Finding a part-time job that pays the bills and keeps you well covered all while having the time to study can be difficult. Jobs that college students can do often require them to be busy in fixed hours during the day and don’t pay that well to begin with.
Every college student out there should make their studies the number one priority, no matter how tough the monetary situation may be. Luckily, there are a lot of options for students without much time on their hands, and all of them are flexible and pay well compared to other jobs out there.
Becoming a freelancer doesn’t require any special knowledge or degrees upfront. All you have to do is fill an online profile on one of the many platforms on the internet and start looking for work. You can work as a virtual assistant, a writer or a blogger or even a graphic designer. Clients on these pages don’t care a lot about who you are or where you come from – they care about your dedication and efficiency. Freelancing can be done at any time of the day, from anywhere you find yourself, so it’s perfect for busy students.
Being a babysitter might not be the most exciting job in the world but it does cover two important things – getting paid and having the time to study. Depending on the age of the children you are looking after, you can safely study or do some work even while you are babysitting. You can find a local firm that specializes in babysitting ask around the neighborhood or look it up online. This can be a hit-or-miss depending on where you live, but it can often cover a lot of your student needs in doing so.
You don’t need a diploma in programming to provide IT support for your friends, family or neighbors. If you know anything about computers, you can put that to good use and offer services to your local clients. Things like hard drive formatting or case cleaning are perfectly doable by anyone, but you can make some extra money in doing so as someone who is young and “up-to-date” with current IT trends.
A good way to solidify your college education is to tutor someone younger than you. Elementary and high school students are often in need of tutoring, whether it’s English grammar, math or chemistry. You can make decent pocket money by tutoring children from your neighborhood (or beyond), which will help you check your own knowledge. This type of revision is often even better than studying for an exam, since it will help you to practically explain a difficult subject matter to someone else – and earn money in doing so.
Finding that one job that makes you happy, pays well and gives you time to rest and study can take some time. Remember that “freedom” in college is very subjective and you should always take your own advice into consideration.
Try to incorporate your major into whatever part-time job you find if possible. It can be a good idea to stay close to what you are studying in order get two birds with one stone. Real life begins after college, so working while studying can help you immensely when time management and productivity are concerned.