It’s quite a bold title really isn’t it – make money while in school without getting a job!
How many students do you think I’ll draw in with this headline?
Well, I decided to cover this subject today because it seems to be a very popular one at the moment ( and rightly so! ).
College is expensive, and for those of us planning to apply to school soon, we have a lot of saving up to do and not a lot of time to do it.
So I decided to carry out a little research into the work options a student can fit around his/her long school hours for this article. See if there’s something that takes your fancy…
#1 Become a Social Animal
Are you one of the lucky ones that have built up a strong base of followers on a social network?
If so, you could be onto a right winner!
Let’s start with YouTube! If you have the knack with making pretty popular videos you probably have a pretty decent following for you channel right?
Make up companies ( and many other companies ) are desperately looking for these types of channels. Always leave contact information for business inquiries on your channel homepage.
YouTube themselves are always on the lookout for channels that attract views for their Partner Program. To be considered for this program you need 100 subscribers to your channel along with a pretty clean account ( I hope you’ve been up to no mischief!!! ).
If you are excepted into this program you get the awesome perk of being able to monetize your videos. This means that a a 5 to 10 second advertisement will play at the beginning of all your videos and you will get a commission off each and every one!
But don’t just stop there – many social networks have affiliate programs that will jump at you if you have enough followers! Get out there and do a little research – you’ll be amazed at what cut some of these advertisers are offering.
#2 Internet Marketing
A few years ago I would of passed over this option because of the start-up costs involved – not any longer my friends!
These days the online marketing university where I learned my trade offers a completely FREE start -up course which includes two FREE websites and all the tools needed to succeed.
It’s a step-by-step tutoring process in text lessons AND video lessons – it rocks!
This website wouldn’t exist without the guidance and education these guys supplied me ( it is actually being hosted on their platform as we speak! ).
The community is called the Wealthy Affiliate community and it is the ONLY place to be if you are serious about building an online business. Internet marketing is perfect for those looking to make a little extra AND those who are looking into full time work online.
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#3 Work Online With Mini Jobs
This is the easiest way to earn a little extra cash online but don’t expect to get rich through it!
Millions of people sign up with GPT ( Get Paid To ) or PTC ( Paid To Click ) sites and make a steady second income on a weekly basis.
These sites offer you the chance to make legitimate cash by carrying out rather mundane jobs ( tasks ). These tasks include:
- Completing online surveys
- Data entry
- Search relevance tasks
- Proof reading
- Website reviews
- Watching videos
- Signing up for free retail offers
This is just the tip of the iceberg – different sites offer different avenues of earning!
My personal favorite is Clixsense due to the amount of earning options it has in one place. When I first started out online I used to earn pretty decent money out of this site but it was hard, hard work.
The site has been up and running for several years now and it’s never missed a payment. The support and the forum are excellent providing help whenever you need it and tips from the more successful members.
What are you waiting for – it’s FREE to join and to use!
#4 Program Stuff
This may be a long shot but I had to include it as one of my good friends has made steady money from it over the last decade or so…
Programming TV’s or remote controls!
Seriously guys – this form of money-on-the-side can really rock, especially when word gets around.
This friend of mine used to work in a TV and Video showroom but he is by no means an expert – he just knows how to set up a TV from the box.
Nobody has the time to fumble through the instructions for a new plasma TV or a new all-in-one remote control. This is where you come in – offer your service for a ‘cash in hand’ fee.
My friend usually charges about $10 and the job never takes him longer than 15 mins. It’s not his full time job but it brings him in great ‘pocket money’ on a weekly basis.
If somebody needs help with a DVD player, TV or remote EVERYBODY knows he is the man to call!
But you don’t have to stop at TV and Video – program anything! If you have experience with computers offer a service in that sector ( you’re bound to be cheaper than the big computer store alternative ).
Most people are not that technically minded and new equipment usually comes with a biblical-sized instruction booklet. Get out there and offer your help!
Do you have any thoughts on how make money while in school without getting a job? If you know of any other awesome ( and FREE ) ways to make money whilst in education we would love to hear from you.
Please leave any ideas in the comment section below 🙂