8 Perfect Part-Time Jobs for Students Over the Holidays

Winter break is the perfect time for students to get a part-time gig. Check out these fun job opportunities to make some quick cash over the holidays!

Students: It's not too late to get a holiday gig! The winter holidays are the perfect time to search for a part-time job. From retailers and pop-up boutiques to restaurants and sharing economy jobs, there are plenty of opportunities to earn some extra money. Here are just a few fun ideas!

Pick up a seasonal gig

Check sites like SnagAJob.com to find seasonal opportunities with retailers in your area.

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Play with animals

Love animals? Try dog sitting or walking in your spare time! You could earn up to $1,000 a month by spending quality time with a furry friend through services like Rover.com

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Tutor in your free time

You can find online tutoring opportunities at Tutor.com. Their service is available 24/7, and you can create a schedule that works best for you, working as few as five hours a week to nearly full time.

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Promote a favorite brand

Major companies hire students to promote their brands on college campuses. Check out websites like TapInfluence.com to see how you could earn money and rewards as a brand ambassador.

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Become a rideshare driver 

Shuttle other students for Uber or Lyft, run deliveries for takeout services like UberEats, or deliver groceries via Shipt. You can even deliver dry cleaning through Rinse.com.

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Pick up a waitressing or hosting job

Restaurants often beef up their staff during the busy holiday shopping rush. Look near busy shopping centers and malls for opportunities.

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Enjoy some baby time

Parents are usually in need of extra babysitting services during the busy holiday party season. You can find jobs through sites like Care.com and make around $15 per hour on average.

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Dress up like Santa Claus

Sites like Indeed.com can help you find Santa impersonator opportunities in your area, paying anywhere from $12–$50 per hour.

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With job opportunities like these, there's no excuse to be broke and bored over winter break. But don't be a money-hungry Scrooge and forget to schedule in some time to relax and spend time with family too—that's what the season is all about! Happy holidays!

Wondering what else you can do over vacay? We have a lot more ideas where that came from—check them out by clicking the "winter break" tag!

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About Andrea Woroch

Andrea is a nationally recognized consumer and money-saving expert. She has appeared on dozens of television shows and channels, including Today20/20, Marie, Home & Family, Dateline NBC, Fox News, and many more. She's also been published in everything from The New York Times to the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money, and others. 

 

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