Apr 08, 2017 08:58 AM EDT
America has reached a total of $1.31 trillion of student loan debt by the end of 2016. It grew by $31 billion in the fourth quarter alone, which was the second biggest form of debt in the country behind housing debt.
AJC reported that college students work part-time job and earn mo ney to start paying student loans. Experts suggest 15 side jobs that a college student can do. Being a drone pilot and work in sales for real estate drone photography typically takes 15 minutes of work and earns $150.
Customer service jobs from companies like Amazon, U-Haul, Hertz and etc. All it requires is a quiet place to take calls. Web developer jobs don't require a degree to land a gig. But certifications may help and if a student is studying computer science.
Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft can help students make money between classes and off hours. Lifeguarding is a good way to make money during long summer breaks. AquaMobile, an on-demand swim instruction service, hire swim instructors and lifeguards for private clients and pays more than $26/hour.
No experience or degree is required for TaskRabbit. Some of the jobs posted include basic home repairs, running errands, house cleaning, assembling furniture or moving heavy stuff. Selling insurance can pave way for a career.
RentAFriend.com is where people hire companions for social events, weddings and some practice language skills. The website emphasizes it is not for dating and rates start at $10/hour.
Clean up jobs also pay well for commercial real estate business, were college kids clean up and maintain vacant buildings. Animal lovers can works as a dog walker. Tutoring work can also be found online at Care.com and rates can range more than $15/hour.
Babysitting jobs can be easily found online through SitterCity and Care.com. Personal Care Aide jobs have also increased 18 percent since 2015. Renting stuff out like a spare bedroom or a car for rent can help students earn extra dollars.
Scholarships aren't really a side job but it can cover the next semester costs and reduce the amount of student loans.
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