Student life doesn’t come cheap, with so many expenses lined up, many students often find themselves struggling financially and in need of some extra money. If you also find yourself short of cash, then this article is for you as we have listed 5 easy ways for you to make some extra money.

1. Become a freelance social media manager

Since we are moving more towards the digital space, many businesses have come to realize that social media is an amazing tool to promote their business and create brand awareness among their customers. But many business owners don’t have the time or skills to look after their social media channels. Build up your resume by volunteering to handle social media channels of small-scale businesses. Once you have experience, you can even go for larger businesses.

2. Become a tutor

Working as a tutor is another great opportunity to earn money as a side hustle. It is a flexible way to work, you can tutor online or in person, you can even set your own hours and choose who you tutor.

3. Sell your unwanted stuff

This is a great way to get rid of all the things you no longer need. There are too many platforms out there on which you can safely sell all your unwanted stuff and get some extra cash in your account. You can easily make an Instagram account to sell your stuff or use the Facebook Marketplace. There are also so many local applications and websites which allow you to sell your stuff.

4. Content writing

If writing is your thing, then you can very easily earn a good amount. Many students assign other people to do their assignments and they also pay hefty amounts. If you like writing, then you can easily earn extra cash by doing assignments for other people. Students can also use various websites, for example, Fiverr or Upwork, to get assignments of their interests.

5. Utilize your creative talents

If you have been thinking about using the skills you already have, now is the perfect time to do so. You can be a graphic designer, videographer, photographer, painter, or content creator. Whatever skill you possess, there is probably somebody out there looking for it. You may find it difficult at first as there is a lot of competition out there but start by utilizing the contacts you already have. You can also start by using Instagram, Facebook or Fiver and it may be a good way to start building up your portfolio to get orders.

Other than how to make money as a student, you can also read Ten most popular part time jobs for students


Natasha Irshad holds a degree in Marketing & Management from University of London. She is interested in writing about education and pop culture.


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