I’m returning back to school like a lot of you are who may be reading this too. No matter where you are in the process you are going back to school. As a junior (finally) I have almost mastered the art of being broke and doing well at times and bad at times but becoming all the more inventive through the whole process. But the one thing I learned is that you must make money while you’re in college if you want to at least be comfortable. I believe that the reason why some people who have gone on to college and left shortly after, without finishing only to become millionaires and inventive geniuses, have done so because once arriving at college they were able to immediately see the big picture.
The big picture is that there whole college is a captive audience that they have immediate trust of simply because they share the similar quality of being “college students”. Myspace and Facebook were made on college students and built on their trust. In order to make money in college you have to expand you’re ideal of how you can earn money. Not just buy going to get a job, because now do time is a lot more precious but by bringing the jobs to you. Like most college students you’ve got your own personal computer so that where you’ll begin making the most of you most valuable assets.
What Can you do to earn money?
What can make you money anything you already do. Student textbooks is such a great example you can’t always get a used book, due to proximity and time constraints sometimes so you’re stuck with an expensive book you’ve paid $175 for and the school buyback wants to offer you a paltry $30 dollars so what do you do? You can sell it online at Amazon, wait until the start of next term and stand outside of the class or you could even wait it out until the beginning of the next term and then list it on Amazon. It amazing how much more that book goes for closer to the term. I’ve sold book for close to the same price the student store would sell it used for. Then gaining back one-hundred dollars from your initial cost of purchasing the book. If you’ve got a few extra dollars left over at the end of the term you could buy a few textbooks from students at slightly higher than the bookstore and make a profit just a few weeks later. I’ve also noticed the previous edition of textbooks prices rise before the fall term. Never turn down a free book either and outdated editions are valuable and can be sold easily on campus and resold for more than you’ve paid for it. I’ve done this numerous times by using posting on campus or waiting until the need is high again. When every student is in the spending cycle, frenzy like you are in the beginning of the term just pays attention to what they need and give it to them somehow. Watch your environment and learn to capitalize during the high times.
Come back for Part II