Here Are Five Tech-Enabled Side Hustles For College Students
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If you’re in college, you might as well find a way to make your education pay for itself. However, trying to juggle classes, homework, and a social life can make it hard to fit a traditional part-time job into your schedule.
Luckily, side hustles are meant to offer a lot of flexibility. Even if you’re not ready for a career in tech, we’ve listed five categories of side hustles that use current technology so you can make money between classes.
1. Rideshare Driver
For those of you with a car, signing up as a rideshare driver for apps like Uber or Lyft is one way to make money. Like most gig apps, rideshares tend to offer a lot of schedule flexibility — you log in and out when you want.
You do need to make sure that your insurance will allow you to drive for rideshare apps. Also, take a look at each apps’ specific requirements. Uber, for example, will only take drivers who are 21 or older with 4-door vehicles that are ten years old or newer.
If you don’t drive, you can always use a bike or walk to deliver food and groceries. Find a transportation method that is convenient for you to make deliveries on campus.
3. Social Media
For the most part, younger millennials and Gen-Z grew up with social media. That means you’ve had a lot of exposure to how marketing online works. If you’re particularly social media savvy, you can consider leveraging that into a side hustle of its own.
From making money as an influencer to managing social media for small businesses, there’s a lot of options out there.
When people think of tech jobs, they tend to imagine something that involves a lot of coding. However, you have to remember that people in the tech industry are still making products that need to convey to others.
If you’re a good writer, copywriting is one side hustle that may be worth pursuing.
Utilize the brain that got you admitted to pay your tuition by offering tutoring services to your peers. Plus, there’s plenty of options that don’t require you to even leave your dorm room, like teaching people over Skype.
You can also consider using online sites like Fiverr to advertise skills in your best subjects.