Making Money Instead of Partying During Medical School
I know it’s hard to have a fun lifestyle as a medical student with studying, rotations, loans, and a small budget. However, if you are doing rotations in a big city like Chicago or New York City then you can actually make money during your rotations. Making money does not require that much effort; however, if you want to make a lot of money then that’s a different story.
Uber or Lyft
No matter what, you will always have some down time during rotations, and so you can use that free time and make money with your car. If you have a car less than 10 years old or a newer year with 4-doors, then you should be good to go. Making money by giving rides is easy but it can be unsafe for females as you will pick up strangers. For those who really want to go this path, I suggest driving a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry because of the low gas usage. If you have a luxury car, your payout will be higher but it will eat up your premium gas.
This requires the love of writing. Making money from blogging is easy if you write about what you love. It may take years till you see your first pay check because Google search bot will need to see the value of your site overtime.
As a matter of fact, this website has generated me money. I started this blog in 2009 and it has grown with over 200 articles and over half a million page views. As you can see on the right image, that’s how much money I have accumulated from advertisements. I check my Google AdSense account every week and I always see money being earned. The more I write, the more money I earn. That’s how this website has been paid for all these years because the domain and server costs is paid by the money generated here.
If you have skills like making graphics or animations then hop on over to Fiverr.com and post your ad. You will have access to thousands of customers who are looking for designers for their personal and business needs. The assignments payout starts as low as $5. You can also post ads for video editing, writing, photography, and music composition.
Making money as a tutor are for those who have extensive experience in the field they tutor in. If you have taken the MCAT, or any of the USMLE exams, then this is where you shine. You have the experience and what you know it valued by students who need help. Tutoring for the the USMLE Step 2 CS is in high demand; you can tutor student via Skype, FaceTime, or Google hangouts. One of the most common way to get your service out there is to post in classified ads. You can either go to MSM’s classified ads or craigslist’s.
If you shop online then why not get rebates on your purchases. So basically you are paying yourself to shop. eBates allows you to get paid for your purchased and yes it’s real, because I get checks from them. Also, if you have a website then sign up for Amazon.com affiliates program and get some commission on selling USMLE books and other medical school items or anything that;s related to your website.
The possibilities are endless and I encourage everyone to stop partying and get to work. If you have any questions then please ask me.
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