If you are a student and wish to make extra cash while in school to support yourself, you can consider any of these:
1. Sell used goods online
You can earn cash selling stuff you don’t like anymore. If you have an old phone that you don’t use any longer, you can advertise it on Gumtree, eBay or social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram, Instagram, etc. You can get buyers on the internet.
2. Sell your knowledge
Don’t forget that you can sell more than just used goods – you can also render services at a price. You may have some valuable knowledge to share as a student. Why not earn something from it? For example, people may want to learn how to do something from you and you can get paid for your service. Also, you can also organize tutorials to earn money or you can teach online for sites like Udemy or Coursera.
3. Take online surveys
Websites like Wow Freebies will pay you for taking surveys all day long if you’re eligible, meaning it’s a nice little earner that requires very little effort. Just make sure you check reviews for the services you’re using to make sure they pay out and in a timely manner.
4. Rent out your friendship
Are you aware you can be paid for being someone’s friend? Sign up to www.rentafriend.com and you can earn extra money by doing things you may already be doing already.
5. Write for others
If you love writing, sites like www.clickworker.com or www.textbroker.co.uk/ can employ you to do research, data entry or reviews. These sites pay based on the nature of your write-up and its length. It is a good way of earning extra cash from the comfort of your room.
6. Make money from clicks
If you spend much time browsing sites on the net, clicking on adverts can generate you some cash. Sign up to www.qmee.com. It is an app that calculates clicks. Just search anything on the net and you will be paid for making routine clicks.
7. Establish your own business
You can start your own small scale business on campus and earn extra cash. With GH¢200, you can buy a few items that are patronized in school and sell them to people. You can buy products such as toothpaste, toothbrush, pomade, earphone, charger, socks, handkerchief, etc., and sell them at the hostels or the university’s halls of residence.
8. Get a Youtube channel
You can get a channel on Youtube and start Vlogging. Let people subscribe to your channel so that you can get more viewers. Connect your channel to Google Adsense and you can be paid by Google for placing adverts on your videos.
You can also make money from your comfort zone by writing articles for people to read. Blogging is one of the easiest ways you can make money online in between classes. You can work from anywhere anytime. It is flexible and profitable.
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10. Sell handmade products
If you have a special skill in making products such as Dettol, soap, sanitizer, beads, etc., you can make them and sell them to earn cash on campus.
11. Sell your notes
You can also make money by uploading your notes on sites like Stuvia and Notesale. When another student downloads it, you make money.