College students are notoriously poor and always in need of extra money. College students also typically have a lot of free time on their hands and access to unlimited free internet. Therefore, college students are in a perfect position to make money on the internet, they just need to know the right places to look. There are hundreds of ways for college students to make money online. They can make money writing articles or blogging, taking surveys, or joining sites where you are paid to complete offers. This blog offers suggestions on ways college students can make money online. Some of these money making methods will not only provide immediate income but can also build passive income that college students can continue to earn after graduation. These methods are also great ways to help pay off student loans or supplement low paying first jobs.

Monday, July 15, 2013


ZoomBucks is a great way to make extra money, especially for college students.  ZoomBucks allows you to make money by completing offers, taking surveys, playing games, performing tasks, searching online, shopping online, referring friends and more.  All of these actions are performed to earn ZoomBucks which are then converted to gift certificates or cash via Paypal. The minimum to redeem is 300 ZoomBucks for $3 on Amazon or 575 for $5 via Paypal.

Most of the offers, tasks and surveys that need to be completed by ZoomBucks are very simple but time consuming.  You can cut down on the time it takes by installing Robo Form on your computer to instantly fill in information such as name, address, e-mail, etc...

Some of the offers and tasks you can complete for ZoomBucks require a credit card or some type of payment (it usually involves signing up for program) but many others are free.  In fact in my first day at ZoomBucks, I earned over 300 ZoomBucks (enough to cash in for an Amazon gift certificate) without spending a cent.  I could have earned even more and probably gotten up to the 575 to get $5 from Paypal, but I just got tired.

Also, don't be afraid of the paid offers as some of them are for things you would already sign-up for, why not get cash back for signing up for Hulu Plus?

Another tip for ZoomBucks and all paid to complete offers sites, sign-up for each paid to complete offer site with a different e-mail address, which is super easy to do with gmail and all the other e-mail platforms.  This is because many paid to complete sites have the same offers that you will get paid for and if you signup with different e-mails, you can get credit for the offers across multiple platforms.

To sign-up for ZoomBucks, go here.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Infobarrel pays you to write articles online.  You earn 75% of the revenue from the ads displayed on your articles, but have the option of earning up to 90% of the revenue.  You have the option of being paid directly by Infobarrel via Paypal (once you have reached the minimum payout of $50) or you can have your Adsense code inserted into the ads on your page and earn that way.  (I have found that I earned more getting paid by Infobarrel than when I used my Adsense code.)  If you are an Amazon Associate, you can also make money by selling Amazon products on your Infobarrel articles.  Infobarrel is set up with widgets to let you insert Amazon products directly into the article.  You will also earn a 2% of any revenue earned by people you refer to Infobarrel.

On Infobarrel you can write about almost any topic you want as long as it is original content.  As a college student, you likely have a lot to say and some extra time to write articles.  One of the key perks of being a college student, is you likely have a lot of friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media platforms.  You can use your large online presence to promote your articles and get lots of views.  The key to making more money is getting more readers.  If one of your articles go viral, you will have an even greater chance of making a lot of money and the earnings from Infobarrel are hardly peanuts, there are success stories of Infobarrel writers making over $2,500 per month! That's a lot of beer and would go a long way towards student loans and tuition.  The best part is that after you have a large bank of articles, you continue to make money off of them even if you do nothing!  So it's not only a source of revenue while in college, but after you graduate as well!

You can sign up for Infobarrel by going here.