7 Ways To Make Extra Money As A Student
If you’re looking for a bit of extra pocket money but you don’t know how to go about getting it, look no further than the online world. While the digital age may have a few downsides, it has meant that there are now new and unique ways to use online spaces for your financial benefit. No matter your job or current financial situation, there is money to be made and saved online. By using resources you already have you could find yourself earning a passive income. Here are a few ways you can make money online.
- Sell The Things You Don’t Need
Long gone are the days of garage sales where you had to set up all the things you wanted to sell and just hope someone might walk by and want to buy something. Now, one easy way you can make money online is simply selling anything you no longer need, whether it be furniture, appliances, clothing, artwork or even a car. The beauty of the online world is that there are multiple platforms that allow you to sell your goods and give you access to different marketplaces. Third party sites like eBay and Gumtree connect you with users looking for goods but social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram can also be used to sell products to your wider network of friends. The benefit of third party sites is that you can use the power and credibility of the site to connect with potential buyers and it also means that you don’t have to go through the hassle of setting up a shop platform yourself. This means you don’t need to stress about money procedures or the online security of the buying/selling process. To ensure that you have success selling your goods online and that people actually want to purchase what you have to buy is to take high-quality photos from multiple angles, provide plenty of detailed information about the product (be honest!) and to ask for a reasonable price, or be open to negotiation.
- Rent Out Your Wardrobe
Maybe you have clothes that you don’t wear anymore or that you never wear because it just doesn’t look good on you, but you’re not quite ready to sell them. Luckily, you can still make money off of those purchases that you might regret. Instead of letting those beautiful dresses gather dust in the back of your wardrobe, give somebody else the chance to wear them and make them shine. Clothes-sharing platforms, like The Volte, allow you to lend out the high-end designer outfits that you don’t currently need to other users who are looking to rent a dress for a special occasion. This peer-to-peer lending of dresses means you can make money from the dress even though you’re not wearing it. It’s as simple as making a profile, uploading a photo of the dress and The Volte sorts out everything else for you. Too easy! The great thing about this is you can make money time and time again from one item.
- Hire Out Your Car Spot
If you live in a busy metropolitan area but you don’t use your car space or you have an extra spot, it might be worth renting it out to someone. Driving around trying to find a park is one of life’s daily stressors that people could certainly do without, which is why people will pay big bucks for the convenience of having a reliable spot to park in. If your carport or garage is currently of no use to you, you might as well earn some money from it. You can list your parking space online, choose how long you want to rent it out for, whether you want to charge weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments and voila, you’re on your way to making some extra money. Whether its an undercover garage, a carport or an indoor lot, any space is acceptable.
- Look After Someone’s Pet
Are you an animal-lover who could do with some puppy cuddles over the weekend? If the answer is yes (why wouldn’t it be), then you could make some extra cash just by hanging out with somebody’s pets. Sounds like the dream job right? People going on holidays or away for the weekend often don’t want to leave their pets in a boarding kennel when they could be staying with someone who wants them around. People are much more content leaving their beloved pets with someone who is not only going to feed and walk them but also give them some affection. If you don’t have any weekend plans, you work from home or you want some extra company, then you can use online platforms like MadPaws to become a pet sitter. You build a profile, pick the pets you want to look after and then in no time you’ll be hanging out with a very happy pooch and making money for it!
- Start A Blog
Starting a blog won’t give you instant cash the way selling your old couch on eBay might, but it can be a long-term way of making serious money online if you blog gains a lot of followers. In fact, for some people, a successful blog can turn into their whole career! Blogging takes hard work, dedication, creativity and patience but once you start to make some waves online, there are lots of ways you can monetise your blog. You can sell sponsored posts, have ads on your blog and use the blog as a platform to sell services and products. The best way to ensure the success of your blog is by finding a topic that you’re passionate about and regularly posting about it. You can also use your own social media platforms to promote your blog in the early days. If the blog starts to become successful you might want to register a business, some great guides online exist on this topic.
- Rent Out Unused Space
If you have a room, a shed, a basement or an area in your home that you’re not making use of, then you could be using that extra space to make money. Space is now a valuable asset, especially in this time where people have more and more stuff but less and less room. Spacer is a sharing platform where users can lend and rent out unused space for storage. You could potentially by consistently earning money from space you were never using, without incurring any losses yourself.
- Learn Forex Trading
Trading in the Foreign Exchange Market is one way to make some potentially serious cash online. If you earn big on the forex markets, you could find yourself with financial independence or at least enough cash to go on that holiday you’ve always dream of. While forex trading is high risk, it can also be high reward. By doing a Forex training course you can be trained in the skills you need to make money online. By doing a course and learning the skills, you can then trade wherever and whenever you want as long as you have internet access. This means you could get online and make thousands of dollars on a Friday night after work!
Author: Emily Burgess
Bio: Emily is a senior content writer with CourseGuru.com.au. She is a recent University graduate and enjoys writing about educational and career orientated topics.