Great Ways For Students To Make Money Online

Life as a student can be very challenging mentally, emotionally, and even financially. Textbooks and food can be expensive on a student’s allowance. That’s why a lot of students right now are turning to the internet to provide them with the extra cash that can help them get through their college life. If you’re a college student and you want to earn extra income, here are ways to do it:

  1. Online Tutoring  

If you’re interested in sharing your expertise and knowledge online while getting paid extra cash, then tutoring online is a great way to make money as a student. There are many sites and agencies online, such as Cluey Learning, First Tutors, and Vedantu, that lets you share your knowledge with people who need them. For example, if you’re very fluent in the English language, you could tutor people who want to learn English. This job can be done part-time and some sites don’t require experience in teaching for you to qualify for this.

Usually, agencies only require people who are willing to be trained and have access to a high-speed internet connection. Online tutoring is mainly done through video chat, and it needs a stable internet connection for you to conduct a class successfully. This is really helpful for students since it’s flexible and a lot of non-native speakers are into learning the English language.

Moreover, English subjects are not the only ones that are always on demand. Some sites also cater to various subjects for students who need tutoring. If you’re academically adept, then take advantage of it. As they say, the best way to study is by sharing your knowledge. When you do, you’re not only making money but also reviewing the things you’ve already learned.

  1. Answering Surveys

Survey sites are websites that pay or reward anyone who answers their surveys. Earning from this is effortless. For some sites, you have to register your email, and from time to time, the site will give you a survey to answer. If your answers are correct, you will gain points. And if you accumulate a certain number of points, you could convert it into cash.

Most survey sites don’t have any requirements for you to register and answer surveys; anyone is qualified, especially students, but there are also disadvantages to this. If you’re currently living in a small town, answering surveys might not be best for you because survey sites will feed more surveys to big cities. Thus, there are fewer chances of earning money faster for people living in small cities since they would have fewer surveys to answer. They will still make money, though not as fast.

Moreover, if you meet the demographic requirements for the survey, you’ll have more surveys to answer. For instance, if the polls are looking for males that have an income of 5,000 USD and below and you fit that description, then you can earn money from answering surveys covering such a requirement.

If you fit the demographics and live in a big city, then survey sites are a great way to make money online. Answering a survey only takes a few minutes, and you will be fed with many surveys during a single day.

  1. Doing tasks

Paid task sites let you do tasks, and you will get paid if you complete them. This is also applicable to anyone. Some sites offer easy tasks, such as letting you identify different objects in a picture, where you just have to label them correctly. You will get paid after you have completed a number of tasks and it could certainly help students who need extra pocket money. It just requires available time and perseverance to earn money from these websites.

  1. Sell things online

If you’re a student who is good in arts and crafts, then selling your work online can be a great way to generate an income. There are countless websites out there that lets anyone post anything for sale. And since there are also many potential customers online, your products or crafts will likely sell.

Today, a large number of people don’t go to the mall to buy stuff anymore; they would rather just stay in their homes and shop online, especially now that cash on delivery is possible. It would really be an advantage to you if you tap into these types of potential customers and sell your work online. With a little hard work and creativity, you will most certainly be rewarded.


Making money online is really helpful for students, especially since it doesn’t require students to work full time and it is very simple to do. Usually, students have a tight schedule, and the four ways mentioned only need a little bit of time and dedication. As long as you have determination, you can always get a part-time job online.       

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.