This somewhat depends on when you can/want to work as some jobs will only be open to people looking to work full time. But where can you work?
This involves going outside and finding a job, whether it’s the local pizza place, a bar, a shop or supermarket, or emptying trash cans – you get someone to employ you. One thing to think about is how many hours you’re doing and how flexible the company is when it comes to changing those hours – so if you have a week day free and you work it during term time, then have an exam on that day at the end of term are they going to let you change your hours? If you’re planning on working part-time during term-time you might also want to ask if they’ll consider employing you full-time in the summer, or if you’ll be too far away over the summer if they will re-employ you when you return.
These are sometimes considered to be the “cushy” jobs, depending on your college (or the college you work for if you choose another), you might be offered a lot of flexibility with working hours and better pay. Some jobs are also relatively easy, sometimes as a computer lab monitor you might just be able to sit there and get on with your own work and simply fill up the printer tray with paper when someone asks. If you get a job like this though beware you might well be asked to work more during the exam period (to cover longer opening hours), and if you have a “do nothing” job then you could find yourself incredibly busy – in the case of the computer lab monitor people will lose their files and need help finding/retrieving them, you’ll find people who haven’t used the computer system before but suddenly need a crash tutorial, etc.
Believe it or not it is possible to make money on the internet – depending on your work it might not be a steady pay cheque like the other two options, but often it’s a lot more flexible meaning you can make more money at the start of term when you have more free time and scale it back when you’re busier. Some good places to work could include fiverr.com, elance.com, and article writing websites. The key here is to be wary of scams where you do a lot of work and don’t get paid, or are paid a pittance. If you’re unsure about a site, then google it – and if it seems too good to be true then it probably is.