Want to make some extra cash during your spring break when you’re out of school?
We recently covered a list of ways to make money over winter break. In this post, we’re going to give you a list of money making ideas you can use to make some extra cash on the side during the time off from school for spring break.
How Can I Make Money on Spring Break?
Here are legitimate ways for students to make money while on spring break.
1. Join research firms and take surveys
Join research firms. Some firms are looking for those who can provide their thoughts on their products like new soft drinks, deodorants, and other products that are being developed.
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2. Drive classmates back home for money
Do you own a car, and constantly travel long distances from work back home? Do you often pass cities and towns that students are eager to visit?
Why not offer your services to students who don’t have a car but would like to go to the cities you regularly pass through?
Advertise in your school’s ride-sharing board and earn money for the driving service.
3. Baby sit
Let your parents tell friends and neighbors that you can watch over their children during your spring break.
Does your spring break match the public schools’ spring break?
Then parents are likely willing to have you take care of their kids.
Why not try set up a “camp” at your folks’ house, invite some friends as you watch and play with children all at the same time while earning extra cash?
4. Clean the cars of your neighbors
Spend a couple of hours washing and cleaning the interiors of vehicles, and make money.
Take note, that some experience in this job will definitely be to your advantage.
But, if you have been cleaning your own car religiously and delicately, then cleaning cars will be like second nature to you.
Check out this post on some other ways you can make money in your neighborhood.
5. Pet sit
A wonderful job for the spring break considering there are plenty of families that will be taking out of town trips.
These families will need someone to watch over their pets when they’re away. Let people know that you are willing to take care of their beloved pets while they are away.
Just ensure that you create a schedule carefully, and that you check on all the pets you care for every single day so you don’t miss any of the pets under your care.
6. Mow lawns
Do you like being outdoors and frequently mow your own lawn?
Well, this is one good way to earn some cash during your spring break. For sure, there are many homeowners who will be out vacationing and need someone to keep their yards looking good.
If you do a fantastic job, then you can have a number of summer jobs in line, or if you prefer, you can concentrate on mowing lawns all throughout spring after school hours or on the weekends.
7. Work for your parents
Talk to them and tell them you want to earn some cash during your break. Let them know that you can do odd jobs for them.
What if the receptionist at your mom’s office went on vacation?
Then ask her if the office is open to have you as the replacement. Or you can ask your dad if you can fix the roof, or arrange the books in his study alphabetically.
8. Sell your stuff on eBay
Do you have designer clothes and accessories that you no longer wear or use?
Or you have a PlayStation that you barely play with for lack of time since you’ve gone to college?
Collect them and sell them online for cash.
9. Sell your genes
You can get good pay selling your sperm or eggs. But be sure to consult your parents with this one.
Take note that baby-making is a serious undertaking, despite never having to meet the baby in person. But, remember that there is much money in this for minimal effort.
10. Do odd jobs
A lot of universities have a sort of “ career services” where local people can go to find help with odd jobs that need to be completed.
Let these people know, one week before the start of your spring break that you are open to taking the odd jobs during your break.
11. Start your spring cleaning business
Spring time is cleaning time for a lot of people. Come spring, there are a number of people who realize that they need to clean out their homes.
Advertise through posting of flyers that you can do the cleaning for them.
You can make $15 to $20 per hour for cleaning up, a job that anyone can do.
Are you keen on starting a career that’s leaning more toward the technical side?
Well, you can make use of the skills you earned at school and search for freelance jobs as your sideline.
You can do some web designing tasks during your spring break. You can say that it’s not exactly you’re expertise but you are capable of coming up with a decent output as long as you concentrate.
If you have technical skills then put them to good use, and earn money. There are unfinished projects which you can probably continue.
Check out sites such as Elance.com to find them.
Also, if you are good with words, there are ways you can make money writing articles online.
There are lots of great ways for kids to make some cash when they have some time off from school.
Sure, some of the ideas mentioned here may require you to do some work in advance to set them up, but most of these spring break jobs can be started without any prior planning.