How to Make Extra Money as a Student

By studying you are increasing your earning potential in the future. But whilst you are studying it can be difficult to get by. The time you have to earn extra money is limited. One way to free up more of your time is to take advantage of This will give you lots of advice for writing research papers and has great tools to check over your work. 

Once you have more free time you will be able to use it to make some money. However, whatever you find that works for you, ensure that it does not impact your study. A little bit of money now is not worth a lower grade which you will always carry with you. 

With that in mind here are some flexible ways to earn money, that you may be able to do around your study:

Sell your stuff on eBay

Any old clothes, DVDs or books can be sold online. Books from previous years can fetch a good amount of money and you will be surprised what you can get for your old clothes. 

Spend a day having a good sort out and put everything up together, this should result in fewer trips to the post office as you will be able to post more things out at the same time. 

Market your hobby

Turning your hobby into a business can be a great way to make money. Perhaps you enjoy making soap or cakes. This could get you a little bit of on the side income. The other great thing about this is that it will encourage you to keep making time for your hobbies. It might not be something that you would ever want to make a career or it might not earn you very much but it could be a great option while you study. Social media is a great way to advertise what you do and find people who want your product or service. 

Become a language tutor

Consider offering to tutor online or to people from lower years of your course. There are several online sites where people are looking for tutors. If you are a native German speaker you could also offer online German lessons. Some people will pay you just to have conversations with them in German.

German teaching jobs are not as common as English tutoring services. This is a good thing, as you are likely to make more money when you teach German online compared to languages such as English or Mandarin. The only downside to this is that the opportunities may be fewer. There is an easy workaround to this, though. Instead of striking out on your own – offering your services on various online marketplaces.

Preply, for example, it’s an online tutoring platform that enables individuals interested in teaching German online to offer their services to its worldwide community of language learners. It does not require tutors to have teaching experience or other qualifications, so you can take on German teacher jobs even if you’re still a student. Before you can do so, however, you need to register as a tutor by creating an account with Preply. From there, you get to decide your rate and hours, so you can make money on your own terms.

Sell your notes

If you are meticulous at making notes and type them up then you could make some money from them. The brilliant thing about this is that it will encourage you to make good notes which means that ultimately you will learn better and keep learning. Finding a way to make a bit of money whilst adding value to your study is the ultimate goal.

Write online

More and more people are making money writing online. As a student, you already have the writing skills necessary to make money. People are always looking for writers to create blog posts and content for their websites. This could also give you a nice break from writing essays whilst still keeping your mind active.