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Best ways for college students to make money?

Topic: Other | Asked by: Anonymous | Asked on 06/17/2010

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College students can make money by applying for part-time positions on campus. Places on campus like the cafeteria and library will sometimes hire students if they have a need or a vacancy in their departments. College students can check the boards around campus for job postings for full-time and part-time off campus positions as well. Another way for college students to make money is buy selling their used textbooks back to their school's bookstore or online after each semester. You should use that as an incentive to take good care of your textbooks each semester. But only sell the textbooks that you are absolutely sure that you will never need to use again as a reference book or for another course. And it seems, from experience, that you can get more money by selling your books online yourself than selling them back to your campus' bookstore.

Answered by: Kd Q. | about 4 years ago
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On campus jobs will be the easiest way to make money. Since it is through the school, they will give hours that work best with your schedule. If you find a job off campus, they might not be as understanding about class times. They may expect you to go to work when you have class. Employers on campus understand that your first job is a student. These jobs are always very good paying.

Answered by: Allgrw P. | about 4 years ago
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Summer jobs during high school are a great way to build up some savings before going to college. If the student's workload isn't too heavy, a part time and full time job on campus might be a good idea. The campus bookstore and other stores will always need help. Usually, there's a lot of businesses on the area geared towards the student body, and they're always looking for help.

Answered by: Syam V. | about 4 years ago
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Nowadays there are lot of college students have good knowledge in internet searching. So online based business is the best way to earn money. There are lot of ways available to make money online. Here i list out ways to make money online 1.Online Surveys 2.Sell Your Own Products/Services 3.Sell Your Own E-Book 4.selling photos These are all helpful to make money online.If need to make money quickly,try website reselling business.If you want to start this business,you should have reseller account.If you need reseller account visit www.goresellers.com/ It's includes domain name registration,hosting,seo,web designing,website builder etc... Then you can fix your rate and start your selling business and make money through online easily.Now i make some good amount of money through this way.You can do this business from home.I hope it will be helpful for you.

Answered by: yellow91 | over 1 year ago
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Depending on your course schedule, you can work part time or full time. If given the choice, try scheduling your courses so they occupy near the same block of time every day. This will make it easier for you to find work. Internships and co-ops offer valuable opportunities to gain paid employment while attending school, and offer something to list on your resume. If you are just looking for a job without caring what it can offer you beyond money, then consult the normal sources for local jobs: newspaper, craigslist, bulletin boards. Many colleges also have a career development center to help students find jobs, including internships, co-ops, and on-campus jobs such as tutoring, parking enforcement, and adminsitrative assistance.

Answered by: Rancor203 W. | about 4 years ago
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There are several things that you can do to make money while in college. The most obvious would be to get a job but some students may not have the time to work outside of campus. You could always apply for a work study job if they are available at your school. This will offer up a little flexibility. You could also sell stock photography online if you have a camera and are pretty good at taking pictures. Also, you could tutor if you are particularly good in any given subject. You can also make money by writing. There are tons of sites that pay for articles, or even blogs.

Answered by: Jen B. | about 4 years ago
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There are traditional part-time jobs that you can find off campus. Those are a fine way to earn a check. But better, if you can get it, is work-study. Many schools offer work-study jobs as a suppliment to financial aide packages. Generally if you request it, they will try to grant it. They give you a simple, cushy job on campus somewhere, pay you a good wage for your time, and in my experience, the possition, whatever it is, typically allows you to study on the job. A great way to balance studying with fullfilling financial obligations

Answered by: Collegeprof T. | about 4 years ago
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The best way for college students to earn money is to look for on campus jobs. Many colleges have a department for careers including employment. You can also look around for local jobs. Make sure to look for one with flexible hours. Remember in college, school comes first everything else second.

Answered by: Lanig91 B. | about 4 years ago
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A part time job would obviously be the best solution. Most college campuses offer on-campus jobs, if you can get them. If not, most areas where colleges are located have many options for employment, especially in retail or hospitality. There are also, of course, numerous online options for money making. If you know a craft, you can make things and sell them on websites like craigslist, ebay or etsy. Tutoring or babysitting is another good way to make some pocket money. Then of course there are the unconventional ways such as selling blood plasma, selling sperm, and volunteering for medical research studies.

Answered by: Chemistry X. | about 4 years ago
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Get an on-campus job. Many colleges are eager to hire students. In fact, most of the time they encourage you to seek an on-campus job. Your hours will be very flexible and they will be willing to work around your schedule. The pay for most of the jobs won't be too bad either.

Answered by: Jobber T. | about 4 years ago
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There are many ways to make money in college. You go always go to the good old part time job. There are always, for the most part, a shopping center with a grocery store, pizza joint, chinese food store, and yet another pizza joint. There are plenty of places to pick up a part time job around your school and most schools. The best option, in my opinion, is working for your school. Many school offer positions in housing and retail. Go to your school housing department and ask if there are any positions open for a community and or resident assistance program. The pay is decent and you really can't complain about the hours with some positions that you don't even need to leave your room for.

Answered by: Paulie J313 G. | about 4 years ago
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A good way to make money is to apply for your college's workstudy program. This allows you to work on campus. It's also common for college students to take part-time jobs at practically any sort of business. The important thing is to manage a good balance between academics and the hours you work; it's important to keep from burning out.

Answered by: Kat68 Q. | about 4 years ago
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While I was in college, I was working a part time job. Your best bet is to find a location either close to your home, or close to campus. I also made my schedule into such that I would be on campus only two days a week, but all day. It takes some planning but can be done

Answered by: Jon H. | about 4 years ago
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Try to find a part time night job. If you can find a part time job that works around your school schedule, this is the best bet. You can build websites in your spare time and become partnered with advertisement companies. It's even possible to save up enough cash to profit as a day trader in the stock market.

Answered by: Jimm 43 I. | about 4 years ago
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There are many ways for college students to make money. For instance a part time job at the local mall or grocery store can make you approximately $100 dollars a week if you work at least 15 hours. Another popular way to make money is to donate plasma. If the city or town you are going to go to college in has a plasma donation center, you could make anywhere from 200-250 a month by donating.

Answered by: Nb07 Y. | about 4 years ago
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A part time job at any local restaurant or fast food joint is going to generate about 150 dollars a week if you work about 20 hours a week. Students should always be constantly applying for jobs in the fields pertinent to what they are studying, while working part time at something like a Starbucks or McDonalds. If none of these are viable for you, try starting a T-shirt business or submit articles to places like DemandStudios, who will pay you about three to five dollars per 300 word article. But a part time job is far more effective.

Answered by: Elitesack O. | about 4 years ago
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I say you have a few options. Number one would be a part time job at a fast food place, or somewhere that hires younger people. Also the internet is a great way to make money. Selling items on ebay or craigslist is a great way to earn money. Or writing online or doing GPT sites or even surveys sites can bring in some extra money for a college student.

Answered by: Momtrying2makeit Z. | about 4 years ago
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There are many great ways for college students to make money. Try to get a part-time job at a restaurant, mall or any type of store. Offer to mow lawns, walk dogs or babysit. Earn money online by selling items on Ebay or Craigslist. The possibilities are endless! Use your imagination.

Answered by: Iamerica N. | about 4 years ago
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Using amazon's Mechanical Turk is a great way to make a little bit of spending money. You could also sell the stuff in your home that you don't need on eBay. If you have a skill, offer it to other students for a price using the school newspaper classifieds or posting it up on the walls where they will see your ad. For instance, if you have good grades, offer tutoring services to other students.

Answered by: Junior Sweet P. | about 4 years ago
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On-campus jobs are excellent for making money. There are so many jobs that are located on the campus that are offered to students. The pay is pretty nice and the hours are very flexible according to your schedule.

Answered by: Jacko F. | about 4 years ago
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Find a part time job on campus. You generally won't need transportation, and they are easy to find. Check out libraries (no pun intended), food stores, restaurant "shops", and computer centers. If you have a car, the local businesses could always use part time work. Try restarants, retail stores, and other low-level jobs. A little money here and there will go a long way.

Answered by: Vinny T I. | about 4 years ago
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There are several ways for college students to make money while they are in school. The first and perhaps most obvious is the food industry. Many college students find work at local restuarants waiting tables. Most of these jobs are flexible and can be worked around your schedule. In addition, you will get to work on your personal skills as it is your treatment of other people and the quality of service you provide that will ultimately determine how much you make. Another choice would be a company like UPS or FedEx. The greatest thing about these two companies is that they offer to pay for your college if you are a full time student.

Answered by: L Platter F. | about 4 years ago
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I made decent money as a waitress in college. It was always pretty easy to find jobs. Some of my friends were bartenders and they made even more money. Sometimes colleges hire students for really easy jobs, like sitting at a desk in the fitness center. They don't pay a lot, but it's easy and you can get some studying done while you are there.

Answered by: Jojo U. | about 4 years ago
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Traditional jobs for college students include book stores and pizza shops. Today though there are lots of opportunities to make money online. Try writing content. There are lots of places where you can sell your writing. Some students start their own jobs on campus. Look for a need and see if you can fill it.

Answered by: Anonymous J. | about 4 years ago
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On campus jobs can be great - they tend to be more flexible with hours and are often positions that you can do homework at. Extra cash can be made by signing up for things like psychology experiments, sometimes you can get a decent amount of money for very little effort. Working in a restaurant can also be great for college students because they tend to have evenings free, just when the restaurants need them! Working at a good place and being a good waiter/waitress can really add up.

Answered by: Fromarecentgrad F. | about 4 years ago
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One of the best ways I've found to make money as a college student is by tutoring. If your school has a tutoring center, they often pay more than minimum wage! Also, don't forget to sell back your textbooks at the end of the semester, as you can sometimes get a large portion of the money. Additionally, donating plasma is an increasing source of income for some college students.

Answered by: Florida555 G. | about 4 years ago
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First, if you want to work close to school, check to see if there are any student jobs on campus that you can apply for. Check the classifieds or Craigslist for local part-time jobs in your area. Many employers near colleges hire college students, and some are quite good about working around class schedules. You can also make a little money putting your skills to use--many people in college are willing to pay someone to proofread a paper, for instance. See if there are any public bulletin boards on campus. You can put up your own flyer advertising your services, or perhaps find others in need of your abilities.

Answered by: Owlie U. | about 4 years ago
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There are tons of ways to make some extra money while attending college. You could get a work study job on campus that you could work in between classes. You can also get an outside job if you wish. Other alternatives are to tutor if you are good in a specific subject. You can set up your own tutoring service and charge for it. You can recycle bottles and cans. There are just so many opportunities that people just don't think about.

Answered by: Jen B. | about 4 years ago
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The best ways to make money during the academic year is to apply for work study or tutoring jobs offered by the college. Next, I would look at local business and apply for part time jobs. It is most important to find a part time or full time job during the summer to save up money for the academic school year.

Answered by: Mrs Potts U. | about 4 years ago
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College students are notorious for being broke, hungry, and dirty. But college campuses are surprisingly great sources of income for any student willing to put in some effort! Other than basic jobs, from fast-food to office work, college campuses usually bring tons of business to a given town, which means that the job market around a campus is usually brimming with options. However, campuses themselves offer a good variety of ways to make a few bucks. Writing for your campus newspaper will usually get you between $5 and $25 per article, and some papers will even publish your comic strips for money. You could even get a job in the office of the paper, the school radio station, or the school TV channel, although these jobs usually get saved for people with a communications or journalism major. You could always try getting an office job in a departmental office- making copies of music for the orchestra, filing for the philosophy department, etc. Just look around! Really desperate students will sell plasma- a safe and easy procedure that will net you around $30 a pop two times a week, however, your parents might frown on this as a source of income.

Answered by: Young Sketchist16 G. | about 4 years ago
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One of the best ways to make money during school is to wait tables. You can make a lot of money. You can also make great cash selling pest control and going door to door.

Answered by: Matt I. | about 4 years ago
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Traditional jobs for college students include book stores and pizza shops. Today though there are lots of opportunities to make money online. Try writing content. There are lots of places where you can sell your writing. Some students start their own jobs on campus. Look for a need and see if you can fill it.

Answered by: Anonymous J. | about 4 years ago
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On campus jobs can be great - they tend to be more flexible with hours and are often positions that you can do homework at. Extra cash can be made by signing up for things like psychology experiments, sometimes you can get a decent amount of money for very little effort. Working in a restaurant can also be great for college students because they tend to have evenings free, just when the restaurants need them! Working at a good place and being a good waiter/waitress can really add up.

Answered by: Fromarecentgrad F. | about 4 years ago
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One of the best ways I've found to make money as a college student is by tutoring. If your school has a tutoring center, they often pay more than minimum wage! Also, don't forget to sell back your textbooks at the end of the semester, as you can sometimes get a large portion of the money. Additionally, donating plasma is an increasing source of income for some college students.

Answered by: Florida555 G. | about 4 years ago
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First, if you want to work close to school, check to see if there are any student jobs on campus that you can apply for. Check the classifieds or Craigslist for local part-time jobs in your area. Many employers near colleges hire college students, and some are quite good about working around class schedules. You can also make a little money putting your skills to use--many people in college are willing to pay someone to proofread a paper, for instance. See if there are any public bulletin boards on campus. You can put up your own flyer advertising your services, or perhaps find others in need of your abilities.

Answered by: Owlie U. | about 4 years ago
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There are tons of ways to make some extra money while attending college. You could get a work study job on campus that you could work in between classes. You can also get an outside job if you wish. Other alternatives are to tutor if you are good in a specific subject. You can set up your own tutoring service and charge for it. You can recycle bottles and cans. There are just so many opportunities that people just don't think about.

Answered by: Jen B. | about 4 years ago
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The best ways to make money during the academic year is to apply for work study or tutoring jobs offered by the college. Next, I would look at local business and apply for part time jobs. It is most important to find a part time or full time job during the summer to save up money for the academic school year.

Answered by: Mrs Potts U. | about 4 years ago
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Summer jobs during high school are a great way to build up some savings before going to college. If the student's workload isn't too heavy, a part time and full time job on campus might be a good idea. The campus bookstore and other stores will always need help. Usually, there's a lot of businesses on the area geared towards the student body, and they're always looking for help.

Answered by: Syam V. | about 4 years ago
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College students are notorious for being broke, hungry, and dirty. But college campuses are surprisingly great sources of income for any student willing to put in some effort! Other than basic jobs, from fast-food to office work, college campuses usually bring tons of business to a given town, which means that the job market around a campus is usually brimming with options. However, campuses themselves offer a good variety of ways to make a few bucks. Writing for your campus newspaper will usually get you between $5 and $25 per article, and some papers will even publish your comic strips for money. You could even get a job in the office of the paper, the school radio station, or the school TV channel, although these jobs usually get saved for people with a communications or journalism major. You could always try getting an office job in a departmental office- making copies of music for the orchestra, filing for the philosophy department, etc. Just look around! Really desperate students will sell plasma- a safe and easy procedure that will net you around $30 a pop two times a week, however, your parents might frown on this as a source of income.

Answered by: Young Sketchist16 G. | about 4 years ago
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One of the best ways to make money during school is to wait tables. You can make a lot of money. You can also make great cash selling pest control and going door to door.

Answered by: Matt I. | about 4 years ago
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I think a great way for college students to make money is to work for the school doing a work study. It's local, so you don't have to drive, and you get to know people around the campus. If that doesn't work for you, then make sure to try for a job somewhere where you can have flexible hours, like at a Starbucks. Make sure you're working part time, if possible, because full-time and college is extremely difficult to manage.

Answered by: Tonya S H. | over 4 years ago
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Some schools offer a work study program, where you can work 20 hours a week, and study as well as work. You can also get a part time job at a restaurant in your area. Working online is also an option. Many companies will pay for transcribers or someone to copy text.

Answered by: Crystal Can Do That I. | over 4 years ago
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Ask the college if they have any job openings first. There may be work study programs that are left over that any student can claim. Always ask surrounding areas if they are hiring and definitely try to get a job over the summer.

Answered by: Nycpigeons Q. | over 4 years ago
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