It seems nowadays everyone has to have a “side hustle.” Whether you need some extra money to help pay the bills, or just want the extra cash to attend your favorite music festivals, here are 7 side hustle ideas that aren’t your normal part time jobs.

  1. Become a content contributor for websites. You can earn money as well as being able to list this on your resume. Check out places like FFL, Campus Reform, Heat Street, and even your campus newspaper.

  2. Become a campus rep for a company. Many companies with an online presence are looking for college students to actively promote their brands on campus. Some companies pay you commission for the online sales you make, while others give you lots of free goodies. Check out companies like Vineyard Vines, Krass and Co, Serengetee, southern clothing brands, and even Apple.

  3. Put your skills to use. Whether you are awesome at editing and proofreading papers, tutoring others in math or science, or even have a knack for creating great resumes, chances are your friends and family are willing to pay you for your services.

  4. Find your niche. If you are great at graphic design, watercolors, cross stitch, calligraphy, crafts, etc., try selling them to the public. Redbubble is a great place to sell your graphics to be turned into stickers, mugs, shirts, and more, while Etsy is the perfect place to sell things like watercolors, cross stitches, calligraphy projects, and even handmade jewelry.

  5. Sell your stuff. Unless you have A LOT of stuff, this is only a big money maker about once a year. Utilize Facebook’s new market feature to sell locally, or join Facebook groups that cater to specific brands you are selling. If you’re looking to sell off of a secured app, Poshmark and Mercari are great for that. If you do not want to take all the trouble of listing everything individually, places like Plato’s Closet will give your cash for your gently used wardrobe.

  6. Blog. Blogging is a great source of extra income, but will take a lot of time and effort. Niche blogging is always a better idea than just personal blogging. In order to make money at first, you will have to join community groups and influencer groups that will connect you to brands that want to work with you. Before you take on this big commitment, make sure you have the time and drive to keep your blog going, or you will not get much out of it.

  7. Take care of others. While many of us got experience babysitting in high school, it is still a good source of income if you have the extra time. Babysitting is not your only option though. Many people are looking for people that can house-sit, dog-sit, and even elder-sit. Connect with adults in your community to find jobs like these.

While these are just a few ideas for easy, time efficient side incomes, there are plenty more out there.

Hayden L
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Hayden is a lover of life, liberty, guns, and monograms. if she's not found studying or reading, you can find her at the gun range or painting a cooler.

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