25 Small Scale Businesses To Start As A Student.
Today i had come with 25 Small Scale Businesses To Start As A Student, i realized that most of our readers are students, i decided to make a research and come up with this topic, of which i know will be of help to most of our readers. please read keenly as i decipher them one after the other.
Money bag On this page you’ll find all the best ways to make money in your spare time whilst at university based on our own experience. We’ll keep adding new ways to this page so go ahead and bookmark it. And please do share your own ideas in the comments section, And don’t forget to share this with your friends on social media.
However there are so many ways to make money online as a student you are yet to know, this article seeks to inform you on the best legitimate, easy, fast and free ways to make money online, they are completely free. There are no surveys, no scams and no get rich quick schemes in the post.
25 Small Scale Businesses To Start As A Student.
1. Start your own website
Interested in generating passive income? You need a website. It’s THE way to make money while you sleep.
Starting a website with Bluehost takes less than 20 minutes, costs hardly anything and can be done by an 82 year-old. It only takes a bit of plugging on social media to get your first visitors, and there are plenty of ways to monetize your site.
9jaflaver is just one example of a successful website, started at university by Ejump in his university days, which has since grown into a full-time and sizable enterprise, i hope you have heard of 9jaflaver?
2. Review websites & apps for cash
Well it seems like you’re pretty nifty with a web browser, so perhaps it’s time to turn pro and browse websites as a paid and fun job!
Introducing UserTesting.com – a new platform that pays everyday people to review all kinds of websites. Each review takes around 20 minutes and earn you $10 via Paypal.
Simply sign up here, complete a test review and look forward to receiving websites in your inbox.
3. kindle Ebooks
The key to success with eBooks is to create value, and write non-fiction. Simply bundling information you have researched and compiled on a common problem (eg. ‘secrets’ to finding a job) and then presenting it in an easy to digest format (an eBook) justifies someone spending a few quid on it.
Another big tip is to have a great cover designed (browse these) so it stands out, and once your book is live on the Kindle store it’s really important to get some reviews so it shows up higher in results. Encourage readers to leave an honest review at the end of your book.
The best thing about this lucrative idea is that once you’ve invested the time (say 20 hours), you’ll earn a passive income for years to come, this stuff has really pay off many students across the world.
4. Affiliate marketing
a win affiliate If you’ve got a good presence on social media or perhaps you even have a blog or website, you can start bringing in money immediately by promoting all sorts of companies, products, services and offers online.
Sign up as a publisher on the Awin network, check their offers blog or browse the merchant listings to find something you think your friends would be interested in, grab your affiliate link and share it. If someone buys (can be within up to 90 days) using your link you’ll make a nice commission.
To take it a step further, set up a website (read their policies guide) or a topical Facebook page and invite all your friends to join it and post your affiliate offers on there.
5. Become a delivery rider or driver
Got a bicycle, motorbike or car? What about a Smartphone? That’s all you need to make some extra money by delivering food or people whenever you’ve got some spare time.
Sign up to delivery specialist companies like DHL who are always on the hunt for new riders. They allow you total flexibility to work when you want, delivering goods from their office to the customers’ door. You can make a pretty sum of money with this service.
A part-time job is the obvious first choice, opted for by most students looking to supplement their student loan. It provides a pretty steady flow of income and can enable you to gain valuable work experience.
But good jobs are not always easy to find! You can Start by searching for job within your school vicinity, or tell a friend to help you search for a job in nearby place.
7. Sell your notes
If you don’t mind sharing your notes with other students it’s a great way to generate a little extra cash. There are sites out there that you can upload your notes to, along with your price, and then when another student downloads them you get paid.
Most of these sites like Nexus Notes and Stuvia are free for you to list your notes but tend to take a cut of your profit in order to handle the marketing etc so that you don’t have to go out there and promote your notes yourself.
You will most likely have to upload PDFs but it’s worth it for the return and you can submit handwritten notes but you’re likely to make more money if they’re typed up.
8. Sell second-hand course books
One great way to make money is to buy other students’ textbooks at the end of the year, and then sell them just after freshers’ week – when the new intake of students know that they need them!
You can either advertise on campus or list them online very easily on Amazon Marketplace (just bear in mind they take a commission on books sold).
9. Buy and sell domain names
A domain name is just a website address (eg. ‘savethestudent.org’ or ‘mysite.co.uk’) and there are lots of extensions (.com, .net, .co.uk etc).
They cost as little as $0.99 to register with GoDaddy.com yet premium domain names can fetch $1,000s if not millions when sold on. In 2007 VacationRentals.com went for a cool $35m!
Now you’re probably not going to come across anything like that, but you can still turn a quick profit with a bit of searching. The trick is to find available domain names which have some commercial value, snap them up and then list them for sale on a site like Sedo.com.
10. Sell on your education
graduate_student Becoming a tutor to other students is easier than ever. Until recently your market was limited to local face-to-face sessions, but thanks to online tutoring sites you can go global!
in fact this s the commonest, easiest and most profitable way as a student to make cool money within your school environment, i guess you reading this most have attend a tutorial in your school before now, you can set up your tutorial home or you go for private tutoring, if you are capable of doing it perfectly.
11. Selling Audiobooks
Audiobooks are becoming hotter than ebooks daily because people now prefer listening to reading. The best way to sell an Audiobook is to first create an ebook and then convert it to an Audiobook. Popular resources used to convert ebooks to Audiobooks include Audible ACX, etc.
You can also convert to audio-books yourself or hire someone to do it for you. Popular Audio-book selling platforms are amazon, You-Tube and Facebook
12. Develop and Sell Mobile Apps
Creating and selling apps, especially mobile apps is a great way to make money legitimately online. The good part is that you don’t have to be a programmer to go into the apps business. If you are not an app developer, you can contract a good app developer to design and create your app.
It might be quite costly if you are not a programmer but it is a good investment if you plan well. Make sure you get a lawyer to draft all agreements and get your developer to sign before giving out your app idea to avoid theft of your idea you can make money with apps through in-app adverts, in-app purchases and by selling the app.
13. Work On Freelance websites
Freelance websites are one of the best free and easy legitimate ways to make money online, there are freelance jobs in many professions and some of the most popular are graphic design, search engine optimization (SEO) , social media marketing, web design and development, translation, etc.
Popular freelance websites include Fiverr where you can get gigs(jobs) which pay $5 or higher depending on your level and rating. Others include Freelancer, Upwork, Elance, Odesk, etc. Making it big on freelance platforms is not so easy but is basically free as you hardly need any investment to do jobs, all you need is your expertise.
14. Email Marketing
Email marketing works well when you have a blog or website with loyal readers. You stand to earn a lot by sending marketing emails to your subscribers, most of the time these emails convert to leads and then to sales of your product.
However you have to do it properly if you want positive results as wrong and spammy email marketing can backfire causing you to lose the trust and patronage of your clients.
15. Sell On Ebay
Ebay is one of the best online platforms to make money selling goods and is especially good because of its auction process which enables you get the best deal for your goods. Selling on Ebay is free but the platform has become saturated and so it takes extra effort to sell you items.
If you do your homework and are able to become an eBay Power seller, you can make thousands and even hundreds of thousands of dollars yearly. Just like all legit money making methods, it requires hardwork, patience and dedication.
16.Use AirBnB To Rent Out Your Rooms
If you have extra rooms in your house or you have extra space in your school environment which are unoccupied, why not make money with them? AirBB is the world’s leadg platform for renting out your house or just rooms in your house to travelers for a short period. You stand to earn thousands of dollars monthly if you live in a location with lots of tourists.
It is one of the best legitimate free, fast and easy ways to make money online but you need to get good reviews before you start making big bucks so be very hospitable to your tenants and watch your bank account fatten.
17. Sell Photos On The Internet
There are websites which are willing to pay you for nice photos shot by you, some popular photograph buying websites include Shutterstock and iStockPhoto. You don’t even need to be a professional photographer to take pictures which can attract good prices, all you need is creativity, research and persistence.
As with other popular easy, fast and free ways to make money online, there is very high completion in the photograph sales online industry but with patience, you can get to the very top.
18. Become an Uber Driver
Online taxi services have become so popular in Nigeria and hence the demand for drivers has increased. You can become a driver for online taxi platforms such as Uber, Taxify.com, Lyft.com, etc. Once you have a clean vehicle which is qualified for their service and pass other tests, you can use your vehicle to make extra cash by using these platforms. .
To be successful in your online taxi driving career, treat your clients well so that you can get good reviews and hence get more clients.
19. Sell On Etsy
Etsy is an online marketplace for art, crafts and hand made goods and allows sellers display and sell their products on the website. If you do hand crafts, Etsy is a perfect place to sell your goods. To sell on Etsy, you need to register on the platform and set up your Etsy shop, list your products and give them captivating descriptions.
Etsy charges a small fee for product listing and also charges transaction fees on sales, with Etsy you get access to millions of customers thereby giving you a wider reach than having just your own online shopping website.
20. Build Your Own E-commerce Website
You can sell on big ecommerce platforms such as Amazon, Etsy, Ebay, Alibaba, Alexpress and others and still have your own online shopping website where your products are listed and sold. You will incur some costs from website development and marketing but if you do it right, you should see a nice return on investment.
You can build your e-commerce website with online platforms such as Shopify, . These websites enable you build a shopping website online without the stress of developing a website from the scratch. You can build an online shopping website very quickly and start selling your products within minutes.
21. Answering Questions online
There are websites which pay you to answer professional and technical questions in your field of expertise. Popular websites which pay people to answer questions include Chacha.com, JustAnswer, LivePerson.com, etc.
These websites usually pay you to provide the right answers to their clients questions through phone calls or text messages. It might not make you millions but it will put a little extra money in your pocket.
22. make YouTube Videos
YouTube has Pay-Per-View and Pay-Per-Click advertising systems which enable YouTube publishers earn money by uploading original videos. Once you register and get approved for the YouTube Partner program, every view and click of adverts on your video puts money in your pocket.
If you have viral/very popular videos on the platform, you can make hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars yearly from YouTube, there are many YouTube millionaires all over the world, some of them are barely 18 years old!
23. Work As A Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants are one of the oldest legitimate free ways to make money online, in fact there are people who work full time as Virtual assistants and are able to pay their bills and save from the income.
Popular virtual assistant jobs include writing, proofreading, transcription, etc. Some of the most popular websites for virtual assistant jobs are Odesk.com, Upwork.com and Elance.com. To be an excellent virtual assistant, you must have a good knowledge of Office applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
24. Article Writing
If you have good writing skills, you can work as a freelance or full time paid article writer online, there are tons of individuals and companies willing to hire good article writers and most pay per article. Experienced article writers can make up to $100 and even more per article.
There are also websites which pay you per article they accept. Popular article writing websites include Listverse, Toptenz, etc.
25. Website Design & Development
Website designers and developers have become very sought after as companies and individuals seek to put their business online and maintain them. Web design is relatively easy to learn although it requires a lot of patience and hard-work. Web designers are paid well with some raking in hundreds of thousands monthly.
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