If there is one thing most college students will agree on it is that textbooks are very expensive. Depending on the class, some textbooks can set the average college student back a few hundred dollars. When you are working a minimum wage job to support yourself while you obtain your education, the cost of textbooks can seem down right scary. However, there are a couple of ways you can earn your college textbooks online for absolutely free.
When you are searching for textbooks you should look no further than Amazon. When you purchase your textbooks on Amazon you can save up to 90% of your books original retail value. For example one of my textbooks for my college Philosophy class costs $95 through my school’s book store. However, if I purchase this book through Amazon I have found it as low as $20. You may be thinking, “well that is fine but you said I could get my textbooks for free?” Don’t worry, now I’m going to tell you how you get your college textbooks absolutely free.
There are a couple of website’s that I use on a daily basis to earn free Amazon gift certificates. I then take these gift certificates and use them to purchase the textbooks I need for my college classes.
The first website I am going to tell you about is Amazon Mturk. Amazon Mturk is a website that allows you to complete tasks for others in exchange for small amounts of pay. Here are some examples of jobs you can complete at Amazon Mturk.
1. Evaluate a Short Phrase
2. Tell us if any of these photos are offensive
3. Tell us what category these products belong in
These simple tasks usually pay around 0.2 to 0.10 each. Don’t let the small amount of pay alarm you. These simple tasks take seconds to do and I usually can plow through $10 worth of these in an hour. There are also tasks that take a little more time and commitment such as writing articles for people’s websites or blogs. While more time consuming, these can pay anywhere from $5-$10 each.
The next site you can use to earn free Amazon Gift certificates towards your college textbooks is Swagbucks. Swagbucks is an online search engine that rewards its users for using its service. What do all college students have in common besides finding a way to pay for overpriced textbooks? You got it right, research papers. When you are completing your college research papers use Swagbucks simple search engine to find your research information. In return you will receive rewards that can be exchanged for free Amazon gift cards.
As you work towards your college degree you need to enjoy your experience. Do not worry about how you will pay for your textbooks any longer. Use the advice I have given you here to earn your college textbooks for absolutely free.