Hosting Trivia is the Perfect Gig for College Students

If you are a college student, there are three universal truths that you’re likely aware of: sleep is a precious commodity, ramen noodles are an important part of a balanced diet, and every penny of your budget counts.  

While finding a part-time job is a necessary measure to keep afloat, positions available to students are often low-paying, offer little experience translating to long-term career goals, provide no flexibility, and are, to put it in layman’s terms, boring.

But don’t worry, there is a perfect part-time job that solves for all of the above problems – hosting Trivia Nights! Starting a side-hustle as a trivia host gives you the opportunity to make some serious cash, and to have fun doing it. 

Still not convinced? Here are five reasons trivia hosting could be the perfect gig for you.

1. It’s a serious money-maker.

Making ends meet with a minimum wage, part-time job often feels like a feat that’s nothing short of a miracle.  Now, let’s contrast that with the money you can make hosting Trivia Nights.  

Trivia hosts can charge between $100-$200 per show to host a weekly bar trivia, meaning you could earn the same amount in one evening that it takes a full week to earn at other part-time jobs.  Host multiple nights a week, or offer private events on the weekends and you can increase your income exponentially. 

Welcome to Finance 101!

2. It looks on a resume.

Running a trivia hosting gig is an impressive addition to your resume and an excellent talking point for future job interviews.  Hosting trivia develops skills that translate well to any position, which is a great way to help you stand out from your peers in an increasingly competitive job market.

In other words, you can make a ton of money now, and set yourself up for the long game!

3. It has the flexibility to become what you make it.

Maybe you’re just looking to make enough money to occasionally upgrade to a meal that’s not made in a microwave.  If that’s the case, you can aim to host one night a week to accomplish your goal. 

On the other hand, if you’d like to start paying more towards your tuition to keep the student loans at bay, you can pick up more hosting gigs. Host every night of the week if you want! You could be making $55,000 – $75,000 a year!

Is “be your own boss” too cliche? Oh well, it’s a cliche for a reason, right?

"Host every night of the week if you want and you could end up making $55,000 - $75,000 a year!"

4. There are resources available to make hosting simple.

There’s no way around it, writing a good trivia question is tricky. It has to be difficult but not impossible. It has to be accurate, but interesting.  It has to feel like a game, but not a gimme. Writing a full show worth of these questions can take an entire day of work.

But don’t worry, this is where we come in! Last Call Trivia Flex allows you to generate a trivia show in a matter of minutes, using questions written (and fact checked) by professionals.

Let Flex do the work so you can focus on the fun part – being entertaining! Find out how the show builder works.

5. It’s FUN!

What do filing billing invoices, folding t-shirts, and making sandwiches all have in common?  At least two things: they are all jobs you could get to pay for your textbooks and they are all excruciatingly boring.  

Hosting trivia is a fun way to make money, plain and simple.  

And there aren’t a whole lot of jobs that offer the priceless perk of being inherently entertaining. In fact, it might just be the best job in the world.  

Unless you can be Batman, then always be Batman.

"Hosting trivia is a fun way to make money, plain and simple."

So there you have it, the definitive solution for all of your part-time gig woes.  Now that you have the reasons why, and the resources to help, the only step left is to get started. After all, the pursuit of tuition money is anything but trivial.

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