I know how terrible it is to be in school without money. Always calling home for money and sometimes you do get a late response.
The solution is to start a business and make money while in school.
Starting a business?
Yes. Starting a business but not any kind of business. A business that will give you time to face your studies while you do the business.
So in this post, you will learn the different businesses you can do in school and make money.
Without wasting time, let’s dive into it.
How Do You Come Up With a Business Idea
First, carry out research both online and offline to know what people need. Think of a problem that people want a solution to and how you can solve it for them. It starts with a Google search.
Second, ask yourself this simple question: if I’m asked to create something that would make people’s lives better, safe, or easier- what would I create?
Third, what am I good at or love to do?
The above question will help you come up with a business to do in school.
Businesses You Can Do As a Student
1. Graphic design
Businesses, individuals need a graphic design to market one or two products or services.
Nowadays, you don’t have to go through the stages of mastering graphics with Photoshop or Corel Draw because of some apps such as Canva that allow you to rework already made graphics to your taste.
All you have to do is to learn how to use the app, next, market your skills online and offline.
2. Freelance writing
Blogs, businesses, and individuals are in constant need of writers to consistently publish content. Register on platforms like Upwork or Fiverr and get orders from people around the world.
Blogging is another means of making money as a student either having your own blog or blogging for others.
I advised you to learn the art of blogging either taking a course or reading up online and studying other blogs.
You have to learn photography from someone in the business already. Next, you get a good professional camera and be excellent at capturing interesting moments.
Market yourself by posting your photos on social media and with time they will be noticed by people who want your service. You can make money by selling your pictures to stock websites.
5. Selling secondhand clothes
This is a business you can do in school with little capital. You have to buy from a wholesaler, bring them to school, and position yourself in a strategic place for students to see them and buy.
6. Selling hair products and cosmetics
Students and staff in the school environment need hair products and cosmetics to look beautiful. You can explore this area and make money.
7. Cleaning business
A lot of people have time to clean their house because of the nature of their work. So they employ a cleaner to come once in a while and clean their house.
This is an area you can explore by posting banners in strategic places, tell people what you do, and advertise your services online.
8. Barbing business
Barbing business is a business you can venture into by first investing your time to learn the skill. Run the business part-time during your free time by attaching yourself to a barber and then make money.
Promote yourself by telling people and advertising online about your service as a barber and that you offer home service.
9. Manicure and pedicure business
You have to learn how to manicure and pedicure services. Get yourself nail technicians supplies such as nail polish, nail cleaner, nail file kit, etc. Next, market yourself and your services for people to know about you.
10. Become a YouTuber
Create a YouTube channel where you share your knowledge, skills, and experience with people to learn and engage with you.
As you grow your channel, YouTube will start placing ads on your videos, or you will get to feature sponsored content from brands, companies, or individuals.
You will make money from the ads placement, through sponsored content, and affiliate marketing.
Other businesses you can do include:
- Home tutoring services
- Amazon book publishing
- Laundry business
- Seeking artwork
You have to understand that your primary reason for being in school is to study. Never substitute your academics for your business because it’s very important no matter how much you will be making from your business.
Finding a way to balance your academics and business is what you have to learn and that’s where time management comes in.
Understand that running a business comes with its challenges but how you handle them matters a lot. Learn how to relate with your customers and clients, and how to provide excellent services.
Now I’d like to know your thoughts about these businesses discussed in this post in the comment box.