15 Ways to Make Money as a Student are listed and explicated in this article. Go through them and discover where your interest lies.
- Start a Blog
- Content Writing
- Editing and Proofreading
- Take Paid Online Surveys
- Testing Websites
- Online Registration
- Write and Publish a Book
- Earn Commission through Affiliate Marketing
- Events Planning
- Virtual Assistant
As a student, you do not need to lack money if you know your way around. There are dozens of gigs you can do on the side to provide you with a continuous stream of income to take care of your daily needs.
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In this article, we are going to discuss in detail at least 15 ways to make money as a student. We hope you find some of these proven ways helpful and implement them.
1. Start a Blog
One of the easiest and most assured ways of making money as a student is to start a blog. These days, you can easily create a blog using WordPress or any other platform and write on any interesting topic under the sun.
You could choose any of the blog niches to write about: fashion, travel, food, games, news, nature, photography, beauty tips, social awareness, education, technology, how-to, celebrities, comedy, and so on.
The list of niches to delve into is inexhaustible and one could make a lot of money if you take active steps to monetize your blog. Some of the ways to monetize your blog are as follows:
- Information marketing
- Writing and selling eBooks
- Creating an online store and revolving your blog around products
- Affiliate marketing
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2. Content Writing
This is another way students can make money. There are literally thousands of websites on the internet in need of writers and content producers for their websites.
If you are good at writing professionally, you could use your creative skills to write for blogs and websites, and make a lot of money while at it.
This encompasses a whole lot of skills that you can deploy and put to use. They range from freelance writing (mentioned above), coding, web design/setup, graphic design, SEO/marketing work, and social media management.
If you are interested in any of these freelancing areas, there are a number of freelance job boards and websites you can check online and register with. They include:
Since you probably spend endless hours each day in the classroom, you probably have a lot to teach others. Why don’t you then consider imparting some of that knowledge to others? Teaching (or tutoring) is one of the areas you can consider as a student who wishes to make a little amount of income.
You can start by teaching primary school children after school hours, organizing jamb preparatory classes, or even taking WAEC students in evening classes. Whichever you decide to go for, tutoring can actually pay your bills if you put your mind to it.
5. Editing and Proofreading
If you are good with your grammar, then you could consider taking up editing and proofreading jobs from publishing houses scattered all around your university campus (or even those online).
Publishers are always in constant demand of editors and proofreaders who can help go through their clients’ work, often for good fees. So, if you are good at English grammar as earlier pointed out, then you need to consider this line of the gig too.
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For those with great language skills, a job as a transcriber can come in handy. Often, you are asked to transcribe a text from one language to another or from speech to text.
If you are good at what you do, you could be earning a considerable amount of income that would take care of your bills even as a student.
7. Take Paid Online Surveys
In recent years, with deeper internet access penetration and the proliferation of companies’ online presence, online surveys have become a veritable tool in determining and gauging consumer satisfaction by companies.
You can sign up for companies and take part in their online surveys where you get paid for voicing your opinion on their products. This is one of the ways you can make money as a student.
8. Testing Websites
This is another way of making money even as a student. As a website tester, you are mandated to visit websites and conduct simple tests like checking how fast (or slow) the sites are, as well as other tests. Depending on your experience, demography, and interests, you can earn handsomely from being a website tester.
9. Online Registration
This is arguably one of the most lucrative means students now engage to make money while on campus.
All you need is a computer, printer, and internet connection, and you are good to go. Get a shed somewhere on campus and assist students to do a myriad of online registrations ranging from course registration, NYSC registration, fee payment registration, online job applications and so much more.
You could make a lot of money each day if you are sociable enough and are good at the job to attract a lot of customers.
10. Write and Publish a Book
Students are naturally creative and all that creativity can be channeled into writing a book for publication. If you do not have money to publish it in paperback, you can create an eBook and sell it online or on your blog if you own one. The potentials are limitless.
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11. Earn Commission through Affiliate Marketing
You could also earn a considerable amount of money through the sales of products in online stores. This usually works better if you have a large online following, where you simply post links to products on your page, and once a potential clicks through the link to make an actual purchase, you get a commission of around 8-10% of the product.
In this age, being able to pen down the perfect marketing sales pitch could be the difference between whether the product sells or not.
Thus, companies are constantly on the lookout for good and creative copywriters who are able to project their products and services in the best possible light. Learn how to be a good copywriter and the sky would be your limit in terms of how much you could make.
This is another business opportunity students can tap into and make lots of money while still in school. Basically, it involves serving as a middleman between manufacturers and buyers.
What this means is that you order products from manufacturers in bulk at company price, sell them at your own price to buyers and keep the profit. You do not necessarily need to warehouse the products as they can be with the manufacturer until when you have buyers.
Once the buyers are available, you can then order for the goods to be shipped to them directly from the manufacturer. All these without you leaving the comfort of your reading table or hostel room.
14. Events Planning
Students make connections and network with fellow students a great deal. This can be turned into an advantage if you are the sociable type.
If you are good at event planning, you can use your creative and organizational skills to good by planning events and parties for others for a fee, of course.
Often, people that want to throw parties or have events do not have the skills or time to engage in the work of planning. You can take the work off them and help them organize their parties and get paid for it.
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15. Virtual Assistant
You could help yourself and earn some income as a student if you apply to companies online as a virtual assistant. Your job description will include reading and responding to emails, fixing schedules, and in some cases, taking up customer service support roles. This will involve you having a working laptop/desktop and an internet connection.
So there you are. We have taken steps to list and discuss at least 15 ways you can make money even as a student. We hope you grab these opportunities and do not allow your being a student to equate you’re being broke.