16 ways to make money as a student
Saving money is one thing but how about making money as a student? With not much free time a full job is out of the question but here are 16 ways to getting some extra cash…
Cashback sites like QuidCo pay you to shop through them giving you a percentage of any products or services you buy from groceries to insurance. See our guide to the best cashback sites for more tips.
Earn £5 via Paypal for every recipe that’s published when you submit them to Student Recipes, cashing in on your own hunger cures!
Earn up to £5 and get free samples for completing various surveys on products or brands. Top sites include MySurvey UK. You can collect points which are redeemed for either a transfer to a Paypal account or vouchers for various websites and shops.
Make money with your phone
Get cash with FieldAgent
FieldAgent (App Store link) is a mobile app that offers users mini jobs to complete. Tasks you can take up include taking photos, checking prices of products in shops or scanning barcodes and QR codes
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Write music reviews
Earn some extra cash by writing music reviews for websites such as Slice The Pie which has paid out over $1,000,000 in rewards already.
Sell your old books
Get some cash for your old text books by selling them on, either to other students directly or via Marketplaces such as Amazon.
Get a student job
From stewarding one-off events to waiting in restaurants, there’s plenty of short term, temporary student jobs around that you get into instantly. See our student jobs guide for some top websites to search for work.
Rent your parking space
If you’ve got a parking space you’re not using then be sure to see if you can make some cash by renting it out. If you live near popular attractions such as arenas or stadiums you can make quite a bit from your unused land!
Become a TV extra
Join up to a TV casting agency to appear on shows as an extra in your spare time for up to £100 a day.
Sell your old mobile phone
See our guide on selling your mobile phone to find out which site pays the most, you can get over £100!
Get money with photo missions
Almost every one has a camera in their back pockets nowadays with smartphones and apps like Clic and Walk (App Store link) allow you to earn money by completing ‘photo missions’ in stores or at home. Various tasks are sent to your phone, both nationally and in the local area, which involve answering questions, taking photos and scanning barcodes.
Make money from your website or blog
Cash in on visitors to your website or blog with ads, check out our making money with Adsense guide to get started and some top tips.
Become a freelancer
Turn your talent into a job by becoming a freelancer. Whether it’s photography or web design, you can make money doing work for others and boost your CV at the same time, and you never know it may even turn into a full time job for you too. See our being a freelancer tips.
Sell custom T-shirts
New website Fabrily allows you to make money by selling unique T-shirts and hoodies online from home, with no costs or risks to you. You can raise cash for yourself or for good charitable causes