As a student, especially when you are studying for your undergraduate or postgraduate degree on a full-time basis, and even more so if you have chosen to live in student accommodation on-campus, then you will undoubtedly sometimes struggle to make ends meet.
This problem is becoming more and more apparent across the length and breadth of this country and internationally due to the current economic status of the world, so, with that being said, if you are wondering how you are able to make some money as a full-time student without compromising your studies, then continue reading.
Now, this first point is admittedly incredibly dependent on the location of your university and, more specifically, your accommodation, but one fabulous way to make some extra money on the side is to become a TV, commercial, and movie extra.
Background characters, either in fictional dramas or else documentaries, are always being sourced by industry professionals, so unless you are studying in an incredibly remote location, this should be pretty easy to start.
A more academic yet still extra-curricular way of making some money while you are studying for your degree is to become a private and personal tutor for those students either in your year or else in the year below.
There is a myriad of ways you can promote and advertise your new tutoring services, one of the best ways being in the student newsletter, as every student is likely to read this paper in one form or another. When conducting initial research into the university of your choice using the reputable and renowned campusreel.org, it is always a good idea to also find out the support systems offered for those students who are interested in personal tutoring within the university.
Becoming a Mystery Shopper
You may well have heard the term ‘mystery shopper’ before, but until now may be unclear as to what it actually involves.
Admittedly somewhat less glamorous than the title of the role suggests, mystery shopping is basically whereby, after signing up to a dedicated mystery shopping service, you enter a specific shop, talk to the staff and purchase a specific item, taking notes along the way.
Depending on the company you become a member of, the payment for such an endeavor can range enormously and can even reach over a hundred dollars for high-end stores.
Declutter & Sell Your Wares
Finally, a more instantly financially rewarding way to make some much-needed money as a hard-working student is to declutter both your room on campus and your belongings that you have left back at home and sell them over the internet.
There is a myriad of different websites which are dedicated to the selling and exchanging of your well-looked-after second-hand belongings, with the most popular ones being eBay and Vinted. From clothing and toiletries to books and DVDs, you would be surprised what you can sell, and after all, one man’s trash can be another man’s treasure.