6 Extra Income Tips for Students
As students, surviving on campus may be tedious and tasking. However, with creativity, there are a whole lot of things that students can engage in to make money and create a decent life for themselves while studying.
Nowadays, the standard of education and living are seriously nose-diving, students would have to think out of the box to make money while they are studying. One of such ways is to remain positive and find ways of augmenting their pocket money. This can only be achieved by carrying out feasibility studies on what they can easily sell on the campus or their environments.
Here are five things students can lay their hands on to make extra money:
1. POS Business
Gone are the days when students depend on their parents to provide all their needs, especially now when there is inflation. A trial of Point-of-Sale business will enable students make extra money from charges on every withdrawal. Some of the students that engage in this are always seen as ‘kings’ and ‘queen’ on the campuses with their standard of living different from others who depend on the allowances given to them by their parents.
2. Part-time job
Many students take up part-time jobs to earn some extra money. Some options include working as a tutor, a server at a restaurant, or a retail salesperson. Other can also enroll as holiday teachers to get some money before the resumption of their schools.
If you have a particular skill, such as writing, proofreading, coding, or graphic design, you can offer your services as a freelancer. Websites like Upwork and Freelancer can help you find gigs. Not only that, there are many media houses that are looking for correspondents in some of these schools. So, serving as campus correspondents will be of help for those who can write.
4. Selling products or services
Do you have a hobby or talent that you could turn into a business? Consider selling handmade crafts, baked goods, or offering your services as a photographer or musician. Even engaging in marketing by selling some online products will benefit those who believe they have that capacity.
5. Renting out your stuff
If you have a car, bike, or other equipment that you aren’t using all the time, you can rent it out to other people through your customized websites.
6. Participating in paid surveys and focus groups
Websites like Swagbucks and Survey Junkie allow you to earn money by answering questions and participating in focus groups. There is nothing stopping any student from Nigeria in or any other country from participating in such group.
Remember, starting a business begins from having that conviction that you will succeed in it. Also, have it at the back of your mind that a journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step. So, all you need to do is to follow your area of interest and ability, and be cautious when starting a business.
Now, which one of the business ideas mentioned above are you willing to explore now?
Let me hear you in the comment section right now.