Dorm Room Double Duty: 10+ Gig Ideas
With your hybrid class schedule set and residence hall (albeit socially distanced) move-in complete, why not use your dorm room as a space to do business? From a part-time job to side hustles galore, all you really need to make money from your dorm room is your computer set-up, internet access, and a bit of free time. In these unprecedented times, flip the script and pivot your way to payday!
- Since 1996, MyPoints Surveys has paid out over 236 million dollars in gift cards and PayPal cash! With 10 million+ members, take a chance on paid cash surveys from MyPoints. The best part is you can use your reward points for free gift cards at places like Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks, et
- Start a Shopify Store! Does your new roommate think you come up with the funniest sayings? Have you ever thought about putting them on a shirt and making money? Shopify is perfect for setting up your very own ecommerce store. You could even collaborate with your suitemates and start a business, like a certain Zuckerberg did in college…
- Why not give blogging a shot? There are lots of platforms available like bluehost for you to write content about your life and ways to make college easier. Find your niche and market your content to a certain group of people. Think about how YOU can help solve THEIR problems, then earn money through affiliate marketing, ads, and sponsored posts.If you build it, they will come!
- Tutor with VIPKID: Calling all graduate students! Did you go to school for education? English? Doesn’t matter! All you need is a bachelor’s degree and experience working with children. At VIPKID and countless sites like it, you can teach children from different countries English. Working part-time as a VIPKID English tutor, you can continue to grow your experience and make money at the same time. At approx. $20 an hour, you can set up a virtual classroom just about anywhere. The more experience you have with children, the higher your pay.
- Earn extra cash with Swagbucks through online surveys and taking care of things already on your shopping list. Each survey takes about 20 minutes and Swagbucks tries to match the survey to your interests. The second opportunity to earn with Swagbucks is to have their Google extension installed on your device. Earn Swagbucks by watching movies and shopping through Amazon. Swagbucks will pay you in gift cards like Amazon, Target, Walmart and even PayPal.Every 100 Swagbucks it is equivalent to $1.00.
- Do you do the grocery shopping for your dorm suite? No? Well, you are going to start after you sign-up for Ibotta! This cash back app pays you for in-store purchases and online shopping. When you get back from the store, you take a picture of your receipt after checking off what you bought and Ibotta gives you cash back. The best thing about Ibotta is you want to get other people to sign up and join your team. Tell other college students about Ibotta and by them joining your team, you all have the potential to earn more cash back.
- Evaluate products before they hit the shelf! Test out Pinecone Research to give your opinions on products and earn points. After you have acquired enough points, you can redeem them for prizes or cash (Paypal or check). The first 300 points you earn will automatically be redeemed as a check and sent to your home address. Be sure to let your parents know it is on the way, so they do not trash it as junk before you get back home on the next break.
- Freelance! Fiverr can help you build a wonderful portfolio and crush your next job interview. If you are going to school for graphic arts, marketing, writing, or programming, Fiverr will have a job for you! Gigs start at around $5 -- but as you build your confidence and skills -- you can set prices upwards of $100.
- Get paid for stuff you are already doing; playing games, watching videos, shopping and giving your personal opinions with Inbox Dollars. Get updates to your email when offers are available - so you do not miss out on any opportunities to make money. If you like to play games online, this might be the best site for you!
- Do you ever get to a website where the layout and user-friendly components are lacking? UserTesting asks for your insight after asking you to test out different websites. Earn money simply by surfing and testing assigned websites.
There are countless ways for you to be making money in college. Just think of how impressive it would look if you could tell a future employer that you started your own business in college! (And if you do well enough with that business, you might not even need to look for a job - but instead could be working for yourself!). Let your education and experience go to WORK for you! Of course, Oeveo has innovative, economical, and versatile office solutions to help get your new venture(s) up and running! Set up your internet work station right at your dorm desk with secure Oeveo designs. Raise your standards with our in-house services and exclusively Made in the U.S.A. product line. Take advantage of Oeveo’s FREE shipping & get down to business!