Are you a college student looking to earn extra money?
College is expensive. Even if you’re on scholarship, wouldn’t you like to have more spending money while you’re in school? Wouldn’t you? If you are fortunate enough to be on scholarship, then good for you, but are you able to afford to do the stuff you want to outside the college or university environment? Like Spring Break?
Have you thought about a part-time job to give you extra money to spend? It’s a good idea, but usually, though, don’t classes and study take up most of your time every day, leaving little time for a part-time job? Class, study, work, sleep. What kind of college life is that?
Or, are you one of those students that has to work his or her way through college? There’s a lot of you out there. I was one of those back in the day. Some colleges provide work-study opportunities, does yours? Are you able to take advantage of it? Student loans and grants may cover tuition, fees, and books, but do your student loans and grants provide enough money for living expenses? Do you need additional income?
Are you a single parent trying to get an education? Are you married with a family and trying to get that degree? Sometimes choices are hard when you try to balance life and school.
Student loans put you in a debt hole!
I’m still paying off student loans that I incurred when I went to school, and I graduated in 2003. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for me now, and my loans are finally no bigger than a normal credit card debt, like less than $8,000, but for a while there I thought they would be with me for the rest of my life. And I’ve still got 4 or 5 more years until they are paid off.
Don’t we look at student debt as a necessary evil, or as a tool to help us get an education that we won’t have to worry about until later? Trouble is, later comes sooner than we think. Here are the statistics on student debt, 2017 edition:
- Americans owe over $1.44 trillion in student loan debt, with about 44.2 million borrowers
- That’s $620 billion more than the total U.S. credit card debt
- The average 2016 graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt
- The student loan delinquency rate is 11.2% (over 90 days in default)
- The average student loan payment is $351/month
And there’s more:
- In 2012, 71% of students graduating from 4-year colleges had student loan debt
- 66% of students graduating from public colleges had debt (average $25,550)
- 75% of students graduating from private non-profit colleges had debt (average $32.300)
- 88% of graduates from for-profit colleges had debt (average $39,950)
And the graduate students:
- MBA – $42,000 in debt
- Masters of Education – $50,879
- Master of Science – $50,400
- Master of Arts – $59,539
- Law – $140,616
- Medicine and health sciences – $161,772
All that is kind of depressing, isn’t it? But I’m not trying to talk yoiu out of student loans. Sometimes that’s your best chance for an education. You will have to pay them back sometime, unless you can get them forgiven (It’s possible for some loans) and like I said, that’s down the road, after you graduate.
What can you do now to help yourself later?
Better said, what can you do now to help yourself now, and also help yourself later?
Are there any fun jobs for college students?
Sure! McDonalds is fun, isn’t it? Or a convenience store? Just kidding. There’s something way better! What I am going to suggest will take a little time, it will take some work, but in the end it will give you your own successful online business that willl make good passive money for you for years to come. What’s passive money? It’s like the residuals you get from that platinum album you made, where you keep getting paid long after you made it from sales that continue on. Anyway, if you’ve made that platinum album, what are you reading this post for?
What I’m going to tell you about is fun, and it’s online learning so you can do it anywhere at your own pace. You’re a student. This is right up your alley.
Owning your own online business is a fun job for a college student!
No, you don’t have to be a business major to start an online business. You just have to know how to do it the right way. Your own business will give you a solid leg up in life as you continue in school, and when you graduate from school, it will give you a steady income that you can rely on while you search for that first job after college. Heck, you may not even have to get a job after college if you apply yourself to your online business now. If you give it a steady, honest chance for the length of a semester, two at the most, you will see your online business start to bring you real money.
Ok, here’s what I want you to look at.
Have you heard of Wealthy Affiliate?
Wealthy Affiliate is a free-to-start online business training center that will give you the tools you need to start and run your own business online. Started in 2005, it’s like an online business success university, with several levels of training certifications and where the more advanced students help the newer students succeed. If you want to become part of the online business world, you owe it to yourself to take a look. All you need to get started is an email address and access to the internet with a computer or mobile device. I recommend a computer though, it’s way easier than your smart phone, just because of the keyboard and screen size.
You have a computer, right? If you’re in college you must have a computer.
You choose the direction you want your online business to go. You choose the products you want to market. If you don’t have any ideas the training will show you how to get some. Wealthy Affiliate provides you with 2 free websites to start, and up to 25 websites if you decide to upgrade to the paid courses. Level 1 certification training is FREE. Level 1 Affiliate Bootcamp training is FREE The higher level, called Premium, costs $49 per month, or $29 per month if you pay for a year. I know, that cuts into your beer money, right?
I started at the free level, and in less than a week signed up for the Premium level monthly, and in another week upgraded to yearly. The training is that good. But I don’t have to tell you that. You can see for yourself.
What’s cool is that for the first week at the free level, you get Premium level access, so you can see if it’s worth upgrading or not.
So, do you want to work at McDonalds while you are in school, or would you rather spend that 2-4 hours three or 4 times a week working on your own online business? Maybe you can do both, because online success isn’t instantaneous. It will take you 6 months to a year to make real money online, but if you follow the training, you WILL make real money. While you’re building your websites and going through the training you can flip burgers for some extra cash. In the end, you will own your own business, and won’t have to work for a boss other than yourself.
How great is that?
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