Making Money at College Without a Job

Is it really possible to make money at college without a job? While it's possible to get a paid part time job while you're away at college, in many towns, those jobs are few and far between, and the compensation is rather poor as well. However, it is possible to find yourself making money at college without having a "real" job, it just takes a little bit of know how.

The easiest way to make money at college without a job is to post an ad at Craigslist and offer your services doing odd jobs, like helping people move or doing babysitting. This is a decent way to make a living from time to time, but you need to have the time to work on someone else's schedule, and the money is not reliable. If you do not find something to do in a given weekend, then you're basically out of luck (and out of money!), And sometimes the jobs you'll be doing are guerling.

You could also offer services to your fellow college students. If you can perform, offer to give a show in the student lounge for a couple of hundred dollars, or if you have spare time and can write, offer to write papers and do research for your lazier collections. Even if you have no skills, you can still offer a laundry service and make a couple of bucks cleaning and folding clothes. Making money at college this way is about finding something you can do that others hate doing, and charging for it! However, with this method, keep in mind that the vast majority of college students are poor as well, and you may not have too many customers who can afford your services.

Then, of course, you could also try to start your own business. Risky, yes, but the payoffs can pay for your college education if you're lucky! If you have skills like web design or the ability to program fairly well, you can make a decent living offering your services. Buy and resell other student's textbooks at a better rate than the school bookstore gives, and you can make a fortune if enough people know about you. Advertising is key, and of course, you need to have a little money or a lot of skill to get started.

Alternative to that, you could try to make money on the internet. There are a lot of scams out there, and a lot of things that could cost you money, but there are real opportunities available for making money at college as well. Try getting rid of old junk on eBay, or do online surveys for $ 3 here and $ 5 there. The profit margins for online work are not huge, but this can help pay for meals from time to time, and that is very important.