The 10 best side hustles for college students

April 7, 2021rumaisah

Are you looking for a way to make some extra cash as a college student? Try out these side hustles for college students.


Being broke in college is not nice. Trust me, I have been there before. It’s always a good idea to have a side hustle that can bring you some extra cash for rainy days. In this post, I am going to be sharing the top 10 side hustles for college students that you can start. They all require a bit of training (which you can learn from youtube or a cheap masterclass) and you will surely get better as you continue to practice.

Without any further delay let’s get into it

 Side hustles for college students

1)    Photography

side hustles ideas for college student

You can earn some money by taking pictures of people around your campus on their big day like a graduation or when they are throwing a party. Once you have more experience you can start taking bookings from people around your city. Another way you can make money with photography is by snapping and selling stock photos. Those are really big right now and you can make a couple of hundreds with them. Just get a decent camera and good editing software and you’re good to go.


2)    Become a makeup artist

There is money in the makeup world. People love to look good especially on their big day. I highly recommend you go for this one if you’re willing to learn and invest in quality makeup products. This is a skill I am planning on perfecting during the summer and trust me, the demand is getting higher every single day. once you believe you’re good enough to start charging people for it, make cute flyers and distribute them, and also set up an Instagram page where you can be sharing your works.


3)    Baking

Are you good at baking? Then you can make money from it. Start baking some cupcakes or cookies and selling them around your campus. You can also bake for special occasions like birthdays.


4)    Become a hairstylist

hairstylist, side hustle idea

This is also another great one. If you are good at braiding hair or even fixing wigs, you can easily cash out. A lot of ladies are willing to spend hundreds of dollars on their hair so you need to grab this opportunity.


5)    Selling school materials

You can compile some study materials like key points, flashcards, PowerPoint on a course you’re very good at and sell it. I have personally benefitted from such materials because they make study easier and these people make great money from it. just make sure whatever you’re selling is correct information and it will help the people that are going to buy it. another great material you can create and sell is the solutions to difficult questions that were asked before.


6)    Babysit

You can babysit if you have extra free hours in a day to spend. All you have to do is look after a child or children while their parents are busy. At the end of the day, you get paid based on how many hours you were able to babysit for.


7)    Become an uber driver

If you have a car, you can sign up to become an uber driver. People always have to be in one place or the other. You drive people around the city to their various destinations and you get paid based on how far the place is. Another fun thing about being an uber driver is that you get to discover places you’ve never known before and it’s a great way to see the city.


8)    Tutor children

You can become a tutor and help children with their school works and assignments. You help them to understand what they learned at school better.


9)    Become a delivery person

Again, if you have a car, this is another great one. Offer to help people pick up and deliver parcels for a fee. You can also sign up to sites like uber eats and become a food delivery person. Everybody loves to order takeouts especially college students so this is a good one.


10)   start a small business

small business owner

this might not be the easiest one but if you have a small business idea you’ve always wanted to try out, then just go for it. It might require more dedication and capital than the rest but it’s very possible to make it. My only advice for you is that you should remain consistent and very patient. Your small business might not blow up overnight but you can still make it.


Final thoughts on side hustles for college students

That brings us to the end of this post. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did while writing it. What do you think is the best side hustle for college students? Let me know in the comments below.


The student planner I am using this year is finally available on my Etsy shop. It has only the important pages and it’s super cute and very cheap because it’s a printable planner.


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