How to Earn Extra Money as a Student

Students are notorious for surviving university on pretty tight budgets. As it can be difficult to balance rent, bills and everything else with just your student loan, many students seek ways to make some extra money whilst at university. So if you’re looking for ways to make some extra cash, check out our top 5 methods of earning extra money as a student:

  1. Tutoring

    If you’re a university student, chances are you know your stuff when it comes to your subject area (hopefully at least!). If you do then you can offer tutoring services, whether to primary, secondary or other university-level students. This is a great way to earn some extra cash and also gives you the chance to be your own boss, so it’s a win-win!

  2. eBay

    Almost every student has something or other they could sell on eBay, but most are too lazy to ever get round to doing it. Whether it’s old clothes, games or anything else laying around the house… it may not make you crazy amounts of money, but every little helps. Some of the more thrifty students even buy and sell products on eBay with the intention of making a profit, which may be worth looking into if you have an eye for a bargain.

  3. Surveys

    Yes, no one enjoys filling out surveys, but you actually can make money for doing so. In fact, you can potentially earn up to £5 per survey from sites such as MySurvey UK, and many universities conduct surveys whereby if you complete it you are entered into a lucky dip for cash prizes. It may not be the most enthralling way to spend your time, but it’s an incredibly easy way to make money whilst sitting in your room.

  4. Sell your old books

    This is a favourite of students, particularly those whose courses require them to spend loads of money on textbooks. Once you know you won’t need them anymore, offer to sell your books to other students – you can guarantee there will be a taker. There are usually Facebook groups for this kind of thing at different universities, so it’s a quick and easy way to get some money back.

  5. Get a part-time job

    The most obvious way to earn extra money as a student is by getting a part-time job. There are usually many job opportunities in university cities, the most popular among students including waiting, bar work, call centre work, promoting and campus jobs. These jobs are generally flexible so can fit in easily around your studies, and usually offer decent money. Getting a part-time job at university also looks great on your CV, so get looking!



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