I feel like a lot of people on here are either too young to have a job or aren't in the US so their job economy is different. But just in case there are people here that could be working:
Does anyone know of any companies that are hiring in the midwest US (specifically IL) for summer part time or full time doesn't matter.
If anyone has any ideas for making money that doesn't involve having a job (but also legal) that would be much appricated!
Currently looking into selling plasma through a company called Biolife.
As a college student, I can confirm that money is a struggle. A few tips may be overlooked/non-accessable and/or already done, but I'll shoot them towards you.
1. If you can get student discounts, do it! By all means, simply asking, and if they do student discounts, by providing your student card, by all means, it saves money!
2. OJT. On the job training, is an essential part of college, well here in Canada anyways. I recommend doing so, as it will benefit you in your work environment, and hell, if they like you enough, they'll give you a position :) .
3. Services in which is not a job. You got spare time? That grass is long since the winter, why not mow people's lawn for some quick cash? Post an ad for babysitting. Hell, if you drive, see if people need drives for some gas money.
4. Selling off old stuff. Clothing that isn't fitting anymore, or just not your style anymore, if people want it, sell it. Same thing with anything else. I ended up quitting a TCG which I didn't realize how much value I had. Walked away with $600 because of simple cardboard cards from back in my super competative days. (Which I restarted now).
5. Student loans, those things are the holy grail. Make it last, because it sucks once it runs out.
6. I would never recommend this, but if it's needed the cash, and it's a struggle, start hustling illegal substances, they actually sell quick, again, mainly in my part of the country. I personally would not rely on this one, as it's troublesome, but you know, it is what it is.
If these solutions aren't your cup of tea, or aren't working efficiently, I'd say best to suit for a part time job, even if it's minimum wage, or simply just find something during the summer, and work full time. It's unfortunate how much our lives depend on numbers, but I use to do basically every one of these methods, and some were more effective than others, as I never really tried OJT yet, I am seeing where that option will land me.
I'd say to look at places like jobs.com or monster.com or stuff like that. Literally google "jobs in *insert city/state here*" and you'll find a good thing. A good way to get money without officially getting a job are things like survey sites and research studies.
I don't know about places other than my state, but I know fast food is pretty much always hiring, Walmart, Target, stuff like that too. There are also places where you can upload a resume and anyone interested can offer you jobs, but I don't know the specifics of those since I've only half heard them on the radio.
Thanks Yungsadboineik! I've tried a number of those. we don't really have the OJT here in the US, but i have looked at a few of the babysitting job sites and actually got a response from a post that was made by a summer camp in my neighborhood.
I have worked both fast food and retail part time jobs in the past. Worked at Payless shoe source and Forever 21 at home in Chicago before moving to school. and then Taco Bell and a place called Shopko which is similar to Target during the Fall semester. I decided not to work this semester to focus on grades cause i have a SHITTY GPA cause of last semester being sick almost 24/7.
This summer I would like to work at a summer camp since I am studying early childhood education in school to become a teacher. But Im not too sure about what you mean about student loans. I already have 4500 in student loans after only one year. and i still have 2.5years left til i graduate. i don't have to start paying them off until i either graduate or go below full time credits.
I also in the past have sold some of my prescription drugs that at one point was not taking anymore but had a ton of left over. and then later my doctor put me back on it and so sometimes I still sell some ot it (adderal). Also how i initially had enough money to start a savings account because the minium was 300 and i made about 350 selling my old adderal!
WOW! didn't think this would get that this question/advice would get so heated! lol. I was defnitely a Bernie fan myself. and to the person so says free college is not going to work... try any other country... Canada has free public colleges.... Sweden and Norway I think have free public colleges.