College students have got quite a lot of time and for all those who are not willing to waste it, I have got a bunch of ideas for them to start making money. These part-time jobs for college students won’t only prove to be an added benefit to their existing skills but also would make them more prone to adopt time management.


When we look around we find out that there are endless ways one can waste their time but this is the most crucial age of our lifetime, and our energies can be channelized in the most fruitful ways possible.

Let me prove it to you, suppose you are 18 and look at a person with decent knowledge aged 21 or so, you would realize they have quite more experience and knowledge regarding the information you are looking forward to, and this difference of knowledge is more than the person within the age bracket of 42 and 45.

The reason why this happens is that when we are young, we are unaware of the functioning of a lot of things, we learn a lot and there is continuous learning and grabbing of different opportunities ahead of us, and hence we get more experience and knowledge, and by the time we reach 42 or 45 we have nothing more to do except for moving forward with our established life, except of course the experience and knowledge of these people is far magnanimous than the younger age group, but what we are talking about here is the difference between a person’s knowledge at the age of 18 and 21 and the ages of 42 and 45.

So the nitty-gritty of the whole topic to be discussed here is that start as early as possible!

Without wasting much time let’s begin!

Start giving tuition-

The most common and easiest ways to start part-time work for college students. One should be thorough with the subjects of primary and secondary level and have a good level of patience and understanding of the need for what a student at this age demands.

You don’t only necessarily have to start teaching students at your home, you can also register on some websites and their apps where you can also teach and get paid on the basis of classes taken. You just have to upload your educational qualifications and the parents can reach out to you based on that.

If you don’t want to teach all the subjects then find your strength in one or two subjects of yours, and begin teaching in that! But yes online you can pick the subjects you would prefer to teach!

What, you don’t want to teach or preach to anyone?


Become a freelance writer-

For those students who find their passion in writing and are also willing to work at their own flexibility of time frame, this is one of the options you can try!

Big companies, editors and bloggers are always in search of content writers. You can begin with an online course on content writing to get a bigger picture of how all this works better so that in addition to your prevailing writing skills you also get an idea of how to be more efficient in it.

Read: How to start Blogging as an Online business? 

content writing for students

Become a freelance SEO, SEM, and digital marketer-

This is one of the hustles that even students are looking for a whole career in it. But if you haven’t decided much on that whole career thing, begin just by considering it as a part-time job. And if you find your interest in it do continue it!

The reason they hire youngsters for this job is that they are kind of aware of the trends in social media and digital marketing. Collaborating with the design team, editing, and posting videos and audio are the small tasks that the companies would be demanding.

So for those who don’t know what SEO and what being a Digital marketer means, it is a process or a thing that needs to be done for making the websites rank better on the Google search engines.

To get more ideas on it, surf the net, and if the concept interests you, start an online course and master your skills! Fill it up on your CV and apply to companies, they will be more than happy to hire you!

Also read: How to start your online business from scratch


Display your paintings online for sale-

If you are a wonderful artist but do not have the money to hold an exhibition or events for your display try reaching out to an online art gallery, they will be very happy to display your paintings for free.

The only thing to keep in mind is that they will choose your painting and if your painting has a standard matching their website’s display they will welcome you with open arms.

Visit this website for the sale of art or art exhibition online - IndiGalleria


Making Money Writing a Story-

If you have a passion for writing stories or essays, you can try and test your skills here too! You can write in any of the genres be it romance, mystery, horror, or science fiction.

If any of these genres interest you be confident enough to take a stand and prepare your cover letter, submit your work through their online portal, and keep writing.

Most of the publications may offer you about $10 to $20 per page and trust me that’s a wonderful start!



Being a beautician is not that tough nowadays given so many YouTubers and social media influencers are aspiring to teach that already. And starting to earn only as a side hustle is a great idea, it would take some initial investment and just some local marketing to tell people that you are doing something of this sort and that’s all!

Give them a haircut, or do the waxing or threading, straighten their hair, or maybe also do some makeover or hairstyling.  Charge them a little less than what the parlors would charge as you won’t have the rent cost incurring and all the aunties would come running up to you!


Campus ambassador program-

While some college students find this job a bit hectic and it might also be, one should look at the positive side of this internship which gives you experience in four fields namely Marketing, HR, Event Management and creative thinking. Therefore quite a good start for developing your leadership skills and public speaking, teamwork, networking, and presentation skills.

You have to organize events around various interests like books, fitness, music, etc. create a marketing comune among your peers as well as different colleges and universities through various means.

It will also develop your creative thinking skills as you will have to improve your reach, engagement, and quality of the communities.


Supply chain management-

This is quite an interesting job where you can exercise your mind and plan and implement the overall supply chain. Basically, all you have to do is determine key supply chain KPIs, suggest solutions for process improvements and implement solutions.

You will have to work with the finance, sales, and manufacturing team to determine the best vendors and distributors and also maintain good relationships with the vendors. Quite a full-time job but can be done for a handful of money and a lot of experience.


Email, social media, or calls manager-

This concept is a branch of the main concept of digital marketing. Many companies look forward to having their social media accounts managed which helps them stay connected to the people or their audience. Hence they need students who can check their emails and reply to them. Also, they need people who can manage their Instagram and Facebook as students are believed to be a better manager doing this. *wink-wink*.

Also, some companies or startups would require someone to make special calls to people or their set of buyers, hence they can hire you on a part-time basis.

Also read: Best email marketing strategies for eCommerce 

Video editor/photo editor-

Many content creators look for students who are good with video or photo editing skills. They will hire you on a decent stipend, maybe even for a whole year. But don’t worry this can be done remotely and no stress for traveling and other things. This is going to test your creative and technical skills and pay you for the same.

You can look for some jobs online regarding the same.


Business development management –

This is a type of job that students who have a knack for communicating and convincing people, can apply for. Here you will be at your home at your comfort level, and all you will have to do is just call other students (list to be given by them) and inform them about the company’s courses and webinars being launched in the coming future or anything they would want their prospective customers to know about.

The stipend paid would be pretty decent and this job would teach a lot about talking to people with a certain objective.



Students with an interest in photography can earn through this very graciously by just owning a DSLR and also a good sense and judgment of photography.

Many start-ups hire them for getting clicked some good pictures for their e-commerce websites, in short, a product photoshoot for their brands.

So these are the part times jobs for college students that are a good start to earn immediately.

photography for college students

Cooking snacks-

This is a great idea to earn and keep your passion alive at the same moment. All you got to do is choose a snack or sweet like muffins or cakes, and do some local marketing about your idea and let people taste and buy it from you from then onwards! it is a great idea to earn quick bucks. :) 

you can sell them either daily or every three-four days or even weekly! 

Money per Assignments- 

So don't crucify me for suggesting this but this might prove to be useful for at least 1% of my readers. This a part-time job that can be done sitting at home and doesn't require any special skill other than those basic skills that are already present in college students. 

so basically you have to sign up to a site where sort of lazy students upload their assignments to be done, you need to choose whichever assignment you will be able to do and within a stipulated time frame you will have to submit it and get paid for it! that's all! 

I hope you liked and found this useful!

Happy working! :)