Post-secondary students – we know the struggle to secure a steady cashflow can be difficult, especially when you’re adjusting to budgeting for rent.

So, to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 4 super side hustles that can help amp up your cash flow.

1. Resell or trade your old clothes – from inside your apartment!

Step One: Take inventory of your closet, round up the items you haven’t worn in a long time, or even some of those pieces that still have the tags on (oops).

Step Two: Download an app like Carousal and sell your old clothes online! Sign-up, create a free account and start selling your clothes while sitting on your living room couch.

Step Three: If you’re thinking of spending the extra cash on new clothes anyways, try hosting a clothing swap with your friends! Get them to bring their old clothes over to your apartment and auction your items off to each other. Freshen up your wardrobe without cracking open your wallet.

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2. Pet sit through an app!

Have a love for furry friends but don’t have one of your own? This is a great way to make a little extra money and get to spend time with cuddly pets.

There are a few different apps out there that set you up as a pet sitter, a dog walker, or simply someone who drops in and gives canine companions their dinner. You set your rates, the area you work in, and decide which jobs to take to work around your schedule. Some sites like DogVacay claim they can help you make up to $1,200 a month!

3. Paid online surveys/focus groups

This option is especially appealing for students. There are thousands of survey websites out there specifically geared towards students that reward your survey-taking-time with small amounts of money or gift cards.

Bonus: This is a perfect way to make a little extra money from the comfort of your apartment!

4. Sell Used Textbooks

Share the wealth of knowledge! Lots of universities have social media pages solely dedicated to selling used textbooks to each other – try searching up a few for your school!

Another option is to check your school bookstore to see if they buy back used books, or if you’re a little more tech-savvy, set yourself up on an online buy and sell website like amazon or craigslist. Just be sure to research those options and how to go about selling your books safely.

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Trying one – or all – of these side jobs could help boost up your income if you’re feeling low on dough, without even leaving your apartment.  

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