Being a student can be quite challenging given all the financial burden of the student loan. No wonder so many students are looking for ways to make money by starting their own small business.
Not only it can help them make their living but also allows them to polish their entrepreneurial skills. How great is that?
Therefore, if you are one of the young people searching for businesses you can start as a student, this article is exactly what you need.
We want to introduce you to the most popular business ideas you might be interested in considering.
1. Child Caretaking
If you are good with kids and love coming up with new fun ways to entertain and educate them, this might be your great opportunity to put all of your skills to practice.
A number of busy parents are more than willing to find assistance from babysitters or by hiring a tutor for their kids, be it a couple of hours a week, every other day or every weekday.
All you need to start this type of business is a good portfolio with at least a couple of recommendations. If you have never babysat before, you can provide these services for free to your friends, acquaintances or local community members in order to ask them to leave you a recommendation.
But even without it, you can register at any local website and start searching for a family to offer your services to. As long as you love kids, you will have the time of your life around them. Plus you will earn some extra money without having to invest upfront.
It appears to be an extremely profitable way to make money. However, there a couple of things to bear in mind:
a) it takes time to win the trust and gain popularity inside your niche.
b) you need to be very smart about the niche you choose, as it might overcrowded meaning that you simply cannot enter the market due to dominating position of other “giants” there.
c) it will take some time before you start making money out of it. First, you need to become an influencer, and that’s when the real game starts.
IT industry is in its prime right now. And you have at least some basic understanding of programming of any kind, then it is time you entered the market.
Specialists recommend developing your own project first to be able to show it to the potential employer as a reference of what you are really worth and what you can do so far as a professional.
However, it is not at all necessary, as you can always apply for projects that do not require Senior-level knowledge and polish your skills there.
4. Moving services
You don’t have to work online. You can also provide moving services. Not only this job is paid more than other options open for students, but also these young people get regular tips, flexible hours, and a large network (which is great for the future).
Therefore, if you are physically strong enough to help people move on a regular basis, then you can always start a business.
As you see, starting your own small business as a student is absolutely possible. And you don’t even have to rob the bank for it.
Simply explore the options you have and choose the one you have the skills, experience, and passion for.
All of the options above allow young people to work and study at the same time. No fixed schedule or 9-to-5 working hours. You can have all the time you need to finish your homework and work during the hours you are most comfortable with. The only requirement is to meet deadlines and the expectations of the client.
Which one of these options would you try? Share your plans with us in the comments. We would love to hear from you!