Today, college or university students have more opportunities to make money for themselves compared to their parents' generation. I know that some of these students even make so much money that they do not need to complete their studies!
Although students are bogged down with their studies in colleges or universities, they still have more time and energy comparable to working adults.
So instead of partying and wasting money, why not take the opportunity to make some money in your spare time? Sure you can take some part time jobs such as working in fast food restaurant, laundry services, petrol stations, and so on.
But These jobs does not pay you much income and you definitely can not choose your collections or your boss! Imagine working with unreasonable and super demanding boss. Frightening right?
So I suggest that you immediately go to the Internet to make some cash! There are numerous ways for students like you to make money. This is especially if you are young, energetic and full with ideas and creativity!
1. Writing Articles
Do not be surprised by the fact that many of the web owners actually do not write their own content for their sites. They mainly outsourced students to write for them. As young adults today, you have the capability of writing good articles due to your studies in colleges and universities.
Articles do not need to have 100% perfect grammar or with bombastic words and sentences. In fact, the more simple your articles, the better it is! The main thing is for readers to be able to read with ease. But do take note that your sentences do have to make sense and that there are no spelling errors!
If you can not create an article from scratch, you can offer to rewrite articles. They are also many request for this service. Be sure not to just copy and paste from others! (such as when you are submitting your assignments!)
Do explore and research on more content writing. A typical request will require you to write at least 10 different articles on the same subject matter.
In the beginning, you got to offer to write them at a lower price per article. This way, you might have the opportunity to work with them fulltime in the future! (Yes, without even seeing their faces!)
2. Website Design and Creation
If you are interested in computing and graphics designing, you are in luck. There are actually thousands of requests for this service each day. So if you possess some HTML skills, then you are indeed a hot commodity!
Just go to websites such as elance.com or scriptlance.com to register for an account and look for the many jobs posted. I am pretty sure you can find a few that suits you!
Simple websites creation and templates can bring you good money! Be professional in completing your tasks. Do not just submit the same kind of site theme over and over again. Your clients will definitely know to differentiate between a fantastic job and a poor, 'last minute' kind of work!
When you are just starting out, offer to do them at a lower price. After that you can request them to introduce some clients to you. By doing this, when you have graduated, you will have a stable income from your so call 'part time job'
3. Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing refers to the act of making a slice of a profit from referring people to buy from merchants. Basically you will get paid per referral or per sales.
If you refer information products or downloadable stuff such as ebooks, ecourses and audios, you can get up to 75% of the sale price. Just imagine if the product is USD97 and you get one sale per day. You will actually get more than USD2000! Pretty good income for a student!
You do not even need to have a website, product and do not have to worry about shipping and handling. All these are completed by the merchant. In affiliate marketing, you only put your energy into a single task. That is to be a middleman.
Just focus of referring the right person to the right seller and you will make money!
Apart from 3 ways above, there are numerous money making ideas online. Others include selling on eBay, advertising in your websites, creating softwares, completing paid surveys, selling domain names, flipping your websites, and others.
The point is that you have so much opportunity to make money online! Just select one idea and focus on it! Once you are good at it, then jumped to the next one!
The good news is that all the above ways have minimal risk. If you really can not do the above, you got nothing much to lose. However, if you really made it, you will definitely believe that making money from the Internet is the way to go!