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Make Money

Rich students. You either hate them or you love them. Hate their nice clothes. Love them on a night out. But student fees, accomodation, maintenance, and tesco value vodka are all going up in price faster than you can say “another jager please”. We’ve put together a list of 100 best ways to make money as a student.

Part Time JobWhile we highlight some of the easiest ways to make money as a student below, a part time job is the obvious first choice to help pay bills. It will bring in a steady source of funding for your sports socials or your tinder dates, and maybe help your CV look a little less party animal and a little more pro team player.
Finding the part time job for you isn’t always easy to find!For opportunities near you, head on over to our ‘JOBS PAGE‘, check your local classifieds, student facebook groups, or your uni careers centre.
If you’d rather earn cash from your couch or look for other easy money makers, have a read through our list below of the top 100 money making methods.

Money Makers

  • Online Surveys
    • A popular way for students to make money online in their spare time is online surveys. For a few minutes of filling in forms, you can earn yourself a few quid often paid in cash or vouchers (insert examples here).
    • Some surveys pay up to £3! Filling in a few of these forms mid-slob is an easy way to earn more than your minimum wage job without even taking off your slippers.
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  • Reviews for Cash
    • Yes you know how to get lost on the internet. Googling Student Support Services one minute then BOOM 6 hours later and you’ve lost the plot watching enough doggo compilation videos to last a lifetime.
    • Usertesting.com could convince you otherwise though. Get paid to review websites and apps. Each session lasts about 20 minutes and can bag you around 6 quid a piece! If you don’t hang about that’s at least £18 an hour!
  • Competitions
    • We know what you’re thinking “nobody ever wins these things”. Insert sad face here. But there’s actually a growing community of competition pro’s here in the UK making up to £50,000 a year through competitions!
    • There are all sorts of competitions, from something as simple as a registration, liking an Instagram page, and answer 30 second phone questions.
    • We recommend creating a new email just to be used for competitions, as the you’ll likely end up with a bit of a spam. Once you’ve done that get straight onto google and give it a whirl.
  • Mystery Shopper
    • Mystery shopping. Go shopping or eat out, write a review, and get paid! Seems too good to be true but it’s actually easier than you think.
    • There are lots of agencies that pay you to provide feedback on all sorts of experiences.
    • It’s worth googling around for the agency with the best jobs and pay outs, but once you have one sorted, you can enjoy the classy life and get [aid to do so!
  • Clickworker
    • Businesses who need scalable tasks completing quickly, advertise on Clickworker.com to source large groups of people to help.
    • Although they are often data entry, research, or form filling tasks, they are an easy way for us to make cash fast.
    • Most tasks will pay cash and you can choose when to work and which jobs to work on.
  • Gigs on Fiverr and Upwork
    • Fiverr (https://fiverr.com) Upwork (https://upwork.com) and Freelancer (www.freelancer.com) are the three most popular websites worldwide for freelancers.
    • You can sign up and offer services for absolutely anything. Everything from translation services to graphic design, create music to blogging!
    • It’s a great way to make money online and you can charge whatever you want to a network of customers across the globe.
    • Plenty of people make a really good living just off these sites along, working remotely as they travel or from the safety of their own home.
  • Become a Delivery Driver or Rider
    • You can earn some big bucks if you have a set of wheels. Be it a bicycle, motorbike or your mums hatchback you borrowed at college and never gave back.
    • Companies like Deliveroo or Uber Eats are always on the hunt for new riders, and allow you to work whenever you want. You can make more than £15 an hour. And ofcourse work off that food baby you’ve grown close to.
    • If you’re into it, and after bigger payouts contact local takeaways direct to see if there are any delivery opportunities available.
  • Babysitting
    • If you haven’t driven your neighbours to insanity, and they have a few kids of their own, offer to baby sit. It’s a classic way to make some easy cash.
    • You can expect to be paid around £10 per hour or more!
    • Throw an ad into your local classifieds, on gumtree, facebook, or websites like Care Babysitting (https://www.care.com/en-gb/childcare-job-rlp-gs011?rx=Affiliate|Savethestudent|Provider|CC&pid=466)
    • Just remember to play it safe on this one and get yourself a DBS check if you’re going to look after children.
  • Dog Walking & Sitting
    • Do we really need to convince you on this one?
    • We know you’d do for a K9 cuddle, but dog sitting is a big business! Students have loads of free time, in between lectures you don’t go to and exams you don’t revise for, you’re an ideal candidate for someone who doesn’t have the time to look after their pets!
    • For every dog you look after you can pocket yourself £10- £15 an hour!
    • Get onto your local Buy & Sell facebook groups, dish out flyers to your neighbours, hang them in super markets, do what you need to do and get the word out there. There’s dogs that need attention!
    • You could also make an account on Care Pet Care (https://www.care.com/en-gb/jobs/pet-care?rx=Affiliate|Savethestudent|Provider|PC&pid=466) and Tailster (https://tailster.com) and go wild.
  • Work as a Charity Collector
  • Rent out your House for Filming
    • TV and film studios are always on the hunt for new locations and houses to film in.
    • It’s really good money and crazy to see your pad on the big screen!
    • Try out this page for info (https://jjmedia.com/connect), or head on over to Google and see what opportunities are knockin around. 
  • Rent your place out on Airbnb
    • If you’re not too fond on the idea of a film crew interrupting your hangover, try renting a spare room out in your house? If you or your flatmate are heading away, check with them and your landlord, and whack a room or the full place on Airbnb (www.airbnb.co.uk)!
    • It is free to list your place, and you only pay a 3% service charge when a reservation is confirmed.
    • Keep an eye on local sports, music, or city wide events for opportunities when people will be flooding to your area and you can charge a super high price for a highly sought after bed for the night.
  • Rent out Your Body
    • Bare with us on this one.. If you’re comfortable infront of a camera try your hand at modelling. There are agencies up and down the country paying between £400 and £1000 for a days work, and that’s regular work!
    • Remember stay safe, and don’t do anything you don’t want to!
  • Become an Extra
    • If you fancy stepping it up a notch and trying yourself out as an actor, or don’t mind wandering past in the background, consider being an extra. They pay over £60 per day, and you barely even have to work for your money.
    • Keep a look out for casting agencies that can set you up for all sorts of extras jobs, they’ll take a cut of your pay but do all the hard graft in finding you regular work.
  • Clinical Drug Trials
    • Have a look at clinical drug trials if you want an easy way to make some moolah. FluCamp (www.flucamp.com) offer £100 a day!
    • While they are strictly regulated, please bare in mind as safe as they may seem there are risks involved with any drug trial.
  • Get paid to Use Instagram
    • If you have a large on Instagram, why not make the most of it and make some money!
    • You can earn money doing sponsored posts for brands that want to get in front of your audience. If you see any you like, drop them a DM and let them know you’re interested!
    • Sign up to websites such as Fohr Card (https://www.fohr.co) or Grapevine (https://www.grapevinelogic.com/). Check out which companies you like the look of and apply to them for a promotion.
    • You can get paid in cash or product for your efforts depending on the deal. Do it for the gram.
  • Affiliate Marketing / Get Affiliated
    • If you have a big enough following on social media or your blog, you might be interested to learn how to become an affiliate marketer. You can promote all sorts of companies, products, services and offers online
    • Check out Awin (https://www.awin.com), Commission Junction (https://www.cj.com/) and Rakuten (rakutenmarketing.com) and you can get paid per click!
    • These sites have hundreds of businesses on their networks, which you can apply to making sure they are relevant to your audience. There’s no fee to join these networks, but they will take a cut of your profits.
  • Start a Blog
    • If you have a passion and think you would enjoy writing about it consider starting a blog. As you build a presence you can reach out to relevat businesses who might like pay for advertisement space on your site.
    • They often send out free goods or cash in return for some paid for content.
  • Youtube Videos
    • If you’re passionate about something you think others might like to learn about, consider starting a youtube channel. If you work hard at it and make it big, you can make huge amounts of money.
    • As soon as you become a Youtube Partner you can place ads on your videos, and start bringing in the money from big time advertisers.
  • Claim Tax Back
    • Most of the time when working as a student you’ll likely pay too much income tax. 
    • You’re allowed to earn a little more than £10,000 a year completely tax free! So whether it’s a part time job, placement, or paid internship, and your yearly income you’re likely due a tax refund!
    • Head on over to https://www.gov.uk/claim-tax-refund to check if your eligible for some free cash!
  • Get Cashback when Shopping
    • You are missing out big time if you aren’t signed up to any cashback opportunities. Sites like TopCashBack, Quidco and Swagbucks give you decent cashback rates and are free to use! We recommend staying away from sites you pay to use.
    • These sites have the best selection of big brands for all things clothing, food and utilities. Search for your favourite retailer, click through to their site and shop as normal. Every time you do this you will get a percentage back in your pocket.
    • Spend money to make money. It’d be silly not to!
  • Sell Second Hand Uni Books
    • We’ve all been there. Buying the full reading list on day one, thinking “you can do it, this is your year”. Only to realise 9 months later that the only time you’ve read them was when you’re packing up your room to move out for the summer. Nightmare.
    • Your can sell old textbooks to some university libraries, bookshops. Pin up an ad on the noticeboards in your campus, or drop a post into your course facebook pages.
    • Head on over to the Student Saviour freshers page to find the facebook group relevant to your uni, and drop a post.
  • Mobile Phone Recycling
    • You know the iPhone with the smashed screen you’ve had sitting in your sock drawer? It can be worth some decent cash!
    • Have a google for the best offers and you can sell your phone whether it’s working or not.
    • Our best phone recycling recommendations are Envirofone, Mazuma Mobile and Music Magpie.
  • Sell Your Old CD’s, DVD’s, and games
    • A super easy way to make some quick money, is to sell your old stuff! We know you paid a tenner a piece on those things back in the day, but realistically we all know nobody’s going to listen to your ex’s Love Actually Soundtrack again. Like ever.
    • Flog it, and use the cash to drown your sorrows.
    • Before selling your old CDs and DVDs, make sure you copy the music or films onto your computer so you can still enjoy those guilty pleasures.
    • Music Magpie and Ziffit are our favourites, with a super easy system to value up what your stuff is worth, they’ll pay for your postage, and then you get the money!
  • Sell your Clothes
    • This one goes out to all the floordrobe managers up and down the country. You have too many clothes!
    • You know how you only wear the same clothes that takes up like literally two hangers in your wardrobe, and you never use the rest of it? Get rid or your tat and get paid.
    • Selling clothes on Ebay & Depop is a super easy way to sell your old bits and get the funds in. Download their apps, and you’ll have something online in minutes. Just don’t do what we do and spend our profits before we make them.
    • H&M sometimes have a promotion running where you can trade a bag of clothing for a £10 voucher to spend in store! This depends on the store and time of the year, so head on down to the highstreet and ask around.
    • You can also trade your clothes for cash at websites like Return to Earn (http://www.returntoearn.co.uk)
  • Paid for Searching on the Web
    • You couldn’t find an easier way to make money online. The amount of effort is minimal here. Get paid for doing what you already do. Boom.
    • Qmee (qmee.com) is the pioneer of this idea, rewarding you for searching on Google, Bing or Yahoo. All you have to do is add an extension to your browser, and game on.
    • Particular results have rewards attacahed to them, if you spot one you like, simply click on it and collect your reward. There’s no minimum cash out and you can transfer it straight into your Paypal. Sign up for free and get the ball rolling.
  • Write Music Reviews
    • If you enjoy exploring new music, and are keen to share your opinion, tell the world and get paid. SliceThePie (www.slicethepie.com) pay you to review songs from unsigned bands and musicians
  • Sell Your Notes
    • If you don’t mind sharing your hard work with other students, why not get paid to do it!
    • Upload your revision notes, set your price, and when another student downloads them, cha-ching its pay day. We like Nexus Notes (nexusnotes.com) & Struvia (www.stuvia.co.uk).
  • Tutor Other Students
    • If you think you’ve done enough work to guide a history student into battle, or an astrophysics student to the moon, maybe you should consider tutoring other students! It’s easier than ever, and thanks to online tutoring sites you can make some serious money.
    • You can earn up to £80 an hour! 
    • Try out Tavistock Tutors (https://tavistocktutors.com/) and UK Tutors (http://www.uktutors.com/). One to one lessons in person or online, are in demand for a whole host of subjects.
    • Or you can use Udemy (www.udemy.com) to create an online course, forget about, and let the pounds roll in!
  • Buy and Sell Domain Names
    • Domain names or URLs cost as little as 99p to register on sites like Godaddy (or insert other host)
    • But did you know premium domain names can be bought for 99p, and sold for thousands!
    • Back in 2010 CarInsurance.com sold for a ludicrous $49.7 million! Now we aren’t making any promises, but if you snap up some domains with real commercial value, you can try pitching them to relevant businesses and show them why they absolutely need that website name, or list them for sale on a site like Sedo (sedo.com)
  • Sell your Photos
    • If you have an eye for taking photos, try uploading your shots to stock websites. You can try out Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/workwithus) and Adobe Stock (https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/). If someone has a use for these images, in an article or on their website, they will pay you good money for it’s use. If can spot the trends on what’s hot or not, you can take photos targeted to these niche markets.
  • Sell your Funny Stories and Videos
    • There’s nothing funnier than your mates embarrassing themselves, and some how by the luck of god you caught it on camera to relive over and over again!
    • Sell your video to You’ve Been Framed for an easy £250
  • Rent out your Car Parking Space
    • If you’re lucky to get a parking space when you move to uni but you aren’t lucky enouch to have a car, consider renting it out. There are plenty of people that work at universities, or near by in the city centres that hate paying extortionate daily parking rates and would appreciate a regular spot.
    • Advertise your space on Gumtree or local facebook groups.
  • Matched Betting
    • Easily the fastest way to line your wallet full of cash! We hear stories all the time about students earning £100s from this technique. It’s completely legal, risk free, tax free, and anyone over 18 in the UK can do it!
    • Matched betting takes advantage of free bets offered by betting sites. It eliminates the risk of the bet by betting both for and against a certain outcome. And by using a number of free bets offered by various betting sites, you can easily bank hundreds of pounds.
    • The process has been featured by the Guardian, Telegraph & Huffington Post as a great way to bag yourself some quick cash. Head on over to our guide on how to match bet your way to a wealthy weekend.
  • Online Market Trading
    • Until recently investing in the stock market or currencies has always been a tricky one for small time investors. You either needed a huge amount of cash, struggle with high fees, or meet Jordan Belfort, beat your chest and see what happens next time you’re on Wall Street.
    • These days online trading platforms, all with their own apps, have opened the market to all sorts of people. Plus500 (plus500.com) & eToro (etoro.com) offer free practise accounts for people to dabble with until they get comfortable making gains.
    • With millions of users worldwide, these companies have changed the way people invest. And for those curious but can’t be bothered, we hear ya! You can follow and copy the exact same investments made by other top performing traders using the platform.
    • Please be aware that all trading involves risk. (NOT SURE IF ANY T&Cs NEED TO BE HERE)
  • Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
    • In the last few years, cryptocurrency has exploded! With such incredibly huge growth, many have made millions.
    • Similar to trading stocks there are risks involved so it’s super important to know what you’re getting into before investing.
  • Become your Own Bank
    • Peer to Peer lending is the future. You basically lend you money to a company, who then lends to an invidual via a loan. You receive the interest rates they charge the individual, and the borrower will receive a cheap loan!
    • RateSetter (invest.ratesetter.com) is our favourite, fully FCA regulated, and to date say not a single investor has lost money. They have systems in place to support the investor, if their borrowers miss a loan repayment.
    • You can expect to achieve up to a 5% fixed return! And if you can, always choose the ISA account option to earn your interest completely tax free.
  • Go Busking
    • While we encourage you to make money, please only do it if you’re good. We beg you. You might need permission from the council to busk in certain spots.
    • Enjoy earnings of well over £50 ifyou find yourself a good spot!
  • Sell your sperm
    • If you’ve sold all your belongings, your body for cash, and can still only baked beans for dinner, maybe it’s time.
    • Selling your sperm can bag you £250 a go!
    • You will have to visit two or three times a week, and you have to refrain from err.. dispensing when you aren’t there. There are a few criteria that need to be met, but if you check out, and you’re keen for a quickie, visit the Human Fertilisation Embryology Authority (https://www.hfea.gov.uk/) for more info on how to donate.
  • Trade in Empty Ink Cartridges for Cash
    • Saving up your empty ink cartridges and selling them to sites like ink2cash (ink2cash.co.uk) can bag you some extra spends.
    • They will collect your cartridges and toners for free, so sneak around your house and gather up as many as you can. It’s kinda basically printing money. Kinda.