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How Students Can Make Money From Home During These Tough Times

Has the coronavirus outbreak rendered your part-time job “non-essential”? Here are ways to replace that lost income while self-isolating so you can stack cash for upcoming tuition, loans, and other expenses.


This relief program will direct deposit a short term loan into your bank account.

Review the terms of this funding closely before accepting these funds.

Do Online Tutoring

Non-essential businesses aren’t the only places that have closed due to COVID-19, as schools have done the same. Does this mean that students of all grade levels have stopped the learning process completely? No, as many have moved their studies online.

Like healthcare, grocery stores, and deliveries, tutoring is still very much a need right now. You can help fill it by becoming an online tutor to put what you’ve learned in your studies out there as a marketable and profitable skill.

While you could ask friends and family if they have any tutoring needs for their children, a quicker way to get clients is by joining several online tutoring programs or websites, such as:

  • Brainfuse
  • Chegg
  • Skooli
  • Tutor.com
  • TutorMe
  • Yup

Each site’s requirements will differ, with some requiring degrees or experience. If you’re not accepted by one place, keep looking, as there are many out there. All it takes is one to start boosting your income from the comfort of your couch.

With pay ranging from $9 to $25 per hour, who knows? You may find this newfound money-making opportunity to be more profitable than any previous job you had before COVID-19 hit. Even better, becoming an online tutor can give you the independence that a regular job cannot.

If you don’t find academic tutoring topics to be up your alley, you can still teach others what you know and get paid for it via Symposium. Sell live, online classes where you teach others to cook or exercise, for example, and you can earn a pretty penny.


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Work as a Freelancer

There are clients from all over the world willing to pay people for services ranging from translation to graphic design, writing, proofreading, voiceover work, and more.

Pick a skill that you’re good at, create a profile, and start selling it to others online via sites like Upwork, Fiverr, or Freelancer.

Not only can this come in handy when you don’t have many options for work, but it can lead to a lucrative career in the future by being your own boss.

Participate in Clinical Trials

This may not lead to steady, weekly income, but there are occasional clinical trials with hefty payouts that are also quite interesting to be a part of.

You can find clinical trials through sites like the government’s Clinical Trials database or Just Another Lab Rat.

Turn Textbooks Into Profit

What’s one of the most significant expenses for students? Textbooks, and unfortunately, they’re a necessary one too.

You can take advantage of this by buying used textbooks online for a low price off eBay, for example, and selling them at a profit on a site like BookScouter.

You may not see substantial profit margins here, but you could use the extra income as a cushion when money gets tight.

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