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Money making tips for college students


I've said countless times that there are hundreds of ways to make money, especially in college. What limits people from doing it is all internal - not external. They make excuses for themselves: I don't have enough time or I don't know where to start. Well, today I'm eliminating some of those excuses. Here's my list of 8 ways to make money in college. Seriously, I brain-dumped every idea I could think of to make money into this list. Some of them you've heard plenty of times before. Others might be new to you. To help organize the list, here are the categories I've assigned to the different tasks. I tried to list it most lucrative to least lucrative, but all of these items have their pros and cons.

Entrepreneurship

Being your own entrepreneur is extremely rewarding, and it can be extremely lucrative for college students and recent graduates. These next money-making ideas are bucketed in this category because your earnings are only limited by your own internal drive.

1.Start A Blog Or Website


If you really want to make money online, you need to start a blog or website. This is your home base for everything that you do online, and it, by itself, can turn into a hugely profitable venture.

2.Freelance Write For Blogs And Businesses



Freelancing writing is one of the easiest ways to start making money, especially if you're a fast writer. Beyond writing for blogs, many businesses are looking for writers to help with many different types of writing – from general how-to content to technical writing, to putting together brochures.

Work



Of course, you can always earn money by working. These are jobs that college students and young adults are well suited for given school schedules, summer vacations, and more.

3.Become A Tutor



Another great way to earn money while in school. If you're a pro at any class in college, simply offer to help others that aren't. You can post a sign outside the lecture hall, or even use a Facebook group for the class (as many classes are going digital). You can easily find clients and charge a decent rate to boost your income.

4.Get An Internship



Almost all internships are paid these days, and they can be a great way to gain real-world skills while also boosting your income. While many internships start over the summer, some companies offer extended internship programs, where you can stay on as an intern during the school year.

5.Plan Events



Do enjoy managing people, tasks, and coordinating things to get something done? If so, then party planning could be right up your alley. You can get paid to plan an event. This can be hard for a college student to do, but I've seen several pull it off.

Build Passive Income



Now that you know different ways to make money in college, take it to the next level by investing some of those profits into building a passive income:

6.Start Investing



Once you have a little bit of money, you need to start investing it. The goal, of course, is to turn your investments into a passive income stream that will pay you for the rest of your life. It doesn't take much to get started.

7.Peer To Peer Lending



Similar to investing, peer-to-peer lending is where you loan money to someone else, and they pay you back with interest.