How to Make Money as a Student

How to make money as a college student

Ways to Make Money as a Student

College is not only hard mentally, but also financially. Expenses can add up, and it can be hard to find sources of income that fit into your schedule. Here are some options that help you make a little extra money during this time of your life. 

Rideshare driver:

Ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft are super popular all over the country. If you are in a college town, this is a great way to make money. On weekends, or even weekdays after classes, you can drive for a rideshare app and get a little extra cash in your pocket. 


Babysiting is another great way to make money in college. If you do not know of anyone in need of a sitter, you can join a babysitting app that can connect you to families in the area. You can also ask people you already know if they know anyone who needs a babysitter. They will probably be more than happy to connect you with a family. People are always looking for babysitters, so this is a great side hustle to have in college. 

Pet Sit or House Sit 

Pet sitting or house sitting is a great way to make money if you are looking for something with a little lower responsibility than babysitting. Looking after someone’s pet is something that can be fun as a student since you might be missing your own pet at home. 

House sitting can be another great way to make money. You can get out of your tiny dorm or apartment and get to have that homey feeling that you may be missing while at school. 

Sell Old Items: Textbooks, Clothes, etc…

If you have ever bought a textbook for school, you know how expensive they can be. There are many sites that sell you textbooks for instant cash. It’s a great feeling to know that you are getting at least some of your money back from buying those crazy expensive textbooks. 

Selling your clothes can be another way to make money. There are so many different apps like Poshmark and Thredup that you can sell your clothes on


If you have a hobby that you love, why not make money from it? Writing, taking pictures, and filming videos are all ways to use your hobbies to make extra money. These things also have the potential to help you grow a lot as an individual. You can add these things to your resume, and they might even turn into a full time business someday. 

Design and Sell T-Shirts

One way to make extra money is to sell your t-shirt designs with websites like Zazzle and Cafepress. You can create a design and make money by selling it to friends and family. This can be a great way to make cash if you are looking to do something more creative. 

Deliver groceries or food

Delivering groceries with Instacart or other grocery delivery services is a way to earn extra cash. You can also deliver food with apps such as GrubHub or UberEats. Delivering food or groceries gives you the flexible schedule that you need while still in school.  

Do Catering on Weekends

Are you into cooking or baking? You might be able to make some money off your hobby. Turn your passion into a business venture and provide your services to people looking for food at their next event.