Easy Ways to Make Money While in College

By Shaeleigh Schmidt
Blog Content Contributor

Being in college usually goes hand in hand with being broke, so here are a few ways to try and avoid the struggle:

Babysit

Babysitting is the perfect gig for a college student because it’s very flexible. There are plenty of families in the Austin to New Braunfels area that need an occasional sitter. Many families pay $10 or more per hour for child care. Scheduling is great because if you aren’t available you simply say no to that certain job. If you’re interested in finding childcare jobs, visit: https://www.care.com/

Donate Plasma

At the BPL Plasma center in San Marcos you can earn $250 in 5 visits. This certainly isn’t for everyone- but if this is the right fit for you it can certainly pay off to sit in a chair for about an hour. For more information visit: http://www.bplplasma.com/

Become a Tutor

Do you excel at any school subject? If so, create an ad offering tutoring services and post it around campus. This is a very flexible way to make money, so if you think you could help teach any subject to fellow college students, you might as well take advantage of it.

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Texas State offers a wide variety of jobs that are notorious for working around class schedules. Photo by Brooke Dolezal.

Get a Job on Campus

You’re already on campus at least a couple of times a week to go to class, so if you’re in need of extra money this could be the perfect route for you. Whether it be working in a dining hall or filing paperwork in an office, I’m sure there is something on campus that could be a good fit for you. Visit: http://www.careerservices.txstate.edu/resources/jobs4cats.html for job openings at Texas State.

Featured image by Shaeleigh Schmidt.

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