It’s that time of the semester again — you’re running out of money and your budget is getting tight. You can’t get a full-time job because you’re busy studying, so now you’re left feeling clueless.
What should you do to prevent this from happening again? Don’t worry! We have ideas for you to earn money while studying — conveniently within your campus.
#1. Sell snacks to students and faculty
This is the easiest way to earn money on campus and it is guaranteed that you’ll get some takers — students are always hungry.
All you need to do is get ingredients to make sandwiches, cupcakes or cookies and set up a small table where you can sell your goodies. Choose a location where students or staff usually pass by. As long as your snacks are delicious people will keep coming back for more.
Who knows, once the word has spread around campus about your tasty treats, people might even start putting in orders in advance!
#2. Help others proofread their work
Are you a grammar Nazi? If you are, then this one is for you!
Now is the time for you to make the most of your grammar and language proficiency skills (Bahasa or English) by offering proofreading services in the campus.
Your services will definitely come in handy for students who are not confident in their writing and need another pair of eyes to double-check for typos, especially when it’s assignment season.
All you have to do is advertise your proofreading service around college through word of mouth and before you know it, you’ll be getting texts and emails regarding your services.
Do keep in mind that proofreading and editing are 2 different things. You should only look for typos and not change the entire structure of sentences — leave that to the lecturers. If there are sentences that need to be changed, you can always leave a comment instead. This is so that the student can be rightfully credited for his or her work and will learn something in the process.
#3. Offer printing services
Do you have your own printer at home? Here’s an idea — bring it to college so that other students can benefit from it while you make some cash.
Many students hate leaving campus just to go to the nearby printing shop as it takes time, especially if it’s a long walk away. So make their life simpler by providing printing services in your dorm room that’s only a few rooms or floors away. It’s even possible that everyone on your floor may need your services so be prepared with lots of ink and paper.
Make sure your printer functions effectively and the ink works magnificently — that’s how you get satisfied customers daily.
#4. Sell old textbooks
It’s the end of the semester and you have a lot of textbooks that you don’t need anymore. What should you do with them? Don’t throw them away — instead, sell them to your juniors who need them.
The market price for new textbooks usually cost more (especially the thick ones) and it might affect a student’s budget for the week. So, this is the perfect opportunity to give juniors the chance to buy textbooks at a cheaper price! You can also compensate for the money you spent on those books in the first place.
#5. Tutor those in need
Have a subject that you always ace? Make use of your genius brain and get paid for your intelligence by tutoring students that subject!
Not only will this help other students understand topics they find difficult, but it’ll also help you understand the subject even better — while making some extra cash, of course. Simply put up posters around college advertising your services and you may soon find yourself getting calls from students in need.
So what are you waiting for? Follow these tips so you can earn some extra money without even having to leave campus grounds. Good luck!