10 Simple And Speedy Ways For Students To Generate Money On A Passive Basis

Updated: Aug 18

Based on our own experience, we've compiled a list of the top methods to generate money from home. We'll be adding new methods to this website all the time, so bookmark it now.


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1. Get paid to search the internet.


Do you want to make money for doing what you currently do online? This has to be one of the simplest ways to make money online with little to no effort or change in your behaviour.


Qmee.com's revolutionary idea pays you for searching on Google, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon, and eBay. You simply install a simple browser add-on, and when you do a search, you may get a few sponsored results alongside your standard search results.

Each Qmee result has a financial reward associated with it; if you're interested, simply click on it to claim your prize.


2. For the money, you may review websites and applications.


Well, it appears that you're rather adept with a web browser, so perhaps it's time to become pro and surf websites as a paid and enjoyable profession!


UserTesting is a platform that pays ordinary individuals to assess various websites. Each review takes about 20 minutes to complete and earns you $10 (720 rs.) via Paypal.


Simply sign up here, perform a test review, and wait for websites to arrive in your mailbox.


3. Affiliate marketing


If you've got a good presence on social media or perhaps you even have a blog or website, you can start bringing in money immediately by promoting all sorts of companies, products, services and offers online.

Sign up as a publisher on the Awin network, check their offers blog or browse the merchant listings to find something you think your friends would be interested in, grab your affiliate link and share it. If someone buys (can be within up to 90 days) using your link you'll make a nice commission.


4. Earn cashback when you purchase.


This is a great method to not only make money but also save money as a student. If you look at it another way, you are gaining money on every transaction you would have made otherwise, whether it is a 10% or a 0.5 per cent payback.


There are a variety of cashback sites that will pay you the commission they would have received otherwise.


We recommend that you sign up for Top Cashback, Quidco.com, and Swagbucks, Cashkaro, which are all free and have the finest range of stores and exclusives.


5. Part-time Job


The apparent first choice for most students wanting to supplement their student loans is part-time employment. It provides a fairly consistent source of money and can allow you to obtain significant professional experience.


However, decent employment is not always simple to come by!


Begin with this student employment search, then look for openings in local ads and at your university's jobs office.


Signing up for CV Library, a free service that matches your CV with relevant part-time employment and career prospects is also worthwhile.


6. Music Review for money


If you enjoy music, you can turn it into a business by analyzing unsigned bands and musicians for money on Slicethepie.


It takes time to establish a reputation, however, some users have stated that they earn £40 each month as a result of their efforts. This may not seem like much, but if it's something you love, it shouldn't be too difficult and will add to your resume. Although the money you earn will be in US dollars, anybody may sign up and leave a review.


7. Offer used textbooks for sale


Buying other students' textbooks towards the end of the year and then selling them shortly after freshmen week – when the new intake of students knows they need them – is a terrific method to make additional money.


You can either promote on campus or offer them on Amazon Marketplace with ease (just bear in mind they take a commission on books sold).


8. Sell your education to others


It's easier than ever to become a tutor for other students. Your market was previously confined to local face-to-face sessions, but thanks to online tutoring platforms, you may now reach a worldwide audience!


Udemy allows anybody to build an online course (on virtually anything!) and earn money from it as long as others take it.


List yourself on Superprof and MyTutor if you want to tutor one-on-one.


You may make up to £10 per hour tutoring younger GCSE or A Level students, and you don't need to be highly educated.


9. Work on a freelance basis


Perhaps you spend your free time blogging, maintaining Facebook sites, or dabbling in graphic design. There are a plethora of freelance jobs available that only demand basic abilities or time that someone else may not have.


The best part about freelancing is that you may work for customers in the UK and across the world from the comfort of your own home, on your own schedule, while learning new skills.


Upwork.com, the top freelance website, is an excellent place to start.


10. Watch videos


If making videos sounds like too much effort, being paid to watch videos online has to be one of the simplest methods to earn money.


The most popular websites are WeAre8, Swagbucks, and InboxPounds, which pay you to view advertisements and videos in the hopes of going viral.


Consider working as a freelancer putting up movie subtitles or writing film reviews for more involved and profitable options.