College Student Advice

What Do I Need To Know/Learn To Make Money on the side?

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College Student Advice

Posted 23 July 2009 - 03:29 PM

Just a basic overview... Im about to start my Junior Year here at Florida State University...
ive already taken:
Programming I ( C++ )
Object Oriented Programming ( C++ )
and an Intro to UNIX Class

I wanted to know what other skills/ languages do I need to learn to make get a local part-time or do quick projects to make little easy money? if other College Student is doing it?
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Re: College Student Advice

Posted 23 July 2009 - 03:36 PM

View Postthacoolest, on 23 Jul, 2009 - 02:29 PM, said:

Just a basic overview... Im about to start my Junior Year here at Florida State University...
ive already taken:
Programming I ( C++ )
Object Oriented Programming ( C++ )
and an Intro to UNIX Class

I wanted to know what other skills/ languages do I need to learn to make get a local part-time or do quick projects to make little easy money? if other College Student is doing it?


I think you need a degree to get a programming job.
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 03:46 PM

View Poste_barroga, on 23 Jul, 2009 - 02:36 PM, said:

View Postthacoolest, on 23 Jul, 2009 - 02:29 PM, said:

Just a basic overview... Im about to start my Junior Year here at Florida State University...
ive already taken:
Programming I ( C++ )
Object Oriented Programming ( C++ )
and an Intro to UNIX Class

I wanted to know what other skills/ languages do I need to learn to make get a local part-time or do quick projects to make little easy money? if other College Student is doing it?


I think you need a degree to get a programming job.


not really a job.. but sort of like a gig... for example a rentacoder(dot)com job or something... or Craigslist Gig
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Re: College Student Advice

Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:17 PM

Maybe look into getting some jobs doing basic web pages for people. Art students would be a good place to start. I did that in college for extra money. A lot of art students are looking for their own sites to put up their art work, but don't know how to do it.

Make a couple people some decent sites, next thing you know you'll have people asking you to do sites for them like crazy :)

Just make sure you do a good job
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 03:55 AM

Those C++ courses will start from the basics and you'll just be doing console applications so I doubt you could get projects from freelancing sites with just that knowledge.

As jjsaw5, web development would be the place to start: Everyone needs websites nowadays. Offer your services to small companies which don't have webpages or just visiting the companies existing webpage takes you back to the end of the 90's with all the green/yellow marquee text scrolling across the street looking damn ugly.

But after you have taken a programming course which teaches you how to do simple GUI applications it shouldn't be hard to find small projects from freelancing sites.
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Re: College Student Advice

Posted 24 July 2009 - 04:31 AM

View Postjanne_panne, on 24 Jul, 2009 - 06:55 AM, said:

As jjsaw5, web development would be the place to start: Everyone needs websites nowadays. Offer your services to small companies which don't have webpages or just visiting the companies existing webpage takes you back to the end of the 90's with all the green/yellow marquee text scrolling across the street looking damn ugly.

Thirded - if you can do web design (and it's not awfully hard to do) it's a good way to do some freelancing on the side and make some extra money.
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:38 AM

Prostitution
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:45 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 25 Jul, 2009 - 10:38 AM, said:

Prostitution



Want to know something scary? I saw that you were the last to post and I looked at the title and read: "...how to make money on the side" and I said "prostitution" out loud. Then I clicked. :lol:
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 12:54 PM

Great minds think alike ;)
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 06:37 AM

But there is a problem with prostitution too:

IT student = ugly nerd = low prices

Well, not a problem but means that you have to work harder. And with harder I mean... yeah...
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 10:31 AM

Most schools have some kind of tutoring program (you get paid).
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 07:12 AM

View Postjanne_panne, on 26 Jul, 2009 - 05:37 AM, said:

But there is a problem with prostitution too:

IT student = ugly nerd = low prices

Well, not a problem but means that you have to work harder. And with harder I mean... yeah...



I'm not ugly...
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 07:14 AM

View Postjanne_panne, on 26 Jul, 2009 - 09:37 AM, said:

But there is a problem with prostitution too:

IT student = ugly nerd = low prices

Well, not a problem but means that you have to work harder. And with harder I mean... yeah...


Woohoo, wrong place to call nerds ugly.
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 07:22 PM

What Programming Languages are used for Building Most Websites... HTML ??? or PHP, or CSS..not sure what those languages are for but...

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 08:04 PM

View Postthacoolest, on 29 Jul, 2009 - 09:22 PM, said:

What Programming Languages are used for Building Most Websites... HTML ??? or PHP, or CSS..not sure what those languages are for but...

HTML and CSS are markup, they generally just let you define a document (ie. a webpage).

In a nutshell PHP is a language that generates HTML (so your website can be interactive).
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