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New parents probably spend a lot of time thinking about how they are going to pay for their children’s education. The cost of college is rising, and most people cannot afford to pay for it out-of-pocket. The good news is that there are many ways that you pay for school.

Drive for Uber

Driving for Uber is a simple way to make money in your spare time that you can put towards education. One of the many great things about Uber is that you can set your own hours and drive at a time best fits your schedule. The application process is fairly simple. If you have a driver’s license, clean background and your car meets the requirements that are set by Uber, then you will likely be approved for Uber. You will need to be at least 21-years-old.

Donate Plasma

If you are not afraid of needles, then you can easily make money by donating plasma. The amount that you get paid will vary from center to center. However, many people are making over $400 by donating plasma. You will not only be able to make money, but you will also be able to save lives in the process.


People who have pets and are frequently away from their home want to make sure that they are taken care of. That is why if you love animals, then you can easily make money by being a pet-sitter. In fact, many people are making six-figure incomes by being a pet-sitter. There are many websites that will connect you to people who are looking for a pet-sitter. Your local pet store or veterinarian can also direct you to people who are in need of a pet-sitter.

Take Online Surveys

If you want to give your input on current trends and issues, then you can easily make money by taking an online survey. Taking online surveys is not as lucrative as many other part-time jobs. However, it is an easy way to make money in your spare time.

Freelance Writing

If you love to write, then you can make money by being a freelance writer. You can make money by writing on a wide range of topics. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be a journalist or professional writer to make money by freelance writing. There are many blogs and websites that will pay you to write articles, blogs and ebooks for them. Freelance writing can be very lucrative.

Getting a Private Student Loan

Many people turn to student loans in order to pay for college education. People who turn to student loans typically get one from the federal government. However, if you decide to get a student loan, then you may want to get one from a private lending company.

There are a number of benefits that you can reap from using a private lender. You may be able to get a better interest rate if you have good credit. You will also be able to get a higher borrowing limit to pay for graduate school which usually isn’t covered with a federal student loan.