Money can be tight as a student as you experience financial independence for the first time but there are some great ways to earn a little extra pocket money to pay those bills and have enough reserve cash to make sure it’s not just all work and no play.

No Deposit Casino Bonuses

Fancy going to the casino without leaving your home or forking out any money? One of the easiest and quickest ways to make money can be through casino websites by taking advantage of their offers.

With a no deposit bonus, you can play one of the many casino games available for free just by signing up as a new player.

There are websites where you can find out about no deposit casino bonuses and free spins. If you win from your free bets, you will be better off and if you don’t you can walk away without having lost anything.

Anyone over the age of 18 in the UK can sign up to an online casino.

Get an online gig on the side

The digital age we are living in means there has never been a better time to make money online.

You can earn extra income alongside studying with an online gig by such as freelance work, starting up your own YouTube channel, becoming a live dealer on online casinos, virtual assistant jobs or creating your own products to sell on eCommerce stores.

Get a side job

Finding part-time work is a great way to earn a little extra money while at university.

Getting the right balance is key as a student as you are there to get a degree to shape your future and will want to enjoy yourself too but there are great jobs that will help you financially.

The hospitality industry has always been popular among students and there are always plenty of retail jobs, especially in the build-up to Christmas.

You can also do promotion work, handing out flyers for decent money and good perks, and there are also paid internships that are great for getting work experience to prepare you for life after university.

Search the web

We all do it, but did you know you can get paid for it?

This is another easy way to add to your bank balance and can be done by signing up to

By installing an add-on to your browser, you can search Google, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon and eBay, and every time you get a Qmee result you can claim a cash reward.


Yes, that’s right you can actually get paid for doing something you love like gaming. How great is that?!

There are various ways it can be done. For expert gamers, live streaming through platforms like TikTok and YouTube can be monetised if you build a good following, while you can also become a gaming tutor or coach where people are prepared to pay you to teach them to become better.

Testing games in the development stage and providing feedback is another great way to make some cash or if you are passionate about games then you can write reviews and it is possible to get paid.