Ready to make some money moves? Ready to be independent? Tired of being limited to your monthly allowance? Then start off one of these profitable “businesses you can start in school” and enjoy the large influx of money that follows.
- Photography: With the rise of social media and a heightened emphasis on status and looks, more and more students are receptive to more professional means of taking pictures. Asides from the above, there are several student programs and events like departmental weeks, outings, student weeks, student carnivals, matriculation ceremonies and convocation ceremonies which require professional pictures for memories. You could also take their Sunday pictures and have specific days you do shoots for them.
- Hair making and cutting: This is one service that is in high demand. Most students will prefer in an in-house person who will go to their rooms rather than going out to hair salons. You even get bonus points because you are a student who understands their needs and effectively delivers this.
- Photocopy and Printing service: This is another service that is high in demand. There will always be files to print – assignments, projects, and course materials. You can never go wrong with this. Yes, a little capital intensive at first, but after it kicks off in full force you’ll be grateful for the opportunity.
- Sales of Groceries and Personal items: Personal items and groceries will always be high in demand. Ensure that you stock up your room with the relevant items needed by students. This ranges from provisions, fashion items and basic necessities. Just ensure you make it as affordable as possible.
- Selling of pastries and cake making: Running around for lectures and hustling to get assignments done leaves little room for students to have proper meals three times a day. As a result, there is a high demand for pastries which are easy and quick to consume. Students also celebrate birthdays often and as a result, you have a ready market of celebrants, their friends, and their spouses.
So get to work and start making those millions. Being a student is not an excuse to be excessively dependent on your parents. Try to flex on your own terms.