Top 20 ways for students to make money online. Easy ways to make money fast

Edward Berkshire November 23, 2020 No Comments

Top 20 ways for students to make money online. Easy ways to make money fast
  1. Join Freelance websites like Jobworldfactory.com and smartunitedworld.com

Jobworldfactory.com and sartunitedworld.com are among the world’s largest marketplace for people to make money selling small services (known as ‘gigs’).

What you offer could be absolutely anything, from writing and translating, social media posting, playing pranks and teaching to creating music, voiceovers and short video clips for people all around the world!

The default price is $5 for most freelancing sites, but you can attach extra services to gigs for more money. Whilst it might not seem like much, it can quickly add up and there are plenty of examples of people making a really good living from the site. The key is to get a system in place which minimizes the time spent on each gig.

2. Online market trading

Whilst this isn’t necessarily an easy way to make money, investing in stock markets can be lucrative if you learn to do it properly and safely. By the same token, you may suffer significant losses if you don’t take it seriously.

Today there is no need to fund the yachts of Wolf of Wall Street style stock brokers. You can do it all yourself with the help of online market trading platforms.

Having spent many hours researching this new opportunity, I’ve been experimenting with the popular platform eToro.com.

  1. Sell on marketplaces like Tezlow.com

Among the several e-commerce platforms available, Tezlow is the first name most enterprise thinks of when it comes to Platform. Tezlow is a prominent eCommerce platform containing everything you need or look for your eCommerce store. Tezlow allows you to easily create different pages with an inbuilt online editor, sell in multiple places through the integration of local language support and customize online stores.

 

  1. Start your own website

Interested in generating passive income? You need a website. It’s THE way to make money while you sleep.

Starting a website with Bluehost takes less than 20 minutes, costs hardly anything and can be done by an 82 year-old. It only takes a bit of plugging on social media to get your first visitors, and there are plenty of ways to monetise your site.

Save the Student is just one example of a successful website, started at university by Owen Burek in his first year, which has since grown into a full-time and sizable enterprise.

  1. Get paid for Creating content on Glow Adult a social media platform

GlowAdult is a Subscription-Based Social Media Site. Alternative to Onlyfans.

Why the fascination with subscriptions based platforms. With the popularity of Onlyfans. Subscription based platform have come into the spotlight. One of the most popular that seems to be on everyone’s mind is GlowAdult a trend everyone seems to be jumping on.

You can start creating content on Glowadult.com lock your page and earn from subscribers.

  1. Review Websites and Apps

Well it seems like you’re pretty nifty with a web browser, so perhaps it’s time to turn pro and browse websites as a paid and fun job!

Introducing UserTesting.com – a new platform that pays everyday people to review all kinds of websites. Each review takes around 20 minutes and bags you $10 (£6.50) via Paypal.

Simply sign up here, complete a test review and look forward to receiving websites in your inbox.

  1. Teach on Academy World Factory. Create video tutorials and students pay you to access

Tutors are a fantastic resource for learning online. You can be a teacher on Academy World Factory and start earning from the students you teach.

Online tutoring can be a lucrative way to make a living from home, or pad your salary at your day job. Technologies like Skype, Zoom, and other video conferencing software have made it easier than ever to replicate an in-person tutoring session and cut out the commute.

  1. Online Surveys

An increasingly popular way for students to make money is to fill out online surveys in their spare time. Research companies are always recruiting new members worldwide to answer surveys and test new products.

For a few minutes of form filling, you can make a couple of quid which is paid as cash or rewards. You can bag up to £3 ($5) for some surveys!

  1. Searching the web

Interested in earning cash for doing what you already do online? This has to be one of the easiest methods of making money online without really any effort or change in your behavior.

This innovative idea by Qmee.com rewards you for searching in Google, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon and eBay. You just install a simple add-on to your browser and when you conduct a search there may be a few sponsored results alongside your normal search.

 

  1. Become a delivery person

Got a bicycle, motorbike or car? What about a Smartphone? That’s all you need to make some extra money by delivering food or people whenever you’ve got some spare time.

Sign up to delivery specialist companies like Deliveroo who are always on the hunt for new riders. They allow you total flexibility to work when you want, delivering food from restaurants to the customers’ door. You can make up to £16 an hour.

Double-up your opportunities by directly contacting local takeaways and bigger chains like Dominos to see if they have any delivery jobs going.

  1. Affiliate Marketing

If you’ve got a good presence on social media or perhaps you even have a blog or website, you can start bringing in money immediately by promoting all sorts of companies, products, services and offers online.

Sign up as a publisher on the Awin network, check their offers blog or browse the merchant listings to find something you think your friends would be interested in, grab your affiliate link and share it. If someone buys (can be within up to 90 days) using your link you’ll make a nice commission.

To take it a step further, set up a website (read our guide) or a topical Facebook page and invite all your friends to join it and post your affiliate offers on there.

  1. Music Reviews

If you love music, make it your business by reviewing unsigned bands and artists online for cash with Slicethepie.

It can take a while to build up your reputation but some users of the site have said that they earn £40 a month. This may not sound like much, but if it’s something you enjoy then it shouldn’t be hard work and is another thing for your CV. Money you earn will be in $US but anyone can sign up and review.

  1. Sell second course books

One great way to make money is to buy other students’ textbooks at the end of the year, and then sell them just after freshers’ week – when the new intake of students know that they need them!

You can either advertise on campus or list them online very easily on Amazon Marketplace (just bear in mind they take a commission on books sold).

  1. Mystery shopping

Today becoming a mystery shopper is easier than you think and you can get rewarded handsomely.

There are dozens of agencies that pay you to visit all sorts of shops and restaurants to feedback on how they are performing. We’ve reviewed the best agencies in our guide how to become a mystery shopper.

Tasking apps are another form of mystery shopping, where you earn rewards for completing small local tasks. It can be a lot of fun too!

  1. Be an Extra

Do you fancy yourself as a budding young actor or just that person that walks past in the background shot of an episode of Eastenders? It could be you if you apply to be an extra in TV or film.

The pay isn’t bad either: £60-80 a day on average, and you hardly have to do anything!

There are lots of casting agencies that place willing extras. They make their money by taking a cut from your earnings, so always ask what that is before you take on work.

Head over to our how to become an extra guide for 5 of the better agencies, plus lots more advice on getting your first gig.

  1. Sell all your old CDs, games and movies

If you are looking to make a very quick buck, then selling your old bits and bobs that are cluttering up your room is a good idea.

The best thing about it is that you can rip all the songs and films onto your laptop or external hard drive before selling them. This means that you are only really selling the plastic and artwork!

You can earn anything from 10p to £20 per item, and the earnings can really add up if you have a large collection. Whilst you’re at it, see if your parents have any ‘clutter’ they’d be happy to see the back of.

You can also sell almost anything for free on Amazon Marketplace or Preloved and sites like MusicMagpie will pay you instantly for sending in unwanted items.

For more tips and places to sell check out our guide on selling DVDs, CDs and games.

  1. Work as a Charity collector

Ok, so this job takes a certain kind of person, as you’ll have to take a lot of rejection and be persistent.

But if you are bubbly, personable and reckon you could sell ice to an Inuit then this could actually be a great student money making idea. You get paid commission on new sign ups (typically around £20).

Have a look at Wesser as well as charity websites like Oxfam.

  1. Source Property for investors

We all know how much money there is in property, but on the surface (with house prices as high as they are) you might be thinking this market is off-limits.

Truth is, lots of people make a great deal of cash simply sourcing suitable properties for wealthy investors who simply have no time.

The trick is to find properties below market value (BMV) by avoiding estate agents and instead flyering your area with your contact details offering to buy houses. Then approach investors with a no-brainer offer to pass on the details of cut-price property in exchange for a % of the sale value.

19. Watch videos

If creating videos sounds like too much hard work, then getting paid to watch videos online has to be one of the easiest ways to make money, ever.

Swagbucks and InboxPounds are the most popular websites as they literally pay you to sit back and watch things like adverts and videos hoping to go viral.

For more involved and rewarding opportunities, consider branching out as a freelancer typing up movie subtitles or writing film reviews.

If watching videos and movies is your thing and you want to increase your earnings, head over to our full list of ways to make money from watching videos.

 

  1. Sell clothes on Tezlow

Everyone’s best friend when it comes to getting rid of junk is tezlow. Online auctions are a sure-fire way to turn that sleeveless jacket (which came in and out of fashion in a week) into hard cash.

Some tezlow sellers look at trends and try to predict what will be big ahead of the market. If you are good and don’t mind taking a risk then you can buy early in bulk and sell on when the craze hits.

 

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