4 side hustle ideas for college students

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Side hustling is also a good way of building your skills or preparing yourself for full-time employment as it gives you a sense of what the employment world is like and what is required to run a successful business should you decide to venture into entrepreneurship.

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Are you a campus student in need of money? Well, there are different part-time jobs you can engage in to earn that extra coin. Side hustles not only provide you with an opportunity to make some money but also help you develop financial discipline which will definitely come in handy once you become a fully independent adult. Make a point of tracking how you spend the money you earn from your side gig as this will go a long way in reducing your financial worries and ensuring you achieve your monetary goals faster.

Side hustling is also a good way of building your skills or preparing yourself for full-time employment as it gives you a sense of what the employment world is like and what is required to run a successful business should you decide to venture into entrepreneurship.

Here are 4 side hustles that are easy to start for college students.

  1. Freelance writing

Freelance writing is one of the lucrative side hustles you can venture into. All you need to do is to polish your writing skills. To get started, simply search for freelance websites online and register with one. To excel in this type of job, ensure your articles are well-researched and free from plagiarism. The biggest mistake you can make in this field is to plagiarize content and pass it off as your own. This will make you lose credibility and you also risk having legal action taken against you.

  1. Set up an online business

With the advancements in technology, it is easy to earn a living by selling different products or services online. Find out what it is you are passionate about and let your passion earn you some cash. For instance, if you are into fashion, you can sell different items such as clothes, shoes and jewellery online. All you need to do is take good photos of the products and market them online using your social media pages. If you love computers and are passionate about coding, why not venture into web design? Sign up with a freelancing website and slowly begin building your portfolio. Whether your passion is in photography, writing, cooking, baking or travelling all you need to do is explore the different opportunities that are available on the internet.

  1. Become a tutor

Are you skilled in a particular subject say mathematics, English or Chemistry? Do you have vast knowledge in the subject and have the ability to simplify the concepts to make them easy to digest? Well, there are parents out there willing to pay you some decent money to offer lessons to their kids. Don’t just keep the knowledge to yourself; use it to put money into your pocket.

  1. Take shifts at a restaurant

Waiting tables at a restaurant is another great way to make money on the side. The shift system employed in restaurants is specifically advantageous for college students as it allows you to maintain a healthy work-study balance. You can choose to fit in work before or after your classes depending on your schedule. It’s best to be upfront with your employer about your college timetable to ensure you are on the same page regarding your working hours.

 

 

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    Chancy | March 24, 2020 07:43

    Wow amazing stuff, I will get started one of these at the compus

    Paul | March 14, 2020 19:13

    All this ideas are helpful but be specific. Tell us this is how you can start and this is where the job is ...we all know this

    Haston | March 14, 2020 17:51

    I think I wll personally need more coalification on the freelance writing.

    Benky | March 12, 2020 19:18

    Does it necessarily need cash to start the business?

    Peris | March 11, 2020 10:38

    About the online jobs what if you have no ideas?

    Japheth | March 09, 2020 19:57

    Set up an online business


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