Guest Blog Post

Being at college can be expensive and for many people getting a part-time job that pays well is tricky. If you are at college you might be interested in earning some extra money on the side, so take a look our ideas on how to make college more affordable for you.


This is one of the most obvious ways in which you can boost your cash flow from home. There are so many people who are looking for good tutors that they can afford and you can take advantage of this. Get the word out there that you can tutor people and you could be pleasantly surprised at how much interest this generates for your services. You can get the word out by joining specialist tutoring sites online or simply by visiting your local CV and speaking to its head teacher.


This is a method that does not cost you anything but your time to set up. You can join affiliate programs and start blogging about products and services. If your blog encourages the people who read it to go to the site of the affiliate product you are promoting and they make a sale or join the site you will get a commission. If you do this enough times you could be earning some serious money. Most blogging platforms are free to join, as are affiliate programs, and providing you have a good blog that people want to read your earning potential could be substantial.

Renting out your driveway

If you have a home that has its own driveway or garage that does not get used you could start to make money from it. This is even easier if you go to a university in a city where parking is difficult or close to a stadium or arena where live events and sporting activities take place. People are always looking for parking spaces in these areas and you could rent yours out per event or for a week, month or year at a time. It’s a great way to subsidize the cost of your college accommodation.


If you can write, do web coding, are a Photoshop expert or can work remotely in office admin you can decide to advertise your services online. You will be able to find many different freelancing websites where you will be able to make money from the skills that you already have. This is a method of earning more money that so many people are joining in with right now and you could too.

Couch Surfing

With people from all over the world traveling to different countries there are a lot of them who want to be able to find very cheap accommodation. This is where couch surfing comes in. If you have a place to sleep in your home that someone traveling could use you can advertise it online. You can then charge that person a small amount to stay in your home for one or two nights. Being in college it’s unlikely you’ll have a spare room but you will probably have a spare sofa where you could be earning $10 to $15 per night through allowing travelers to sleep on it.

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Originally posted 2015-01-10 23:13:13.