As a full-time student, there’s nothing more upsetting than waking up and realizing you have nothing nutritious, or sometimes even no food at all, in your college apartment’s kitchen. Even more upsetting is having an empty bank account too. Students often find themselves on a tight schedule trying to juggle classes, studying, and social lives; but how will you get any money? There are loads of fun ways to fill your bank account while still having time for your other important commitments. Contrary to popular belief, not every part-time job will be boring and soul-crushing; actually, there are so many jobs that are exactly the opposite. See some of them below.
Babysit Local Kids
If you find yourself missing your younger siblings while you’re away at college, have no fear, you can find the next best thing by babysitting! Babysitters tend to work mainly on nights and during weekends, which is great for a student’s schedule; you won’t have to rush from class to work, plus, if the parents get home early enough you’ll still be able to have a fun night with your pals. If watching kids on nights and weekends doesn’t spark your interest, you can apply for a job in a daycare center. Daycare centers generally run during the day just like a school. The best part about this is that you’re not the only one watching the kids.
Take Care Of Other People’s Pets
Most college students don’t have time to adopt their own pet full-time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a dog part-time! By signing up for sites like Rover or Wag, you can get jobs walking dogs or even dog sitting for a few days. Dog walking is great because you get to meet all sorts of new pups while walking around the neighborhood with them! As for dog sitting, there’s nothing better than spending your weekend curled up in bed with a cute pup. You can charge owners for walks based on their dog’s size, and the length of the walk. If you are comfortable walking more than one dog at a time, you can easily make a ton of money from this gig.
Work At A Coffee Shop
As a college student, you basically have coffee running through your veins, which is probably why coffee shops like Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and local spots thrive in college towns. Getting a job at a coffee shop is the ideal student position; they’re open super early in the morning so it’s easy to work before class, but they’re also open in the afternoons and evenings if you’re not a morning person or end class early. Working at a coffee shop can also be super fun, especially once you get the hang of it. The average barista usually makes between $10-14 an hour, depending on the store. On top of the fun environment, you’ll more than likely get some free coffee!