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Quick ways for students to make cash during the winter break
From ride shares to babysitting, options abound
Published Thursday, November 23, 2017 5:50 pm
by Joy King

Winthrop University senior mass communication major Brianna Temple used Poshmark over breaks during school to make quick cash. She sold her senior prom dress using the outlet.

If you’re a student, there are ways to earn money over the holidays. These are only a few ways to make cash; there are many more options that you can choose from.

• Ride share service: Becoming a driver allows you to be your own boss, set your own hours, and earn a decent amount of money—all in the comfort of your own vehicle.

Online surveys: Pinecone and Survey Junkie are just a few survey platforms you can earn money by completing surveys online.

• Sell unwanted clothes: Consider cleaning out your closet. All those used clothes you do not wear anymore could be turned into cash on apps like Poshmark or in retail stores like Plato’s Closet.

• Donate plasma: Locate a Plasma center near you using a searchable directory. Call the center to find out hours of operation and feel free to ask any questions.

• Babysitting: Care.com is a wonderful website where you can meet parents in need of a babysitter. You can earn up to 100 dollars a night depending on the parents requested pay.

• Sell class notes online: There are multiple websites like OneClass and StudySoup where you can sell your notes online for money.

• Sell your textbooks: Before you go on winter break, sell your textbooks to your campus bookstore or to fellow students on campus.

• Parents: If all else fails, you can always ask your parents for some money. What’s the worst thing they can say?

Joy King is a student at Winthrop University.


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