Students – How to make some extra cash for your studies

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Have you thought about ways to earn extra money through your studies? We list out some ideas you may not have considered.

We enclose some tips in relation to how to make more money for students. However, our top ten are as follows;

  • Become an extra.

You can earn between £60-80 for being a back ground person in a second rate TV programme. You can use sites such as E-onscreen. Where you can go onsite and get your 5 seconds of fame. You might also get to meet some celebs!

  • Sell your books, CD’s games and videos.

We have all had old text books lying around through school or university. Why not try and sell them? There are CD’s, DVD’s and videos that people don’t use anymore. It might sound like too much hassle but we buy books has made it nice and easy for you to do so. They value your books for you, print off a prepaid postage label so you don’t even have to go to the post office and they pay you once they have received your package. If you are trying to sell your CD’s games and videos, why not use Music Magpie for this. They also deal with phones as well.

  • Tutoring

A way to make money as a student put your academic expertise to good use and become  a tutor. This can be quite profitable earning between £25-£35 an hour. There is very little outgoing and all you have to do is advertise your times on job boards for locals to see or use tutoring sites.

  • Youtube

Youtube can be more than a distraction field platform. It can also get your thousands of pounds. There are some people that earn a serious amount from Youtube. 1000 views can earn you between 31 and £5. Meaning if you get 50,000 views a month you will be earning about £100. All you need to do is open an account and start uploading videos. The more unique the content the more likely the views.

  • Comping (competitions)

This may not be for everyone but it can be quite lucrative. It is more of a hobby than it is guaranteed money making exercises. You can have huge rewards but you need to enter into a lot of competitions. Why not use the savethestudent.org and you can also get some freebies.

  • Mystery shopping

It isn’t as cool as it sounds but it can be a good earner. The general idea is you go to a shop and buy something specific and take a note of the details of the purchase and you can get your money back and get paid for the job itself.

  • View music for money

If you love music and want to turn your passion into money then you use sites such as musicXray to get some money for reviewing music. It is a pretty simple concept, if you love music and don’t mind writing some reviews then this is for you. It can get you up to £40 a month.

  • Ebaying

You can view this as a serious way of making money as a student or just clear your house of old stuff. Sometimes people will even purchase items and then sell it on Ebay. Don’t hesitate to look at the Ebay guide for this.

  • Free lancing

There are bug pros for free lancing. You can charge what you want and be able to work when you want. Free lancing can do anything from writing a few times a weeks to earning over £100,000 a year. Most sites like upwork allow you to bid on a job etc.

  • Run errands (become a taxi or delivery driver).

Get money from driving, dog walking, food and packaging are available in many places and pay fairly well. But often achievable requirements for entry.

Online surveys

These are becoming an increasing and popular way for students to make money by carrying out online surveys in their spare time. Research companies are always recruiting new members worldwide to answer surveys and test products.

It takes a few minutes to fill out a form and you make a few pounds with cash or rewards provided in return.  There are various online companies that do this and you only have to look them up such as: –

  • Survey junkie
  • Valued opinions
  • Prolific
  • Panel base
  • Hiving
  • Survey bods
  • Pine comb
  • Yougov
  • The opinion panels
  • Panel opinion
  • Opinion outpost
  • I-say
  • Index pounds
  • 1 pole
  • Life point

Get paid for searching the internet.  Are you interested in earning cash as a student online?  This must be one of the easiest ways to make money online without having to make any effort or change your behaviour.

If you try Qmee.com they reward for searching in Google, Bing and Yahoo. Install a simple add on to your browser and when you conduct a survey you they may also sponsor for results alongside your normal search.

Become a delivery rider or driver

Got a bicycle, motorbike or car. What about a smart phone?  All you have to do is to earn some money from delivering food or whenever you have spare time.  There are companies such as Deliveroo who are always on the hunt for new riders. As well as other companies such as Dominos etc.  If you go on the internet you will find that most of these companies advertise.

Write and Publish a kindle E Book

If students are good at anything it is a lot of research and writing. With the kindle store anyone can publish an E-book and make money on Amazon. The kindle app is now available on any device so your global market is absolutely enormous. You can list your book from anything from £1.50 to £7.00 and earn up to 70% of the sale. The key to success with E-books is to create value, write non-fiction. Including information you have researched and complied it into a common problem ie secrets finding a job etc. It is an easy way of using an E-book.

Once your E-book is live on the kindle store it is important to get reviews to show it higher up in searches. Encourage readers to leave an honest review at the end of your book.

Affiliate marketing

If you have a social media following or a website, you can start making money immediately. You can do this by promoting all sorts of companies, products, services and offers online.

Sign up with a publisher on the Awin network. Check their offer blogs or browse the merchant listings to find something you think your followers will be interested in then grab the affiliate link and share it. If someone buys from your link you can make commission.

Mobile phone recycling

You can earn exceptional money and help the environment by recycling old phones and unused devices. You can even go around charity shops to see if there is anything until you get a few quid in this regard.

Get cash back when shopping

Not only a way to make money but also save money as a student. There are several cash back sites out there but obviously you need to be careful and read these through to be aware of any catches.

Get a part time job

A part time job is the obvious first choice and it is opted for by most students to supplement their student loan. It provides steady work and flow of income and you can gain valuable work experience.  Good jobs are not always easy to find.  It might be worth looking on the internet and signing up to a job board such as CV library.

Geeks of Fiverr

Fiverr is now the world’s largest market place for people to make money selling small services. What you can offer could be anything from writing and translating to social media posting, playing pranks and teaching and creating music, voice over, short creative clips for people round the world.

There are various default prices which are very small but they soon start to add up.

Review music for money

If you love music you make most of your business by reviewing unsigned bands and artists online with slice of the pie.com.

It will take a while to build up your reputation but some users on the site say that they have made up to as much as £40.00 per month.  This may not sound like much but if it is something that you enjoy then it shouldn’t be hard work.

Sell second-hand course books

A great way to make money is to buy other students’ textbooks at the end of the year. Then sell them after the fresher’s week – when the new intake of students knows what they need.

Competition

Entering competitions of course comes with no guarantees but there is a growing community of so-called comperes in the UK. Making up to £50,000.00 a year in all sorts of competitions.

These types of competitions vary from simple registration forms and Facebook page liking to answering questions correctly over the phone like a TV game contestant.

Mystery shop

Mystery shopping is easier than you think and can be rewarded handsomely. There are dozens of agencies that will pay you to visit all sorts of shops and restaurants to feedback on how they are performing.

Be an extra

Do you fancy yourself as a young actor or a person that wants to walk past in a background shot of something like Eastenders.  The pay isn’t bad sometimes it can be between £60.00 to £80.00 a day on average and you have hardly anything to do.  There are lots of agencies that are happy to place willing extras.  They make their money by taking a cut from your earnings so always ask what it is before you start the work.

Selling your old CDs, games and movies

If you are looking to make quick money, then selling your old bits and bobs and culling a room is always a good idea.  The best thing about it is you can rip all the songs and films onto your laptop from an external hard drive before selling them. In theory means that you are only selling the plastic and the artwork.

Dog walking and sitting

Dog sitting can be a big business for students. Especially people who have free time during the day when people are at work and worried about their pets at home.  You can almost make £8.00 an hour by walking a dog.

Work as a charity collector

This can be hard work and there is a lot of rejection but you have to be persistent.  If you are a bubbly person and personable this could be a great way of making student money.

Freelance work

Perhaps you enjoy writing, managing Facebook pages or doing a little bit of graphic design in your spare time.  There are so many freelance jobs out there that need simple skills or time that someone else might not have.

The best thing about freelance is that you can work for clients in the UK and around the world as long as you have an internet connection.

Sell items on Ebay

Everyone’s best friend when getting rid of junk is Ebay.  Online auctions are a sure way to turn that sleeveless jacket into absolute hard cash at an incredible figure.  Look at the trends and try to see what there are out there before you look at what you are selling.

YouTube videos

According to recent statistics videos are now watched on YouTube than more searches on google.  They recently introduced a partner programme where you can profit from making an uploaded video.  You receive a percentage of all the advertising revenue collected per 1000 views.  Depending on how successful you are you can make a lot of money. There are plenty of stories every week of more and more people making it a career.

 Searching the web

Interested in how to make money fast by doing what you already do online? This is one of the easiest methods of making money online. Qmee.com rewards you for searching on Google, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay. All you have to do is install a simple browser extension and sponsored results will show along side your normal search results.

Each Qmee result has a cash reward of tax. Why not have a look at this now?

Start your own website

Interested in generating passive income? Need a website? It is the way to make money. Starting a website can take no less than 20 minutes, cost nothing and can be done by anybody. It only needs a bit of plugging on social media to get your first visitors and there is plenty of ways to monetise your site. Savethestudent is one example of a successful website, started by a University graduate and now has over 1 million visitors a month.

Review websites and apps

You can turn yourself into a pro and review websites as a paid and fun job. For instance there is an example such as user testing a platform that pays everyday people to review all kinds of websites and you can get paid via paypal. There is various different platforms.

“Get paid too” sites

Similar way of making money from online surveys. Get paid sites reward you in cash and vouchers for completing various offers. There are various different websites for this, such as toluna, swagbucks and inboxpounds.

Mobile phones recycling

It is a great way of being green. You can help the environment and recycle old mobile phones. You probably know people who have unused devices as well as potentially your parents. All you have to do is put into your browser makingmoneyfromoldphones and you will see various different companies that will be able to help you.

“clickwork”

The click worker concept is based on “internet crowd-source” where businesses advertise specific, scalable tasks and need completed quickly. It is an easy way to make money from home. There is a whole variety of tasks but some of them are just mindless data entry, research or form filling.

Obviously the above are just some ideas of what you could do. Make sure whatever you have decided to go through that the work is legal and will earn you good money.

If you are not interested in making more money but learning how to save money whilst being a student then please refer to our previous article here.

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Cat Westmacott
Cat Westmacott
17:57 10 Jun 24
Generally helpful for Lettings. As with any company, sometimes need a push for a response, but often easier to speak on the phone than email. Feeling hopeful for the next year’s contract with Harringtons🤞.
Kirsty Turner
Kirsty Turner
20:50 04 Jun 24
Great experience. Everyone is so lovely and helpful over the phone at Harringtons! The best experience we have had with a letting agent in Brighton, none of the other agents in Brighton have been bothered to keep in touch and help us find a property as much as these guys. A special shoutout to the lovely lady who showed me around the flat (Georgie I believe -sorry if I got that wrong), great at answering all my questions and been very lucky in securing the first property we viewed with her (an amazing spacious flat that has everything we need - including nice storage space for our paddleboards!) Looking forward to moving into our seaside home. Thank you!
Shadan B
Shadan B
23:31 30 May 24
Great experience, very helpful staff and friendly. I wish you all the success. Thanks for your care. 💐😊
Rachel Roberts
Rachel Roberts
21:13 30 May 24
Best experience I've had with a letting agent!
Charley Besant
Charley Besant
10:25 30 May 24
So far the process with Harringtons has been amazing. We viewed 3 properties with Georgie and each time she was so informative and kind, she gave us the time we needed in each property to look around, take videos and ask questions about everything. The whole process has been easy so far and I can now happily say we found our property thanks to Georgie and the team at Harringtons.
Ainhoa Negro
Ainhoa Negro
09:15 30 May 24
Georgie at Harringtons Lettings in Brighton has been exceptional throughout my rental process. From the very beginning, her professionalism and friendliness stood out. She provided clear and prompt communication, ensuring all my questions were answered thoroughly. Georgie made the entire experience seamless, from viewing properties to finalizing the paperwork. Her attention to detail and genuine care for my needs made me feel confident and supported. I highly recommend Georgie and Harringtons Lettings to anyone looking for a top-notch rental experience in Brighton.
PRBL1
PRBL1
09:11 30 May 24
Joel Starcross
Joel Starcross
15:22 29 May 24
Beth has been an excellent agent, great communicator and enthusiastic member of the team. Highly recommended!
Jess Pond
Jess Pond
13:16 29 May 24
Had an absolutely awful experience with this company. Told me one thing on the phone and then told me another thing on email. Very mixed messages. Left 7 students homeless by putting the house back on the market with only 24 hour notice. Will never use them again. AVOID!
Roisin Lilley
Roisin Lilley
11:42 24 May 24
I recently had some problems with my previous agent and came to Beth for help! She took over the correspondence for me and sorted everything out for me! I can’t thank her enough for her patience and help!! I’d highly recommend her to other landlords that need help!
Chris Lilley
Chris Lilley
11:26 24 May 24
I’ve been a tenant with Harringtons Lettings for a while, they are great, they always sort out any issues I have quickly and efficiently, Beth in particular is really helpful and I’ll be going to her for my next rental property when I look to move in September!
Georgina Palzeaird
Georgina Palzeaird
11:21 24 May 24
Beth Roberts was a huge help when I needed to switch to a new letting agency. She was friendly and efficient and I’ve always felt I’m in safe hands.
Eliya Halim
Eliya Halim
10:26 24 May 24
Top service
Maryana Atiya
Maryana Atiya
10:20 24 May 24
Rees Harper
Rees Harper
17:53 21 May 24
Lauryn Keller
Lauryn Keller
15:20 03 May 24
Georgie was great on our viewing - super lovely, informative and honest. Thank you!
Sammi Richmond
Sammi Richmond
09:16 24 Apr 24
Well, they just contacted me via email asking for a review for money... so here, I guess.Does 3 stars get me that tenner? Probably not. Nothing terrible to say, but never had any issues with the property really. Don't enjoy that they were willing to pay for reviews though, seems sketchy.UPDATE: As the business has finally replied to my review 6 years later, I thought I would mention that I indeed have the email still as proof. Offer of £10 for a review, and to mention Rachel Erridge in the review. Also a prize of £200 to one lucky winner. The email was sent from the Harrington's admin email address. I can email the proof to whoever requests it.
Jayden Charles-Frempong
Jayden Charles-Frempong
01:20 18 Apr 24
Every interaction I've had so far with Harrington has been positive with workers responding to calls very quickly and addressing any queries efficiently.
severin severinov
severin severinov
10:05 11 Apr 24
It is very good that they do their job professionally and take care of the customers.
kate quick
kate quick
13:15 09 Apr 24
I am very happy and extremely grateful to have found Harringtons lettings and the beautiful flat that I am now living in. Not only is the flat perfect for me, ticks all the boxes and is in a great location; the whole communication/admin process was so fast and efficient. I spoke to many of the team, but the two main contacts initially were Georgie and Beth. Great personalities, friendly and fast at replying to emails and phone calls. It was all turned around very quickly and everyone at Harringtons seems to appear to really be happy in their jobs. Great letting agent and I would recommend them to others looking for a new home.
Michael Hollamby
Michael Hollamby
12:32 09 Apr 24
Having worked with many many lettings it has been refreshing to deal with such a dynamic and energetic team. From start to finish the team have outstanding. Special mention to Beth who has been fantastic. I can thoroughly recommend using Harringtons.
Celyn James
Celyn James
17:08 27 Mar 24
Great experience, Georgie was so knowledgeable and kind with any enquiries I had. Really put me at ease while house hunting, amazing service thank you so much!!
Madison Harris
Madison Harris
14:29 27 Mar 24
Georgie was so helpful and really kind very appreciative x
Amber-Rose Cook
Amber-Rose Cook
08:58 22 Mar 24
easy to use and navigate as a first time user
Buffy Vaughn
Buffy Vaughn
18:06 21 Mar 24
Harringtons have been so helpful so far. Everyone we’ve spoken to on the phone including Georgie have been so warm and receptive and easy to communicate with. As a couple renting together for first time me & Danny couldn’t have found better people to help us out, they’re clear and concise. We discovered them through Rightmove and would highly recommend anyone to use their services to rent with.Thanks guys!Buffy & Danny
Sajan Raja
Sajan Raja
01:48 21 Mar 24
Kerryn Johnson
Kerryn Johnson
16:58 18 Mar 24
Georgie was absolutely amazing! Very helpful, easy to talk to and all in all an absolute sweetheart. Made the process of renting and finding a property less stressful. Always happy to help and lovely to chat to!Thank you again for everything!
Julia Reinstein
Julia Reinstein
11:22 18 Mar 24
5/5 - Everyone I’ve spoken to on the phone has been so friendly and patient with our move in documents. We found Harringtons through Rightmove, and have been really happy with our interactions. The team respond to queries efficiently and are happy to answer any and all questions.
Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown
07:09 15 Mar 24
A really excellent agency, who are very easy and friendly to deal with. Highly recommended.
Rob Rainbird
Rob Rainbird
18:04 13 Mar 24
Lovely staff and all round positive experience - Georgie is an absolute diamond and a credit to the team!
Tori Tor
Tori Tor
11:15 08 Mar 24
Harringtons have been really helpful and very swift with their responses. Georgie was very proffesional and really friendly when she did the viewings with me and Beth on the phone was again really helpful and gave me hope when I was explaining my eagerness to find somewhere new to live. Thanks Harringtons!
christos papanicolaou
christos papanicolaou
09:33 07 Mar 24
Staff were brilliant. Very helpful
Yasmin Bright
Yasmin Bright
20:54 01 Mar 24
I'm in a difficult situation at the moment with my landlord wanting to sell the flat that myself and my 3 children have been living in for 7 years. I came across Harringtons Viewings by applying to view some properties outside of my area.Unfortunately I haven't been able to sort anything with Harringtons, however I wanted to write this to say that they have been nothing but kind, warm and very understanding of my situation. I've been really impressed by their customer service (namely Georgie & Beth) and hope that they are able to find me something eventually!Thanks so much.Yasmin
Tegan
Tegan
17:30 22 Feb 24
Have been very accommodating and helpful when calling agents. They have been very helpful in being able to secure a house for students.
TheFlyingCrocodile
TheFlyingCrocodile
16:42 21 Feb 24
Went above and beyond to get things sorted for me
Brittany Stace
Brittany Stace
11:18 24 Jan 24
Harringtons have been incredibly helpful and supportive of us as new renters and they have been super efficient in getting all of the documents sent through and signed in such a short period of time. Thank you!
Georgie Prebble
Georgie Prebble
20:36 05 Jan 24
Jade Innes
Jade Innes
10:24 04 Jan 24
So far the service has been good. The staff are very friendly and quick to respond to any questions and requests.
Polly Smith
Polly Smith
11:17 28 Dec 23
we chose this letting agents as they chose a good bills company that is much cheaper than other agents. When viewing houses the staff were very friendly and have been very helpful in answering our questions and making the process as easy as possible.
Emma Howe
Emma Howe
16:06 14 Nov 23
I would rate Harringtons Lettings a 5/5. Very lovely on the phone and very quick and easy to communicate with via email. Any problems have been resolved in no time at all. So far so good!I found Harringtons via Rightmove.
Akwisitions Feedback
Akwisitions Feedback
16:25 30 Oct 23
Very responsive and super helpful throughout the process. Highly recommended!
Chloe Ballard
Chloe Ballard
17:28 02 Oct 23
Although I have only been renting with Harringtons for a short period of time, I have had nothing but a positive experience. From viewing to admin updates. The admin team especially are very polite and quick to respond and I have no doubt that the rest of my tenancy will run smoothly. I would recommend to anyone considering renting in brighton.
Matthew Ball
Matthew Ball
11:46 19 Sep 23
Professional communication with tenant although entirely impersonal. There was a bigger disconnect in their communication with the landlord in most cases, which seemed to be either slow or non-existent (discovered after contacting the landlord directly).Property was full of spider webs on day 1 despite apparently being professionally cleaned. Took a day off of work to clean it on move out day, leaving it cleaner than when it received but still had to pay part of the deposit for professional cleaning.It has been a while since I have rented, but I'll avoid letting agencies completely now if this is anything close to the average renting experience.
Ronan SK
Ronan SK
12:38 12 Sep 23
Great professionalism/communciation from the start up until the end of my tenancy. Definitely set the standards for what agencies should be like. Highly recommend to those within Brighton.
Daniel Sutton
Daniel Sutton
10:29 24 Aug 23
I have rented with Harringtons Lettings before and have always found the agents to be quick, efficient, friendly and helpful. I loved their service so much I have chosen to rent with Harringtons again. Faultless 😊
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