Earn Extra Money with These Side Hustles for the School Year

Summer is a magical time, especially for college students who are on holiday.

However, it can also mean you’ve spent a lot of money hanging out with friends. With the university year approaching, it’s a good time to start thinking about what you can do to earn some money — and perhaps get some education out of it as well.

If you don’t have time for a full-time job, finding the right side hustle idea can feel like a challenge. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back with this list of education-focused side hustles you can master this school year.

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Even if Psychology was never your strongest subject, don’t count yourself out of being a tutor. You can offer your teaching services to earn money.

If you want to teach other university students, create flyers and post them on bulletin boards around campus or in halls. Look online to see what other tutors with your experience charge to help you set your rate. Your university may also run a tutoring programme for students. If so, reach out and get paired with another student to tutor.

If you’re hoping to teach local primary or secondary school students, head online or to the local library to find students.

You can even teach English online, with sites such as English First. Don’t worry, you don’t have to know a foreign language; you just teach the English parts through interactive online courses. You can even pick your own hours.

Good, old-fashioned babysitting

The best part about being a university student is you can make your own schedule. Often, you can be done with classes by early afternoon. This is just in time for pickup at primary schools.

By offering your services as an after-school carer to a local family near your college, you can earn some great extra money. You can help the kids finish their homework, play outside, and get paid.

Care.com and other online sites can help you match with a great family. On Care.com, you can set your rate,share your experience and education, and get matched with a family willing to pay in that range.

Help school students with their university applications

It wasn’t too long ago that you were focused on university cover letters. Spread the knowledge you gained to other school students.

Reaching out to the local library and posting some flyers is a good place to start to find students in need.

Once you’re paired with a student, help them shape their letter. Then, proofread!

Freelance writing

If you excel at English, you could be a freelance writer. Writing for blogs and other online publications can help you earn some extra cash.

You can find writing gigs on Craigslist and other sites. Some jobs can be one-off articles, but others can be long-term with regular deadlines, guaranteeing an extra income.

Regardless of what you choose, there’s plenty out there to help you earn extra money while keeping it focused on education.