5 jobs that work with any college students schedule

Abby Jeans, Reporter

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The largest obstacle a college student often must overcome is living off little to no income while maintaining a social life and staying on top of grades which means having a job can be nearly impossible.

Or is it?

Instead of choosing a job that requires you to commit to long hours and a hefty schedule, choose a job that you’re able to control. Want to be able to schedule your hours around your availability but don’t know where to find a job like this? Here are a few ideas.

If you enjoy driving around, then join the Uber team. Uber is a car service that is controlled by an app. As an Uber driver, you can make your own schedule. If you are 21 years or older, have a driver’s license and an insured car that was manufactured in 2005 or is a newer model, then you’re already halfway there to becoming the next Uber driver.

If driving isn’t how you’d like to spend your free time then maybe getting paid to hang out with dogs would be a better fit for you. Yes, people will pay you to hang out with their dogs. With the Wag app, you can be a dog walker. This is a great way to earn extra cash, set your own schedule and stay in shape. Take your dog walking job a step further and offer to watch dogs while their owners are away. Stay in the comfort of your home, get your homework done, and get paid to watch a pet for a night. What a dream! Get started by applying online at

If you enjoy your academics and watching others succeed, then becoming a tutor might be the best fit for you. This is another job that can be done in the comfort of your bed. Many places offer online tutoring. Chegg is a great place to start finding job opportunities. With only internet access, you can start making up to $20 an hour.

Is your closet filled with old clothes? Start making money by turning your closet to an online thrift shop. Poshmark is a mobile app that allows you to sell clothes or other items instantly. Take a picture of the items you’re selling, add a few details and you’re set. Be careful though, you’re trying to make money. If you spend too much time on the app you might also find yourself buying new clothes.

Finally, use your hobbies and interests to make a little extra cash. Do you play an instrument? Start giving lessons in the comfort of your home. Enjoy photography? Charge people for photoshoot sessions. Are you creative? Make jewelry or paint pictures and sell them around campus or even bring them to First Fridays downtown. Discover what you like most and turn it into a business.

Don’t wait any longer. Be your own boss, do what you love and make some money.

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5 jobs that work with any college students schedule