Without fun and entertainment, life is nothing and especially in student life, fun is an essential part of study. So, whether you are a school student or college student, required pocket money is always a big question. Pocket money is very necessary to fulfilling your requirements, like school or college penalties, books or notebooks expenses, to have fun and party with friends. I know your parents will give you limited pocket money just to cover of school or college expenses not for entertainment purpose. So in this situation, you have to search alternative solutions to get handsome amount of pocket money to recover all the expenses as a student.
So, in this article, I’m going to show you how to make money as a student. Whether you are a school student, college student or university student, these tips are very helpful to make money.
Make sure your study is your first priority
Before going to discuss other things, one thing that you should keep in your mind, your study should be your top priority. Do your homework, do your assignments, prepare well your presentation, etc. I want to add a famous quote of Nelson Mandela here.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” If you have good education, then its biggest asset that nobody can challenge you.
Think what you can do?
Think for a while that do I have any skill? If answer is positive, then it better and if answer is negative then don’t worry. There are so many jobs for skills are not essential but for a bright future, start learning new skills and implement them practically.
Denis Waitley (American motivational Speaker & Writer) says:
“All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners, Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing… not moving toward excellence.”
1. Talk to the College or School
If you need job, then you can contact to your school or college department that you need a job, and you want to do these services for you. Let’s suppose you are in typing, then you can contact to management about your skills, if they found you a talented student, defiantly they will hire you for a part time job. Lot of students shy to do job, it’s not a wrong thing but its good for you career and for your future as well. Its a best way to make money by doing part time job with your own college or school.
2. Type Classmates’ Documents
Many times you will find your classmates without computer, but they need to draft assignments, essay or something like that. So if you have a computer and your good in typing then provide them this service get paid for saving them time and effort. If you have load of work, then you can purchase any software that converts speech to text. Dragon is best software to do this.
3. Sell Second-hand Course Books
If you passed previous class and you have books, or you have any other unused books, then you can sell them to make money. It can’t give you much profit, but you can earn some dollars. If you have great collection of books, then you can sell these books on Amazon as well.
4. You Can Earn By Teaching other students
If you are a good student in any subject and your classmates struggling in it, then you can convince them that I’ll teach you and clear all the doubts. This is much lucrative business as compared to others because it helps to clear your own concepts, and you will also learn many things. It will take hardly one or two hours but you can charge them a good amount for that.
5. A Part-time job
Part time is best way to make money for students, but the majority of students doing one biggest mistake here. Let’s suppose you are a computer student and you are doing part time job on pizza shop. This is entirely irrelevant to you; I’m not saying it’s bad thing but not good for your future. If you are a computer student, then you can find any software house where you can learn different computer skills and do little work for them as well. So you can make money and improve your skills as well. If you are not getting relevant part time job, then it’s not bad to do any other job because anywhere you will go, you will learn new things, new experience. So don’t be too shy to do other part time jobs.
6. Freelance Work
Now we are moving to the internet that how students can make money online. Freelancing is a best way of online earning, but skills are required for that. If you don’t have any skill, then freelancing is not for you. Let’s suppose you are good in typing, then you can go to any freelancing website like oDesk, Elance etc, create eye-catching, show them your skills and apply for jobs. After that they will review your profile and assign you work. After completion of work, they will pay you your part.
7. Sell Gigs on Fiverr
If you feel that freelancing websites are not suitable for you, then you can choose fiverr which is micro freelancing website where competition is very less as compare to oDesk and Elance. Fiverr provides you platform where you can sell your services against $5. Let’s suppose you can design a logo, then go to fiverr.com. Sign up there and create “gig” that I will design a logo for just $5. Interest people will contact you and you can earn like this.
8. Start your own Website
If you are a student, then you can make money by creating your own website. For that no special skills are required, you should know little about WordPress, HTML, CSS and little about SEO. First of all purchase domain name and hosting from any hosting providers. Install it into wordpress and start your website. When you start getting traffic on it, then you can make money by using any Ad network like Google Adsense or any other. You can do Affiliate Marketing by promoting other’s products. You can directly sell your website space to advertiser.
9. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is a kind of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts, simply helping others to sell more products or service. Let’s suppose that a business selling Computers & Laptops, you can contact to that particular business that I will promote your business, and you have to give me commission against per sale. There are too many websites where you can do Affiliate Marketing like ClickBank, Commission Junction, LinkShare, etc.
10. Get paid to Write Online
If you are a good writer and can write on various topics, then there are many opportunities for you. Writing as a freelancer is a good way to make money because you can do it from anywhere as long as you have a computer and Internet connection.
These are some best ways to make money as a student. There are many other unconventional ways for students to make money. Hope you will enjoy this. Keep enjoying your school and college life because it will never turn back. Do you have any question any confusion? Please let us know in comment below.