Top 7 Side Hustles To Have In College

Nowadays, everyone has some type of a side hustle to gain a little extra income. If you are a college student sometimes getting a traditional job is not always feasible. You have term papers to write, exams to study for, and parties to go to. Who needs a 9 to 5 getting in the way of all that? Why not try out a side hustle to keep yourself from getting the no money blues. I’m going to tell you about the top 7 side hustles that every college student should try.

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Webcam Model

I know what you are thinking…is this legal? Unfortunately, being a webcam model has gotten a bad reputation throughout the years. It can actually be a very lucrative job for those brave enough to test the waters. The best part about it is you don’t even have to leave your room. All you need to qualify for this job is a basic webcam, a computer, and an internet connection. The basic must haves of any college student. There are companies that pay up to $125 an hour, and the job basically entails sitting on your bed or couch and talking to people in a friendly and seductive manner. Now be aware that some webcam models do more than that, but there are some agencies that don’t require you to get undressed like Next Level Modeling.

 

Waitress/Waiter

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If you are a college social butterfly, and enjoy being around people then being a waiter or waitress just may be the job for you. To be a great server all you need is great social skills and enjoy being around people. It’s a pretty easy job when you think about it. All you do is walk around passing out food to people, smile at them, and interact with them while collecting money. Some waitress/waiter position call for long shifts of walking and standing. So that is something to be cautious of, but just think about how in shape you will be in while working there. After your shift, there would be no need to hit the gym.

Babysitting

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This particular side hustle may have some gender qualifications to meet. Most parents prefer a female babysitter between the age of 15 to 40. So unfortunately, guys you may have to sit this one out. Babysitting is not the always the highest paid position or the most glamorous one, but it can turn out to be a very consistent gig. Of course you will need to make sure that you are on your toes due to the level of responsibility that comes with this type of job. This is not a job to be taken lightly and it is not a job for the faint of heart. You have to be willing to change diapers, wipe noses, and clean up messes.

 

Fitness Instructor

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If you are in shape, and the gym is your second home being a fitness instructor maybe the perfect side hustle for you. This position would require you to do a little bit of studying to become certified and then you are on your way. Once certified, you could work at your favorite gym part time or even make it a business by taking on your own private clients. If you chose to make it a business, you will have the luxury of setting your own schedule, your pricing, and how many clients you are willing to take on.

 

Freelance Writer

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If you can’t paint a scene using only your words, and can type at a pretty decent speed then a freelance writing position may be the perfect side hustle for you. The beauty of being a freelance writer is that you can work wherever you want, if you have your laptop and an internet connection. All you need to do to get started is sign up on a few freelance writing websites and apply for the projects that interest you. Be sure to keep a portfolio of your work or a few blog posts that you can show potential clients.

 

Tutoring

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If you excel in a certain subject in school, you may want to try your hand at tutoring. Tutoring kids can be a super easy job for a college student. Tutoring the basic subjects to elementary or middle school students shouldn’t require much prep time and should be a breeze for you to help your students. Tutoring is another side hustle that could easily be flipped into a business. You can decide your hours, your rate of pay, and how many students you will tutor each week. You could even decide to specialize in a certain subject.

 

Telecommuting and Data Entry

 

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If you have decent communication skills, telecommuting may be the perfect side hustle for you. It works much like customer service where you provide clients with help in some way via the telephone or webcam of sorts. There are many jobs that fall in this category such as customer service rep, sales specialist, or telemarketer. On the other hand, if you have killer typing skills, data entry may be the side hustle that you prefer. Data entry isn’t the most glamorous of jobs. In fact, it can become rather boring and mentally exhausting. The jobs are typically not complicated but some can require tedious and repetitive work. Once you get the hang of it, the pay can be awesome. Some companies pay anywhere from $20 to $50 an hour.

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By Ronda Brooks

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