How to make money as a university student

Sarah Parker
Authored by Sarah Parker
Posted: Monday, April 6, 2020 - 07:26

Being in college can be quite challenging especially when it comes to money. And that’s quite alright, most students are hardly making ends meet. 

But the secret to being financially healthy during your student years mainly boils down to being skillful, and having the entrepreneurial spirit to make money out of your skills. Most people are really good at one thing, so maybe monetizing it isn’t that bad.  

From doing tasks you’re already great at, to helping other people do things they aren’t good at, or don’t have the time to do, let’s go over five ways you can generate an extra income for yourself while you’re in university. 

And let’s kick off the list with freelance writing.

Let’s say you’re studying in the Wrexham Glyndŵr university, just for the sake of the example. Not an Ivy League Uni, but let’s face it, most of us won’t go to an Ivy League institution anyway. So, at Wrexham Glyndŵr university you can mojor in business, and one of the most udner rated business skills is to know how to write. 

If you’re running a small business, copywriting will be your best friend. 

So, sit down and start practicing writing copy. Soon you’ll be good enough to start charging money for your services. Hit places like Fiverr to bid on jobs. 

Or, consider becoming a virtual assistant.

People are becoming bussier by the day. If that’s a plus or a minus we can’t judge, but that’s also the perfect moment for you to jump in and make some cash for yourself. After all, there are bills to be paid, no? 

As a virtual assistant you’ll be busy making, well… everything an assistant does. Help people structure their days, help them with small tasks and even arrange certain things for them like restaurant bookings, dry cleaning pick up and even book plane tickets and different purchases. 

What about doing freelance design work?

Given, this one requires you to be skilled and good at desgning, but this is a great opportunity for design and art students. 

Moreover, doing freelance work almost always helps you become more skilled at your craft and believe it or not it can help you better narrow with what you’d want to specialise in once you graduate. 

Best thing is, by the time of your graduation you’ll already have a list of finished projects behind you. 

Consider renting out a room in your house.

Just like the title says! If you live alone in a house or an apartment and you have a spare room that sits empty, consider renting it out! 

University is the perfect time to size down, live humbly and focus on putting in the work to set up your future life. Also, it’s always a great idea to have some company at home, especially when you’re having long study sessions. 

Join TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit is a website where people post tasks and you can apply to get them done. For example, these are stuff like going grocery shopping, finding something online, picking up lunch and bringing it to an office, etc. You get the point. This is a great way to make side cash on a schedule you see fit.