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Some Easy Ideas for Students to Earn Money!

Everyone loves to earn something to manage their personal expenses. Students can earn money along with their studies in free time to manage their pocket money and other needs. Here are some ideas by which you can fairly earn good amount o money.

  1. Resell old textbooks

When you pass a class or semester and you no longer have use of those books, you can sell them to your juniors or someone who is willing to study them. In this way, they can be used again by someone else and all the money that you spent on buying them can be recovered.

Capital required- Nil

Market size- There are many students out there who are willing to buy 2nd handbooks as they are cheaper.

Income- Depends on how many books you sell.

  1. Create your university or college newsletter

This is probably a very creative and enjoyable process. You can start a newsletter, involve your other friends too. Publish all the activities information, competition details, exam details, function details and so much more!

Capital required- If the college doesn’t expense your newsletter, you’ve to invest around 3,000-4,000.

Market size- Everyone from your college can buy it.

Income- You can charge money from everyone who’ll buy it.

  1. Greeting Card service

You can make a beautiful card for various occasions such as Birthday, Anniversaries, Valentine’s day etc and sell them through the internet and in all the contacts you have.

Capital required- The expense that you’ll incur in buying materials for making greeting cards.

Market size- Greeting cards never go out of trend! Do something different with your cards that will attract people to your cards!

Income- Depends on how much you charge per card.

  1. Market Research consultant

If you’re a commerce student and well versed in marketing subjects, Market Research consultant is the best work you can do along with your studies. Companies can contact you to gain an insight into current trends, market situations and how the young generation is perceiving brands and products. In return, they will pay for your service.

Capital required- Nil

Market size- There are many business and companies out there who want young market research consultant but you can face enormous competition at the same time!

Income- You can earn up to 8-10,000.

  1. Sell old gym equipment

If you’re a fitness freak and possess some gym equipment, you can sell them once you don’t want to use them and want to buy new ones. You can also become a medium between companies selling gym equipment and anyone in your contacts who want to buy them and charge commission.

Capital required- Nil

Market size- People have become very addicted to the gym nowadays and what’s better than getting the equipment at a cheaper and affordable rate.

Income- You can earn up to 6-10,000

  1. Be a sport coach

If you’re good at any particular sport, turn it into earning money. Coach the sport to younger children in your locality and in your contacts.  Charge fees from them. It will also help you to stay active and fit.

Capital required- Nil

Market area- There are many children who want to learn a particular sport but at the same time there will be competition with other coaches and sports institutions.

Income- You can earn up to 5,000-8,000 depending on a number of students and fees structure.

  1. Offer a CV service

In this service, you can create, edit and review CVs of different people, especially when it’s their first time and they are not much aware of it. It will help you earn money and brush up your skills.

Capital required- Nil.

Market area- There are many freshers, college students and newbie who are looking for someone who’ll create, edit or review their CV.

Income- You can earn up to 3-6,000

  1. Create posters out of photographs

If you have a passion for photography, you can turn best-captured photographs into posters and 3d posters. You can print them and sell. There are many people who love to decorate their walls with different, unique and catchy posters.

Capital required- Around 2,000-5,000 for materials and printing.

Market size- There will be a huge competition but create something that will make you stand out and attract customers.

Income- Depends on how many sales you’ll get.


  1. Delivery service

Delivery services are the best right now as people are fond of receiving things at their doorsteps. Whenever you’ve free time you can engage yourself in this. Deliver McD, Dominos, Pizza hut food to households and earn money!

Capital required- Nil.

Market size- There are many delivery people out there but you can find yourself one!

Income- You can earn up to 3,000-5,000

  1. Content writing

If you’ve writing skills, put them into use! Start offering content writing service online and earn money. This will help you to brush up your writing skills and gain new experiences. Register online and let people who want content service contact you!

Capital required- Nil

Market size- There’s a cut-throat competition but with the right amount of skills and efforts you can find someone who’ll pick up your content writing service.

Income- You can earn up to 6,000-10,000.

  1. Start accommodation review sites

Students, bachelors and newly married couples often find difficulty in hunting suitable accommodation for them. You can design a website specific to review about accommodation of areas you’re familiar with. People can get reviews and ideas about where they should find accommodations.

Investment- Minimal charge that will be required to set up a website.

Market area- People hunting for accommodations can visit your site.

Income- Depends on the number of views, visits and browse you’ll receive.

  1. Personal Tutor

What you can do here is you can teach younger students and earn out of it. Whatever subject you’re comfortable and well versed with, teach that. Spreading education is the best way you can utilize your time.

Capital required- Nil.

Market area- There are many students searching for a suitable tutor but also there’s a good competition.

Income- Earn up to 8-12,000.

  1. Virtual Assistant

Along with your studies, you can become a virtual assistant. A lot of freelancers and businesses are looking for receiving assistance type of work which includes sending and responding emails, basic writing, research and more. If you are comfortable working online, this is a good choice!

Capital requires- Nil

Market area- There are many people and organization looking for assistants out there.

Income- Earn up to 5,000-10,000

  1. Transcription

If you possess fast listening and typing skills, transcription work is good for you! Many industries are looking for people who can transcribe audios into texts. Example- Podcasters needs to turn their podcasts into text which they can share online.

Capital required- Nil

Market area- You can find such work online

Income- 3,000-8,000

  1. Create an app

If you’ve some programming and digital skills, creating an app can be a wise choice for you! Develop an app and sell it to App stores. Many people are there who’ve started like this and now are big app creators and have become successful in this domain.

Capital required- Nil

Market area- There’s a huge market area as apps have become a part of our day to day lives.

Income- Depends on how your apps perform

  1. Calligrapher

Calligraphy is one of the rare and beautiful skills that you can convert into earning money. There are many people out there whom you can sell your calligraphy work over the internet that is required for printing wedding cards and other invitation cards.

Capital requires- Nil

Market area- You can search enough work for yourself over the internet.

Income- 2,000-5,000

  1. Translator

If you can speak more than 2 or 3 languages, you can work as a translator for various platforms such as from people speaking to written translation work.

  1. Recycle cans and bottles

Most places around the country allow you to get paid for turning in bottles and cans. It’s not much, but full bags of cans could get you about 200per bag or more. Plus, it helps clean up the area too.

Capital required- Nil

Income- 2,000 to 5,000

  1. Sell out your notes

Sell your old notes which are no longer of your use to your juniors or anyone who wants to study them. You can even make new notes for selling purposes for those who need.

Capital required- Nil

Market area- You can find many students.

Income- 15,00-4,000

  1. Become a DJ

If music is your thing, and you have playlists for every occasion, then consider becoming a DJ. You can DJ on weekends and work for parties and events. It does require a little investment to get a mixer and some speakers, but after that, you can earn profit and most importantly you’ll enjoy what you’re doing!

Capital required- 10,000-20,000

Market size- DJ is common to every party and clubs, you can find somewhere where you can play and rock the party.

Income- Earn up to 20,000 or even more.

These are the simple ideas that students can try, enjoy and earn!

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