrative way to make money at the moment if done right. It is not easy, but if you find the right products, then you have the potential to become a large seller on eBay. 

If you’re looking for somewhere to supply your goods or get inspiration on goods to sell, then look at Salehoo. Using Salehoo, you can find a network of global suppliers and even set up dropshipping for your own Shopify store. 

FAQ’s for Students Looking to Earn Some Extra Cash

How do I get money without a job?

I think people mean how to get money without being employed by a company rather than without a job. You can make money online but you need to treat it as a job if you’re going to succeed. You need to choose an area you want to learn more about, become an expert in that niche and go for it.

Where can I learn more about making money online as a student?

The tips we can above are a great start but you need to really be strategic about how you can make money. We like Affiliate marketing, influencer marketing, blogging with ad revenue. There’s thousands of channels youtube where you can learn more about it.

Can we really make money blogging as a student?

Yes, it’s easy to get started, you need to pick a topic you can write about or you want to become an expert in, buy hosting and domain name, commit to a content production schedule, learn about SEO and digital marketing, be patient and eventually you could earn a substantial amount of money from ad revenue and affiliate marketing.

Ciaran Aherne

Ciaran Aherne

I have a passion for Digital Marketing and conducting online Market Research. I have a big interest in videography and spend a lot of time creating videos using drone footage I shot.
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