How to make money in college without a full-time job


If you’re a college student, there’s a high chance your wallet is empty right now – and that it’s been empty for the duration of your college course. Unfortunately, that’s just the way it works, y’all. College isn’t a walk in the park (y’know, unless your school is in the middle of New Hampshire), and does require a lot of your time, money and effort… but mostly your money. Yep, with tuition fees, room and board fees, laundry day and you daily pizza to pay for, you won’t be rolling in the Benjamins during your college career. However, there are a few ways to make money in college without a full-time job…

Become a babysitter

Okay, we’ve all seen The Incredibles and know what happens when humans who are barely older than a child themselves are given the job of looking after children. Basically, it didn’t end well – especially when Syndrome got involved. However, becoming a babysitter is actually an awesome way to make money through college. If you look after young children, you will get paid to make sure they don’t wake up or cause any trouble, while getting on with your college work at the same time. What could be better?

Become a tutor

If you’re barely scraping by with your college grades, becoming a tutor might not be the best idea for you – but if you can string a few sentences together and add up a few sums, becoming a tutor could be an enjoyable and educational way to earn a few bucks here and there. Yep, not only will this allow you to help others, but it will also give you the chance to expand your own experiences. Want to know something else? It also looks great on your resume.

Become a personal shopper

Yep, this job actually exists – and we’re pretty upset that you’re not already a personal shopper! Amazingly, personal shoppers can earn around $750 for going grocery shopping for those people who are too lazy to go to the shop (which is also you), and we’re pretty sure it’s the perfect job for college students. Most of the time, you can pick and choose your start times, and shifts are often quite short. You really can have your cake and eat it too.

Grab yourself an internship

If you speak to literally anyone at college, we can guarantee that every single one of them would do anything to grab themselves an internship, which means that it’s not always easy to score one for yourself. However, if you are able to find yourself a paid internship, you’re set for life. You’ll learn valuable skills within the professional world, you’ll meet people who can set you up with jobs after college, and you can earn as you learn. It’s the best.

Become your own boss

While becoming your own boss and creating your own business while at college may sound like the words of a madman, it could actually be one of the best decisions you ever make. Of course, it may be a struggle to get your business up and running, but if it’s associated with your college major, you may be onto a winner. Study sports science at college? Why not set up your own personal training business? Not only do you earn money, but you also get the chance to be an ‘independent business owner’ which sounds pretty fancy.

While we all know that college is expensive, it doesn’t have to break the bank and leave you penniless. In fact, there are numerous ways to make money in college without having a full-time job!