There are lots of ways to make cool money both online and offline across the world. Here is a list of some ways to make money.
1. Online Survey
An increasingly popular way for students to make money is to fill out online surveys in their spare time. Research companies are always recruiting new members worldwide to answer surveys and test new products.
2. Start your own website
Interested in generating passive income? You need a website. It’s THE way to make money while you sleep. Save the Student is just one example of a successful website, started at university by Owen Burek in his first year, which has since grown into a full-time and sizable enterprise.
3. Paid for searching the website
Interested in earning cash for doing what you already do online? This has to be one of the easiest methods of making money online without really any effort or change in your behaviour.
4. Get Paid To site
Similar to making money from online surveys, GPT sites reward you in cash and vouchers for completing various offers or activities online.
5. Write and publish a kindle Book
If students are good at anything, it’s researching and writing. And the Kindle app is now available on almost any device (laptops, iPads, smartphones and yes, Kindles) so your global market is huge!
List your book for £1.49 – £6.99 and you earn 70% of the sale. Considering Amazon is the ultimate selling machine (and remember people are looking to spend), that is a fantastic deal.
6. Mobile phone recycling
You can earn good money and help the environment by recycling your old mobile phones and other unused devices. Maybe ask your parents if they have any lying around too.
7. Become a clickworker
The concept is based on internet crowd-sourcing where businesses advertise specific, scalable tasks they need completing quickly. And for us, it’s an easy way to make fast cash from our couch. There are a variety of tasks, but most commonly they involve mindless data entry, web research or form filling. You are rewarded and paid in cash (via Paypal) for the work you do, and you can choose for what and when you work.
8. Get cashbacks when shopping
This is not only a way to make money but also to save money as a student. If you look at it in a different way then you are making money with every purchase you would have made anyway, whether it be 10% or 0.5% cashback.
There are a number of cashback sites out there which pay you the commission they otherwise would have earned.
9. Gigs on Fiverr
Fiverr is now the world’s largest marketplace for people to make money selling small services (known as ‘gigs’).
10. Review music for money
It can take a while to build up your reputation but some users of the site have said that they earn £40 a month. This may not sound like much, but if it’s something you enjoy then it shouldn’t be hard work and is another thing for CV.
11. Sell your note and second-hand course books
If you don’t mind sharing your notes with other students it’s a great way to generate a little extra cash. There are sites out there that you can upload your notes to, along with your price, and then when another student downloads them you get paid. One great way to make money is to buy other students’ textbooks at the end of the year, and then sell them just after fresher’s week – when the new intake of students know that they need them!
12. Buy and sell domain names
A domain name is just a website address (eg. ‘savethestudent.org’ or ‘mysite.co.uk’) and there are lots of extensions (.com, .net, .co.uk etc).
13. Mystery shopping
Today becoming a mystery shopper is easier than you think and you can get rewarded handsomely. There are dozens of agencies that pay you to visit all sorts of shops and restaurants to feedback on how they are performing.
It works by taking advantage of free bets regularly offered by betting sites through ‘matching’ them at a betting exchange. Matched betting eliminates the risk (you are betting both for and against a certain outcome).
This leaves you being able to squeeze out the free bet, which can be as much as £100. Multiply this by how many betting sites there are and you can quite easily come away with a profit of a few hundred pounds.
15. Xmoney app
Xmoney app is another app that let you sell your local products online for real money
16. Online Affiliate
If you’ve got a good presence on social media or perhaps you even have a blog or website, you can start bringing in money immediately by promoting all sorts of companies, products, services and offers online.
17. Create a blog
Creating blogs for news and other things is another way of making money
18. Create a YouTube channel
Creating a YouTube channel is a great way that most people have been doing now, with YouTube supplying and paying for the ads posted on your channel.
19. Become a tutor
Becoming a tutor to other students is easier than ever. Until recently your market was limited to local face-to-face sessions, but thanks to online tutoring sites you can go global!
20. Online market
Whilst this isn’t necessarily an easy way to make money, investing in stock markets can be lucrative if you learn to do it properly and safely. By the same token, you may suffer significant losses if you don’t take it seriously.