Post-Schooling comes one’s first independence of life. With neither parents, nor relatives and most importantly, ‘curious neighbours’ around, college life sure brings one of the happiest phases of life. One feels like the king of seven heavens and wishes to enjoy as much as possible. Sadly though, this independence comes partially and students still depend on their parents for money. Every college-goer needs money. Some need it for education, some for girlfriends, some for parties and travelling and well, some to show off. The most common source of income for most of them is their parent’s pockets. Dig deeper into them and get your tummy filled – Easy and sufficing.
There are however, some who try to manage their own finances. Your college years impart you with all the financial education that has long been denied in schools. Believe it or not, it is here that you learn skills which pay later. To enhance the same, many students work part-time and make their own money. “Old enough if you are to choose who runs the nation, so are you to support your own self”, says a teenager when asked why he works part-time.
Well, here are some of the ways to earn some cash; we thought you might be interested in knowing about:
ONLINE MEANS TO EARN CASH:
Solve Challenges on Mindsumo:
Mindsumo – Mini Internships for College Students is a platform where thousands of students across US, UK, Canada and India solve challenges posted by esteemed organisations like Qualcomm and Summit Brands. All you need is to sign up using a college webmail id (xyz@college_name.edu) and start solving challenges. If selected, you shall be paid through PayPal Inc. Click here to sign up. Use promo code: 1014E5BF for extra 5 USD.
Search The Web:
Interested in earning cash for doing what you already do online? This has to be one of the easiest methods of making money online without really any effort or change in your behavior.
This innovative idea by Qmee.com rewards you for searching in Google, Bing or Yahoo. You just install a simple add-on to your browser and when you conduct a search there may be a few sponsored results alongside your normal search.
Every student’s strength lies in research and writing. If you happen to have a way with words, why not join a blogging company?
You can start making some cash by starting your own blog and securing some traffic on it.
Or perhaps, you might be interested in joining us.
Write and Publish a Kindle ebook:
Given that Amazon is an ultimate selling machine; most students use it to their benefit. With the Amazon Kindle store, anyone can publish an eBook and make money. The key to success with eBooks is to create value, and write non-fiction. All you need to do is bundle information you have researched and complied on a common problem (e.g. ‘secrets’ to finding a job) and then present it in a digestible manner (an eBook). Your passive income will keep coming for years to come; provided you spend some more time on ensuring good reviews.
OFFLINE MEANS TO EARN CASH:
Sell your Old Stuff:
Do away with your old books, clothes, stationary and other things you don’t require.
Keeping them for long won’t turn it into anything better. Most students worry about money but never consider this as an option.
Sell your notes:
If your graduation or school notes are freaking awesome, why not sell them to someone who would value it? There are sites out there that you can upload your notes to, along with your price, and then when another student downloads them you get paid.
Sites like Notesale are free for you to list your notes but tend to take a cut of your profit in order to handle the marketing etc so that you don’t have to go out there and promote your notes yourself.
Tutor A Child:
Sell on your education. Remember spending huge amount of money for tuitions or coaching centres, why not look for a student and help him attain his targets?
All you need to do is search for nearby coaching institutes or check Quickr and get started. You can also teach online, but offline teaching would be far better.
Give it a go!
Robert Kiyosaki says, “21st century is the era of Network Marketing.” Also known as Multi-Level Marketing (MLM),
this is a business model that allows you to generate ongoing income in two ways: by making a commission selling products and by recruiting other members who go on to sell. The later allows you to make money from the sales made by those you have recruited.
Importantly, this is not a pyramid scheme (they are illegal). But, I am afraid you’ll have to work pretty hard before results start showing in. It surely is not a ‘get rich instantly’ scheme.
We can publish another series on the same, if our users seem interested. Let us know your views and doubts if any.