How to earn $5000 a month without breaking student visa rules
The excitement of studying in a new country begins to wane when a couple of rejection letters from potential employers begins to drops in your inbox and the bills keep stacking up.
It may take a while for you to figure out how to sell your skills to potential employers in your new area especially when you are restricted to work 20hrs a week.
If your bills keep you awake at night, here are some alternative means for you to make money and sometimes even more than what employers can pay you as a student.
Airtasker is a trusted community platform that connects people who need to outsource tasks and find local services, with people who are looking to earn money and ready to work.
This is one of the most popular platforms for students as jobs are posted daily. You can easily browse through tasks, select by location and pick a price that suits you. Tasks can range from helping a neighbor walk a dog, paint a room, move furniture, or proofreading. Pretty much any type of task can be found on the platform and price offered can range from $70 to $500 per task.
Freelancer is another community platform where small businesses or individuals outsource tasks or projects. Tasks on this platform requires a certain level of skill as they range from building company websites, digital marketing, content writing, data entry, logo designs, and some complex programming jobs. Pricing can be per hour or at a fixed fee and usually open to bids.
Fiverr is a platform for freelancers to offer services to customers worldwide. Unlike the freelancer platform where businesses post jobs for bids, Fiverr allows freelancers post their skills and services for businesses to find and hire. You can offer skills such as voice-overs, photography, help a business manage their social media profiles, write content for blogs or websites, make viral videos etc.
A garage sale is a unique money making alternative for people who know how to play the game. Most garage sales are hosted to dispose of unwanted items. These items are usually sold at giveaway prices. Some students buy the smaller lighter items to resell on ebay, amazon and online marketplaces to make a profit.
Gumtree.com is commonly used to find garage sales.