Easy ways to earn more money

Lauren Moore
Blazer News Editor

In addition to keeping up with coursework, many college students work part-time or full-time jobs. However, when funds are still running low, there are lots of ways students can make extra money both on campus and online.  

UAB provides student-taught tutoring services through Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center. The program provides undergraduate students with free tutoring services taught by fellow UAB students.  In addition to the program aiding the students being tutored, it also provides the tutors themselves with a part-time income that they can earn while they are on campus.   

“Tutoring is really beneficial to me because it helps me stay proficient in classes that I took previously, but it’s also personally fulfilling because I get the opportunity to assist students who are struggling or need some personalized help,” said Annisha Borah, sophomore in biomedical engineering. 

Students who are interested in working as a tutor can apply through UAB’s VMASC website. There are also opportunities for students to earn extra money through babysitting. Currently, there are many websites and apps that allow students to find babysitting jobs available near them. 
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 The Wyndy app can help college students find babysitting jobs throughout the southeastern US.

“Wyndy employees can work when they want and however often they want,” said Lauren Cater, Wyndy Marketing Director. “They can also select jobs based on availability, desired pay rate, number of kids and the location of the job. We also help students build valuable relationships and find connections for future jobs, and some of those connections can turn into job references once the students graduate.” 

Students who are interested in working for Wyndy can download the app and apply.  

Sometimes, making a little extra money can be as simple as cleaning out your closet. There are many websites and apps that allow individuals to sell gently used clothes online, one of these being Poshmark.  According to Poshmark.com, the program is the largest social marketplace for fashion where anyone can buy, sell and share their style with others. Sellers can post photos and short descriptions of their items to their profile and then ship the items when a buyer purchases them. 

Students who want to sell clothes through Poshmark can make an account through the app or online. Regardless of what students are good at, there is always a place for their skills in freelance jobs. Websites like UpWork provide a place where people can put their freelance talents to use and make extra money, whether their talents lie in writing, coding, graphic design or a number of other things.  According to UpWork.com, the program is the largest global freelancing website and provides workers with the freedom and flexibility of finding jobs online.

With millions of jobs posted on Upwork annually, freelancers are earning money by providing companies with over 5,000 skills across more than 70 categories of work. Students who are interested in applying to freelance jobs through UpWork can go online or download the app to create a profile.
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