11 Easy Ways College Students Can Earn Money Online
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11 Easy Ways College Students Can Earn Money Online

It's always nice to earn extra cash.

11 Easy Ways College Students Can Earn Money Online
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Summer break is near! Besides having fun basking in the sun, why not take this opportunity to be productive? Check out these 11 easy ways we college students can earn money online.

1. Tutoring

Teaching other students online comes with many benefits – we can finally put that college education to good use, earn cash, and help others improve their grades!

Although some sites only allow postgraduates to tutor, college students are qualified on Tutor.com and Chegg.

2. Sell your old things

We all have stuff we no longer need, whether they’re clothes or old gadgets. As long as they’re in mint condition, you can sell them on giant e-commerce sites like Amazon and eBay.

If you want to sell old textbooks, Book Scouter is one of the top players. Similarly, there are sites where you can sell your class notes.

3. Artistic? Sell your artwork

There’s an array of platforms out there where you can channel your creativity. For example, you can sell handcrafted goods like jewelry on Etsy. You can also try out Patreon, which is a crowd-funding platform.

4. Sell your photos

According to MarketingProfs, two million articles are published daily online. This means there’s a high demand for images to include with articles. If you have a good eye for unique moments, try selling your photographs on sites such as Shutterstock and iStockphoto.

5. Listen to music

Do you know that some cool sites pay you to listen to songs and review them? Slice the pie even lets you earn a small commission if you refer the music reviewing site to your friends.

6. Book reviewing

Are you an avid reader? Some sites will pay you to read books and write a review afterward. Two examples are Online Book Club and The US Review of Books.

7. Blogging

Love writing about certain topics? Blogging may be just for you. Check out these tips on how to get started. Blogs can earn through affiliate marketing programs.

8. Fiction writing

For those who prefer writing stories or poems, you can submit them to literary magazines or join writing competitions online.

9. Freelancing

The services you can give are endless: translating, designing logos, giving relationship advice, and so forth. For starters, check out Fiverr.

10. Fill out surveys

Given the popularity of paid survey sites among college students, Swagbucks and Toluna are probably no longer foreign to you. If you haven’t, then check out tips on starting out here.

11. Mystery shopping

Have fun while helping companies measure their quality of service! You might get a free meal too if you’re mystery shopping at a restaurant.

So what are you waiting for? Go pick the ones you’re interested in and make your summer break productive. Happy earning!

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