Five Great Ways to Make Money in College

This post is a guest post written by Leon Harris. Leon Harris is a writer for Seduction where you can find great tips and advice about the art of seducing your partner.

Most college students are resigned to the fact that they’re going to have to work some crappy job while they’re attaining a degree. This is often part and parcel of the college experience simply because class schedules tend to get in the way of gainful employment. When you can’t work the standard nine to five, you’re job options can be pretty limited. However, there are ways to get around working at a convenience store or delivering pizzas for a little extra dough (no pun intended). You likely have a number of skills that you haven’t even considered, and most of them are based on your proclivity for intellectual pursuits. Here are five jobs that will not only allow you a flexible schedule while you’re in school, but will keep you out of the serving line at the cafeteria and away from the registers at the campus bookstore.

1. Tutoring. This is a time-honored way for college students to earn a few extra bucks and it not only pays a lot better than working at Starbucks, it also allows you complete freedom to set your own schedule and often, teach a subject you’re interested in. You can certainly advertise your services on your own by posting flyers at local schools, but likely you’ll have to travel to the homes of the students you tutor. By signing on with the Princeton Review (which prepares high-school students for college exams like the SATs, ACTs, and more), Sylvan Learning Center (tutors grade school through high school age kids in core subjects like math and reading), or another reputable organization, you won’t have to scrape for work and the students may come to you.

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Hot for Teacher: Rules for Dating Your Professor

This is a guest post by Leon Harris. Leon Harris is a writer for PUA where you can find great tips and advice about the art of seducing your partner.

If you pay any attention to current events, you probably know that student-teacher romantic relationships are a bad idea. They almost always end in heartache (and sometimes imprisonment). At the very least, such a relationship will likely inspire jealousy and even disgust in your peers, a social situation you may not be too keen to deal with. However, there are times when two people are fated to be together, and you should never turn down a chance at love just because other people may not understand. So if you find that you are attracted to your professor, and the feeling is mutual, you may want to follow a few guidelines when you choose to start dating.

1. Keep it private. Most college campuses have rules about fraternization between students and teachers and the gist of it is that such relationships are verboten. In some cases, starting a relationship with a professor is only out of the question while you’re in their class, but many campuses outlaw such coupling altogether. If you’re caught, you could face suspension or expulsion and your teacher could face job loss. So if you’re serious about dating a prof, you’d better keep it to yourself.

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MBA – High Price, High Reward

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is widely deemed to be the ultimate postgraduate qualification. The entry process and subsequent study are notoriously difficult, while those who complete the course are heralded as being extremely desirable to employers – but what exactly is an MBA?

The objective of an MBA is to apply financial knowledge to an existing field of expertise; ideally, it is suited for someone who has graduated from a non-business degree but is looking to strengthen it with financial management skills. As such, an MBA is considered to strike a good balance between and specialist knowledge practical application in whatever subject the candidate studied at graduate level. This is somewhat different to a business MA, which focuses specifically on one field of business. The MSc can be seen as even more niche in its application as it concerns itself mainly with empirical scientific research.

Because of the vigorous study involved with the MBA course and the wide-ranging skill sets earned as a result, anyone who attains these prestigious three letters instantly gains command of the job market.

And since the market is so competitive, having this rare qualification is akin waving a lit flare amongst a sea of faceless people.

So What Are the Downsides?

Having an MBA does sound like owning a golden ticket, and in many ways it is; for instance, 85% of Boston University graduates found a top job within three months of graduating in 2009 and average MBA salaries stand at $91,500.

However, there are indeed downsides, and the main one (which you may have already guessed) is money. Click to continue reading…


How to Handle the Roommate from Hell

This guest post is written by Leon Harris who writes for Attract Women where you can find tips and advice on meeting, dating, and talking to women.

We all want to believe that college is going to be an amazing and revelatory experience that will help us to come out of our shell, grow up, and become the awesome adult we were meant to be. And of course, you hope that your new roommates will become your BFF. Unfortunately, most college students have only ever lived with people who love them (a family) and are willing to put up with their personality flaws. This means that they are ill-prepared to make the concessions necessary to make living with a stranger a workable situation. If you’re lucky, you’ll end up with a roommate who is gone most of the time. More likely, though, you’ll get stuck with someone who seems like the roommate from hell.

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Staying Financially Stable While in College

Listen, it’s always hard to talk about finances. Never is someone in a position where they feel like they have “too much money.” People are always trying to increase their earning potential, maximize savings, and eventually settle down somewhere with a nice picketed fence, a golden retriever named Bud, and a happy family. However, many times at a young age, money is the last thing we think about. Take me for example, I am a college student who loathes talking on the phone with my parents about how much money I am making, how much money I am saving, and worst of all, how much money I am spending. Because of this, I decided to jump on the personal finance train early, and consider ways that I can start saving money, or at least have a little extra walking around cash.

My strategy is quite simple; do well in school, work at night and on the weekends, and try and squeeze a social life somewhere between. So here I am going to save you some time and give you tips on becoming financially sound while in college.

Step 1: Do well in school. I’m not your parents telling you that a good GPA is the goal to a good job after college, but I am saying that it’s always nice to have a strong understanding of the subjects you are taking to utilize those in the real world.

Step 2: Get a part-time job. If you are like me, you always are looking for something to do. A part-time job at night will not only occupy you when you’re not in class, but it also will keep you from going out every night and spending money. I make sure to save at least half of my paycheck each time I get paid, so that when I am on my own after college, I will sleep safe at night knowing I can pay for my rent.

Step 3: Look for a secondary/passive income. These can be anything from taking part in studies at your school to taking surveys online. College campuses are covered in flyers from the psychology department for studies where you answer a few questions and get paid $20 for a hour of your time. Now I know what you’re thinking, “$20? That’s nothing!” Although it is a small amount, that is easily 3 dinners you can spend that money on, instead of dipping into that money you made at your job. Along with that, if you don’t want to leave the house, online surveys are everywhere. These sites are free and easy to sign up for. You can easily make a quick couple of bucks from your couch taking surveys on anything from T.V. shows to Fast Food menus. However, you are going to want to read up on certain sites, to ensure that you are joining the right ones to maximize your earnings, and not waste your time talking useless surveys.

Step 4: Apply for scholarships. Although this technically isn’t money you can spend on everyday stuff, it is money that you can spend on school, saving you that money in the long run. It is always a good idea to save as much money as you can on college, because when you get out, you will be staring at a number that is at least 4-5 figures long of debt depending on where you go.

Step 5: Enjoy yourself. Now that you have a couple sources of money, you can go out and enjoy your 4 years of college. Don’t worry too much about your future finances, because if you save up while in college, you will have a good financial stepping stone for post-graduate life.

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