Having disposable income is important to having a good time in college. It’s as simple as that. Sometimes we want to ditch the food court and hit up a trendy restaurant. Sometimes we want to travel to our friend’s college for the rivalry football game. Sometimes we want to afford going to the bars on the weekends and not feeling guilty about spending way too much money.
For all these times and many more, it is vital to the welfare of a college student to not go broke before the end of college. Colleges may put us in serious debt with tuition, but they will not take all of our birthday money from Grandma, our extra allowance from our parents, and our bar/bat-mitzvah money (if Jewish). The good news is making money in college is very doable.
There are a bunch of rewarding jobs and legal hustling opportunities out there on college campuses near you, some of which you wouldn’t even think of. Don’t worry because here the 10 best ways to make money in college.
10. Participate In Surveys
These are for the people who only need a little bit of income to be happy. Not everyone is aware of this, but there are always studies taking place at college campuses and they pay you! For an hour, you can answer dumb ‘yes or no’ questions about if you use condoms, eat food off the ground, or use social media on the toilet. Maybe those questions are made up, but the questions or polls really are for things like safe sex, food safety, and technology use. This is the easiest way to make money, but don’t expect to cover your $150 weekly bar tab.
9. Participate In Medical Research Studies
The differences in medical research studies versus general product or market research studies are the risk and the payout. Medical studies are often testing a drug by injecting you with it! You can make more money testing a new drug then you can answering a poll about your favorite ice cream flavor; but you can also get sick testing a new drug. So there’s that to consider. If the money is worth the risk of an adverse health effect, then go for it. But for those who don’t need to take that sort of risk, I would stick with the general research studies. Cookies and cream flavor is the best!