Local startups help college students earn extra cash

Are you a struggling college student who is on a ramen noodles diet? Did you spend a huge chunk of change on this semester’s textbooks? Have your parents put you on a strict budget? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then these local startups can help you earn extra cash during college!
Pet Lovers
Rover Banner with PictureFor the dog lover, friendly furry friends need some attention and love while their owner is away. Rover.com has opportunities to be a pet sitter. When you sign up, a consultant will conduct a home inspection, in-person interviews, and 3rd party verification to instill confidence in pet owners and ensures that their pup is treated with the utmost care. Rent out your pup-loving skills!
PetSitnStay.com_LogoLizards, parrots, and ferrets need sitters too. Local startup PetSitNStay, is looking for friendly people to help care for exotic animals while their owners are away. They also need regular domestic animal pet sitters. Sitters are rated on their quality and the owner needs to set up meet and greets with their potential sitter candidate. Under their program, sitters can only board up to three pets at a time, and they can watch a pet at their home or yours. 
Calling all foodies
In House Cooks
InHouseCooks-1Have you ever received a compliment on a dish that you took to your neighborhood potluck? If so, why not earn some extra money cooking your favorite cuisines? Local startup In House Cooks is an online culinary marketplace that matches local cooks with clients looking for home-cooked meals. Get paid to chop, dice, and mix together ingredients that turn into delectable delights.
Drive people around
Ruby Ride
Ruby ride logoIf you don’t mind driving around all day and getting people from point A to B, then Ruby Ride is for you. Local startup Ruby Ride is a subscription-based, private fleet, ride sharing service that operates in Central Phoenix, with expansion plans to other parts of metropolitan Phoenix in the works. With a clean driving record, a desire to help chauffeur customers around town, and extra time on your hands, you can earn cash!
Read more about local startups at AZ Tech Beat