Life as a college student isn’t easy. Stressful classes, pressure from parents, extracurriculars and social anxieties all contribute to the struggle that students face. In addition, the thought of student loans weighs heavy on many.
It can be difficult to work a full-time job as a full-time student, which is why we’ve compiled a list of ways students can make some extra money.
Tutoring is a quick way to make cash while helping others. This can be a relatively easy way to make money if you’re tutoring young kids. You can also tutor your fellow classmates in subjects that you’re knowledgeable in, and enjoy.
Lots of campuses offer tutoring positions through the schools learning centre. You can usually apply to these roles online through the campus job portal. There are also online tutoring services that you can sign up for, such as Chegg. At Chegg, subjects can include English, Calculus, French, electrical engineering, and more. You can work with students in public or high school, college, or even working professionals. Chegg will assign students to you, so you don’t need to do any extra work looking for them yourself. You can also tutor completely online, and get paid on a weekly basis.
Getting paid for taking online surveys is a real thing. There are many verified websites that will pay you for completing surveys. Below are some of the best paid survey sites in Canada:
Some surveys will grant you points that you can cash in for a gift card or PayPal deposit. Others will straight up reward you with a selection of gift cards or vouchers.
Sell Your Old Stuff
We all have stuff that we don’t need anymore. While it’s great to donate unused items, if you’re tight on cash, it’s a great idea to try and sell your things instead.
If you have old furniture or items that you don’t need or use anymore, Facebook Marketplace is a great place to sell these things. When you sell something on Marketplace, you create a public listing that can be seen by anyone on Marketplace and in Feed, search, and other places on or outside of Facebook.
If you have clothes you don’t wear anymore that are in good condition, or that you were unable to return, onlines sites like Poshmark and Depop are great places to sell your clothes. All you need to do is create an account, upload high-quality images of the clothes, and set your price. Once someone buys your clothes, you are responsible to ship them to the customer (and you can include shipping fees in the buyer’s cost).
Be a Delivery Driver
All you need is a car and a little bit of extra time, and you can be a delivery driver. You can deliver fast food or groceries using apps like DoorDash, UberEats, and Instacart. Earnings vary based on location and order type, but drivers can make an average hourly pay of $15-$23 with tips on top.
Be a Dog-Walker
You can make money by walking other people’s dogs around the neighbourhood! In fact, you can walk more than one dog at a time to save you time and make you more money!
You can find dog-walking gigs on Kijiji, Facebook, or Craigslist. The most popular dog-walking app, however, is Rover. When you sign up on Rover to be a dog sitter, you’ll be connected with dog owners in your area. You can watch dogs overnight (which pays you the highest), however you can also watch dogs during the day, house-sit, do drop-ins, and walk the dogs!
Walking dogs is a great way to earn money while exercising! You can easily do this in between classes, or on the weekends.