10 Businesses You Can Do As A Student
Being a student can be fun, but being a broke student can make life so depressing. You have to pay for books and handouts, make photocopies, pay for transportation, accommodation and feeding as well as a whole lot of other expenses. So here are 10 different business opportunities you can start without a lot of upfront expense or time commitment.
You have a passion for writing? All you need is a laptop and a good internet. You can start blogging about interesting topic topics on campus, hot gist and upcoming events. When your blog become popular, you can monetize it in so many ways. Apart from earning, blogging widens your knowledge as a student, you get to read more and learn more.
Can you barb/weave hair as a student? lucky you. All you need is a mirror, comb/clipper, brush, hair cream, etc. you can help plait/barb your fellow student hair and charge them a token for it. You can schedule your work on weekends so it doesn’t clash with classes.
There are two ways in which you can handle tutoring as a student. The first is the online tutoring, where you register with website that hire online tutor. The other way is to search for parents who need home teacher for their kids
4. Branding Business
In recent times, branding and customization business is becoming highly profitable and less stressful. People now brand a lot of stuffs ranging from clothes, bracelets, shoes, bags and so on. All you need to do is to scout around for a reliable designer and printer to get the job done. And then watch out for departmental parties, birthday parties and other celebrations. Once you can get a jobs well done you will become trusted and popular. You will never realize how profitable this business is until you start it. Try it out!
5. Manicure and Pedicure Services
A lot of female students fix their nails especially during weekends. You can offer a home nail fixing service business. You can purchase the basic equipment needed for fixing nails with N3,000 and charge as low as N300 for each service rendered.
6. Freelance writing
In case you don’t know you can make a very good amount of money writing articles, creative contents, and become a freelance Writer. You can find a lot of freelance writing jobs on websites like Freelancer, Odesk, Elance, Fiverr, iwriter and other micro-job websites. You must be a good writer before you can survive here but trust me it will get you good cash.
7. Graphic design
Graphic design is highly profitable now due to the high percentage of people creating new websites. Web designers need graphic designers to help them create banners, logos and other similar materials to use to make their websites beautiful.
8. Used Clothes Business
This is usually known as the Okirika clothes business. It involves buying used clothes and reselling to students. N10,000 can get you started on a small scale okirika clothe business. You should focus on Jeans, shirts, shoes and tops.
It is important to meet people who are already in the business for guidance before you make your purchase. This is to avoid burning your fingers in bad business.
9. Typing and Editing Business
Most students have need to type their assignments, projects and thesis. If you have a personal computer, you can start up a typing business.
How this works is you collect the handwritten assignments and type in the evening, after school. If you lack speed-typing skills, install a typing tutorial software like Mavis Beacon and start practicing.
After typing, you take it to a computer center to print out at N20 per page. You can charge between N50 to N100 per page for each typing job. This gives you a profit margin of between N30 to N80 per page. If you can type 20 pages per day, that gives you 800 – 1,600 daily and 4,800 – 9,600 weekly in extra income.
Is there anything anything else students love doing? Students love to take photographs most especially the newbies. There is also high demands for passport photographs in many higher institutions in Nigeria. The photography business is a very profitable one and all you need is a digital camera, no matter how small it is, to get started.
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