Being a student, you may not have time to take on a job and still get all of your studies done. But, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other ways that you can earn extra money. In fact, there are some pretty oddball money-making ideas out there that are really working for a lot of people. Check out these different ways to earn extra cash.
1. Create And Publish An E-Book
As a student, one of the main things you do is research. So, why not take your research skills and put them to another use all together, and write an e-book? You already have the research and writing skills, so you likely have the ability to write a book that others would want to buy and read. You can publish your e-book through the Amazon Kindle store, and the Kindle app is available now for most devices, so you will have a massive market. You earn 70% of each sale, so if you list the e-book at $3, you will earn $2.10 for each book. Even if only 100 people buy it, you have earned over $200. The most popular e-books are non-fiction, such as how-to books, problem solving (how to lose weight, find a job, etc.) and other similar topics.
2. Sell Your iPhone And Other Devices
You can actually make some pretty decent cash if you sell iPhone and other devices. You can use the money for anything you like, or trade up to the latest model. Ask anyone you know if they have any old phones and other devices that they are no longer using, and if they want to donate them to a worthy cause: you. There are many companies that you can sell devices through, and they will give top dollar on devices that are in excellent condition.
3. Do Online Surveys
You can do online surveys in your spare time and make extra money. Of course, this isn’t going to turn you into a millionaire, but it will give you some extra spending cash. Depending on the survey site, you can earn rewards or cash, sometimes as much as $5 or more per survey. Some of the best sites for paid surveys include Toluna, Your Word, Pinecone, YouGov, My Survey, Harris Poll, Opinion Outpost, New Vista, and Valued Opinions. Another good one is Swagbucks.com, which will pay you for surveys and just for surfing the web, playing games, and watching videos.
4. Sell Your Notes
You likely take a lot of notes in class, while many other students do not. You can cash in on this by selling them your notes. There are all kinds of websites that will let you upload your notes for sale, and you can choose your own price. When they are downloaded, you will be paid. It doesn’t get much easier than that. Notesale is a great site, because you can list your notes for free. The only drawback is that they do take a percentage of your profit. Of course, you may have to clean your notes up a bit, especially if you are like many of us and have your own version of shorthand, and they will need to be in PDF files.
5. No Risk Matched Betting
A relatively easy way to make a lot of money is by getting into no risk matched betting. It is 100% legal, and it won’t cost you anything to do, although you may have to pay taxes on your winnings. Basically, you match bets from betting sites at a betting exchange. This takes away the risk, and ensures a win. You are able to get a free bet, and you can win as much as $200.