Pinching pennies: Work hard, play hard!

Written by
Anja Bürger

Pinching pennies: Work hard, play hard!

Written by
Anja Bürger

Pinching pennies: Work hard, play hard!

Written by
Anja Bürger

From Cim B. (guest author)

Making money as student… but how?

You are a student and your account balance chronically is around 0? We have the best tips and ideas how to earn money as a student. That way, you will easily be able to afford your next „Spritzer“ in your favorite bar or restaurant. Byebye being broke! At least for now…

 

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Taking a job or finding a sugar daddy?

Every student is familiar with the moment when checking your bank account nearly gives you a heart attack. The grey is real: There is more month left than money! You are almost asking Google how to become a successful stripper or how to snatch yourself a sugar daddy. However, that’s not necessary! You can still make your Momma proud by being a “responsible young adult” with a student job. We have plenty of ideas, how you can easily earn money, without being stuck at work for ages and missing all the fun.

Saturday Mini Jobs in Austria

In Austria, working on Saturdays (or having „Samstagsjob“) is a quite popular form of earning money as a student. You will work once a week (every Saturday) for up to ten hours. Your salary? About 300 € to 400 € a month – below the low income threshold and therefore pretty much tax-free.
Secret hint: Look for a job in a shop at the railway station. There, you can also work on Sundays and get twice the money meaning you will only have to work 5 hours for being paid the full 10. Amazing!

Part-time jobs in Austria

Part-time jobs are Samstagjob’s big brother. The only thing changing will be the kind of employment and the amount of hours you have to work. However, you should also take into account that you might have to work 20 hours a week. This could affect your studies by having to drop some courses. Byebye minimum study period!
Nevertheless, a part-time job’s salary ist quite impressive: You will make 800 € to 1.000 € a month.

Internships in Austria

Almost any student will have the pleasure of taking at least one internship during his studies. There are all kinds of internships and sometimes they are even mandatory for completing a class. Nevertheless, they lay the groundworks for every professional career. You should definitely go for it!

Also, taking an internship is a wonderful way of taking a break from university. Secret hint: The Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO) offer special volunteer programs for economics or law students. These will give you the opportunity to work in a foreign trade office of the Austrian embassy – anywhere in the world! Find your internship here.

 

Paid Surveys

It is rather common that participants receive an allowance for taking a survey. This way, you might not only help to advance science but will also earn a few extra bugs (up to 15 € per questionnaire). Ready for answering some questions?  

 

Plasma Donations

A bit unconventional but highly effective: Donating plasma might not suit everyone but it is an easy way to „earn“ money while supporting a good cause. Once you are registered as donor, you can give your plasma twice a week. Each time you will be rewarded with 25 € and… drum rolls… a box of the famous Viennese „Mannerschnitten“. Not only your wallet will be over the moon but also your tummy. Oh, and good karma inclusive, of course!

 

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