Summer Jobs That Are Fun? College Students Can Make Serious Money And Enjoy It – Really!

Last Updated on May 24, 2021

MyFinancialTimes is a reader-centric site. We may receive compensation from the products and services we mention or recommend in this story, but the opinions are the author's own. Remuneration may impact where offers appear. We may not include all available products or offerings. To learn more you can visit our advertising policy and editorial policy.

Summer jobs for college students used to be super-boring. Can you say office job? YUCK.

Now there are a million options for college students. Whether it’s delivering groceries, housesitting or making your hobby a side hustle, there are a ton of choices.

We’ve already showed you how to sell your clothes online and taught you how to safely invest in the stock market, but those aren’t the only ways to go. Here are ideas for making money in the warm summer months.

Deliver Food or Groceries:

There are many ways to make money by delivering food to people’s homes. Uber Eats, GrubHub and DoorDash are the leading three food delivery services right now. You can even deliver groceries with companies like Shipt and Instacart. Not only do you earn for driving, but you also earn tips!

Become an Online Tutor:

Kids can be a lot of fun to work with. Considering going into teaching after you graduate? Get a head start with your experience and tutor online. Check out VIPKid.

There are similar programs like SayABC and QKid, for QKid you need to currently be enrolled in college. You can earn up to $17 dollars per 40 minutes with SayABC. If you’re more of a math person, then you might want to check out Mathnasium.

Babysit, Housesit, Dogsit:

Consider listings on, it’s always a great way to make money in your local area.

Become a Handy(wo)man:

There are a lot of small repairs people don’t know how to do, or just don’t want to do. Maybe you’re good with your hands and have a way with fixing things around the house. Consider Angie’s List, now known as Angi. And check out the sister site, HomeAdvisor. Whether it’s painting, mowing lawns or cleaning homes, HomeAdvisor will help you set up an online business profile. There are always projects available.

Earn Rewards on Your Receipts:

An app called Fetch has been a miracle for people on a budget. We know how expensive it can be to shop for groceries or dine out at your favorite restaurants. Well, you can do it all guilt-free this summer. With Fetch, all you have to do is snap a photo of your grocery or restaurant receipt and it will turn that receipt into savings. Earn and stack up points to redeem rewards like gift cards to all of your favorite stores like Amazon, Walmart, Target and Sephora.

Make Your Hobby a Side Hustle:

Everyone has a hobby! In 2020, a lot of people turned those hobbies into online side hustles. If you like making jewelry, or if pottery is your thing, Etsy is the way to go. Turn that fun hobby into a small business and watch it grow. If you’re an artist, the best feeling is getting paid for your beautiful work. Try selling it on Redbubble! If you’re a writer, graphic designer or computer science coder, Upwork is a great place to look for temporary freelance work.

While you’re taking a break from your classes, you don’t have to take a break from saving!