10 Best Ways for College Students to Make Money Online

Money. It’s what every college student wants and what every college student lacks. You can save up all summer and it is sure to be gone by Thanksgiving. Or, more likely, Columbus Day weekend. There are tons of ways students can earn money online and keep up with the trust fund kids. Here a few:

  1. Teach the computer illiterate. Do you know your way around a computer better than you do your school’s library? Branch out your services to those who think a click of the mouse means their vermin troubles are gone.
  2. Help others set up their computers. Many people have computers but often incorrectly install their new machines or aren’t aware of the upgrades their systems offer. It can also be as easy as making sure they’ve got everything plugged into the right outlets.
  3. Join the blogosphere. Does everyone tell you have great ideas? Or maybe just you think you have great ideas. Either way start your own blog and if you’ve got something to say that people want to hear then the advertisers will be eager to be seen on your site.
  4. Create and update webpage designs. Every company now wants to and needs to be on the web hocking its wares. If you’ve got experience creating webpages then your services will be in high demand.
  5. Join an online auction. eBay is the place on the web to sell anything from your prized possessions if you’re really in a bind or maybe old baseball cards for some extra cash.
  6. Help others join the digital music age. The old record collection doesn’t have to lie in dusty heap anymore and, if you have the little equipment needed, you can help transfer these old classics to a digital library.
  7. Clean up computer messes. Computers are constantly being ground to screeching halts by viruses and spyware these days. Computer users are eager for help cleaning up their systems.
  8. Scour the internet for lost records. Scan the internet for background checks for employers or track down old classmates for clients.
  9. Sell the next hot .com name. Selling domain names may sound passé as it seems all the good ones are taken, but with new .tv or .info domains emerging the possibilities are endless.
  10. Be a photographer. With digital photos taking the place of the old family scrapbook, computer savvy individuals are in high demand to help computer illiterates in this new direction.

Heather Johnson is a freelance business, finance and economics writer, as well as a regular contributor at Business Credit Cards, a site for business credit card and best business credit card offers. Heather welcomes comments and freelancing job inquiries at her email address

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15 Responses to 10 Best Ways for College Students to Make Money Online

  1. Mike Michalowicz March 31, 2008 at 12:49 pm #

    My two cents… do what you have an absolute passion for. If you do what you love, you become an absoultely fierce competitor and will beat up on others that don’t have the same passion as you.

  2. Arthritistreatmentlab September 2, 2009 at 3:04 am #

    I make money online by monetizing my blogs with Google Adsense. I am currently studying the tricks of trade on Affiliate Marketing.

    • Chris September 2, 2009 at 6:24 am #

      Affiliate marketing is a great avenue to go. I’m working on learning more techniques and tactics myself in the area and will be posting more about it in the future!

  3. | Acne Treatment September 9, 2009 at 3:08 am #

    i am pretty new to this Make money online stuff. i started making money online by monetizing my blogs and websites using Adsense, Adbrite and Kontera. i have yet to try affiliate marketing.

  4. Janna October 20, 2009 at 10:11 pm #

    i Make money online using the very popular Google Adsense program. i also tried Amazon affiliate program but i dont earn that much from amazon.

  5. Geraldine January 9, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    i also want to make money online that is why i immediately joined the google adsense program and also read a lot about making money on websites and blogs. i am also trying to learn affiliate marketing.

  6. Lilach Bullock February 25, 2010 at 3:37 am #

    Thanks for posting; great tips 🙂

  7. Motorola Atrix Accessories June 29, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    Great post but a few more images will make it better.

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