How to make money on the side as a student in Netherlands
Being a student is hard, however, being a BROKE student is even worse!
Do not fret! In this article, we have compiled a bunch of suitable jobs for students available in the Netherlands, that you could squeeze in between your partying! (And lectures... and assignments too... of course!)
1. Food Delivery platforms
"If you like to ride a bicycle and meet people, this is the perfect job for you."
Average pay: €10/hr
Among the many delivery jobs available in the Netherlands, are apps like Thuisbezorgd and Uber Eats These jobs are convenient because they allow you to schedule your working hours around your other increased responsibilities. These are very active jobs, which means that you will be out and about most of the time, cycling or walking and meeting new people. They require someone willing to embark on new adventures with each delivery, while also learning about their city!
"Quick, easy, and accessible side hustles!"
Average pay: Pick your budget. Market-best prices
The NearOnes app is an excellent tool for students looking for one-time or recurring jobs in the Netherlands.
We all require odd jobs done from time to time but are unable to complete them on our own. NearOnes responds by coordinating a community of helpers! Users can use the app to add quick tasks they need help with, such as walking their pet, grocery shopping, or even cleaning, to which you can apply for instantly. NearOnes offers options close to your location, as well as the opportunity to meet new people and receive reviews on your work. These types of jobs are ideal for students because they are quick and easy to access, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You never know what kind of job is out there for you: Download the app here and find out!
3. Online Surveys
"Work from home, a boring lecture, or whenever you find the time!"
Average pay: Depending on website and amount of surveys available/completed
With a simple Google search, you can find thousands upon thousands of Survey websites, which can be local or national, however, larger websites will also have an international community. Websites like these require users to complete structured questionnaires in exchange for points that can be withdrawn in the form of cash or, in some cases, even gift cards.The length and format of these surveys, as well as the amount of money earned, can vary; however, the versatility and sporadic availability make them the ideal passive hustle for a student!
Pro tips! - Before you decide to sign up for a survey website make sure to check reviews, comments, and ratings from other users to determine whether the website is the right match for you!
4. Part-time jobs
"The classic option!"
Average pay: €6-16/hour depending on the type of job and experience level.
There are plenty of jobs available for students in the Netherlands, such as working in supermarkets, as a waiter/waitress, or even as a helper at events.
Apart from earning money on the side, these types of jobs are great to have as a bonus on your future CV as they can demonstrate to your future employer that you have experience working in punctual environments that require time management and organizational skills that can be applied in any context. These jobs will usually have a team of young people like you, making the working experience more enjoyable.
As a disadvantage, having a part-time job involves more responsibility and a fixed known schedule- but with a little foresight and planning, you should be able to find something that fits your skill set, budget, and schedule!
Pro tip! Customize your CV for each job application and include a motivational letter that represents you as the best candidate for the job!
"It's University, but put in practice!"
Average pay: €100-500 per month or more
Internships or "Stages" like part-time jobs, are beneficial because they help develop professional aptitude, strengthen personal character, and open more doors to opportunity. By investing in internships, you will provide yourself with the broadest range of opportunities when looking for and applying for jobs after college. Companies are always looking for new candidates to take under their wing, so in addition to earning some extra cash, you will gain valuable work experience in your chosen career path. Internships can provide a student with multiple connections and opportunities to advance in their chosen field.