30 Ways to Make Money During Summer Break

Published on Jun 22 2011 // Written By // Finance 101, Finance Life Stages, Personal Finance

Summer break used to mean fun in the sun for many students, but the tragically high cost of college tuition means many must keep their noses to the grindstone after classes have ended. The problem is actually finding work when you only have three or four months to spare.

With any luck, a school-year job may transition into full-time work, but that’s a rarity. So how do you keep some cash coming in when jobs are few and far between? Here are 30 ideas for places to seek income and ways to create your own income.

  1. Car wash and auto-detail technician
  2. Security guard
  3. Summer camp counselor
  4. Lifeguard
  5. Peace Corps worker
  6. Deck waterproofer
  7. Repair bicycles
  8. Poop scooper
  9. Amusement park carnie
  10. Mow lawns
  11. Landscape
  12. Ranch hand
  13. Farm worker
  14. Computer troubleshooter
  15. Pet sitter
  16. Cruise worker
  17. Nanny
  18. Caddy
  19. Paint houses
  20. Sell gift cards online
  21. Intern or office temp
  22. Sports stadium and event concessionaire
  23. WordPress blog creator
  24. Musical accompanist
  25. Music tutor
  26. Clean gutters
  27. Run Errands
  28. Walk Dogs
  29. House sit
  30. Weed gardens



Tushar Mathur has been blogging about Personal Finance since January, 2007. This has helped him recognize what topics readers like and relate to. The goal is to spot good news-worthy info and get it out to the public as soon as possible. Tushar Mathur maintains this Personal Finance blog called Everything Finance. The blog articles fall under these categories: Investing, saving money, shopping, blogging and making money online. Send an email at tushar@everythingfinanceblog.com

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