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5 Part-Time Jobs University Students Have Probably Never Considered

Term time does not mean that you cannot earn some extra pocket money at the same time.

With the new semester just around the corner, it is time to say goodbye to your five day work week. Although you will not be able to commit to a temporary full-time job while in school, it does not mean that you cannot earn some extra pocket money at the same time. Here are five part-time roles that you probably have not thought of:

#1 Toddler-sitter

Being a nanny in Singapore is not as difficult as it sounds, and it offers you more flexibility in working hours. If you have always been well-liked by your little cousins, this may be a job for you. Websites like make it easy for you to find a working schedule that suits you, plus the working hours are always up for discussion.

#2 Uber driver

What do you get when you combine your love for driving and a need to earn money? That’s right, become a driver for Uber! From Uber’s website, all you need is to be at least 21 years old and have a valid driving license for at least a year. Register a company with ACRA for a small fee, convert your car to Z10/Z11 category, switch your car’s insurance to commercial insurance, and off you go.

Perks of being an Uber driver include being able to meet new people and more importantly, the flexibility to choose when to work. This also means that you decide how much or how little you want to earn.

#3 Make-up Artist

If you are good at dolling yourself up, offering make-up and hairdo services sound like the right thing for you. All you have to do is set up your own page showcasing your works then spread the word. Soon enough, you will get the odd gig or two depending on how skilled you are. With so many pageants and Dinner and Dance events taking place, you might even get a few schoolmates as your customers!

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#4 Airbnb Host

If you are staying in a hall, chances are you have an empty room back at home that is not going to be in use for five out of seven nights. Why not let out your room through Airbnb?

According to the app, the average price set by hosts for a night’s stay in a private room is about $96, with the simplest one at around $27 – that’s at least $135 you can earn every week. But of course, remember to share your earnings with those you will be troubling, namely your family members!

#5 Pet Sitter

Own a cat or dog? Experienced in taking care of animals? Maybe you can take up the role of a pet-sitter! Such a job entails taking care of other peoples’ pets for a few hours, taking them out for walks, and even bathing the furry ones. There are many ways to offer your services and one of them is through Pawshake, an established website that links up pet owners with pet sitters.

These 5 part-time job ideas may not earn you as much as you want, but they will at least allow you to have some fun while making money at the same time!

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