Everyone in college needs a good part-time job without a lot of stress as college is stressful enough! Some college students choose to find jobs related to their degree, and others want to make some money, either for partying or for major concerns such as books and rent.
Now that many colleges have pulled back on giving jobs to students, it's time for the students to start showing ingenuity. Stop begging the campus bookstore to give you a job. It probably doesn't pay well anyway. Instead, look into other, more lucrative options.
For the ladies (and men who find this of interest) a great job is selling Avon makeup. Why? First, the sign-up process is very easy. It's online. Avon gives support and advice to all of its representatives. Second, if you live in a dorm and your female friends and you hang out all the time, have hall parties, etc. then you have automatic clients. It's also a very flexible job. You work whenever you want, and you are responsible for making your own money. The best part is Avon representatives can make a good amount of money. In fact, college students can make an extra $500 a month. Or if they strive to make more money, they can.
Make sure to read all the advice Avon provides on how to be a successful representative. Also, it's always best to read over your contract thoroughly.
Other respected independent jobs are Mary Kay (make-up), Tupperware (household), Pampered Chef (cooking), Mia Bella (candles), Shaklee (health and environmental products) and many more. Any time you work independently selling, weigh the upfront fees before joining.
For those who have a proficiency in writing and love to write, take a look at some online writing sites. What is online writing? Online writing is working as a journalist for online publications. You write in a subject area or areas under a signed contract. The articles usually are around 600 words or more. Some publications want shorter pieces and some want longer. You write all of your articles in a content management system and then self-publish them or send them to an editor to review and publish. It is very flexible because you are filling a quota. So you write whenever you want as long as you fill that quota.
You are paid on a click per cost (CPC) revenue model. Every time a reader clicks on an ad on your page, you get a share of the money. This system can be quite profitable, earning some writers thousands every month. But beware; you cannot click on the ads yourself. The administrators can tell and your account will be shut down. On other sites you are paid on a page view revenue model. Every time a reader clicks on your page, you get a portion of the revenue.
Some good online writing sites are Bright Hub, Examiner, Suite 101, Busika, Helium, Textbroker, etc. Note: As of present time, The Wall Street Journal reported that major online writing site Demand Studios has been lying about their profits, so proceed with caution.
Always read over the contract for each site. Some may have very writer-friendly contracts, while others do not. Know what you're getting yourself into.