Realistic part-time jobs
In college, your studies are your main focus, but the bills still need to be paid, right? Check out these flexible part-time jobs to take on while in school.
When I was in college, I worked at coffee shops (off campus). The hours were great — the coffee shops opened early and closed late, meaning I could easily work around my school schedule. In my last year of college, I decided to work at the coffee shop on campus.
That was probably the best decision I had ever made (at the time). Not only could I work around my school schedule, I could also take any number of days off, as needed. Getting weekends off was never a problem if I wanted to go home, and the pay wasn’t too shabby, either.
In addition to jobs on campus, here are 10 others you may want to consider if you’re in college.
Servers tend to make significantly more than minimum wage, and you can somewhat dictate your own schedule. Morning person? Work at a breakfast restaurant. Night owl? A dinner restaurant or bar is for you. Since tips are instant, you don’t have to wait two weeks to receive a paycheck, which is nice for college students short on cash.
If you’ve already picked your major, consider getting an internship in your field. Companies are always looking to hire college students — whether still in school or newly graduated. They understand you won’t be able to work full time and are typically very understanding if you need extra time off to study.
If you love working with kids, being a part-time nanny or babysitter is for you. Pay is above average, and you’ll most likely be able to squeeze in some study time, especially if you babysit kids at night.
You can tutor college students that are a year or so behind you, tutor younger kids or tutor kids online. By tutoring kids online, you have the flexibility of both working from home and creating your own schedule. For more information, click here.
Independent sales consultant
Are you a huge fan of Scentsy candles, Avon beauty products or Arbonne makeup? Become an independent sales consultant by selling your favorite products to family and friends. The more time you have to devote to this side job, the more money you can make. Also, who doesn’t love an excuse to throw a party with friends?
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