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This post is all about best paying jobs for college students.

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Can we just take a moment and applaud the students that work nine to five jobs and then go to school after that?! I just don't know how they do it.

I've been working all throughout college but if I didn't have these two things I don't think I would be able to manage it/make it worth it: flexibility and good pay.

With our schedules changing every semester it makes it almost impossible to find a job that will be able to work around that.

Whether you're looking to pay off some school loans or just have bar money, these are the best paying jobs for college students.

Job #1: Babysitter

This is one of my favorite best paying jobs for college students. There are a few key reasons why I love it.

  • It pays really well AND usually, you don't have to deal with taxes.
  • When picking a job, you tell them your schedule. A TON of families needs babysitters so there will almost always be a family willing to work with you.
  • You can pick your family. If you want babies, try to find a family with babies! If you want older kids than you can look for a family with older kids.
  • You get to eat their food which is usually way better than caf food.
  • Parents are GREAT connections to getting "real" jobs once you graduate. Get on their good side and it could pay off way more than you think!

I have gone through Care.Com for almost all of my babysitting jobs and have had great luck. I have always used the free version and it has worked great for me.

TIP: If you have experience than I would highball your hourly rate unless they give you a set rate. If anything, they will just tell you that's too high and make you another offer. Just a little food for thought 🙂


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Job #2: Bartender

I've never been a bartender, but I know a lot of people who have and have loved it. Heres the reasons they said they liked it so much:

  • It's at night so doesn't interfere with classes.
  • The tips can be HUGE and sometimes they can walk out making over $200 a night in just tips.
  • There is a lot of bar options in college towns (usually).
  • You get to learn all the different types of drinks.
  • Work at an upscale bar and it's suddenly a good place to find a sugar daddy (kidding 🙂

Honestly, one of the biggest pros for me would be learning all the different drinks. I would love to be able to whip out any drink at events I through later in my life 😉

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Job #3: Driver

One thing I want to say about this is to make sure you feel safe doing this. Being an Uber or Lyft driver is a great option for college students because you can completely make your own schedule. Here are some other positives:

  • There are a lot of services out there that are not too difficult to join. I don't exactly know the process but I believe its pretty easy (referring to Uber and Lyft)
  • It averages $15.07 per hour PLUS tips.
  • You can work during busy times and get paid even more.
  • Repeated: You literally can work whenever you want.
  • Uber and Lyft are used ALL the time in college, so there will definitely be people to take places.

There is a major negative to do this one and its the fact that you need to have a car to do this. If you have a car it's a great option.

Job #4: Fitness Trainer

I have a lot of friends who are obsessed with working out and would be the best fitness instructors. Not only would you be working out yourself, but you could get paid to do it AND get your membership paid for.

  • Repeated: Workout and earn money.
  • A lot of people work out early in the morning or later at night which works out really well for a lot of college students schedules.
  • If you don't want to teach a class, you could work at a front desk at a gym.
  • NEGATIVE: You would need to get certified. I don't know this process at all.

I love this idea mostly for the fact that usually, they will pay for your membership on top of paying you so it's a win-win.

Job #5: Library Monitor

This job won't pay as much as the other jobs BUT the fact that you can be there and just do homework makes it pretty appealing.

  • You can look at jobs at your college or local city library.
  • You are basically getting paid to do your homework. Of course, you occasionally need to answer questions but from what I hear, you get a lot of free time.
  • Forced study time which is good if you tend to work better on a set schedule like me.

I know a lot of schools offer this as a work-study program but I didn't even think about the possibility of doing this job at a public library. Could be something to think about!

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Job #6: Blogging

Of course, I was going to add this in here! This is by far my favorite job.

Here are the top reasons why I love it:

  • It takes awhile to build up, but once you do you can make A LOT of money on it. {READ: How I Made $617.78 in Two Weeks From ONE Post}
  • I get to write about things I love and interact with girls from all around the world.
  • It looks really good for jobs OR you can end up making this your full-time job since you can make so much from it.
  • If you don't want to start your own blog, look at writing for companies around you. A lot of places are looking for website writers.

Now let me make this clear, this isn't something that will bring you money quick. But if you are dedicated and take great courses that teach you all the important things to know, you can get more money coming in than all these other jobs and work around your own schedule {READ: 13 Bloggers Making $2,356 to $55,000 Every Month}

I recommend EVERY person starting/has a blog take this course. It increased my earnings by 600% the first month after I took it. The course is Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing.

The blogger that wrote it made over $1.5 MILLION in 2017.

{RELATED POST: How I Made $781.88 in July 2018 Blogging}

Job #7: Petcare

If you're an animal lover I can't think of a better job for you 🙂

  • There has been a rise in pet-related apps that make it super easy for you to get jobs.
  • It's on-and-off which means it's not money constantly coming in but you can pick the times you can do it and cant does it.
  • Pays really well for the amount of work you have to do

You could also go old school with this one and post flyers at Coffee shops-- I have heard this actually works.

Being a college student is hard enough. There are millions of projects and socializing to do.

These are the best paying jobs for college students that will allow you to make money without sacrificing all your time.

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