This is a list of potential money-making gigs for the entrepreneurial spirited looking to generate some extra income on the side.
Mad Science Birthday Party Instructor
Starting my senior year of college, I worked for Mad Science. I helped throw science-themed birthday parties for kids nearly every weekend. With $30 as the standard base pay before tips, Mad Science makes for an excellent side-gig to utilize your weekends if you’re looking to make some extra income. Not to mention, it’s fun!
For three years of college, I worked for a local home automation company as their blogger. Two of the major advantages of professionally blogging for a company were the flexible hours and flexible location. There were many nights where I’d blog late at night after a long day of attending classes, studying, and doing homework. You can’t beat working from the comfort of your own dorm room!
During my freshman year, the federal work study program provided me with a job as someone who would set up tables and chairs for events in Rutgers Livingston Student Center. Two months in, I applied for a promotion to become the Senior Manager at both Rutgers Busch and Livingston Student Centers. Through some miracle, I was hired and made great money as a college freshman. I eventually left that gig at the end of my freshman year for a blogging position elsewhere.
I quickly learned this one isn’t for me. If you don’t mind getting dirty, assisting an established landscaping with his lawn maintenance, weeding, and fall cleanups can be a great way to make some extra money.
Snow Plowing Assistant & Shoveler
Along those same lines, snow shoveling is no easy feat. It requires a great deal of upper body strength and cold tolerance. Been there, done that.