5 ways to make money at university

Being a student is one of the best times in life, however living on a less-than-brilliant budget can be challenging. If you feel like you don’t have enough money there are some fairly easy things you can do to earn some extra cash.

1. Get a part-time job
Let’s start with the obvious one. Countless students have part-time jobs that help make their wallets a little thicker each month - and gives them work experience to boot!

Recommended jobs are for example working in pubs and restaurants, charities, some paid internships, and online things like translation or proofreading. Or, if you want to, why not work for Milkround?

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2. Start tutoring
If you’re very knowledgeable in a subject, tutoring might be the part-time gig for you. Put notes up everywhere you can, charge a reasonable amount, do a good job and let word of mouth do the rest.

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3. Sell old course books
If you’re in your second or third year it is very possible that you are sitting on a fair amount of text books that you will never need again. However, next year’s students would probably be happy to buy them at a small discount. 

Check Facebook for appropriate groups for your university, or use good old Amazon.

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4. Sell your old stuff
While you’re at it, you probably have a lot of things you don’t use anymore - especially when it comes to clothes. Do an extensive spring clean, collect the stuff you know in your heart of hearts that you can live without, and sell them. While this might be a one-time thing, it can certainly earn you a lot of cash quite quickly.

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5. Start a blog
Nowadays anyone can start a blog and with some hard work and dedication it can become successful. If you find either a niche or something you know you are really good at and update about it regularly, you could get a large readership. Once that happens you can start featuring paid advertising on your blog, which will make the money for you.

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