Student Sidelines 

What’s a Sideline?


1. an activity or passion done to earn extra income.

Simply put: Sidelines are part-time activities students ENJOY and are gaining skill at doing that customers want to buy. By joining Student Sidelines as an individual or small group, you will develop a potentially profitable part-time business, crafted from your own curiosity, ingenuity, and applied business management skills. Fun turned profitable!


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RobertHome Furnace Filter Repair Service – My name is Robert.  By nature I’m pretty quiet and even shy.  The idea of starting my own Sideline was pretty petrifying – I grew up in a very reclusive family, and have generally not be a joiner.  I’m a good student in college, majoring in environmental sciences.  I was intrigued from the Sideline List of Possibilities about starting my own home furnace filter repair service:  easy to do, minimal contact with people, environmentally friendly, potentially good money.  And I have time on my hands since school comes easy to me. Read more about it in the Extended Story.




Beater Car Resale – I’m Timmy – my friends call me “Timmy the Greaser”.  I like messing with old cars.  Have been this way for years.  I’m a senior in high school, pretty decent grades to get into a number of schools, and have no idea if I’m going to college, community college, or just getting off the world for a year or two.  Regardless, I decided to start a Sideline by buying and selling beater cars. Ok – so a beater car is a really bad looking car, but the engine is in good shape — its been poorly treated.  I can find beaters on Craigslist and other free places, check their compression, and then have a couple of friends clean up the inside and outside.  Then I turn around and sell a beater car for twice as much as I bought it – knowing the customer is getting a good car because the engine is in good shape. Makes me happy.  And this idea worked, sort of.  Read more in the Extended Story.


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Garage Update Service – I’m Betty, a self-proclaimed neatnik, when it comes to organization.  In walking to school down my alley, I pass house after house with clutter filled garages, that don’t appear to allow them to be used for anything except storing stuff.  I’m small statured but with 1-2 helpers could easily remedy neighbor garage messes in perhaps two to four hours of concentrated work.  So I decided to give it a shot by leaving a 3″x5” card describing my service and me. Read more in the Extended Story.


4 Students


Student Tutoring– We are a group of four students at XX high school, which has a student body of almost 2,000 students.  We all had been student tutors at least one year for an existing student-to-student tutoring service, started by a kid who was two years older, and graduating.   Extended Story.

Jo & Bob


House Sitting and more– I’m Jo. My husband Bob and I are both juniors in college, going full time, and taking part-time jobs. Bob is British and I was born in India; but we are both American citizens. Except for desperation, would have never considered doing a Sideline. I’m in Education and Bob in Forestry so “money-making” as a goal has never been on our radar screen. Extended Story.



Ballerina turned Corporate Entertainer – My name is Kippy.  From age 6 to 16 I increasingly became involved with ballet. Like lots of little girls, the dream of being Clara in a big-city Nutcracker ballet performance loomed as a goal for many of us in the dance classes.   Click here for the Extended Story.

Pursuing a Sideline


Story of a 15 Year Old girl Pursuing a Sideline – As a 15-year old girl, I wanted to make some of my own money, not necessarily to run out and spend it, nor even save it for something special. I just liked the idea of making my own money – Click here for the Extended Story.



 Getting Ideas from Others – Start a Courier Business – My friend Bo [not real name] played football at a top college, graduated, and gravitated to Las Vegas to have fun and make money for a while as a casino table dealer.     Click here to read the Extended Story.



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Is intended to be a Launching Platform for your Sideline.  Our staff experts and the subscriber community are here to help you conceive an idea for a Sideline, estimate costs and revenue, develop a part-time work plan, gain additional management skills, launch a free website, secure a legal entity, and make corrections to your plan.  We are here to help support your approach to co-funding your education and career advancement.


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