Tuesday, July 17, 2012

3 Unique Ways To Make Money In College

As a college student, I know how much extra income can benefit a student going to college. Aside from providing a sort of "safety net" it also opens all sort of windows for fun and new activities. Here are 3 that are sure to bring in a few extra bucks between classes.

1. Sell T-Shirts - This doesn't mean make a basic design and sell it on the internet. If you go to a school where sports are a large part of what the school is used for, you can make money selling t-shirts. Wait for a home game during a large event such as a football or basketball game, football games are best. Why? Because people tailgate early in the day and walk around. You can use this to your advantage. Make a basic t-shirt that emphasizes the home school's team beating the away team in some way. Make it stand out, the more absurd the better. Then grab a few friends and walk around wearing one and a stack of them under your arms. Sell them for a reasonable price that doesn't require you to make change such as $10 or $15 dollars. People WILL buy these shirts. The best part is, that once you sell to a few people, these people who already bought one are basically free advertising to the ones that don't have one. People will be looking for you to buy one before you know it. This is also a prime time to sell because people will be drinking and more likely to make an impulse buy, and also they will be in an environment where school spirit is off the charts.

2. Sell Notes Online - This one is great because not only do you put cash in your pocket, but you also raise your GPA at the same time. If you bring you computer to class, or even if you don't, diligently take notes on the lecture and put them online. There are tons of sites out there where you can upload documents and other students have to pay a small fee to download them. Don't wait until it's time for exams to do this, although that is probably when profits will be highest. The best part about this is you only have to do it once! Students taking the class the following semesters will still want those notes.

3. Buy and Flip Items on eBay - This one requires money to start, but probably the potential for the most profit. You'd be doing exactly what it sounds like, search and buy items cheaply and then sell them for a profit on eBay. Tons of people are doing this nowadays and making a lot of money. Once you have your system down, you won't even have to put much effort in to turn a profit. People are looking for the items your selling.

Evan has been writing articles for years now specializing in health, nutrition, and dieting, but only just beginning to put them online.