Making the decision to go into higher education is one that takes courage. It’s a commitment that requires that you dedicate your time and effort to studying and getting qualifications.

Although studying can take up a lot of your time, it’s crucial that you find time for extra-curricular activities and personal development. By doing this, you increase your chances of transitioning into the real world once you graduate. Seeing as students often need money, think about ways you can do that while studying too. Here are top ideas for making money that you may find useful.

Bartending

One of the most common jobs that you could take up as a student is becoming a bartender. This is a great role because it’s flexible and enables you to both work and study. Another reason that this is a great job is because it can help you build your social skills. To become a bartender, you don’t need much experience, but you will need to be over the age of 21 to sell alcohol.

T-shirt Printing

One flexible idea for making money would be to make t-shirts. This is such a versatile piece of clothing as it’s easy to wear and can be worn with almost anything. This makes it perfect for students who are busy and need to throw something on quickly. You could also sell customizable shirts to different clubs or sororities in batches.

The easiest way to sell them may be by opening an e-commerce store for people to buy the shirts online. To improve the customer experience use a use a T-Shirt mockup so they can visualize and see how it would look on them.

Writer

Many people need writing services for a number of reasons. When you’re a student, not only can writing make you extra money, but it’s also a way to develop your writing skills which you’ll need to complete essays and reports. During your spare time, consider looking for freelance writing jobs or starting your own blog. To become a freelance writer, develop your skills by writing on a daily basis, be proactive and don’t be afraid of pitching to people you think may need your services.  

Research Assistant

If you like both reading and writing, then consider becoming a research assistant. Doing this is a perfect part-time job while you’re studying as you could work alongside your professor. Research will typically be conducted on campus which makes it very convenient as you shouldn’t have to travel too far. You should also be able to get decent pay in some circumstances as well.

Retail

Working in retail is another option as you don’t usually need extensive amounts of experience and it’s something you can do part-time. Whether you’re working in a grocery or clothing store, you should be able to fit your schedule around study. One tip for working in retail is to have a positive attitude and give the best customer service you can. The communication skills that you develop can be transferred and used in life after higher education.


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