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Seven suprising ways of making money as a student in university in Ghana.

Beyond getting a good education, part of attending college is making new friends and having new experiences. While there are lots of free activities you can take advantage of on campus, some things do cost money and you don’t want to miss out. So, here are seven ways to make extra money in college without losing sleep or study-time at a late-shift job.

Turn Your Hobby into a Side-Hustle

Are you creative? Sell your custom-painted jeans, handmade jewelry, or carved wooden airplanes online. Open your own virtual shop on sites such as Etsy or My Crafts.

Become a Freelance Social Media Manager

Businesses have come to realize that social media is a great tool to create brand awareness with consumers. But many business owners don’t have the skills or the time to keep up with all the social media channels or to learn about new platforms. TikTok anyone?

Build your resume by volunteering to handle social media for your church, school group, or a local small business. Once you have some experience, apply for freelance positions at larger businesses that will be happy to pay for your services.

Become an Online tutor

Work as a tutor from the comfort of your dorm room or apartment to make extra money for college. Online tutoring services will connect you with other students in need of academic assistance. Thanks to the internet, a math major in Maryland can get paid to tutor a high school student in North Carolina who’s struggling with algebra.

Running Errands

If you have a car or access to good public transportation, consider running errands for people who need extra help. Senior citizens, new moms, and even small business owners will appreciate the helping hand! Find jobs by checking out local message boards on social media and online websites.

Delivery services, such as Postmates, have become popular in the last few years. This offers you a very flexible schedule and most of the time you get to keep 100% of the tips!

Apply for Scholarships

Applying for scholarships can mean big bucks! You may already be the recipient of a merit scholarship from your college or university when you were first accepted. Don’t stop there. Make extra money for college by applying for more scholarships

Get a Catering Job

If your Monday-Friday is too busy with school to work as a server in a restaurant, why not try catering? Most events are held on the weekends when you have extra time. Start with the conference center on campus to find out whether they’re hiring.

Start a Sewing Business

You would be surprised how much clothing can be rescued with a few simple repairs that require only the help of a needle and thread. No bulky sewing machine needed! Friends and classmates will happily pay you to fix a strap, replace a button, or patch their favorite pair of jeans.

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