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16 side hustles for college students

Some of the best side hustles that pay weekly include online tutoring, pet sitting, delivery driving, and freelance writing. These jobs offer flexible schedules and can be done from the comfort of your own home. You can also consider selling handmade goods, taking on odd jobs, or starting a blog to earn extra income.  Here is our list of the top 16 ideas for side hustles for college students:

  1. Babysitting: A flexible job that involves caring for children.
  2. Social media management: Involves creating, scheduling, and analyzing content for businesses or individuals.
  3. Freelancing: Can help teach leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
  4. InstaCart: An app that allows users to earn money by completing shopping orders for customers.
  5. TaskRabbit: An app that allows users to sign up for local jobs.
  6. Graphic design: Involves designing visuals such as logos, social media graphics, infographics, and advertisements.
  7. Blogging: Can be lucrative and earn thousands of dollars per month.
  8. Dog walking
  9. Pet sitting or housesitting
  10. Driving for Lyft or Uber
  11. Delivering food, groceries, or other items
  12. Shopping for groceries
  13. Selling clothes, books, electronics, and more
  14. Tutoring
  15. Virtual assistant
  16. Data entry

Here are some tips for starting a side hustle:

  • Choose a side hustle: Select a side hustle that matches your skills and interests.
  • Make a plan: Create a strong business plan.
  • Know your audience: Understand who your audience will be.
  • Know the law: Familiarize yourself with the law.

About William Elward

Founder of Castle Ink, William Elward has 20 years experience in the printer industry. He's been featured on CNN Money, Yahoo, PC World, Computer World, and other top publications and frequently blogs about printers and ink cartridges. He's an expert at diagnosing printer issues and has published guides to fixing common printer issues across the internet. A graduate of Bryant University and Columbia's Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program, he's held various leadership positions at The College Board, Bankrate, Zocdoc, and Everyday Health. Follow him on Twitter at William Elward's Twitter Profile