By Ricky Ozukum
WHAT you think would be the best small business ideas for college students to start with no money? Are you an enterprising student and want to start an enterprise in school or college? Do you want to graduate from school without ever having to look for a job or depend on the government? Then, below are the best business ideas for college students
Education is expensive. Students always spend huge amounts of money on text books, hand outs, excursions, field trips, research projects, practicals and even accommodation. With the increasing costs of tuition and other fees in schools and colleges, it’s now becoming more than important for college bound students or those already in college to start a business. There are thousands of students from rural areas coming to near-by towns for higher education whose parents are not economically sound. You can always start your own enterprise to support your own education and achieve great career accomplishments if you make the right strategic moves. There are many unique startup business ideas for students that can turn out to be profitable ventures later on.
Tutoring service: As a college student, chances are that you are particularly good in one or two subjects. You’ll make a lot of money by offering to teach others who are having problems with those subjects — most especially if they are very important subjects that students must pass before promotion or graduation.
Sports training service: If you are a good athlete and sportsman, think about starting a personal sports training service aimed at teaching fellow students who are interested in becoming skilled sportsmen like you. You can use either an on-campus facility or a local fitness facility, off- campus.
Event Planning/Promotion: Most college students love entertainment. So, you can make decent income if you know how to promote events and get the best deejays and party people to events. You can also organize shows involving celebrity singers and entertainers.
Graphics arts design services: If you have the ability for creative design and you are very good at it, you can start a graphics design business. You can offer your services for both students and college professors who want to beautify their research and reports as well as their presentations. You can also make additional income by designing banners for events and occasions in your college and by designing creating greeting cards for birthdays and holidays.
Photography and Videography: Students love to capture beautiful moments in photos and there are chances of making good money if you are a very good photographer. You can also record live campus events on video tapes and sell them for a fee. This business has huge demands for weddings in Nagaland and clients are willing to pay good amount of money.
Freelance writing services: If you are very good with words, then you can start a freelance writing service. This would involve handling writing assignments for clients. You can hook up with clients over the internet by registering an account with freelance outsourcing sites. You can start a blog for marketing your writing services and promote your business in online forums and via social media. Writing assignments that you’ll be handling for clients include articles, blog posts, e-books, sales copies, press releases, business proposals, and so on.
Master of Ceremonies (MC): You can also become an MC and anchor for campus and off-campus events, weddings and parties.
Dance and Music Classes: If you are really good at dancing or play any musical instrument well, you can become a music or dance instructor.
Gardening: Do you love gardening, trimming lawns and beautifying homes? A lot of people wouldn’t mind paying you to help them keep their homes and gardens beautiful.
Website Design and Flipping: As a student, you can go into website designing and get paid for it. You can also buy websites that are undeveloped, develop them and then sell them for a fee.
Online Surveys: There are lots of opportunities to make money from filling out online survey. Simply register on a legitimate paid survey site and get paid when you answer survey questions.
You can start these small enterprises and manage them from the comforts of your homes or neighborhood and make extra income as you pursue your education. Every venture starts with small and humble beginnings. No job is too small and no job is too big.