The old proverb says, “First Learn, Then take the ‘L’ out it.” But, Hey! Who wants to wait until college gets over to start earning.
It is always possible to earn some bucks all the while when you are studying.
#1. Become a virtual assistant
- Are you good at organizing are coordinating?
- Can you keep up with time with second-long precision?
- Do you have a brain for administration and management?
- Can you talk pleasingly?
If you said YES to at least 2 of these, then probably you are already set to get your first gig.
Virtual assistant jobs require that you handle several administration and day to day routine affairs on behalf on people who don’t have time for that. The mainstream job responsibilities will include making travel arrangements, bookkeeping, setting appointments, reminding clients for attending those meetings, handling email or telephone queries, etc.
These jobs do not require any advanced degrees or work experience. They can be done by anyone who has time management and administration skills along with a pinch of professionalism.
- Can you think clearly about a given topic?
- Can you articulate your thoughts into written words?
- Do you have a grip on SEO, affiliate marketing, Google AdSense?
Well, then don’t blogging is the way forward for you. In fact, studies suggest that people in the age group of 21 to 35 are the most aggressive bloggers earning well beyond the salaries of employed professionals.
That makes it a solid way to earn a passive income with zero capital investment. The only capital required of you will be your intellect, way of expression through the written word and some technical expertise on publishing blogs.
Once your blog picks up traffic, or even before that, you can set it up for Google AdSense and affiliate marketing to earn income without any extra effort. If your blog gets popular for a specific niche, you can always collect a premium from authors & B2B marketers to publish their marketing content.
All this might seem challenging on the onset, but the fact is, once you read about the, it would be as easy as a cake walk.
#3. Event Management
Have you seen charity fundraisers, annual corporate events, tourism promotion events and private parties?
They are all made to happen with clockwork precision with the precise planning of event managers. Now event managers are not B-School passouts. They are mostly people who have spare time to get things done, mostly, students like you or working professionals hustling on the side.
At least 45% of marketers rely on events to increase customer and influencer engagement. The market scope for event management is higher than ever before in history.
You can pick a nice event like private parties, corporate Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events (MICE) or outdoor event managements and build a side business out of it.
What would you need to get started?
- Contacts with audio video equipment suppliers
- Food & catering vendors
- Stage decoration vendors
- A sense for guest service & hospitality
#4. Customer Service
Do you know? Amazon is hiring about 5,000 work from positions to fill in its remote customer service requirements?
You can be a customer support executive for a e-retailer like Amazon or any other company from the comfort of your home. You can pick your timings and negotiate a pay accordingly or work for the specified hours laid down by the company.
The takeaway: a steady side-job without having to go to office.
You can squeeze the customer service resolutions in between your reading and assignment works and get things done without failing at either.
Of course, you will have to attend their training and understand about their products & services before getting off with earning.
#5. Online tutoring
Ever wished there was someone available online who could make you understand concepts better than what your teacher does? Well, there are millions of school going students who find elementary physics, chemistry, mathematics, commerce, etc. difficult as hell.
Now that you are in college dealing with advanced concepts of these topics maybe you can pitch in as an online tutor and help them out. Of course, not for free. You can charge for your tutoring on a hourly or chapter basis and earn handsomely out of your spare time.
There are websites like OkTutor that help you register as an online tutor. With time you can win positive reviews from satisfied students and become a star-rated tutor and thus charge a premium rate for your classes.
All this without dropping the attention you need to give for your own studies.
Study. Earn. Repeat
These are 5 great ways for students to earn while they are still studying. These side hustle jobs ensure that you can work from the comfort of your home as well as earn some extra bucks you can use to pay your college fees or even save up for a dream trip or even a vehicle of your own.
So, why are you waiting anymore? Study. Earn. Repeat.