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Many students are looking for ways to make money online during the summer break. Still, not many of them know how to make money fast the legal way. So, the Typical Student team took the time to search for some valid moneymaking options a student without any solid work experience could use. Please mind, some of these easy ways to make money may not fit your routine or abilities. But having a list of options is better than be clueless. So, it's time to learn how to make money fast:
#1 No-risk matched betting
This is the fastest way to make money, but you have to be of age (18 or 21). No-risk matched betting is based on taking advantage of free bets offered by betting sites. The bets are getting matched at a betting exchange, which kind of eliminates the risk. This is because a player is betting both for and against a certain outcome. The revenue equals as much as you can get out the free bet, which can be as much as £100. Depending on a number of sites involved, the revenue can be multiplied by a few times.
#2 Online surveys
All you need to do is sign up on the website and follow the instructions. The task is simple: you have to fill out and submit a survey. It's possible to earn £3 ($5) for some surveys.
Online survey websites to try:
Toluna, LifePoints, InboxPounds, Onepoll, i-Say, Opinion Outpost, Panel Opinion, The Opinion, Panel, YouGov, Pinecone, SurveyBods, Hiving, Panel Base, Prolific, Valued Opinions, Survey Junkie, New Vista.
#3 Get paid for searching the web
Website Qmee.com rewards you with money for filling out the surveys and searching Google, Bing, Yahoo. All it takes is to install a browser add-on and click on a few sponsored results alongside the others.
#4 Online market trading
If you're into the Forex trading, you could as well try online market trading. Mind you, this is neither an easy, nor a fast way to make money. Still, if you're good with numbers and statistical data, you could try. There are plenty of platforms to begin with: Forex, Plus500, eToro.com, etc.
#5 Start your own website
With plenty of website building tools, starting a website of your own isn't a challenge anymore. What you need is a unique domain name, a credible web hosting platform and a website template to get started.
#6 Review websites & apps for cash
This is somewhat of an online mystery shopping. Platforms like UserTesting.com pay users for a website review. It takes roughly 20 minutes to review a website which can earn you $10 (£6.50) via Paypal.
#7 Become a delivery rider or driver
If you're not a fan of those fancy online platforms, you could try becoming a delivery person or driver. Companies like Deliveroo or Dominos always have a few openings. At that, delivering food from restaurants to the customers' door can bag you up to £16 ($19) an hour.
#8 Affiliate marketing
If you already have a website or blog that can boast a solid online presence, you can start monetizing by promoting companies, products, services and offers online. All it takes is to sign up as a publisher with an affiliate platform like Awin.com to connect with advertisers.
#9 Become a 'Clickworker'
Internet crowd-sourcing is sort of similar to affiliate marketing. However, in this case, companies advertise specific, scalable tasks they need to be completing quickly. And for us, it's an easy way to make fast cash from our couch. Registering on the platforms such as Clickworker.com provides access to the tasks.
#10 Claim tax back
Students who work in a part-time job or during the summer, miss out on the opportunity to claim their taxes back. Few students reach the personal tax-free income allowance annually but are put on an emergency basic tax-code by their employers. This means taxes are paid when they shouldn't be. Google how to get a tax refund depending on your country's regulations.
#11 Get cashback when shopping
Every purchase you make can get you a cashback between 0.5% to 10%. Platforms like Top Cashback, Quidco.com or Swagbucks are free to register and offer the selection of retailers and exclusives to save your money.
#12 Part-time job
Obviously, working in a part-time job could earn you money. Luckily, there is a number of jobs students can do part-time.
Read more in 7 TOP Summer Jobs for College Students In 2019
#13 Review music for money
Similar to reviewing websites, you can do music reviews of unsigned bands and artists on platforms like Slicethepie. Building up your reputation can take some time, but some users claim to have earned £40 ($49) a month.
#14 Sell your notes
There are people who love studying and making notes. If you're one of them, you could earn a pretty penny doing what you love.
#15 Sell second-hand course books
Textbooks aren't cheap, so if yours are in a good state, you can earn money selling them online. For this, register with Amazon Marketplace or simply use online ads service.
#16 Mystery shopping
Becoming a mystery shopper you can help improve your local service as well as make a few extra bucks or pounds. To become a mystery shopper, search the offers from companies like iShopFor Ipsos, Market Force, Clickworker, Mystery Dining by HGEM and more. You can submit your application on the website and wait for further instructions.
#17 Sell your photos
Not only can you sell stock photos, but you can actually do a bit of retouching and photo manipulation if you're apt enough.
In the US, the average hourly babysitting rate is $16.75 for one kid, and $19.26 for two kids. To look for a job, search local ads and websites like Care.com
#19 Work as a charity collector
If you love communicating with people, you might try this one. Typically, you can get paid a commission on new sign-ups of about £20 ($25).
#20 Sell clothes on eBay
According to the latest surveys, some students are turning eBay into their new part-time job.
#21 Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies
This method requires knowing some theory behind how mining cryptocurrency works. You could join a cryptocurrency course to learn more about crypto. People say it does pay off.
#22 YouTube channel
This method isn't a fast one, but you can monetize later on as your channel grows. Student YouTube bloggers are quite popular owing to the niche content they create, so if you have a few interesting stories to share with fellow students, you could try!
#23 Sell all your old CDs, games and movies
Believe it or not, it's possible to earn a pretty penny selling old stuff like CDs, games, and movies. Anything 10p (24c) to £20 ($25) per item. Depending on how vast your collection is, the revenue adds up. See, not only do you earn money but also declutter your bedroom!
#24 Buy and sell domain names
A domain name is basically a website address ('typicalstudent.org') and there can be extensions (.com, .net, .co.uk etc). The domain name price range is vast: from $0.99 to $1,000 and more. The trick is to search the internet for available domain names of some commercial value, buy them and then list them for sale on Sedo.com or a similar website.
#25 Twitch streaming
Twitch is a popular streaming platform that allows monetizing your streamed videos. So, if you're good at something you can show on camera (no pun intended) you might as well explore the pros and cons of being a Twitch streamer.
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