After all the life-changing, tiring and gruesome exams, you land up in college. A college is a place that exposes you to new places, new adventures and an immense world of possibilities with a very fresh chance to find who you are and what you enjoy.
There are so many things you should try, new eateries, new initiatives, new activities and all these activities require money. When in college, most of us have limited pocket money which is never enough. Trust me!
So, some amount of extra money coming in is always a perk. In the era of internet, earning money has become a lot easier than it used to be.
Not only earning at a young age will make you more self-sufficient but it will also give you a sense of confidence to take initiatives, to start things on your own. Earning your own bread always gives you a sense of pride.
In our country, parents are often found saying that you complete your degree first, then go after money, whereas in other countries kids start working on their own at a very early age.
Earning will give you the power to take your own decisions and opportunity to own your life a little more.
Here we are listing some tried and tested methods to make that extra cash yours, for the new dress you saw in that showroom or for an upcoming date with your crush!
Chegg is an online textbook rental company based in Santa Clara. They pay for every question you answer. So all the preparation that you have done for the competitive exams can now be finally monetised. It is the most trusted website when it comes to pay-outs.
People earn 8-10k extra every month just by working for 1-2 hours every day.
You have to register as an expert and then pass a small MCQ test in the subject of your choice and off you go.
Check out the link below.
If you thought such platforms don’t exist in India, you are wrong.
Snapqa is the start-up of IIT Kharagpur alumni and this works somewhat similar to Chegg. Here, the subjects are mostly engineering related.
Pay-outs are regular and the user interface is amazing.
It is easy to use the platform. The money feels more fulfilling when you know you have earned it by helping someone.
These were the two most amazing platforms.
There are more platforms like these but these were the ones which I have personally come across.
Now for all the people who don’t want to tutor or solve questions to earn money here are some other useful methods.
1. Build websites
Yes, we live in a technical world and therefore everyone these days needs a website.You don’t need to be a techie to build websites, all thanks to the platforms like WordPress, blogger etc.
Moreover, this is a fun process in itself. It feels amazing to make your own website.
This can earn you a lot of money.
Learning this skill won’t be difficult because c’mon you are born in the times of YouTube.
Building a website for others can fetch you 10-15k depending on the level of your expertise.
Initially, for a very basic website, you can charge around 8k. It takes only 5-6 hours to create a basic website on WordPress.
To get hosting and domain at the lowest price in the market you can contact us. Our mailing address and contact are given at the bottom of the website.
2. Become a freelance writer
We write so many assignments in our college days and never realise this could pay. There are a lot of websites that pay for writing articles. The payout may vary from the difficulty of the topic and the length of the article.
Udemy.com offers a course for Rs 640 only that teaches you how to earn money by writing articles. This might come really handy.
Moreover, you can start your own blog and grow it over years of your college and pass with a steady income.
Blogging offers immense possibilities for you to earn sitting at the comfort of your home.
3. Sell stuff on Amazon or Flipkart
Yes, you can definitely do this. You will have to decide what you want to sell. It is a fun process. We know a lot of sellers who used to buy jewellery at very cheap prizes from Chandni Chowk and Delhi Haat.
After this, they clicked amazing pictures of that jewellery and uploaded the pictures on these e-commerce platforms to earn.
You just have to find the product you are better at buying than others and then sell.
This is an exciting activity to do. The entire process of buying and then clicking is fun. Get to know the process and try yourself.
4. Start a little services business
We all know there is a lot of stuff regularly required when we stay in hostels. The previous year question papers being the undeniable requirement. You can get them printed in bulk and sell with a little profit. You know how regular the phenomenon of exams in colleges is.
You can find for yourself what works for you.
There is even a start-up running in Delhi NCR which provides cigarettes at any hour of the day. And they are doing pretty well. 🙂
There are many activities that will not give you money instantly but you hold a very good chance to get famous if you work consistently. And famous people are rich right?
1.start an Instagram page,
2.Start a food blog,
3.start a YouTube channel,
4.teach kids in your community
5.Manage someone company’s social media platforms etc.
Now, when you are in college read a lot. Think about your future practically. See the changing trends of the world and make yourself employable. Pave paths for yourself to take you forward and are meaningful.
Learn to learn and unlearn the BS.