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10 Ways college students can make money in school

As a college student, finding ways to make ends meet and keep your studies at the top is quite a challenge especially when you are an average student. It is not always easy for students who source for tuition fee themselves because most at times, you can't get a reliable job that pays a reasonable amount with just little of your time spent.

ways college students make money

Be that as it may, there are still some good ways out there you can use to make cool money while in school without putting your studies in jeopardy.

Here in this article, we shall discuss how to make money as a college student while in school.

1. Apply for scholarships and grants

Some colleges and universities have a lot of scholarship opportunities and grants for their students. In one of my blog post here on, I discuss why you need to start looking for scholarship opportunities before it's too late. This blog post will guide you and give you tips on how to get a successful scholarship grant while in school. Scholarship grants are free money given to a student by merit.

These grants are offered by Governments, NGOs, schools, charity organizations, religious centres etc. if you are awarded a scholarship, your other financial expenses won't be much if not eliminated.

2. Offer your services for cash

Like this popular adage that says "nothing goes for nothing" you can be offering your services and charge a fee. No matter how small it seems, with time it grows bigger. Most people don't appreciate free offers because they are not adequately done properly. So sell your services and make sure they are worth the price. During my time in college, I configure people's phones and laptops for free browsing and collect my fee.

I also type people's project and assignments, print their examination cards and course forms and they pay me well. Once you have the necessary equipment, you can even start it in the hostels.

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3. Organize tutorials in school

They say what you know is valuable and worth millions if you use it wisely. You can organize tutorials and teach people what you know that is valuable to them. If you know programming very well, website designing, video creation, and animation, photo editing, cartoon creation, how to bake bread, cakes and ceremonial cakes, excel and Peachtree, Corel draw etc. anything valuable is worth money.

You can teach them how to make money from the knowledge you are giving them. Just do it effectively and they will gladly pay for your services.

4. Open a Saloon on campus

If you are talented in making hair, doing nails or makeups, you should advertise your services to your course mates and offer them for a fee. You can be making a lot of money if you engage them properly. Get tips from what local saloon shops around you charge for the same services and then reduce your price such that you will still be making a profit.

Big events like Valentine's Day, beauty pageants, weddings etc will fetch you some cash. For the guys, you can adopt similar strategies and make you cash with hairstyle barbing. You can be giving guys dreadlocks, Olamide hairstyle, Korede Bello hairstyle etc.

5. Open a snack and Juice shop

If you are good at baking bread, cakes and juice making, you can take advantage of this and make a lot of money. People now prefer eating more of natural food than synthetic so a blend of juice on a cake will so much be appreciated by many. You can make doughnuts, bread, cakes etc and juice like soy milk, pineapple, orange, mango, carrots juice etc.

Post flyers with tantalizing pictures of the cakes, doughnuts, meat pie and juice to invite customers. Avoid selling things that will take too much of your time to prepare. Remember your studies need you more. You can read this article on how to make straight A's in school to maintain good grades while in school.

6. Look for tip jobs as a student

Most employers hire students in their workplace for a tip job. You need to let your employer know that you are a student and need just a part-time job to keep you going in school. You will be allowed to come around, do some quick job, receive a tip, then return to class for your studies.

You can be serving or tending to bars in restaurant, clubs or hotels. Never abandon your school just because you got a job that pays you well. It is never a wise idea. Unless you have a unique talent which is reliable and can sustain you without requiring a sound educational background.

7. Use your skills to make money

If you are skilled on a particular work like painting, building, welding and fabrication, CCTV installation, tiles fixing, roofing, room d├ęcor etc, the school will be comfortable in hiring their students than an outsider.

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8. Sell your stuff online

If you have a lot of unused properties, then you can make money with them by selling them on eBay and other online stores. You can also sell on Jumia and Konga to receive earnings. Or engage in affiliate marketing by helping other companies sell their products for a fee.

9. Use your car if you have one

Students who have cars in school can run a taxi service and earn some cash for the main time. You can take students to school and charge some money or run a town service. If you can register as an uber driver in the city, that's a big advantage for you.

10. Open a Video game house

I could remember when a corper who was serving in my place started a video game. It was a boom business to him until he passed out. So making money as a college student, you don't need to work very hard. Just work smart and hit the right strategy. That's all. I hope you find this information very useful? you can take your time to read other interesting articles here, like and share our articles with your friends. thank you.

1 comment:

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