When you search online to earn money, you find ways that may require huge investments, you may need to spend a lot of time on it, or there may be no good earning potential or some ways don’t even work.
I know that you are a student and definitely could not afford a huge investment. And I also know that you are busy with your studies and could not invest more time for what you are going to start.
So I have a list of ways, for students to earn a really good amount of money which is both time and budget-friendly. Even most of the ways are possible without any investment and I also make sure that ways I include should be long-lasting and you can earn from them every month.
18 Ways to Make Money for Students
Sorry for Starting with the too obvious one. But I could not mention any other way before mentioning this because i’m also start with this.
1. Start Blogging ( Website ) & Vlogging ( YouTube )
When you ask me ” How I can make more money with less investment? ” Then I will say blogging and vlogging without any second thought Because of 3 reasons.
- The investment is too low, anyone can start with a little bit of effort.
- The scope of income is soo high. You can make more than a job.
- You can select the topic which you are interested in & work on that.
Blogging is like helping people with your information. But you need to get a website to start blogging. These days you don’t need any knowledge of coding.
There are platforms like WordPress, where you can create a website soo easily.
To start, you need to get a domain and hosting . You can get both for less than Rs 5,000 per year.
You can select a topic which you love to write about like tech, cinema, sports or you can show your skills.
As you give people what they want, You get more visitors and perhaps more earning. This is not an instant process, it takes time to start earning from blogging. Consider at least 6 months to start earning from this.
On Short, Blogging is just what I am doing here and it is my only income source.
There are multiple ways to make money with blogging. Here I am listing some of the best ways.
- Affiliate Marketing
- Sponsored posts
- Paid Content
- Services, etc
Vlogging ( YouTube )
Vlogging is also similar to blogging, where you provide content in the form of videos. It is just a Video log. You can start Vlogging on YouTube. Technically starting a YouTube channel is soo easy than creating an own website. Just head over to YouTube.com and create a channel.
Similarly to blogging, you can select a niche ( Topic ) which you love to make videos about. Provide content which is useful for people and also which they like to watch. Even there is a bit of a learning curve on YouTube. Once you are into it, you can easily catch up and make money from it. All you need is a step forward and start now.
People say that they don’t have any equipment to start a YouTube channel. But that’s not true, if you have a smartphone in your hands, you can start making videos. Definitely, the quality will be the biggest problem, but you can improve that step by step. It’s better to start something rather than saying reasons.
There are a lot of ways to make money with YouTube & most famous among them are similar to blogging
- Affiliate Marketing
- Sponsored Videos
- Paid Content
You can start vlogging on YouTube for free, or you can consider Rs 5,000 for something like to buying props, microphone for better quality audio.
In both, Blogging and Vlogging, you need to treat your website or Channel as a brand. Create Social Media Channels of it and promote. Always help your followers and make your brand a good exposure.
Blogging and Vlogging are great ways to make money for a student as these fields had a lot of scope to make huge money and also something which students can easily start off.
The downside is, these ways are like online business and it is really one of the hardest ways to start and earn. Anyhow, the earning potential of these is worth your hard work.
The best part of these ways is, once you started earning, the earning will be passive means you can earn money continuously even you have stopped working as your blog posts and Youtube videos will be online and people will be watching them.
2. Start Earning from PTC Sites & Survey Sites.
PTC Sites and Survey sites pay for things like completing surveys, clicking on ads, referring, etc. They are free to join and one of the easiest ways to earn. You can earn while watching TV, traveling on the bus, etc.
The amount you earn from PTC or Survey Sites is not high but it’s good, you can earn up to Rs 5,000 from them by working around 2 – 3 hours every day. There may be ways that pay you more for spending such time, but they were not as easy or not free. PTC & Survey sites offer you a way where you can start earning right now without any money or any kind of skill.\
Companies pay these sites for advertising their products and these sites pay you some part of it as you are clicking on their ads. So you can earn from clicking on ads, companies can advertise their products more and these sites also make money in between. It is profit for everyone.
Survey sites are also similar as you answer the surveys, companies can understand what people need and it can help in their future projects
Some Best Paid to Click ( PTC ) Sites
& here are some of the Best Survey Sites
- Prize Rebel
3. Work as a Delivery / Driver Partner
Ola, Uber, Rapido, Swiggy, Zomato, Uber Eats, Food Panda, Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, Jabong, E-Kart, DTDC, etc.
Nowadays, the delivery jobs from these companies have been quite popular. Many students are working as delivery boys already and even Swiggy ran an ad campaign saying work while studying.
On average, you can earn around Rs 12,000 for bike deliveries and more than Rs 40,000 for cab driving just working part-time ( 5 hours ) per month. And making such an amount every month is great for students.
- Bike or Car
- Driving License
- PAN Card & Bank Account
- AADHAR Card for Proof
You can register on their website, go for an interview where you can easily pass if you are good enough to read this blog post. Get an ID and start working.
The part-time options are available at different timings. So, it won’t be a problem with your studies & College.
4. Apps to Earn Money
Earning through apps is another easiest way to earn money. It is obviously not a great way to earn. But this one which most people find helpful. You get paid for things like downloading, referring or even Gaming.
PTC Sites, Survey Sites & these apps are the once which don’t make much money but can be helpful to earn a few extra pocket money every month. If you don’t want to work every day and all you need is a few extra cash, these 2 are your way to go. I cannot suggest you any other ways which are as easy as these & legit.
5. T-Shirt Designing
T-shirt designing is the fun earning way . You might have already seen T-shirts with some funny quotes and beautiful designs. There must be definitely one man who designs them. And you can be that one guy.
There are many websites where you can upload your T-shirt designs. And the entire process of printing, delivery and customer care is taken by them. But when there are any sales for your design, you get your commission for that.
For some sites, they will just say you the base price and you can add how much profit you want and upload. But also price reasonably, as people need to buy your stuff.
6. Become an Article Writer or E-book Writer
If you are soo much interested in writing something, then you should definitely consider trying this. You can definitely start your own blog or channel. But you have other alternatives where you can get paid instantly.
People who run blogs can’t write each and every content on their own. So they hire people to write content for them. There are platforms where they can hire people. You can create an account in these content writing platforms and get paid for creating content. As you get paid instantly, they have a bit of an advantage over blogging.
Here are 4 Famous content writing platforms where you can start making money.
- Text Broker
- freelancer and up work
Amazon offers you to sell E-books for your own price. So as a content writer, you can write an E-book and sell on Amazon. As people need to buy your content other than just reading from the blog post, you need to provide that extra value to your content.
Moreover, you need to explain more in-depth and more clearly with good examples.
The process of writing an E-book is a bit time-taking process as you need to give that extra effort and a more in-depth explanation. Read as many blogs and E-books as you can, practice each and everything you are going to write about and get your own view on it.
Write the content, add images to it, add some examples where ever necessary & design a cover for your E-book.
Later to publish, go to kdp.amazon.com and sign in. After completing the creation of your profile, add your E-book and cover to it. Set your own price for your E-book.
Then promote your E-book on Social Media, Online Forums, Your Website or YouTube channel and Paid Ads. You can make money depending upon the sales you made on your E-book.
7. Become a Tutor for others
This is something more related to students and also really helpful for studies too.
Tutoring is like making money from the skills and knowledge we know. If you are good at subjects, you can teach them to mates around you. If you don’t want to charge for people around you, you can start teaching online and make money.
Not only the subjects, but you can also teach whatever the skill you have. You can teach skills like dancing or singing, languages you can speak, digital marketing & web designing skills, Video editing, music composition & even personal development if you love to do so. There is no end for this list.
There are many websites where you can start your tutoring career. Some websites are like live training websites where you need to explain to your students on a video call, & some websites are helpful for you to create learning resources, where people come read your stuff or watch your course by paying money.
Here are some of the best websites to start your tutoring careers
- Udemy & Skill Share
8. Create Subtitles or Captions to Videos
Captions and subtitles help to watch movies, TV Shows, Youtube Videos, etc. And you can create them right from your own place and earn.
The more minutes of video you complete creating subtitles, the more you earn & it is one of the great ways to earn money.
Platforms like Rev will help you to do so. But first, there will be a small test conducted by Rev, it is a bit harder though. If you have passed the test, you can start creating captions and make money from it. So you can understand how serious this job is. Anyhow, if you got selected you can make around Rs 25,000 per month working around 5 hrs per day. And it is totally free to join.
9. Invest in Crypto Currencies
You might have heard about bitcoins before. & you may also know that there are many currencies like that. You can make money by investing in them.
The process is so simple. You need to earn cryptocurrencies or purchase them. If the price of bitcoins increases, your money will get increased and vice versa. In short, it’s like investing in the stock market.
If you are not familiar with cryptocurrencies, you can start learning about them, they are kind of an interesting topic. Just search in Google ” How to earn money from Crypto Currencies in India ” and start your investing journey.
10. Complete Micro Tasks on Fiverr and Amazon Mechanical Turk.
Freelancing is a kind of hard task as you need to be soo much good and skilled at things like coding, designing, poetry, etc. But what if you get paid for small micro-tasks like dancing, singing, power pointing, delivering, data entry.
Fiverr and Amazon Mechanical Turk will help you make money from micro-tasks like that. Just create an account on those sites and complete those small tasks & get paid instantly.
11. Start a Retail Business without any investment
Apps like Meesho and Glow Road will help you to do so. You need to create an account in these apps, where you can find many products to sell, mostly stuff like clothing & tech accessories. You don’t need a website or any Youtube channels. Just create Social Media accounts: Facebook Page, Twitter Account, Instagram & importantly Whatsapp. You just need to recommend those products to people and whenever anyone buys, you get your part.
The best part is, you can decide your price. So when anyone buys from your link, you will get profit depending on the price you have set.
It also takes a bit of time to earn from this way, as your social media accounts need to grow and people need to trust you. Start promoting from your family and friends.
12. Become a Website, App & Game developer
Start Website Flipping
Website Flipping is kind of a skilled money-making process.
First, you buy a domain and hosting for a website, then you run the website for a few months until it reaches some amount of money. Later you will sell the website for a much larger price.
It’s definitely not so easy. You need to be a master of generating income through websites. But once you are good at it. You can definitely start website flipping.
Flippa is the best website and also famous for starting your career flipping websites.
Create your Own App or Game
Creating an app is no a small thing as it requires programming knowledge on multiple languages.
Ultimately, you have to create an app or game which users like.
Get a part Time job as Social Media Moderator or Social Evaluator
Some companies have more followers to their social media accounts. They use these accounts to get connected with their audience. But when they receive more comments and questions, they can’t handle all of them on their own. So they need people who can get in contact with their customers. Here where Social Media Moderators & Social Evaluators come in.
You need to monitor their Social media sites and check the user’s feedback is Good. For this, you need to understand the company needs and follow their instructions. You need to work at least 15hrs per week.
Hostinger affilate, Appen, LiveWorld, ModSquad, CrispThinking are the sites where you can apply for the Job.
Apps, Games, Websites, Softwares, etc all of them are something we are using almost every day. And some companies are making crores of rupees from them.
But they were not totally perfect, they may have some bugs in them. Some bugs may create a huge loss for them and some buys may spoil the user-friendly nature. So they need to clear them off to maintain their standards.
So, if you find any bugs, you can notify them and they will pay you for your contribution.
13. Use your Creative Skills to Earn
Start your career as a Designer
If you are good at Logo designing, website designing, animations, VFX works, illustrations, vector arts, etc, etc, etc. You can start your career as a designer.
But unlike other ways in this list, you need to have good skills and good creativity right from the starting as you design products for other people.
Start Editing Short Films
There are hundreds of Short Films coming out every year and some of them really have the worst editing possible. This industry is in a need for more editors definitely. If you are good at editing, then start editing Short Films.
Unlike many other ways in the list, you need to promote yourself in the offline. Online promotion may work, but offline promotion makes even more sense. Contact small film Studio’s and short film studios to get part-time work.
Get in contact with people in the Industry & People who are willing to take short films.
Apart from short films, you can edit YouTube videos, Wedding Videos, etc. You can promote using Social Media or a website.
Become a Student Photographer
Being a Photographer, you can make money from Online as well as offline.
Weddings, Photo Shoots are some offline methods whereas Freelancing, Instagram, YouTube, Online Tutor are some of the best ways you can make money as a photographer.
Become a Short Film Cinematographer
There are thousands and thousands of short films coming out every month. In most of them, their cinematography skills suck. You can work as a cinematographer for them and make them better.
As a cinematographer, you need to have some camera equipment to start. But this is one of the jobs where there is a serious need for a good cinematographer and you can definitely make money with some good skills on it.
Make-up Artist is one kind of job that is just perfect to start in college. You are at a perfect age to start this business and you are at a point where you can find a lot of customers right before you.
Students in your college are more than enough to make money as a make-up artist.
So, if you are interested in the make-up field, then you can think about investing in it. Arrange a room and get the equipment to start working.
As normally, you need to consider having uniqueness in your business and also maintain your prices reasonably comparing other businesses outside.
Act as a Side
Acting is a dream job for many people. And if you are one of them, you had a good number of chances to make money with acting.
Though you may not be in any lead role, you can act as an extra in any movie or serials. Or you can try to work on Short films which pay you money.
But the problem is, you need to have some passion and skills to acting or this is kind of earning is soo hard and the amount is also not a great amount.
There is a lot of need in various fields like movies, serials, short films, web series, etc for dubbing.
If you had a good voice, you should definitely try to a dubbing artist. You can contact film and short film studios for the job. They will contact you every time they need for a dubbing artist which suits you.
Of course, finding a job in the film industry is tough. But with a good voice, you can find a job for dubbing service so easily.
Birthday Parties, Wedding Parties, Job Parties, etc.
There are a lot of Parties people normally celebrate. As a Party Planner, you can make the party more fun full of your ideas. This can be said as a small version of the wedding planner.
People don’t really want a special planner and they can handle stuff on their own. So, you need to make them surprise with your works & think beyond what others are thinking. So, that & those ideas are which make the career for the Party Planner.
Similar to Party Planner, Interior decorator is also a business which depends on your skills and ideas.
Interior Decoration should start from your room as you can show that has your portfolio. You can find opportunities in freelancing sites or you can create a website on it.
You may think does this field has a scope, check out searching Interior designer in the city on google, you may find your competitors.
Write Novels or Movie Scrips
We have talked about many content writing types before, but this is the one which more people are interested in. Actually, you can make money from these right from now.
First things first, write down a script for a movie or a Novel. Then you can take the copyrights of it and sell to film studios and book publishers.
Start a Music Troop
Start a Music troop and work in Parties, YouTube, Disco, Wedding. I know they are were not you wanted if you love to be the music industry.
But this can help you to earn money with what you love.
Moreover, you can use these ways to improve your music skills.
14. Find Jobs in your Local Area
What job would be better if you are interested in fitness and bodybuilding? Moreover, Gym trainers have a decent income. The best part is most gyms offer part-time jobs.
First, you need to list out all the gyms near you. Enquire for any job vacancies. Track down schedules, salaries, and other features and choose the best which you like.
Work in a Grocery Store
Working as a part-time selling in some grocery store or in a supermarket can be a great job for a student. Because you can earn some amount every month without the fear of earning.
There is no hell lot of work or relaxing work, it’s just in right between which is great. The best part is, applying for it is so easy, you can contact them, manager of the supermarket or grocery store and ask for a job. As you are young, you can understand all the products soo easily and it could be the main reason for anyone to select you.
Sales Man in a Shopping Mall
The salesman is also a part-time job which students can do and make money.
You can contact, shopping malls, shops for the job. You get paid between Rs 6,000 to Rs 15,000 per month. Selling Dictionaries and other products directly to homes is another kind of way you can try for.
Work in Dominos, Mc Donalds, KFC, etc
This is a kind of excellent job every one needs. Apart from the salary, they also provide food.
Having Food from Dominos or KFC every day can be a dream, and that too for free. Contact the nearest center to get this job. It’s not hard to get the job, you can get selected if this is any vacancy.
If there are any places like historical palaces, museums, old temples, etc. You can choose a tour guide to make money as a student.
If you are too good with many languages, selecting a tour guide is a better option as people come from different places and you may need to speak or even understand what people are saying. I am not saying languages are a compulsory thing, but if you have, you have an advantage.
Mostly, Tour guide can have an income which can be considered good enough.
Car Washing Service
Start a Car Washing Service at your place. The cost of the investment may be a bit for renting out a place and buying the equipment. But if you feel there are less car washing services at your place, you can start one.
For any type of business, you need to think twice whether it will work out or not. Car Washing service is not an exception for it. Mainly the area where you are going to start has to have people who have cars & there should be less competition. And with a good service, you can definitely make a profit from the business.
Similar to Car Washing service, this is one of the best ways to start your business locally.
And you may already know that it is becoming hard to find maids today. You can start a laundry service with your washing machine.
Or you can simply rent out your washing machine for them for some time and make money.
15. Become a Virtual assistance
You will be working in a company for Part-time. The best part about this is, you don’t need to go anywhere, you can work from your home or hostel room.
It is definitely scalable for students, & they really pay a good amount of money.
Earning money not always has to be legal, definitely betting comes to this category. I am not going to go in-depth into it.
Cricket. Politics and Movies are some ways people normally bet on.
17. Convert Your Parents Business to Online.
If your parents are running any business, then you can make that business online by applying to Flipkart, Amazon or any other E-commerce website.
Or you can build a separate E-commerce website if you decided to maintain it and make that grow.
18. Begin a Start-Up
Why partner up or work at someone, when you had a good idea for the startup. Special Mentioning:- Good Idea. The idea is something which makes any startup soo special.
Definitely starting a YouTube channel or running your own website is a startup but a very small one. But if you had the idea to launch a new business which works, then try out for sponsors.
I am saying Idea again and again because normal business is done by everyone and it’s hard to find sponsorers for such business. So you need to new idea You may be confused about how can I come up with a new idea.
But it’s simple. Startup nothing clearing people’s problem in a new way. Think about any problem you are facing, try to come up with the best possible solution and work hard to implement it and make it big.
This all information about start-up is come in my head with lot of research and experience. I make my website and working happily as individual. If you wand to do something then just do that, don’t think so much.
I hope this articles helps you and Best of luck for you.