Today’s business talk would dive into the 7 top savvy ways to make money as a college student. Being a university fresher a few years ago, I never wanted to bother my parents about everything, so I decided that I will engage myself in some side hustle that is legit, so as to help me pay some of my bills in school since the economy is not student-friendly.
I proposed to set up a tutoring class for those in the lower class level. I would get paid to do this tutoring work on my school off days. When other students saw that this idea was really working for me, they also joined in as well. Making money as a student doesn’t have to be a far-fetched mission. Just look around you and you would find it.
1. YOU CAN MAKE MONEY AS A COLLEGE STUDENT SELLING SMALL CHOPS
Students are always hungry and seem to have disposable cash to spend on fast edibles. Small chops such as Peanuts, sweets, candies, and cupcakes might be an ideal business to explore.
A colleague of mine that I advised to start this type of business during my college days, did so well for herself that she ended up paying part of her school fees from the money generated from this business.
2. AS A COLLEGE STUDENT YOU CAN MAKE MONEY FROM SELLING STATIONARY
Selling stationery items such as pens, pencils, drawing paper, scrape sheets for tests is another lucrative business to venture into while on campus.
All students use a pen, so having a cup filled with pens for sale won’t be a bad idea. It doesn’t waste and it doesn’t get spoilt. All you just need to do is make an advert in the class, by telling your coursemate about what you sell so they can patronize you.
If 20-35 students buy pens from you daily, you are sure on your way to making some good daily profit, add that up to a month. Bingo!
3. COLLEGE STUDENTS CAN MAKE MONEY SELLING SOAPS AND DISINFECTANTS
Soap and disinfectant production is another business to try on campus. The majority of students use soap and disinfectant in their various lodges.
This business is highly profitable, remember to consider the student rates and offer discounts. Students would also patronize you when they realize that your soap is good and foamy.
Marketing here would be mostly based on word of mouth and self-advertising. Consider going into the student hostels, room to room, or offices to sell and drop a word about your products.
4. HAIR CARE SERVICES CAN BE OFFERRED BY COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR MONEY
Offering hair care services for all, around the school vicinity is another strategy in making money as a student. Of course, you need to be skillful with this for you to be able to make money out of it.
On the other hand, you might not be fully around due to classes, but you can as well employ someone who can help you handle it while you’re busy with your classes.
5. YOU CAN MAKE MONEY AS A COLLEGE STUDENT FROM LAUNDRY SERVICES
Laundry is another lucrative business to try out as a student. As laundry personnel, you can approach your lecturers and tell them about your services.
Do you know that many wealthy students on campus don’t have time to do their laundry themselves? You can find such students who can not wash their clothes and tell them about your services. Most importantly, be good at what you do.
6. COLLEGE STUDENTS CAN BE FITNESS INSTRUCTORS
Many students are getting into this fitness thing and looking to get a flat tummy, big hips, slim waist, six-packs. They are also willing to pay a fitness instructor to get what they want.
All you need to do is get some training as a fitness instructor during your part-time, and then you can make some cool cash from helping people stay fit.
7. SELLING OF CLOTHES CAN BRING A GOOD CASH INFLOW FOR STUDENTS
The selling of clothes is the most common business on campus, mostly among ladies, it’s also another lucrative business that yields profits, why? Because, all students, as well as lecturers, put on clothes.
As a student, who wants to venture into this direction of the business. Make sure you do your market research and monitor what type of wear the students like and are willing to spend cash on.
In conclusion, don’t let anyone talk you out of starting a business in your school no matter how little the business might be. Little by little a little adds up to the big result.
Most importantly, our economy now doesn’t really rely on certificates, rather on how innovative you are. Don’t forget to start up a business today and don’t feel shy in starting it because those people you’re shy or won’t pay your bills when you’re in need.
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