5 Simple College Side Hustles

5 Simple Side Hustles Every College Student Should Take Advantage Of

This'll help pay off those student loans.


For nearly everyone who attends, college is the most expensive adventure you'll go on. Not only do you have to pay for housing, rent, food, and all the other necessities of life that become your responsibility as you grow into an adult, but, eventually, you'll have to pay off that student loan debt. Here are 5 easy side hustles to give you some extra cash, or help save up for future payments.

1. Redbubble


Redbubble is, hands down, one of the best ways to make some extra cash. It's an online marketplace where you can upload your art (whether it be simplistic word art or extravagant paintings) for people around the globe to purchase on whatever product they may want. One of the best aspects of redbubble is that it's free to upload your work, and once you publish your listing, the team over at Redbubble does the rest of the work for you. All you have to do is create, post, and then sit back and relax.

2. Fiverr

Personally, I use Fiverr for providing proofreading services (as well as a few other things) , but Fiverr can be used for any skill you may have. Video editing? Content writing? Logo design? Voice acting? Anything you have to offer, you can list as a service on Fiverr.

3. Dog Walking / Pet Sitting


There are a shocking amount of opportunities out there that involve caring for people's animals. Whether it be watching a dog while his owners are away on a business trip, or walking him because the pet parents are not physically able to, there are tons of different ways you can get paid to play with animals. You could easily advertise this on your social media, and on things like ebay, craigslist and facebook marketplace.

4. Depop / Poshmark / Any Online Clothing Retailer


Lets be honest with ourselves, college students...we typically own so many awesome and unique clothing items that we typically don't wear because we're wearing school-related t shirts instead. So, why not put those items to good use and sell them? There are so many apps you can download that allow you to sell your clothing. While Depop is my personal fave, others like Poshmark and thredUP exist for the same purpose.

5. Photography


Photography is one of those things where you can be great at it, no matter if you were born with a natural eye for good pictures, or if you've trained yourself. It is genuinely one of the best passions to turn into a business, because it can either earn you a decent side income, or it can blast off and become your full time living.

I hope you guys liked this list of 5 simple ways to earn some money while in school. Really, anybody could do these, but they're so quick and easy that I feel most college students would be able to benefit from them as well. Hopefully, if you pick up one of these to try out, it'll help you keep up with all your adult payments.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Politics and Activism

4 Ways The Plan To Deport International Students Is Dumb, According To An Exchange Student

The whole policy isn't very stay-in-place, if you ask me.

Wikimedia Commons

On Monday, July 6, new federal guidelines were announced that do not allow international students to remain in the U.S. unless they are taking classes in person. Which, if you ask me, is stupid.

Keep Reading... Show less

Naya Rivera Is Missing, And She Deserves SO Much More Than Being Labeled 'Big Sean's' Ex'

We are all sending prayers to Naya Rivera hoping she finds them so we can find her.

I woke up this morning looking to find Naya Rivera's name trending No. 1 on Twitter. I was reading all of everyone's prayers wishing to find her so she can be reunited with her baby boy who is only 4 years old.

Naya's son's name is Lord and the entire collective is hoping the Lord is with him right now. I'm a firm believer in the Fear of God, I hope all of Naya's love is protecting Lord right now.

Keep Reading... Show less

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still surging in the United States, where we are averaging 50,000 cases daily, wearing a face mask has become even more important. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, has stressed the importance of wearing a mask and is pleading Americans to take notice of the "disturbing" rise in cases. It would be common sense to listen to him, considering we are dealing with a virus that has a mortality rate higher than what we have seen with other viruses.

Keep Reading... Show less

It's your fairy sex godmother back at it again and here to tell you that masturbating is an essential need, just like toilet paper.

It comes with so many benefits, besides cumming. According to the New York City Health Department, "you are your safest sex partner" during a pandemic, so why not use the best toys to get the job done? Shopping for the best fit can be tricky because there are a few factors to consider — whether it's the price point, experience, sound, and more.

Keep Reading... Show less

These 3 Smoothies Totally Cleared My Acne-Prone And Scarred Skin

How I drank my way to flawless skin.

With this summer being the first of its kind for most people to be in the midst of a global pandemic, almost everyone is beginning to have an overall focus on improving their health.

Keep Reading... Show less

Everyone remembers the first time they went to one of the Disney parks. Spinning in teacups and having Goofy wrap his arms around my 8-year-old self were some of my fondest childhood memories, and I'm surely not alone in that.

Keep Reading... Show less

These Superfood Beauty Products Show Kale And Matcha Work For SO Much More Than We Thought

Just another summer's day with a cold glass of kombucha on my face.

I've been vegan for about six years now, so a love for fresh vegetables and superfoods has now become a core part of my being. Don't get me wrong. I love my indulgent, creamy pastas and truffle fries more than anyone. But I keep most of my focus on eating clean and healthy so I can indulge guilt-free.

But I'd say about a large part of my diet has always, unknowingly, included superfoods. Being Indian, lentils, beetroot, garlic, ginger, and whole grains have been core essentials on the family dinner table since I could digest solid foods.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments