5 Ways to Make Money on the Side for College Students. : ThyBlackMan

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5 Ways to Make Money on the Side for College Students.

May 14, 2019 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) If you are a college student, chances are it would help if you had more money. There are a lot of different ways college students (or anyone) can make money on the side. You have to do some research and find out where the best opportunities are. In this post, we’ll focus on five great work-at-home opportunities, and then you can check them out for yourself to see if they are right for you.


Blogging is an excellent work-at-home opportunity for anyone with a blog or who wants to become a blogger. You have to be extremely focused and know who your audience is, then focus on content that will attract your key audience. The most successful bloggers also do affiliate marketing, which we discuss below. Additionally, you can charge a fee for allowing other companies to advertise on your site. If you have a lot of followers or visitors, you may get some takers. Then you’ll get paid when people click on their links.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a technique that allows you to promote other people’s products or services, and then you receive a commission or gratuity for doing so. The more people that buy the product you are promoting, the more money you can make. You can get started with affiliate marketing at www.cj.com (Commission Junction) or check out any of the other affiliate marketing portal sites out there. You can also do this yourself by asking a brand owner if you can promote their brand for a fee.

Google AdSense

Google AdSense has been around for a long time, but it’s a relatively easy way to make money on the side. Google allows you to place ads on your site as long as they are relevant to your content and help drive views. It is working the opposite end of a Pay-per-click setup. You get paid when people click on your ads that are for other sites.

Sell Physical or Digital Products Online

Selling online has reached an all-time high and many people now make a full-time or good part-time income from this venture. Leading platforms like Etsy, eBay, and Amazon have made this possible, along with the technology available through affiliate marketing and PPC campaigns on Facebook and other platforms. Promote your wares on social media and watch your audience grow.

Start Your Own Business

The best way to make serious money on the side and keep it going even after you graduate is by starting your own business. Start small by selling products on Amazon or eBay, then move up to your website and blog to promote your wares. Some young entrepreneurs have made millions of dollars with a simple idea if they market it correctly and create something their target audience loves. You’re never too young to start an empire!

You can start a business about anything, as long as you have an audience for it. If you are a digital photographer, think about selling your best photos as downloads on sites like Shutterstock. You will get paid for every download. Use your imagination and think about what you’re good at, then find an audience and start making money on the side tomorrow!

Staff Writer; Doug James

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