College… a wonderful time for some and a nightmare for others. Unless you have rich parents who pay for everything, money is always an issue in college. I always had to budget how I was going to eat during the week so that I could party on the weekends.
While is important to know how to save money, having ANY cash flow in college is always a blessing. I have compiled a list of side hustles you can do in college so you can party in peace on the weekends.
Everyone has a talent that someone else is willing to pay for. Why not sell those services on Fiverr? I personally love using Fiverr when I’m either to lazy and/or incompetent to do something. The services range from logo design and Photoshop to marketing and advice.
You can set your own price when charging your services and business will flow as long as you do a phenomenal job.
Uber or Lyft
With Uber you make your own schedule and can easily pull in an extra $100 a week for a few hours of work. A few of my friends drive for Uber and make up to $200 in a weekend for working friday and saturday nights.
If you have a talent for taking pictures beyond selfies unlike me, then selling pictures is a good way to make money. You can post and sell your pictures on Shutterstock for a fee.
Another alternative is to take picture for special events and charge a flat rate.
I am not good at taking selfies.
Tutor rates are around $30+/hour and money can accumulate very quickly with a few hours per week. You are smart enough to get to college, why not help someone else do the same
Buy, Upgrade, sell on Craigslist or Kijiji
people are always looking to get rid of junk, so why not profit from it? It is like flipping houses in real estate but you simply flipping household objects.
Side story: My girlfriend purchased a very small and old bench online for $7. She then put her handyman skills to work. The project took a few weeks because she worked on for only a few hours per week. In the end, she was able to sell the bench for just over $200. Now that is a good return.