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Starting your business is a great way to generate income while in school. But being a student means your education comes first, so you have to choose realistic ideas that will allow you to focus on both your studies and side hustles.

You may use your huge batches of free time by becoming a student entrepreneur. Actually, Mark Zuckerberg developed a program while in college, and now Facebook is part of people’s life. Today many college students have come up with brilliant ideas, and there are many investors out there ready to provide capital and mentorship.

So whether you’re in high school or university, you can start your own side hustle, which might grow to become a successful company. However, you must be highly organized and spend your time wisely so that none of the two suffers.

Here are startup ideas you can work on during your free time.

Photography: As a student, you can invest in a decent DSLR and then partner with promotion companies. Becoming their official photographer will always keep you busy as long as they have some events. Businesses are flooding their social media with pictures because these are excellent marketing tools, so photography services will never be replaced. You also go a notch higher and create a photo booth.

Organize Trips: Do you love traveling? If so, you can make some money by scouting out some cities and popular festivals and then organize trips to visit or attend them. You can begin with other students and charge them a small commission. Next, create a website, and start marketing such places or events.

Tutoring: Any person can tutor as long as they have an exceptional skill. For instance, many people and kids are looking for Maths, English, Art, and Music tutors. Research in your local area and see what problems people have, and start tutoring services. Still, you can look for tutoring opportunities online. For instance, many immigrants and foreign workers are looking for native English tutors; you can apply for such jobs and start earning as you study.

Videography: There is a wide range of opportunities for videographers. These include weddings, birthdays, shooting music or films, corporate events, or commercials. Actually, the need for video content is on the rise as people want to capture a special memory or promote a brand online. Therefore a student with an eye for the film can start a videography startup business.

Laundry Services: Students hate doing laundry, and as a student entrepreneur, you can capitalize on their laziness. You can begin by washing, drying, ironing, and delivering your fellow students’ clothes for a modest price. Next, upgrade your business and start targeting busy parents and professionals. You can design and print leaflets to market your services, hire more people, and soon you will have a big company with the necessary equipment and offering laundry services.

Makeup Artist: A student can join the growing makeup artistry industry by offering bridal makeup services or prosthetics and special effects. Still, school leavers attend prom each year, and they do so in thousands, and so you can be their makeup artist.

Fitness Instructor: Many people are looking for private fitness or yoga instructor, especially during this Covid-19 pandemic where social distancing is the new normal. Being a personal fitness trainer means you will go to people’s homes to train them on improving their health through exercises, yoga, or meditation. Remember, health and fitness have become people’s priority nowadays due to the increased number of lifestyle diseases.

Budget Nutritionist: You can earn nutritionist revenue by researching and creating a list of cost-effective, healthy meals and share them on your social media platform or website. Your followers will share with their friends, and soon you will have a huge following. This will help you get requests from individuals seeking personalized meal plans, brands will contract you to advertise their products, or you can still partner with a fitness coach and sell your packages.

Flyering: Many companies are looking for people to distribute their leaflets and flyer in order to attract customers. Getting required paperwork will help you distribute leaflets in busy places, private properties, or universities.

Grocery Delivery: People are busy, others are sick, fear going to crowded places, and still some are lazy. Amazon has been making a kill with their 2-hour delivery, and so can you. You can create a website or advertise your general delivery services on social media. Soon you will be making a lot of money instead of idling at the university.

Home Food Delivery: People have busy schedules, which is why the number of food delivery companies is growing and becoming popular. Since people love homemade food instead of fast food, you can start a home food delivery business where you partner with individuals selling home-cooked food and work as a delivery boy. Still, you can be the one cooking and hire a delivery boy. You can choose what works best for you since you’re a student.

Gourmet Cooking: Your fellow students are your target audience in most of these business ideas. Because they don’t have enough money to hire a full-time chef, they may opt to make their own pizza, bake a cake, etc. However, things may not work out well because of their tight schedule or fatigue. So you can opt to cook for them at a fee during their weekly dinners, special occasions such as holidays. They will market you to their friends and family if you prove to be perfect in the kitchen.

Discounts: You can start a discount company where you approach different clubs or popular places and get exclusive discounts. Next, package these deals as a discount card or app and sell them to students or target audiences. Further, you can accept ads on your app or card, which will be an additional source of income.

Become a DJ: Many students are becoming Disc Jockeys because of increased house parties, student nights, birthday and weddings parties, as well as other big events outside the university. Ask your friend to invite you to their party and play at their event for free in exchange for feedback. If they like it, then start charging and ask them to recommend you to others. Still, you can market your business on Facebook and Instagram, and when you gain adequate experience, you can partner with event companies.

Nightlife Entertainment: You can start a business to supply promoters and venues with what they need. For instance, if you belong to a band or are a DJ with sound equipment, you can become their supplier for whatever they need.

Nightlife Promotions: This starts by being a nightlife promoter for a promo company. With time you can become that promo company when you build your social media following, gain branding skills, and access to a network. You can prepare and present a good proposal to a big venue, and soon your business will be their promoter and running events in your city.

Campaigner: College students have elections, and so you can be a campaigner of a student president aspirant or so. This is because they put similar efforts as a country’s presidential candidate, and at times, university elections imitate full-blown government elections. So you can write their speeches, take their videos and share them online, design and print campaign materials, or supply any other thing else related to their campaigns.

Flipping Websites: You can start a business of buying existing websites, grow them between 6 months and 2 years, and then sell a higher profit. However, you should focus on high-quality websites.

Create a Listing and Review Site: You can create a website and put your personal reviews. You review different companies, and the more they are, the bigger your audience. Later you can partner with brands and become an affiliate marketer or influencer.

Podcasting: Like creating a YouTube channel or website, podcasting is a profitable niche that you can consider, especially if you’re good at speaking, discussing and debates. A highly successful podcaster can earn as high as $50,000 per episode; however, it takes time and effort to become a professional podcaster. Still, you can begin now by choosing your niche, create a podcast name, create podcasts on viral topics and of good audio quality and reasonable length. You can invite your fellow students and family members as your guests, record your podcasts and convert them to YouTube videos.

Motivational App: You can create motivational apps that focus on mental health, personal finance, education, starting a business, and more. The main objective of such an app is to improve productivity in a positive but fun way. Still, you can get sponsors or brands that run their ads on your app and pay you some money.

Print On-demand Items: A good urban photographer or cartoonist can easily turn their skill into a lucrative business while in school. You can design and print greeting cards, posters, and framed wall art. The internet is flooded with multiple digital templates and platforms where you can showcase your work even without printing them.

Still, you can print-on-demand t-shirts, tote bags, hoodies, hats, phone cases, and more. You can sell to your colleagues in school or print t-shirts that bear something that your community takes pride in or is passionate about it.  Look for a good designer in your area or find one on freelancing platforms such as 99Designs, Upwork, Dribble, or Fiverr.

Internships: This is an excellent opportunity to both make money and put what you’re studying into practice. Actually, getting an internship job will help you after graduation because it will equip you with the necessary skills you will need in your career. So start applying for internships in different companies like well-known tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc. Remember, there is no limit on the number of internships you can do; it all depends on your free time.

Social Media Manager: As stated, you can monetize your social media page. However, on this startup idea, you don’t need to create your own account and build an audience; instead, you’re managing other businesses’ social media handles. That means you engage with their audience on different platforms. This will help brands focus on their core business as you engage their followers, respond to their queries, run promotions, and more.

Web Design and Development: Are you good at coding and programming languages? If so, this could be a life-changer. You can use this startup idea to help businesses build their online presence. Try reaching out to businesses in your area that don’t have websites because their owners think it’s unnecessary; probably 20% of them will accept your offer. Help your local electronic shops, hotels, restaurants, and general stores to have a website because this will help them generate online sales and market their promotions and other offers.

App Development: The mobile app industry is growing at an incredibly higher rate. The demand for new apps is high, which explains why the play store and Apple store have something every day. You can start a new venture of creating mobile apps and selling them to companies while still in college.

UI/UX Designers: The demand for user-oriented interface designs is on the rise, and so is the need for qualified User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) designers. You can consider starting a UI/UX design agency if you have these skills.

Online Journalism: Some people are not willing to work in a newspaper or broadcasting atmosphere, and one can create their Blog, YouTube channel or simply work for an online newspaper/magazine such as Forbes.com.

Teach English: Many international students want to learn English before joining universities or colleges abroad. Still, there are many workers seeking jobs abroad, but they are not proficient English speakers. Therefore you can create a website and start offering writing and speaking skills to students or employees online. They will pay you handsomely based on your skills, level, and experience. Actually, most native speakers are making a lot of money from teaching their language.

Teach Music: You can start and run your startup online, offline, or both if you’re a student with good music skills. Still, you can work as a part-time music teacher in a nearby school or organization.

Teach Dancing: There is an increased interest in dance TV shows, and people of different age groups are taking dancing classes. You can start offering these classes if you have access to a wider performance area or a commercial space that can be turned into a classroom. Still, there are aspiring Youtubers looking for such a space, so you can rent it out when they want to shoot their videos.

Offer Cooking Classes: Can you make a scrumptious meal, and are you passionate about cooking? If so, you can build a great business out of your passion. You can start offering cooking classes online, which requires a lot of capital investment or time because you can create videos and upload them on your YouTube channel and other social media platforms. Still, you can create an account with freelancing platforms like Upwork and start offering cooking classes. You can start your own training center when you gain popularity and get enough capital.

Content Marketing: Businesses are struggling to build their online visibility. One of the methods of increasing their presence online is to publish high-quality content on a regular basis. You can help them generate content that will drive traffic to their website or social media platforms.

Domain Sell and Buy: People want websites and good domain names for their businesses. This is an old business, and most of the valuable domains are already taken; however, you can get a trending domain name and sell it. Still, you can search for interesting blog names that have been dropped or are being sold and start a business of selling on-sale or expired domains.

Bookkeeping: Small businesses prefer to outsource their bookkeeping and accounting tasks instead of hiring a permanent resource or creating a budget for that. You can be a freelancer or partner with a small accounting agency if you’re good at bookkeeping and finance.

Blogging: Starting a website and adding content to it doesn’t require coding knowledge. So a student can create a blog and join the list of over 600 million on the internet today. More than 3.5 billion searches are done every day, and so you won’t face significant competition by creating your blog. You can write articles about what you’re passionate about, such as how to bake, clean a pet, gardening tips, etc.

Become an Affiliate: This begins with creating a YouTube channel or website and then growing enough traffic. Next, you can register with an affiliate network in your niche market or find brands that can pay you commission for marketing their products or services on your channel or site. So you will place an affiliate marketing link on your content and earn every time a buyer clicks on it to buy an item from that company or subscribe to their services.

Dropshipping: This is a viable option for students who run an eCommerce business and have no room for inventory. That means you can select products you intend to sell from various suppliers and then list them on your website. When a customer purchases that item that is still at the supplier shop, you will order it from them at a discount price and then ask the supplier to ship it to your customer directly. A dropshipper is simply a middle person who makes a profit by selling other people’s products.

Freelancing: Having some skills such as logo designing, photography, videography, video editing, graphic designing, writing, etc., can help you make a good income while still studying. You can create an account with popular freelancing websites like Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, PeoplePerHour, 99Designs and start offering freelancing services.

Ghostwriting: You can start a full-time writing business if you have good writing skills. That means you can write content for someone else who will present and get credit for your work. For instance, you can ghostwrite a book or course, and the other person will offer it as theirs. This is an excellent way of making money as a student.

Email Marketing: A student good at writing emails can start an email marketing business. This is an excellent idea if you know how to craft subject lines and create unique email marketing campaigns. Actually, businesses are looking for people who can help them with their email strategy, and if you can entice recipients, then brands will run to you for help. Still, you can work with platforms such as Upwork and PeoplePerHour.

Instagram Influencer: Influential people can earn a lot of income from social media platforms. You can become famous purely by sharing tips from your favorite niche, posting yoga poses, travel photos, hairstyles, fashion shots, and more. This will help grow your followers, and soon brands will start contracting you for collaboration. So don’t waste your talent or skill; instead, convert it into your smart idea.

Artist: This refers to making arts and showcasing them on eBay and Etsy. Aside from these two platforms, you can create your own website and showcase them there or partner with interior designers who will recommend potential buyers to your arts and crafts. People will display your art in their homes, cafes, and small restaurant to enhance their appearance.

Monetize Your Social Media: Young adults spend a considerable amount of time on the social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, etc. Did you know you can generate a lot of income when you start a page and build a huge number of followers? Meme pages, celebrity pages, educational pages, photography pages have a lot of audiences that engage with them, and starting one can help you earn from ads, promotions, sponsored posts, influencer marketing, and more. To create an account on social media, post creative content during your free and grow your audience.

Offer Online Courses: People are no longer interested in reading boring books or writing notes; instead, they’re looking for video courses on everything. As a student, you can make educational content in the fields you’re well conversant with and upload them on platforms. So a tech student can create courses, sell them online, and get paid for that. Remember, this is not a one-off thing, but you will continue to earn as long as someone is interested in your content.

Offer Language Course: You can start teaching a language through skype, zoom, or other teleconferencing platforms. That means you can prepare a language course such as French, Chinese, Spanish and teach people from anywhere in the world. Still, you can do that at the university when you receive international students.

Offer Writing Services: These are services such as essay writing, sales, and marketing copy or proofreading services. You can search online what professional essay writers do then start your business based on that insight.

Offer Design Services: If you analyze all the 100 startup ideas, you will discover that they require some design. They need websites, flyers, banners, business cards, etc., so if you’re a keen artist or studying design, you can use your skill to make money while in school.

Offer Digital Marketing Services: You can create a company that offers digital marketing services to local businesses in your area. That means you can help them run social media campaigns, generate SEO-friendly content, and more.

Become a Virtual assistant: You can help people pressed for time complete chores such as managing social media accounts, replying to emails, and online shopping. Assisting people online requires a good internet connection and computer.

Offer Transcription Services: A class will never have 100%, so you can offer to transcribe the lecturer’s words at a fee. Still, you can transcribe court cases, medical reports, or meeting minutes.

Offer PR Services: Local businesses are looking for a skilled person who can help them write their press releases, presentations, pitch decks, and more. You can start a business offering PR services while still at the school.

Translation Services: Students who are proficient in more than one language can begin offering translation services. Many companies are looking for translators because as much as English is the primary language, they have clients speaking other languages such as French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Swahili, and more. So you can start a business offering translation services and recruit more translators.

Proofreading and Editing Services: A student with impeccable grammar and typo skills as well as a keen eye can start an online proofreading and editing startup business. You can target individual writers or companies across the world.

Host Webinars: This business idea can work well when you pair it with tutoring. Still, you can do it alone when you’re expertise in a particular field. If you’re a fitness instructor or nutritionist, you can host webinars, tutor people, and download the recording after that. You can charge people a small registration fee or for downloading it. You can also market your upcoming webinars on your social media platform and website.

Build a Business for Writing CVs and Resumes: Many people find it challenging to write about themselves and put their accomplishments in words. A student can start a resume writing business that can help job seekers write CVs and resume to help them land their dream jobs. Actually your schoolmates will be your first clients because they need a CV and a cover letter for their internship or job application.

Refurbishing: A student who loves restoring things to their original state may find this an interesting job for them. You can dig for antique treasures or vintage and make them look as they did before use or give them their former glory. So you will share your passion with others as you earn some extra dollars in your free time.

End of Tenancy Cleaning: Students are expected to clean the entire house thoroughly. This entails scrubbing the walls, windows, carpets, appliances, etc. Hiring a professional company to clean can be costly, but you can offer the required cleaning services at a reasonable price. Although this is a seasonal job, it has enormous revenue potential.

Cleaning Halls: This is a small but self-sufficient business idea. The only cost you will incur is cleaning supplies and equipment. You can market your business around your university or outside, and soon you will have a huge commercial cleaning empire with several employees and a huge list of offices and malls to clean.

Moving Service: People are on the move now and then. Students are required to move to their parent’s homes or other places at the end of an academic year. Neighbors too move when they change jobs or get transfers. To start a moving business where you help them pack and load their items in a truck.

Flipping Burgers: You can start a simple burger store near your school or a mobile one that you can use when there is an event or activity in your location. So you can buy frozen burgers in bulk which is very economical, and you’re likely to make huge margins. The only caveat is that you have to get the required paperwork and observe food-handling hygiene.

Start a Coffee Shop: You can start a coffee shop where you serve people, including fellow students, with coffee and snacks. Invest in a café with ample space where people can hold meetings as they take their coffee.

Fill Out Surveys: Companies conduct market research to understand their target customers’ demographics, preferences, and more. You can get paid surveys online, which you complete when sitting on a bus, watching TV, etc. These companies may pay you in cash, gift cards, or vouchers.

New Products Testing and Reviewing: Companies source for reviews before launching their products in the market. You can apply to be their tester in exchange for feedback. This is most common with electronics and beauty companies. You can earn a few dollars and get free items from companies about to release new products in the market.

Create an Accommodation Review Website: Your fellow students will love it because they will need a nice place to live at the university every year. So offering them some reviews will help them find a good place and they will be ready to pay you for such information.

Become a Market Search consultant: Brands are desperately looking for customers, and as a student with some free time, you can do product testing or conduct a market survey to help them understand their customers’ needs and how they can solve them. They also want to learn about their competitors and so they will pay you handsomely if you can offer them this invaluable insight.

Create Your YouTube Channel: Hello! Welcome to my channel. Can you say these words with a lot of enthusiasm and a smile? Then you’re good to go. The demand for live streaming is on the rise, and today YouTube is a content-on-demand powerhouse. So pick your niche and create unique and engaging videos. For instance, you can teach a language, how to bake, how to crotchet, or something else that you’re passionate about. So invest in a good camera and microphone and start monetizing your content.

Enter Online Competitions: Look for free to enter online competitions and earn some decent rewards. While in some competitions you may not win cash, you may get a new car, phone, a holiday or more. So create a new email address for this kind of activity to avoid filling your personal email account with numerous promotions.

Offer Car Washing Services: It’s possible to make a lot of money by washing people’s cars however you must have the right permission. Instead of establishing your own car wash center, you can start a business to wash cars at people’s homes or the car park. Since sports clubs and supermarkets have big car parks, you can approach them and start your car washing business there.

Offer Childcare Services: This simply means you become a babysitter for parents who have a busy schedule and can’t afford to pay the high price of daycare. It’s an excellent job if you love and enjoy the company of children.

Offer House Sitting Services: People don’t want to leave their homes empty when they go for holidays, especially in areas with a lot of insecurity. Still, others have animals, flowers, and other plants that need to tend when they’re away. So a person will leave you in their house and pay you for watering their plants, feeding their animals, cleaning or repairing their property while away.

Offer Pet Sitting Services: Get paid for hanging out with an animal. That means a busy pet owner will leave you with their pet during the day, ask you to feed their rabbits, cats, or dogs when they are working or when the family goes on holiday. Staying with a friendly pet can be fun, and the fact that you will earn money makes it even better.

Offer Dog Walking Services: Many pet owners don’t have time to walk their dogs and may need help. You can start a business if you’re a passionate pet owner and start walking dogs during your free time. It’s possible to walk several friendly dogs in a day and go home with a lot of money. You can also market your services online or on sites like BorrowMyDoggy and Gumtree.

Offer Pool Cleaning Services: Cleaning a pool is not an easy task and requires some knowledge. However, this can be a good job when you have the knowhow and experience of cleaning pools. You will need to invest in equipment and products, and because of this, you can earn some money, especially during the summer seasons.

Painting and Decorating: You can improve your painting and decorating skills by watching YouTube videos and then start painting for family, friends, and neighbors at a small fee. Next, contact your landlord if you live in a house-share at the university as well as other landlords where your classmates live. Soon you will become a popular painting contractor in town and with a big portfolio to showcase.

Start a Nail Salon: Are you an arty type? Then start offering manicure services to your fellow students and friend at a competitive price. However, you must invest in high-quality products and continuously watch YouTube videos to see what professionals do. Soon you will have a huge client base that will give you sizeable profit.

Start Baking Business: Baking cakes, bread, biscuits, cookies, and other goods can be fun. You can turn this hobby into a lucrative business if you love baking and have the required equipment. Create a website for your baking business and display your goods there or still market them on social media.

Start an Ice-Cream Stand: This is a part-time business idea that can generate handsome profits. You can make different ice-cream flavors at home or partner with someone good at it and then sell it on a mobile or fixed ice-cream stand near a college or at a busy street. Still, you can advertise your new ice cream flavors or special offers on social media pages and offer to deliver to your neighborhood customers.

Become a Hairdresser: Getting services at a professional salon can cost a lot of money. You will be charged more when you step into a higher-end salon or request an ambitious style. You can start offering services to your mates at a reasonable price, and soon you will have a long queue than you can handle. All you need is a decent pair of hair scissors, and learn a few tips from YouTube video tutorials, and there you start cutting their hair.

Become an Event Planner: Do you have excellent organization skills and you’re passionate about planning events? If so, there is a job for you. You start first by organizing your mate’s birthday, graduation party, anniversaries, or any other small indoor events. This will help you get plenty of suppliers’ contacts for decoration, music, food, drinks, and venue. Next, you can move to bigger outdoor events such as weddings and more.

Textbook Exchange Services: This is a classic college student startup idea because it’s extremely easy to start and grow it. You can begin by creating an app or website where students in the same institution can upload their used textbooks for others to either rent or buy them. This is a less hectic business because the demand for textbooks is seasonal; you will be only busy at the start of the semester, and then buying season will go off until the next one.

Resell Used Books: You can offer to buy your classmates’ secondhand textbooks at the end of the semester at a fairly low price and sell them either online or to the next batch of students taking the same module. That means you will buy them at a fairly low price and then sell them at a reasonably higher price than you got them but less than the actual cost of a new copy.

Sell Tickets: As a student, you can keep a record of upcoming events, concerts, and shows, buy their tickets in bulk and sell them at a profit. You can decide to create an account on ticket exchanges or sell them on your social media platform. To make it official, you can register your business with the clubs or event organizers in order to get express permission to sell them.

Sell Your Notes: You can compile good notes from your study material and make serious money from it. These include A-level and GCSE revision notes, essays, or university lecture notes. So create a profile, upload your notes, and set a price in a platform such as Stuvia. Still, you can give them a free preview to motivate them to pay for your notes and set a reasonable price because your primary target is students.

Sell Jewelry: Making jewelry is not that hand because it’s something you can learn using YouTube tutorials. However, you have to produce in big volume for you to get great results. So identify a niche, then make jewelry targeting them and market them in place they visit most such as on social media.

Sell Secondhand Clothes Online: You can sell your old clothes and those of your friends online. Still, you can walk to a charity shop, look for some hidden gems, and sell them online at a profit.

Rent out Unused Parking Space: If you have a house with a parking space outside and you don’t have a car, you can rent it out and make some cash. This can be a lucrative business if you live near an airport, train station, or highway, and parking is at a premium. Offering your packing at a discount can earn you a lot of money at the end of the day.

Natural Cosmetics Maker: You can learn how to make candles, home scents, face masks, body scrubs, and soap from natural ingredients, pack them and sell them on your online store or offline stores. The demand for your natural cosmetics will grow if they show a great response or serve the intended purpose.

Start an Online Fashion Boutique: Fashionable people can profit from sharing their sense of style online. This doesn’t mean becoming a fashion designer; it means curating items from different vendors and displaying them on your online store using Shopify.

Sell Handcrafted Goods: There are students with excellent skills such as pottery, crocheting, and more. You can start making these items and selling them locally to friends. Still, you can open an online shop, but you need to consider how you will ship and manage the inventory when you get customers abroad. You can simply start on a per-order basis until you generate consistent sales.

Trade on eBay: You can buy things in bulk like headphones, chargers, etc., and sell them on eBay. Still, you can make your own items and sell them online, such as handmade jewelry like necklaces and bracelets, crotched items, etc. You only need to invest in some envelopes and parcels.

Personal Stylist: Are you passionate about fashion and style? Turning a fabric into a memorable combination or outfit can earn you money while in college. Remember, you can perfect your skills using YouTube videos and keep updated on the current trends. Still, you can create your own page on social media and start giving people tips on how they can become stylish or where to shop.

Become a Sports Coach: Are you good at a sport. Then start coach beginners at a fee. You can start with your university team or a local team and get paid for being their coach.

Grow and Sell Fresh Vegetables and Fruits: You can grow herbs, vegetables, and fruits at home and sell them to your neighbors, friends, and others. Still, you can create a website for them or market them on social media. People are looking for fresh products, and those who sell them are making a lot of money.

Get Paid to Queue: Everyone hates queueing, and you can offer a solution for that. You can offer to queue on behalf of someone outside a venue for tickets or anywhere else there is no prior booking option. So people will pay for enduring the misery on their behalf.

Self-publish a Book: You can write a good book and sell it if you’re creative and has excellent writing skills. Some popular categories include cookbooks, poetry books, comic books, drawing books, and more.

Repair Computer/Mobile: The number of people using electronic devices has dramatically grown in recent years, and this presents an excellent startup idea for students. You can make money by offering repairing services when you have the needed skills. However, avoid such a business if you don’t have the required skills and intend to subcontract the work.

Cell Phone Accessories: There is a wide variety of phone accessories that you sell. They include earphones, smartphone cases, chargers, screen protectors/guards, and USB-type converters. Your business will grow as the smartphone market continues to evolve. Also, look for unique original products because this market is already saturated.

Design and Sell Gadget Cases: A creative student can create different cases for electronic gadgets and sell them to their mate. For instance, you can design a pencil-like phone cover, a ring-binder-like case for laptops. The goal is to keep people’s electronics safe and away from thieves.

Currency Trading: This is a lucrative and fascinating business idea, especially if you’re good with numbers. However, you must be ready to work long hours and take high risks. You can trade cryptocurrency or what is commonly known as bitcoin, foreign currency, stocks, and more.

I'm a passionate full-time blogger. I love writing about startups, how they can access key resources, avoid legal mistakes, respond to questions from angel investors as well as the reality check for startups. Continue reading my articles for more insight.

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