16 Easy Ways To Make Money As A Student

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Here are some 16 ways to a quick cash injection with the top money making hacks for students.


Swagbucks allows you to earn points (aka Swag Bucks) by searching via their website (which is powdered by Google and Bing). The Swag Bucks points can be exchanged for all sorts of rewards such as gift cards or just straight cash into your Paypal account. You can also earn points by completing surveys and polls, shopping and watching videos.


Get paid to review TV

Have your say on what you watch on the telly and hear on the radio with Gfk Media View and a bunch of prizes or vouchers could be coming your way.

Music Magpie

Use Music Magpie to make money by selling your old stuff - everything from CDs and books to phones and laptops.

Do almost ANYTHING with Fiverr

Gig websites like Fiverr allow you to make money doing almost anything you can dream of, whether it involves a talent or not. One such ‘service’ on offer at the time of writing is a bloke offering to rub chocolate syrup on his belly and sing happy birthday in his underwear… and he’s made over £500 from it!


Sell your hair

Yes, you can make cash by selling your locks. The longer the better with up to 19 inches making as much as £200.


Cashback sites like QuidCo pay you to shop through them giving you a percentage of any products or services you buy from groceries to insurance. See our guide to the best cashback sites 2018 for more tips.

Shift old revision notes

You can make money from selling and sharing your school, college and University revision notes via new website Note Sale.


Become a tutor

If you reckon you're up to it, you can offer your services as a private tutor via the First Tutors website.

Make cash from old clothes

Use this time for a wardrobe clear out and make money from your old clothes, shoes and even accessories. You can sell second hand clothes online via websites such as Depop, Vestiaire Collective or simply eBay.

Write music reviews

Earn some extra cash by writing music reviews for websites such as Slice The Pie which has paid out over $1,000,000 in rewards already.

Sell your old books

Get some cash for your old text books by selling them on, either to other students directly or via Marketplaces such as Amazon.

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Get paid to search the web

Qmee will pay you just to search the web, simple as that! Sponsored ads accompany the search results and you can build up cash rewards which can either be paid out to a PayPal account or donated to a charity of your choice.

Rent out your parking space

If you've got a driveway you're not using then be sure to see if you can make some cash by renting it out via websites like Just Park. If you live near popular attractions such as arenas or stadiums you can make quite a bit from your unused land!

Become a TV extra

Join up to a TV casting agency to appear on shows as an extra in your spare time for up to £100 a day. Becoming a big screen sensation is unlikely but there is quite a bit casual extra work out there and Universal Extras is casting agency that is free to sign up to, with a minimum age limit of 16.

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Sell your FACE

It works, apparently.

Sell custom T-shirts

New website teespring allows you to make money by selling unique T-shirts and hoodies online from home.

Get rich and famous

If you've got some talent, consider The X Factor and making a name for yourself. It's a long shot of course, but it could work out!

About the author: Thomas Brella

Thomas Brella is the founder of Student Hacks, starting the website in 2013 while studying at the University of Brighton to share tips and tricks on life as a cash-strapped student. He's now spent over 10 years scoping out the best ways to live on a budget

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