School life can be extremely challenging especially when you barely receive a credit allowance from home and you don’t even have at least one side hustle that fetches you money. The thoughts of what to eat, how to buy study materials, and how to pay for practicals or field trips among many others are enough to drain and make you lose concentration on your school work. Hence, there is a need for you to consider studying and looking for ways to make money online as a student.
I have heard many folks say studying and working does not yield fruitful results but the basic truth is that things have changed.
In today’s world, studying and making cool cash even as a student is way more flexible and less distracting from the core reason why you are in that higher institution.
Hence, you need to feel less distressed about meeting your financial needs as it is only a complete sign of adulthood and I advise you read this article to the end to discover the flexible ways through which you can earn money online as an undergraduate.
There are no shenanigans in the online money-making opportunities that I will be unveiling, it is completely legit and achievable by monetizing your existing skills or developing high-income and in-demand skills.
As it is today, in-demand skills are now the currency of the 21st century.
A student who does not receive a steady allowance from home or who wants to make extra cash can thrive in this age and time by monetizing his existing skills or arming himself with high-demand skills knowledge.
The next paragraphs contain 10 ways to make money online (pressing your phone) as a student.
10 Ways To Make Money Online As A Student
1. Freelance writing
Yes! Writing brings big money these days.
It is one of the best virtual or online jobs a student can do.
The icing on the cake is that the skill of writing can be learned or developed.
It is not just born writers that can milk the writing industry, made writers can as well make money from writing provided they know their onions.
In essence, writing can be learned if you currently suck at it.
There are a plethora of writing courses that you can take to be a force to reckon with in the industry. For students who have a knack for writing, you are leaving money on the table if you are yet to monetize your skill.
To begin your skill monetization journey, you simply need a smartphone-enabled internet connection, a laptop is an added advantage.
Some social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, etc. are not excluded as well, there are business owners on those platforms who need the service of writers for their business visibility and promotion.
Generally, writers are paid per word, project, article, or on an hourly rate.
2. Data bundle reselling
It is often said that data is life and the obvious truth is that data is essential to everyone’s everyday life.
Hence, there are huge audiences of prospects who are ready to patronize you. As a student, data bundle reselling business is one of the best businesses that you can do with little or no capital.
How do I mean?
There are numerous data reselling websites that require no fee for you to be a registered reseller.
Then you begin your business publicity and promotion with probably an e-flyer that you designed for free on Canva.
As soon as someone makes payment to buy data from you, you use the same money to fund your wallet, transfer the data, and voila you make your profit.
Here are some data reselling websites:
You could buy MTN 1GB data for as low as #230 from the data selling websites and resell it for #300 or #350. Other networks are as well available on the sites.
3. Affiliate Marketing
This is a great way of making money as a student. You simply get paid in commission for recommending products to people. Your commission will be wired into your account upon successful sales.
Affiliate marketing is therefore an avenue to make money as a student even in your leisure time.
It’s completely flexible!
There are platforms and business owners you could work with affiliating their products or services. Some of the known platforms are Expertnaire, Learnoflix, etc.
4. Online Graphic Designing
Graphic design is one of the best skills that you can acquire as a student. It is a high-income and in-demand skill as you would be rendering services to fellow students who own a small business, lecturers, and also business owners, school owners, and church leaders in and out of the internet space.
Freelancing websites such as Upwork, Fiverr, etc. are great places where you could trade your skill thereby giving you an opportunity to earn in dollars.
5. Online/Virtual Tutoring
If you are well versed in a course or topic, monetizing your knowledge to those who need the knowledge is a great way of making money. With the advent of social media platforms, you could leverage them for your tutoring sessions.
6. Translation jobs
Getting translation jobs online if you are already bilingual or studying a language course in school is a way to earn extra cash or make money as a student.
You can find translation jobs by joining freelance websites like Upwork, Fiverr, etc., or by using your social media accounts for publicity of the services you render.
It is very important to note that a translation job is what you can do in your spare time.
You necessarily do not have to spend the whole week and time on translation jobs gotten.
7. Virtual Assistant
As a Virtual Assistant, your role is to help organizations run some assignments remotely. You are saddled with the responsibilities of responding to emails, making phone calls, scheduling appointments, etc. Your duties are more of what an administrative assistant or a secretary does.
8. Publish Ebooks
This is one of the evergreen ways of making money online as a student.
There are platforms like Amazon, Okada books, and other related ones that help you sell your books upon publishing them.
Writing and publishing ebooks is what you can do with just your smartphone, you necessarily do not need a laptop but if you have one, it is definitely an added advantage.
You can therefore document your ideas or a particular project or area of knowledge you are well versed in.
Then publish it on any of the mentioned platforms, voila your book will be up for sales.
9. “Get Paid To” Websites/Apps
There are websites or apps you could earn from as a student by simply watching videos or referring others to the app or website. Some of these websites or apps include Chipper Cash App, Kuda, Fairmoney, PiggyVest, Carbon, etc.
10. Mini Importation Business
Mini importation is exactly what it sounds like, you simply import sellable products from platforms like Alibaba, AliExpress, 1688.com, etc. at wholesale price and you resell them to Nigerians.
Mini importation is a highly profitable business and you could start with little or more capital depending on your current financial capabilities. There are courses on mini importation business and you could also learn from those who are currently into the business.
I am super excited that you have read up to this point, I have literally fed you with the knowledge of how to make money online as a student to settle your bills.
The next action is application!
Remember, knowledge without application is useless, go ahead now to make yourself an authority in one or more of the online opportunities presented to you.
See you at the top!