Being college students, we are well-known for having a reputation of surviving off of ramen noodles and mac and cheese. But it doesn't have to be that way! Between balancing school work, clubs and friends, having a job is not always a main priority. Here are seven easy ways to make money while you're still in school:
1. Sell your used clothes to consignment shops:
Those graphic Aero tees that have been sitting in your closet since middle school? Get rid of them already! One of the best consignment shops to sell to is Plato's Closet. The only downfall is that they don't always take everything and sometimes give you little money back. But if you have a closet full of old clothes and you're looking to make a few bucks, then selling them is your best bet!
2. Sell things online:
There are many different websites that you can sell things on, but Poshmark and Mercari are two of my favorites. Poshmark is a great website to sell gently used clothes, and Mercari can be used to sell literally anything! All you have to do is post pictures of what you're selling, and the best part is you choose how much you want to sell it for (Personally, I would recommend doing this over taking your clothes to a consignment shop).
3. Sell your used textbooks:
Most schools have a buy back fair at the end of the year, but you can also sell them online to websites such as Amazon. A lot of times your school might not take back certain books because they're getting a new edition for the next year, but Amazon usually takes back any books no matter how old they are.
4. Save cans and bottles:
A lot of people think I'm crazy for doing this, but do you realize how much money you make from saving cans and bottles?! Think of how much water you drink during the day (and of course all of that beer at night...).
5. Save spare change:
Find a penny, pick it up! I put all of my spare change in a giant water jug, and my goal is to fill it. Every time I have spare change I'll throw it into my jug, right now I have about $120 and that only covers the bottom!
6. Get paid to take surveys online:
Many websites such as SwagBucks pay people to take surveys. Every time you take a survey, you get a certain amount of points that equal cents. When you reach up to $3 worth of points, you can redeem it for gifts cards to places such as Walmart, Amazon, and even Starbucks!
7. Write for The Odyssey!
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