How to make Money as a University Student

So, you are probably looking for a job to make some money to pay for your studies and have some left over to hang out with your friends. Below we have listed some of the ways that you can use to make money.


Many students currently work at coffee shops and restaurants around their universities. To apply you can visit a job application website such as Gumtree and Careers24, you can also apply directly on the shop’s website that you find trendy and exciting.

Social Media Influencer

If you have a good following on social media such as Instagram and Tik Tok, you can turn this into a nice side hustle, you can approach businesses in your free time and tell them that you are an influencer and that you would like to promote their business on your page for a fee.

Sell Items

Students are always looking for the next hot item, this can be anything from pencil cases to clothing. You can promote the items that you have for sale by telling your friends and posting on social media. Just remember to stay safe and meet in a busy area when making the sale.


Are you good with certain modules? This can be anything from playing the piano to writing English. You can use this talent to help others by teaching them for a fee. This can be done in your free time after lessons, its great because you will get to help your friends and you will get to learn your own work.

Personal Trainer

Do you have a passion for eating well and exercising, you can help train others who are looking to get fit and eat well. You can schedule exercise times with them and provide meal plans for the week. Once they start seeing the results word will spread of your magic work.


So, there you have it, some of the ways to make money while being a university student, the other benefits are that you will also get to learn new skills and gain experience along the way.

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