6 Ways for Durham College Housing Residents to Earn Cash Between Classes

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6 Ways to Earn Some Extra Cash in College or University

6 Ways to Earn Some Extra Cash in College or University

Paying for school can be expensive even when you factor in all scholarships, grants, and available loans. The good news is that there are always opportunities to earn some extra cash. Whether you’re looking for work on campus or flexible part-time jobs, you’ll find many options to help finance your education and provide some extra spending money.

Here are six of the most effective strategies for earning cash in school.

1. Get a part-time job on campus

If you’re a full-time student, you’ll most likely qualify for a work-study position on campus. This part-time working arrangement allows you to work while completing your studies. The most common types of jobs include doing administrative work at the library or working at the front desk of your residence building. 

2. Get a freelance job

If you’re unable to get an on-campus part-time job while studying, you can always look for freelance opportunities. Freelance jobs are short-term work arrangements in which you’ll be contracted to perform tasks such as answering phone calls or data entry. If you have a passion for writing, you can also consider working as a freelance writer to earn extra income while you study. 

3. Become a tutor

If you excel in a particular subject, another great option to earn extra money is to become a tutor. You can offer your tutoring services to your peers in exchange for an hourly fee, for instance. There are also several online sites where you can sell your tutoring services to students in need, such as Chegg. This site allows you to set your own tutoring rate and terms, and find opportunities to tutor students across a wide range of subjects.

4. Become a driver

If you own a car, you can also use ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft to make some extra income. As a driver, you’re classified as an independent contractor, which means that you can set your own schedule and decide when you want to work. Whenever you feel like making some extra cash, all you have to do is turn on your ridesharing app, pick customers up, and drop them off at their destinations.

5. Deliver food or run some errands

Uber and Lyft aren’t’ the only driving opportunities you can use to make extra money. There are other apps available to help you generate income by doing a variety of tasks. For example, UberEats, DoorDash, and Postmates are great options if you want to make some money by delivering food to customers.

Even if you don’t have a car, you could still look to apps like TaskRabbit. With this app, you can make money by performing various tasks for people in your area. For instance, you might assist someone by assembling furniture, mounting TVs, or taking a trip to the store, in exchange for an agreed-upon payment. 

6. Try pet sitting

Pet sitting is another great way to earn extra cash, especially if you’re someone who enjoys being around animals. Many people will gladly pay you to keep an eye on their pets while they’re out of town or away from home. A pet sitting job might involve simple tasks such as taking a dog for a walk. You can find many opportunities on websites like Care.com and Rover.


As a sought-after Durham College housing option, Village Suites Oshawaputs students at an ideal location for finding many opportunities to earn some extra cash while studying. To book a tour, contact us today.

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