Are you a student and are running out of pocket money? Or do you simply wish to earn more to cover-up all your expenses? If you are serious about making money online, then there are many legitimate and proven ways to do so without any investment.
You don’t necessarily require work experience. All you would need is a laptop and a few hours per day. You can easily develop the required skills along the way and understand your expertise. So let’s look into the best ways to make money online for students.
Become a Freelancer
Freelancing is one of the best ways that you can earn money. It is highly flexible, and you can even set timelines for projects based on your schedule. For example, if you have a knack for teaching or have in-depth knowledge of a subject, you can easily start online tutoring in association with online teaching platforms. Similarly, if you are very good at designing, you can get started with projects for small businesses. Some of the other high-in-demand freelance skills are online marketing, website developers, content editor, etc.
Earn from blogging
If you love to write, then why not make money from blogging. If you are a beginner you can read this guide to start a blog from scratch. Moreover, there are always companies that look for good writers, and they earn easily between USD 50 to 400 per article. If you do not wish to write for someone, you can write for yourself and convert that into business overtime. However, the latter will take a lot of time and requires patience. On the other hand, if you are seeking immediate earnings, then you can write for others.
Indulge in Stock Market Trading
If you specialize in finance or understand the stock market, then you can make good money online, provided you know how to pick the right stock. If you don’t want to work with a company, you can become a broker on your own. In fact, discount brokers are high in demand and a great source to make money as they charge INR 20 per trade irrespective of the trade volume.
Personally, I don’t have any experience with trading but I have seen people. Perhaps it is a risky option, thereby, experiment with a very low amount.
Become a Consultant
If you love to explore the areas outside your classroom, you must have learned some great tips and easy tricks in your field and niche. You can easily sell your advice and knowledge. For example, if you are great with content, then you can help set up content marketing plans for startups and small businesses. And of course, they get more business by running better marketing campaigns, thereby increasing your credibility.
Earn money from social media
There are no limits on earning potential from social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Social media influencers charge up to INR 20K per tweet or Facebook post. The social media fan base is a great asset for influencers and is especially in the entertainment industry. So if you are fascinated and have an in-depth knowledge of social media and the various niches, you can easily monetize that.
Think affiliate marketing
If you wish to set foot into affiliate marketing, all you have to do is sign up with retailers like Amazon or Flipkart and promote your favorite products on social media. Affiliate marketing fits into any business model, and while you don’t need to own a website, you can still make good money. You can simply promote affiliate links in Facebook groups, online forums, LinkedIn, Quora, Medium, and even on Instagram.
The internet is a great place to find online jobs, especially for students. Affiliate marketing has always been a popular choice amongst many as they earn through commission. But what matters is your love and passion for what you do. So turn your hobby into a career by starting small, and you never know where it might lead you.