Say Goodbye To The Broke College Life With These Tips For Extra Cash
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Say Goodbye To The Broke College Life With These Tips For Extra Cash

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Say Goodbye To The Broke College Life With These Tips For Extra Cash

The summer after freshman year is different from the summer before freshman year. The summer before freshman year, you want to work as little as possible because you want to savor every minute with friends and family before you move away. The summer after you've experienced a year of having literally no money in your bank account and now you are much more eager to work.

But no matter how much you work and try to save your money, you are most likely to give into the temptation of spending money again when you get back to school. Here are some things you can do at school to make some extra money.

1. Make friendship bracelets

Friendship bracelets are super easy to teach yourself how to make, the string is super inexpensive, and people really love them. I've been making and selling bracelets since I was about ten years old, and have always appreciated the extra cash this hobby gives me.

2. Become a tour guide

Did you know being a tour guide is a paid position? If you love your school, this may be the perfect opportunity to talk about something you love, get some exercise walking, and make a little extra money. It's a win, win, win!

3. Create and sell DIY school apparel

These flannels are loved by college students because they're trendy and comfortable and they are not too difficult to make. Not only flannels, but tons of other DIY clothing tutorials are on YouTube. Get creative and people will purchase your creations.

4. Paint canvases and sell them

Another perfect craft idea that people will want to purchase to decorate their dorms. Paints and canvases are very cheap and painting can be a great stress reliever/money making strategy.

5. Work in the dining hall

I worked in my dorm's dining hall second semester and I loved it. Working with other students and around food is a really fun job to have, and it's a great way to make new friends.

6. Decorate sneakers

This is one of my favorite things to make and they are the perfect accessory for any game day, so people are willing to pay for your decoration.

7. Participate in research studies

The psychology departments on most college campuses are always conducting new studies and looking for participants, and a lot of times, they are even willing to pay these students. Most times it means filling out a survey or answering some questions- so easy!

8. Start your own laundry business

College students are lazy and usually don't want to do their laundry. Offering to do someone's laundry and fold it for them may just get you some extra cash.

9. Get a job on campus

College campus towns are filled with tons of restaurants, shops, and bars, which are all great places to work if the crafty options aren't your favorite and you are just looking for a typical job.

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