Succeeding in college means you gotta stick your nose in a book all day and most of the night. So what’s a smart ambitious college student supposed to do to earn some spending cash? Here are some tips on how you can earn money without neglecting your studies.
1- Clean houses. Is your school in an affluent neighborhood? A savvy college guy can make $120 per day just cleaning homes, in as little as four hours. Not too shabby.
2- Wash windows. Again, hit the more upscale neighborhoods and charge $10 per window.
3- Walk dogs. Little Pookie can be walked once a day with a few other poochie friends, and you can charge $10- $15 per walk. Or, get your client to agree to a weekly contract. The total amount of time would be 7 hours per week.
4- Wash cars. Offer washing and waxing, and take some pride in your work by providing additional car detailing. Give a nice rate of $40 and work out a deal where you’ll do it monthly.
5- Mow lawns. Charge $1 per minute and always use the client’s lawn mower, not your own. Remember that you want to keep your costs low.
6- Do laundry. Most mothers find that laundry is a job unto itself. Offer to wash, fold, and put away laundry at a rate of $20 per hour. Arrange a weekly deal.
7- Babysit. If you’re a college student who happens to be good with kids, offer babysitting services in the evenings. Charge $10 an hour.
8- Make sushi. Roll fresh home-made sushi and sell them around the college campus. Go on You Tube and learn how to make a California roll. Include vegan or cooked fish options. Sushi making is not hard, but it is tedious, so people will happily pay for it. Advertise for 30% cheaper than the local restaurants.
9- Sew. If you’re handy with a needle and thread and own a sewing machine, then offer to do minor mending and hem repairs. Charge between $5- $15.
10- Donate blood. If all else fails, go give up a pint of blood. They pay on average $30 and the entire process involves doing a ton of paperwork and sitting for two hours as you’re donating.
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