What is the best, safest way to earn money online as a student?
Due to my class schedule, each day I have a few hours between classes, and would love the opportunity to be able to earn some money. Several online sites seem very sketchy, and I would love to hear about some positive (or negative) experiences people have had.
Depends on how much you're looking to make, what you're looking to do, and the time investment you're willing to put in.
Survey sites: springboard for america, ipsos-I-say, mintvine
Video survey sites (much more lucrative): udacity and usertesting.com
amazon mechanical turk is nice.
Now none of those above options are going to be especially thrilling or help your resume at all.
I highly recommend reaching out to professors and seeing if they have an open research position at their lab. I worked in two different labs and it was great because not only was it on campus, but the hours were flexible and the pay was great for the work I was doing (10/hr). Plus I acquired some great experience.
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