Worried about your finances? There are several easy ways to earn money, save cash, and make the most of your time at university.

  1. Consider a part-time job

Finding a part-time job supplements your income. Not only does taking on part-time work give you more cash to play with, but it also adds great value to your CV!

Jobs within your university, are often on the lookout for students to host open days, give tours etc. Other popular student job opportunities are in retail, waitressing (often comes with the perk of free food) and delivering food (very flexible working hours). Check out Studentjob.co.uk to explore some different opportunities.

  1. Get a summer internship

This one requires you to sacrifice some of your precious summer holidays, but it can pay off greatly when it comes to job hunting after you graduate. Not only will you get paid, but you’ll gain valuable professional experience to put on your CV. Not to mention the great opportunity to get your CV up to scratch and gain experience for job interviews. For creative inspiration check out: BossMyCV.com.

  1. Take online surveys

That’s right, there are websites that pay you for your opinions! Surveys cover a wide range of topics, from movies to tech to food! Completing surveys presents an easy way to make extra money from the comfort of your home. A few key players:  MySurvey, The Opinion Panel,  Toluna.

  1. Babysitting or pet sitting

A classic money maker! The great thing about these jobs is they are very flexible, allowing you to set your own hours and pay. Research your local area to see prices others are offering. When you are looking for opportunities, a few good sites: Care Babysitting,  Care Pet Care, Tailster, Rover.

  1. Get cashback on your spending

A great way to earn money every time you buy something online. These sites work by earning commission from companies when you shop for goods through their site. The companies benefit from seeing more customers, and the cashback website is rewarded with a small commission, some of which is then passed on to you. Here are a few free cashback sites: Quido, TopCashback or Swagbucks. Typical cashback rates are around 5-10% of your total spend.

Extra Tip

At Blackbullion we run user research and student surveys. If you want to help improve the quality of financial education for young people everywhere while earning rewards. Join the Blackbullion Student Body.

 

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