5 Well Paid Fun Jobs for Any Student

Well Paid Fun Jobs for College Students

Getting by while going to school can be hard, especially if you live in an expensive city. The good news is that there are several options for part time jobs that can really rake in the big bucks. All it takes is a little creativity and determination to get the job and keep the money rolling in.

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Dog Walker

This is a great option for students who live in big cities. Often there are pet owners who do not get home in time to walk their dogs or are unable to walk their dogs during the day. If this does not seem like a very high paying job consider that if you can walk several dogs at a time and then charge a fee for each dog for an hour walk, the money adds up quickly. Even better is that the dog walking leads to offers to pet sit, which can also mean good money. You can get clients by asking at a local dog walking company or just by asking around and seeing who needs a dog walker.


As a college student, especially an upper level college student there are numerous opportunities for tutoring freshman students and even high school students. The pay rate for a tutor can be significant, and the harder the class the higher the pay. With a just a few weekly clients a student could make enough money to support themselves throughout their education. However, like the dog walking opportunity it does involve building your own clientele.

Work at Paintball Arena

Paintball is fun, really fun and by working at a paintball arena you can be part of the fun all the time. You get to be in the middle of the action preparing the equipment and acting as referee. So if you ever played paintball and got frustrated with people who didn’t follow the rules, now you can make great money ensuring that everyone plays fair. Paintball Arenas tend to pay very well because they require their employees to be dedicated and excited about the job, so it is a great opportunity for college students.


Bartenders make great money through tips and their hourly wage. The better the bar or the club the better the pay. Some places will be willing to train on the job but others may require you to already know how to make many of the drinks. If you are friendly and talk to the customers you can really increase your tips and easily make enough to support yourself through your studies just by working a few nights a week. That means you will have plenty of time for study.


If you have decent writing skills you can spend your time editing papers for your fellow students or even helping out those for whom English is their second language. You can set your own rates and only take as much work as you need to. The best way to get clients and build work is through your classes or spreading the word among friends. You can even post around campus offering your services.

Fun Study Break Activities for Your Garden

Fun Study Break Activities for Your Garden

If you’ve had a rough day of hitting the books then it’s time to get some fresh air and have some fun in the garden. If just sitting on the ground and looking up at the cloud isn’t enough to keep you entertained then perhaps some of these suggestions will be a better break from the books.

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Target Practice

If you are frustrated from studying and you just want to shoot something, then the best solution is to shoot something. Use an old board and draw a target, either a circle one or a body shaped one. Then take aim with a paintball gun and fire. If you do not have a paintball gun then you can borrow one or visit a local shop to try one out. A paintball gun is a good investment to relieve stress throughout all your studies.


Eating outdoors is great way to pass the time and just enjoy the fresh air. If it’s a warm summer day a smoothie or a glass of lemonade is a great way to cool off. If you are planning your picnic during the winter months, then a heavy coat and a mug of cocoa are a better option. The snow also offers the option of building a snowman or throwing snowballs.

Glow in the Dark Ring Toss

If you wait till the evening hours to take your break then you can have some real fun with a few glow necklaces. Simply set up some posts and clip some glow in the dark necklaces into circles. Then either by yourself or with friends, test your ring toss abilities. If you want to make it even more fun you can decorate your posts with glow in the dark paint and turn your garden into a complete glow in the dark experience.

Fire Pit Crystals

If you have a fire pit or can easily create one then you can turn a normal night into one that is alight with color. A few Rainbow Flame Crystals tossed into the fire pit will create stunning colored flames that will turn up the fun of any outdoor gathering. Add in some ingredients for S’mores and you have a study break that is worth all the hard work you put in studying. With friends you can talk and share stories or by yourself you can just curl up with a book that is for pleasure and not schoolwork.

Paint Balloons

After a long afternoon of studying it might be time to let off some steam and get your creative juices flowing. With some poster paint, a large sheet, roll of paper or an old board, and tons of water balloons you can have an afternoon of unforgettable fun. Just fill the balloons up with different paints and get ready to throw them at your canvas. Alternatively you can pin the balloons to the canvas and throw darts at them to pop them. If you have friends you can each take a color and work together to create your art work.

Student Vacation to NYC Save Money & Still Have Fun

Top 5 Things to do In NYC as a Student

New York is an expensive city and it can be hard to get by with the necessities on a student budget, much less have fun. But there are plenty of things to do that do not cost a fortune and they are often more fun than any of the tourist attractions. So if you found a few extra bucks under the couch cushions, then here’s the five places that you should consider spending it.

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Relive the Past

So a new trend in bars has been to recreate the old fashioned speakeasies that existed during the Prohibition Era. PDT or Please Don’t Tell is located in Alphabet City and will give you an experience you won’t forget just for the price of a drink. Make sure to call ahead for a reservation and bring a few friends. Then head to the hot dog stand and then go past the arcade games. There you will find a phone booth, dial 1, give the password and watch in awe as the back of the phone booth opens. Then the fun really begins.

Go Paintballing

One thing that most people do not associate with New York is paintballing but there are actually several great paintball locations in and around the city. You can spend the full day roaming around trees, castles, and old military planes in order to shoot down your opponents. It’s a great way to blow off steam after a tough week of classes. Just pay the cost for a day and a small rental fee for the equipment and you will be set for a full day of entertainment for less than the cost of dinner.

Explore 18 Miles of Books

As students books are the one thing that are everywhere and often putting most of the drain on the budget. But when it comes to books to read for pleasure or just curiosity there is not place more fun than The Strand. With 18 miles of books there is enough to satisfy any interest and books are start at just $1. You don’t even have to buy a book but merely spend hours browsing the shelves at all the possibilities.

Upright Citizens Brigade

If you are looking for a good laugh without paying top billing for big name comedians, you can head to place where many comedians began their rise to stardom. Upright Citizens Brigade is a theater that is performance home for hundreds of comedians around the country and tickets are a less than the cost of a pizza. So get ready to spend an evening laughing to the future of comedy.

Visit a Museum

New York has some of the best museums in the country and many of them offer free days and nights to college students. However if art is not your thing and you’ve already taken a stroll through the Natural History Museum then the Museum of the Moving Image is for you. For just the cost of admission you can find yourself in a private booth with access to nearly every television episode imaginable.