College is more expensive than ever before. Students are understandably eager to offset their steep tuition costs by earning money while they work toward their degree. Minimum wage jobs don't provide more than a drop in the bucket of debt, and there are always issues with scheduling hours around classes. Fortunately, there are plenty of jobs students can create for themselves that allow them to earn more money -- and on their own time.
In a perfect world, we would only take on side jobs because we really wanted to. Unfortunately, wage stagnation means that many workers take on side jobs (or even second full-time positions) in order to make ends meet. Working too many hours is never recommended, but side jobs can have their benefits (assuming you still have some downtime in your schedule). Let's take a look at some of pluses.