Where To Begin

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There comes a time during college that a little earned income can go a long ways. Here are some tips on where to get some extra cash.

On-Campus Employment

Many schools have on-campus employment positions that are not part of the federal work-study program. Some of these positions offer tuition discounts and a wage for your service.

What's nice about on-campus employment is that positions are generally flexible considering your class schedule and needs. Additionally, you can easily get to work, return the class, and then go back to work without having to commute.

check your school's employment office for information

Campus or Residential Housing Manager

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Some schools and private housing units will waive or reduce housing costs if you become a residential manager. You will be required to answer calls, keep up maintenance, and address service issues.

Housing managers can maintain a work schedule that coincides with your academic schedule. Another nice benefit is that your work schedule is at your place of living.

Check the area's student housing units for information. They will likely put you on a waiting list that might be worth something to you in the future.

Look For Local Employment

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Many area businesses welcome college student employees especially in establishments that cater to students. Many of the these employers offer flexible working hours.

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Consider Freelance Opportunities

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Check your school's employment office

There are a few work-at-dorm employment opportunities that pay based on the hours that you work. This allows you flexibility to set your work schedule around your academic schedule.

Check out freelance sites to list your services. It is a nice way to earn some extra cash.

Some ideas:

  • 3D Artist
  • Academic Writer
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • App Developer
  • Article Writer
  • Business Writer
  • C Programmer
  • Commercial Writer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Concept Artist
  • Blog Writer
  • Book Designer
  • Book Editor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Business Analyst
  • Content Writer
  • Copyeditor
  • Copywriter
  • Creative Director
  • Drupal Developer
  • Fiction Editor
  • Film Editor
  • Flash Designer
  • Game Developer
  • Grant Writer
  • Logo Designer
  • Magazine Writer
  • Medical Transcription
  • Medical Writer
  • Motion Graphics
  • Graphic Designer
  • Health Writer
  • Interpreter
  • IT Consultant
  • Legal Writer
  • Personal Assistant
  • Photo Editor
  • Photo Retouching
  • php Developer
  • Professional Services
  • Science Editor
  • Science Writer
  • SEO Consultant
  • IT Consultant
  • Software Developer
  • Sports Writer
  • Tech Support
  • Technical Writer
  • Textile Designer
  • Travel Writer
  • Video Editor
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Web Copywriter
  • Web Designer

Sell Stuff

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Become a eBay Seller

There is a a lot of college stuff that you could probably sell on ebay or other online auction sites, especially at the end of semester or academic year when stuff get thrown away.

Also check out local neighborhood yard sales, online listings and other items that you can buy and resale at a higher price.

You can also sell your books once you are done with them. Keep in mind that once the school year is over, selling college textbooks online creates some extra income and saves up on space.

Take good care of them and don’t procrastinate: sell them as soon as you recognize you no longer have use for them to ensure that they haven’t been updated with newer editions.

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