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4 ways to make money while in college

Friday, September 05, 2014

College students in need of extra money may have difficulty finding a part-time job that fits into their busy schedule. While financial aid may provide the funds to cover college costs most students need addition income to help them finance all the aspects of the college experience. When looking for additional sources of income, flexibility is key. Here are some ways to earn extra money while in college.

1. Babysit
According to babysitting is one of the most lucrative ways of making extra money. Try registering on Web sites like to set up a profile and get the word out that you're available for work. Additionally, offering to watch someone's house or pet while he or she is away could also be a source of income. Talk to your family and friends back home and around your school to see if anyone needs your assistance.

2. Become a tutor
In addition to being a moneymaker, tutoring students in your free time is also a great résumé booster. Talk to your academic advisor or past professors to see if any opportunities are available to you. Kiplinger, an online financial resource, recommends posting advertisements around campus that promote your services to students in need or reaching out to local learning centers to see if you can assist those in middle school and high school. Many colleges and universities also have on-campus tutoring centers where students can find part-time work.

3. Sell old items
One man's junk is another man's treasure, and selling your old, unwanted items could be a great way to earn extra money and clear up some of your space in the process. suggests using Craigslist as an online marketplace. Use caution when meeting up with a potential buyer. It's smart to have a friend with you during the transaction to avoid any sticky situations.

4. Promote brands
Many companies seek the assistance of friendly young adults who can promote their products and services for them. Kiplinger suggested joining a street team to take advantage of that need and earn extra money. In addition to being a convenient source of income, participating in this type of job can also introduce you to people you may not have met otherwise — not to mention you'd likely get free samples of all of the products you're promoting. - helping you find colleges and universities that offer the accredited programs that most interest you.

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