The cost of college tuition, books, etc… continues to climb well past bank account breaking levels. In order to offset some of these costs, college students may want to seriously consider taking on part-time employment. Luckily, lots of options exist to bring in some much needed, extra income. Take a look at these 25 great part-time jobs for college students.
1. Baby Sitter-An online site such as Care.com can help you find local opportunities. Also, you may want to consider spreading the word at local churches as they may need assistance during services or know of parents who are looking for childcare assistance. Be prepared to provide references and background checks in many cases.
2. Blogger-This is not an easy money option. Earning money as a blogger takes time and dedication. Before jumping into the blogging world, I would advise speaking with other college student bloggers to hear about their experiences.
3. Call Center Agent-Technology has enabled call center companies to utilize remote workers around the globe. If you are interested in learning more about industry opportunities, be sure and read The Complete Guide to Work-At-Home Call Center Jobs at About Parenting.
4. Caregiver-Check with the senior centers in your area, as well as, home health agencies. Also, a site such as Care.com may be helpful. As with the babysitting, be prepared to provide references and be subject to background checks. Also, there may be minimum age requirements for many positions.
5. Catering Staff
6. Clean Up Crew Member at Stadium or Coliseum-Some sporting and concert venues make temporary hires to help with clean up after major events.
7. Data Entry Clerk
8. EBay Reseller-Either you can do reselling of your own items or help others resell their items and charge for this service.
9. Fitness Instructor/Trainer-Contact fitness centers around your area to see what opening they may have available. Also, you may wish to advertise on approved billboards on campus. Always keep your personal safety in mind when taking on individual fitness jobs outside of fitness centers.
10. Freelance Graphic Designer-If you have a knack for this creative art, take a look at a site such as Fiverr. Also, if you have a good portfolio of your work built up, consider approaching sign companies and advertising agency around the area. They sometimes have overflow work that they need help with.
11. Lawn Service Worker
12. Local Moving Company Worker
13. Make Up Artist-Got mad skills with the cosmetics? Put them to work for your wallet.
14. Personal Shopper-Run errands for others. To find clients, consider advertising on campus and networking with the business community in your area.
15. Pet Sitter-To see the types of offerings that are available, look at Care.com and Rover.
16. Retail Store Associate
17. Store Stocker
18. Tech Support-Do you know your way around a computer backwards and forwards? You may just find yourself lots of side work among fellow students by spreading the word.
19. Translator-If you are gluent in several languages, a site such as TranslatorsCafe′.com can help you learn more about what it takes to make money translating.
20. Tutor-On-site or remote. Check out sites such as Chegg Tutors/InstaEdu, Tutor.com, and WyzAnt.
21. Quick Food Service Positions-Some restaurants such as Chick-Fil-A offer college scholarship programs in addition to flexible work schedules.
22. Youth Sports Referee-Familiar with or played sports such as baseball, football, soccer, and softball. Check with your local youth sports association about game ref opportunities. This job will often require night and weekend work.
23. Virtual Assistant-As the world of online business continues to grow exponentially, the need for individuals to assist remotely with business tasks grows along with it. To see the type of VA jobs available, go to Upwork.
25. Website Tester-By reviewing websites, mobile apps, etc.. on behalf of companies such as UserTesting, you can be paid for your observations.
Please remember to do your own research on any company that you are planning to give your personal information to when seeking a job. The companies that I have listed should be consider suggested starting places and not endorsements.
For more info. to help out with a job search:
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So glad you have caregiver on here. It is a great PT college job because many people are willing to work around your class schedule to get help with things like laundry, house cleaning, running errands, etc.
I know so many people need help with the errands and chores. And as a big chunk of the population continues to age I think we will see even greater need.
Lou Lou Girls says
Great post. Thanks for sharing this at our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to party with you again! Lou Lou Girls
Will be seeing you Monday for a Fabulous Party!