Straightforward Ways to Make Money as a Student

Students always need a little extra cash. If you’re a student, you probably know it can be difficult to pay all your bills every month. Plus, the student schedule often makes it difficult to hold a full-time or even part-time job. As a student, you need something that can work around your schedule, and ideally something you can do without cutting into your study time too much. These options can allow you to earn money as a student.

Drive for a Rideshare Company

If you already own your own car, why not drive for a ridesharing company? These companies offer unique benefits for students: not only are you using your existing car to do it, but you can work as little or as much as you want, making it easy to work around your schedule. Plus, people often need rides even during “off hours,” like late at night, the perfect time for a student to work. If you’re charismatic and good at talking to people, this might be the perfect job for you.

Freelancing with Small Offerings

Are you great at making little jingles? Can you draw people’s pictures? Do you do great work with quick articles? If you have a small skill that other people may want to take advantage of, freelancing on a website can help you make some quick spending money. Plus, these sites typically make it easy to indicate when you’re “open for business” and when you’re not accepting jobs. That means you can take as many jobs as you’re comfortable with, then close your business until you have some additional free time.

Uploading Your Notes

If you’re already taking notes for your classes, you may as well get paid for doing it. That’s exactly the rationale behind note-taking opportunities like OneClass, which gives you the ability to upload your notes and get paid for doing so.

You may even be able to sign up as an official Note Taker for a variety of classes. Not only can this give you some extra spending money for things you were already doing, but it’s also a good way to make sure you’re taking good notes and learning even more.

Tutoring Students

Especially if you’ve already achieved one degree and you’re working on another, tutoring can be a great option. If you’re good at explaining the important parts of your chosen field, tutoring is a great way to pass on your knowledge and make some extra spending money while doing so. Plus, if you use an app to tutor people in your spare time, you can do it whenever you get a bit of time to yourself, even if you don’t happen to be on the computer. It’s a great option for anyone who really loves teaching and explaining things.


There are plenty of ways to make money as a student. You just have to know how to find them. As a student, there’s never a bad time to get a little bit of teaching money. Whether you’re driving for a rideshare company or making money by uploading your existing notes, you can work your money-making ideas around your current lifestyle. That’s the best way to maintain a balance between work and school.

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