6 Great Side Hustles for Students

Simon Wells
Authored by Simon Wells
Posted Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 11:26pm

Many students need to find part-time work to top up their loans, but it can be difficult to find a job that works around lectures and coursework. Here are six great side hustles for students that you can do from home without worrying about them taking up too much of your time.

Online Teaching

Online teaching is a great side hustle as you can earn good money and set your own hours. If you are studying a popular subject, you can teach it to people who are studying at a lower grade. Your specialist skills such as music or languages are also popular subjects to teach online. All you need is a good laptop such as a Lenovo. You don’t even have to leave your room.


You could hire out your services as a notetaker. This will involve going to lectures and writing notes for people who may not be able to attend in person. This doesn’t necessarily mean students that don’t feel like turning up, although there is money to be made here. Notetakers are immensely popular among the deaf community or people with other disabilities who find it difficult to attend lectures in person.


If you are a speedy typist, then you could be in demand as a transcriber. Many industries need this service, but transcription is especially popular among the medical and legal industries. This could work especially well if you can get work in an industry that you want to work in when you graduate as it could give you some valuable work experience as well as a great pay check.

Pet Sitting

If you love animals, then pet sitting could be the perfect job for you. Pet lovers will pay good money to have someone look after their pets in their own home and all you have to do is keep the animal supplied with food and water and possibly take it for walks. You can spend most of your time studying between playing with the pet and you would get paid for having fun.

Tech Repair

Tech repair is good business and if you know what you are doing you could earn a lot of money. You don’t need to look far for customers as you will find people with broken laptops, iPads, and phones all over campus. All you need is a little bit of space and the technical knowledge to do the repairs.


Delivery is a growing industry, and it is especially popular in university towns. Takeaways are the most popular delivery item, but grocery stores also want to deliver their goods to people’s doors. Working as a freelancer for a delivery company means that you can work whenever you want to just by logging into the app. You don’t even need to be a car driver as the work can be done by bike.

These are six great side hustles you can use to top up your student loans during the term time or holidays. It could make an enormous difference in how much you owe when you graduate.

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