If you’re looking for a quick side hustle that’ll will put cash in your pocket as soon as possible, here are 5 side hustles that pay weekly, that you can utilize to give you some extra income – especially if you are a college student.

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If you’re looking for a quick side hustle that’ll will put cash in your pocket as soon as possible, here are 5 side hustles that pay weekly — that you can utilize to give you some extra income.

There are many side hustles that take a little bit of time and effort to set up, but once you’ve done it, they can become lucrative, sustained sources of income — that can augment your cashflow on a regular basis.

If you want to explore some of these more long term side hustles, you can check out my article on the 5 Realistic Side Hustles You Can Do Even If You Work A 9–5 Job

But sometimes you just need a small amount of quick cash for something immediate — and that’s where these next 5 side hustles come into play.

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Especially if you are in college, these might be the best side hustles for college students — trying to make a little bit of extra cash in between classes.

But one thing to note, these methods are quick and fairly easy to do, and they pay out as fast as weekly, but they might not bring you huge amount of additional income.

If you’re ok with this trade off — and are looking for side hustles that fit these parameters, then pay attention to these 5 that I have for you in this post.

Branded Surveys

Branded Surveys Website
Branded Surveys

The first is Branded Surveys.

This is a survey company where you simply register an account and take random surveys pertaining to different products or brands.

When you complete a survey, you receive a certain amount of points and when you’ve amassed 500 or more points — you can cash them out for payments into your PayPal or bank account, or choose to receive a gift card to your favorite retailor.

Branded Survey Process
Branded Surveys Rewards Process

It easy to do and with a Trust Pilot rating of 4 stars, you can be assured that the survey process will be smoothly and efficiently run.

Since all it takes here, is for you to have a computer and an internet connection — this might really be the best side hustle for college students, or anyone else that has a busy lifestyle.


InboxDollars Website

Next, we have InboxDollars.

InboxDollars is similar to Branded Surveys — in that you register for an account and then sign up to do different activities for pay. InboxDollars do have surveys just like Branded Surveys, but one of the more unique things about InboxDollars, is that they also have other activities like playing online games, reading emails, and even online shopping.

How InboxDollars Work
How InboxDollars Works

The variety of activities offered on this site makes this one interesting and worthwhile — and this service also boasts a 4 star rating from Trust Pilot.


Neighbor.com Site

Third, we have Neighbor.com.

This is a site that let’s you rent out spare space you have in your home — to others in your neighborhood. Most common practices here are renting out your spare room or unused storage space in your garage.

How Neighbor Works
3 Step Process for Neighbor.com

Getting started is easy — you simply list your spaces by telling Neighbor.com what room you have available and how much you’d like to charge for them.

Then you review renter requests that come in (including what they want to store and when) and approve them.

And finally, you schedule a move-in time with your new renter.

And that’s it! You’ve utilized empty space in your home, earned some extra money, and helped out a fellow neighbor. Not a bad side hustle if you ask me.

Amazon Trade-In

Amazon Trade-In
Amazon Trade-In Program

Number 4 on the list is taking advantage of the Amazon Trade-In program.

The program allows you to exchange Amazon devices and thousands of other eligible electronics from other manufacturers for an Amazon Gift Card for the assessed value of the trade-ins.

It’s really simple — you identify old electronics you have lying around. Upload and submit them into the Trade-In portal, where they’ll give you an estimated trade in value for your products.

How Amazon Trade In Works
Amazon Trade-In Process

Then, ship your items to Amazon via UPS (for free), or drop it off at an approved Trade-In location within 45 days — and amazon will issue you your gift as soon as it’s received.

It’s a great way to clear any old electronics you may have lying around — in addition to making some extra money.

Door Dash

Door Dasher

And lastly, one of the best ways to earn some fast cash is to become a Door dasher.

Door dashing is one of the simplest ways of starting a side hustle — and the only thing you need to begin, is a car and a valid drivers license.

They make it really easy to get started , with their straightforward onboarding process and when you complete your first dash, they even send you a Dasher Welcome Kit that contains items like a food warming bag, Red Card, hand sanitizer, and mask for dasher safety.

How Door Dash Works
DoorDash’s Earnings Potential

And DoorDash’s payment model is actually pretty well structured as well. Every Dash has a base pay that is calculated by time / distance / and desirability of the order, then there are promos or challenges that allow you to increase your pay for that dash. And of course, there are always tips from the customer as well — which you, the dasher, always keep 100% of.

And what’s really cool about DoorDash payments is that they offer many different methods of getting paid, including weekly deposits, daily cash outs and more.

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And there you have it — if you’re looking for quick side hustles that pay weekly, these are the 5 that I would recommend.

Again, if you’d like to see some other longer term side hustles, or other personal finance content, simply look to the other articles down below, on danielsbrew.com.

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