When you’re in college, money is something you can’t have enough of. Because no matter what your monthly allowance is, there’s always another party, movie or restaurant that you’re dying to go to despite crossing your budget. If only there were some easy ways for you to earn money without having to put in a lot of time and effort? Well, you’re in luck, because we’re bringing you five unexpected ways to pick up some extra cash without doing too much work. In fact, you can use most of these methods from the comfort of your hostel or PG. Of course, if you’re living in a professionally managed accommodation like Stanza Living you’re pretty much making money already considering the amount you’re saving on utilities and amenities through their all-inclusive rents. But if you’re looking for a way to earn some extra cash in college, check out these options.
Sell Your Photos
If you’re a total shutterbug it’s time to monetise that skill. Check your phone gallery for your best nature photographs. And if you have a DSLR you could definitely put that to use to click some stunning pictures. Because you can sell those photos you captured painstakingly as stock photographs to different websites. All you need is a high- quality photograph and a beautiful scene. This is a super easy, quick and low-commitment way of earning money online as a college student, whenever you need some pocket money. And if you’re really into photography and have a professional camera, you could also advertise yourself as a photographer on your college notice board. There will always be some people who need photos for their portfolios so this can be a really easy way for you to make money.
If you’ve got some free time to put towards earning some cash, you could register on some paid-to-click (PTC) sites online. These websites pay users to perform simple tasks like filling surveys, watching videos, leaving product reviews, or browsing different websites. In effect, you’ll be getting paid to do exactly what you do on a regular basis. It’s pretty easy to earn a reasonable sum within a period of 2-3 hours and since these are short term gigs there’s no compulsion for you to continue any longer than you want. Just make sure you do your research and choose a reliable PTC site and you’ll be good to go.
Sell Your Notes
Look, you’re already spending hours in class and the library making notes for yourself right? Why not get paid for it? This is a great way to monetise all the hard work you’ve put into your studies not just for your current semester, but all your previous ones too. There are plenty of sites like Nexus Notes that allow you to upload your notes for free and pay you a percentage for every person who downloads your file. You can upload handwritten or typed notes, based on what you’ve got on hand, but typed files will probably get more traction online. This is an easy and painless way to earn some money without having to do any extra work.
This is another option that will require a bit of your time, but definitely not too much effort. Most of the time, data entry involves transcribing handwritten data into a spreadsheet or typed template. You’re likely to get paid per entry so how much you earn will depend entirely on the amount of work you put in. It’s a pretty low effort task so you can easily keep your favourite playlist or podcast running as you make some quick cash. If you’re skilled at Excel this can be a really handy way to make a lot of money. You can find data entry jobs that are one-time opportunities or weekly or monthly gigs, depending on how much time you have.
Sell Your Textbooks
If you’re looking for a one-time way to earn a little extra you could sell your old textbooks. This is one of the easiest things to do and there are plenty of avenues to do it. You can make use of various online reselling platforms, place an advertisement on your social media, or directly reach out to juniors in your hostel or PG in Madhapur for ladies. There’ll be plenty of takers and you can negotiate the best rate for yourself and free up space in your own paying guest room simultaneously.
There you go – five minimal effort and zero investment ways to rack up some pocket money while you’re in college. Go ahead and give one (or all) of them a try. Your wallet is bound to be grateful.