College is an important and unforgettable part of our lives. The final step before finally walking into life and starting a career, college can be an amazing experience. But it can also be very costly. Not even going into the kind of taxes or tuitions that are required for various institutions, going to college for most people also mean going away from home and living on your own, or at the very least supporting yourself.  That can be very challenging for a student because they don’t have a lot of experience usually. That doesn’t mean there aren’t ways in which students can make an extra buck and afford to go out with their friends or even do basic things like buy everything off the grocery list. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways in which students can earn some extra cash.

Part time jobs

There are a lot of part time jobs that allow you to earn some money while also allowing you the necessary time to study for your exams and then also go take them. Jobs in the fast food business are usually available and it’s relatively easy to find a burger flipping job at your local fast food chain restaurant. Even if I has nothing to do with fast food, you could still find a job as a cashier or even sales assistant for a store that deals with things in your area of expertise.


Spreading flyers is another thing you can do. It’s not the most fancy job and it certainly isn’t the best paid either, but it’s a little extra money that could do you a lot of good. In the end, you’re the only one that can decide how much you need that extra money. The good thing about this job type is that it is easy and literally anyone can do it. If you want to be positive about it, you also get your daily workout in by doing all that walking.

Host a website

If you know how to start and host a website it could be a profitable initiative.  The internet is more popular and used than ever, and if your website rakes in a lot of hits each month you can set up some lucrative publicity deals. It’s up to you what the website is about, or what it focuses on. But it does have to be good and useful for people to want to check it out. Website competition is insane right now and unless you are top notch, you’re not going to stay afloat in this business.


Freelancing is working as a free agent or free worker that doesn’t pertain to a company or business. Freelancers can be paid quite well and even secure some doors towards a successful future buy acquiring business contacts along the way. If you’re good at something, whatever it is, you can probably offer your services as a freelancer- from web design to illustration and music composition, to ghostwriting and even architecture. A lot of these jobs are done over the internet which means you’ll have plenty of time to dedicate to being a student.