Wednesday, September 13, 2017

11 Helpful Tips For Making Money As A Student

There is a lot of things students can do to earn an income while actively working to garner their degree qualifications. Here are the 11 helpful tips for making money as a student.

  • Create a YouTube Channel

If you’re not camera shy, you can also make money by creating a YouTube channel where you talk about your area of expertise. It might be repairing cars, reviewing video games, or talking about makeup.

You’ll need a good camera and probably some light kit to do some of your videos, but those are usually the only expenses you need to get started..

  • Graphic Design

You can also make money in online graphic design by connecting with clients around the globe. A few places to start designing are Fiver, UpWork, or Café Press. Or, you can contact local businesses.

Another great place to start out with your graphic design chops is 99designs. It’s probably the most popular graphic design focused site.

  • Design Websites

In addition to designing logos and web graphics, you can also make money designing custom websites for businesses and blogs looking to create their own unique brand. If you want to get started quickly in this market, you can start a profile over on UpWork and start bidding on projects.

  • Website Management

A natural stepping stone for designing websites is website management for these same clients. You can ensure their websites remain secure with the latest plugin updates and backing up their websites in case their information is accidentally deleted.

This type of work is for someone who knows what they are doing and are process oriented. iMark Interactive provides this type of service for WordPress bloggers and is very highly rated.

  • Become a Virtual Assistant

Maybe you don’t want to create original content but want to manage other people’s content instead. Many blog and website owners are looking for virtual assistants to answer emails, share on social media, or even manage a blog by scheduling posts and podcasts.

This course will show you exactly how to setup a functional VA business in 30 days and you can start earning money.

  • Do Freelance Writing For Blogs or Businesses
If you’re good at writing, you can consider doing freelance writing for blogs as one way of earning an income as a student. Aside blogs, many businesses are looking for freelance writers to help them meet their writing and content creation needs, so you can take advantage of this and apply for freelance jobs with these businesses.

  • Real Estate/House Agent

As a student, if you are conversant with your locality, you can use your free time to search for accommodation for freshers and fellow students in your school environment, charging them a commissions/agents fee for your service.

  • Sell Your Skills

Whatever skill you have, offer it as a service to people at a cost. If you are good at cooking, considering providing catering services to those in need of it at a reasonable cost. If you are good at sewing, considering making clothes for people at a cost. If you’re good at phone or computer repairs and maintenance, also consider providing this service to people at a cost. You only need to ensure that you market your skills well, and put yourself out there so people can see what you have to offer. You can also sell your services on online sites like Fiverr, Jumia Food etc.

  • Consider Doing Online Design Work

For students who consider themselves artists, have a knack for graphic design and are really good with Coreldraw, Photoshop or other graphic design software, doing online design work, like making small graphics for advertisements and full site redesigns for websites and businesses, can be a great way to earn an income. Students can also consider entering design competitions that offer monetary awards for winners, and stand a chance to get paid a good amount of money if they win.

  • Consider Becoming a Voice-Over Artist

Doing voice-over work for production companies and advertising agencies is another great way to earn an income as a student. If you have a great voice and some broadcasting talent, you can apply for voice-over opportunities and get paid doing voice-over work for people and businesses.

  • Do Printing Jobs

Considering the fact that students, especially university students, do a lot of printing work, you can set up a mini-printing business with an easily affordable deskjet printer whose inks can be easily refilled, and start printing for students at your own rates. You can set up this business close to any student’s hostel or even from your room, and be on your way to making some side income as a student.

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