How to Make Money as a University Student

Getting into University is often a dream for many people as it provides them with an opportunity to improve their lives.

However, it is also a time when one is moving from their parents’ care to being on their own. Yet with no jobs, many don’t have the finances to live on their own.

Enter side hustles. While education should be the main focus when in university, one also needs to survive, and below are some side hustles you can do to earn some upkeep money while in university.

Freelance writing

Freelance writing has grown in popularity over the past few years and is a great side hustle for university students. One only needs a laptop (even a basic one will do), stable internet and some self-drive and that’s all.

The flexibility that comes with freelance writing means you won’t have to sacrifice your classes for your job.

Help people run errands

Many working people are often on the lookout for people to help them run errands. We are talking about handy jobs such as cooking, yard maintenance, shopping among other domestic chores. So, you could try and find one who needs a helping hand in exchange for some cash and begin your side hustle.

Sell clothes

You could decide on selling your old clothes or selling affordable second-hand; it’s all up to you. The campus has been a great place for many business people to begin their businesses. With thousands of students, it means you will get a high demand for different cloth types and a ready-market.

Social media influencing

This is a relatively new one but has become a success story for many university students. You can use your popularity on social media to earn a few extra coins. You could approach brands, show them your social media following and engagements and seek to collaborate with them. That way, you advertise their products and they pay you for it.

Blogging

Blogging is yet another way you can get some extra cash as a university student. You could try blogging at Freelance sites such as Upwork, where you are connected with clients and write blogs for them.

Alternatively, you could start your own blog on WordPress and then popularize it and earn money from advertisements. This process is much longer though so you will need to be patient.

Being a student provides a great opportunity for exploration so don’t limit yourself.

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