Starting a Side Hustle In College

October 31, 2018

Finding time to balance going to classes, doing homework, enjoying time with friends and working can be a lot for a college student. For some people, finding time to earn money can be really hard, because quite frankly, the work load from classes and extracurriculars can be draining, this is why we wanted to configure a list of “side hustles” for you to start while your in college, or really, for any time in your life when you are needing some extra money.

 

Photo: Garrhet Sampson on Unsplash 

 

You may laugh when you hear the term “side hustle”, but simply type this phrase into Google and you will see endless results of articles written about this, from Forbes to Entrepreneur.com. I did some research on the best side hustles and made a list of my top eight easiest side hustles that you can start ASAP.
 

Poshmark & Depop
Poshmark and Depop are two marketplaces to sell new and used closet items. They are a great way to make some extra money and are also a great excuse to organize your clothes, shoes and accessories.

 

Manage social medias for small businesses.
If you find yourself planning out your Instagram posts and putting in a lot of thought and creativity into every picture, you should definitely manage the social media accounts for small businesses in your area. This would be a great bonus for your resume and also a fun creative outlet.

 

Tutor or give music lessons.
If you’re book smart or musically talented, tutoring or giving music lessons would be a great side hustle for you.

 

 

Dog walking / Pet sitting.
Are you living on campus away from home and missing your dogs and cats? Dog walking and/or pet sitting would be the perfect side hustle for you.

 

Babysit or nanny.
Babysitting and nannying tend to be the go-to side hustle for teenage and college aged girls in particular. It is a great way to gain experience and if you are reliable and do a good job, they’ll most likely refer you to their friends. If you’re crafty you can sell products on Etsy. If you’re artsy and are looking for a creative outlet, Etsy could be the perfect place for you to make some extra cash. Etsy is a marketplace where you can buy and sell homemade, vintage, and unique items.


Freelance writer.
Becoming a freelance writer would be a great side hustle for anyway
who has a passion for journalism - whether that being a part of your
school’s publication or having your own personal blog.


Sell your stock photos on Shutterstock or EyeEm.
Businesses are always searching for stock photos for their business proposals or advertisements, so selling your best photographs to websites such as Shutterstock or EyeEm would be a great way to side hustle.

 

Allanah Taylor is a 21-year-old communications student who is an avid lover of fashion, journalism, photography and travel. A fun fact about Allanah is that she is Welsh but has grown up in Canada and the U.S. for the majority of her life. 

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