One of the most searched keyword on Google search engine is “how to make money” either online or offline, and many people have been scammed online simply because they want to make money online very quickly and they tend to shun their eyes on what can fetch them real money as a student without doing anything with the online stuff. To make money online, there are lot of sacrifices involved. Let see from students bloggers view; being a student and a blogger at the same time is not an easy task and it can be very stressful, money consuming, time consuming, while away students bloggers precious time which they should rather be using to read but they keep concentrating on making money online through blogging. I’m not disputing the fact that making money from blogging is not real or achievable for students but am insinuating on the fact that, it is only the serious minded type that can rock the two together perfectly without blaming themselves. Earlier before now, I shared with you how to make money and become rich before 30 years of age and get rich quick through getting rich quick scheme that still work. There are countless numbers of people who make huge amount of money with their common sense by just doing extra activities within the campus. One of the memorable moment of my life was when I was undergraduate, which I always love to be but time never permits that, it’s a miserable thing for students to get stranded or be in short of cash when there are numerous businesses that they can venture into as an undergraduate on campus to sustain their daily living in the real senses.
7 Proven Ways to Make Money Offline as an Undergraduate in Nigeria Part 1.
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1. Photostatting: Making money through Photostatting is very simple and the simplest ways among all. You don’t necessarily need to set up a computer centre before you can start making money Photostatting documents .All you need to do is to get a photocopying machine, preferably “3in1″ photocopy machine which can be used to photocopy, print and laminate documents at the same time. Having a sincere agreement with your class governor or course representative and other of your course mates can put smile in your face and at the same time enriches your bank account. Making your course mates a prime customer is even enough for you to sustain your living on campus doing Photostatting.
2. Selling of Recharge Cards: As a student, you can hardly do without making a call or browse as the case maybe. If you can’t afford a stand within the campus then you can operate your recharge card business underneath. Make it know to your friends, course mates, level mates, faculty mates, your lecturers (As a female, you need to be very careful while dealing with male lecturers, not all though). Assuming that you are selling recharge cards, no matter what, you will be making some extra cash to make life easier for you on campus. You don’t need to start big, just start with what you can afford and you are good to go.
3. Photographing: This is simply the act of taking photograph and being called a photographer if you are not the shy type. There is no gender difference in making money, let alone making money on campus; most especially it pays well if you are a female photographer as you will always stay ahead of your male competitor due to your gender. People cherish how they look and love to see their beauty often. Just be unique and you will make your cool money with little or no stress. As a mathematician, let make a simple calculation, your average customers per day is just 20 students at the rate of 120 per snap shot, making 100 customers per week and that bring your 12,000 and as a matter of sincerity, you cannot spend more than 50% of the total moment, then what would you do with the rest of the cash? You will definitely pocket it and you bank account will always keep smiling.
4. Stylist: Yes! You heard me right, you gender doesn’t matter here. It doesn’t matter whether you stay in hostel or not, you can still do this within the campus and can still be done off-campus. All that matters to you is to make money as an undergraduate while on campus so that you will never remain stranded again as far as you are still a student. All you need is barbing utensils like clipper, combs, probably generator to power your service when there is power outage. And if you are a lady, you can as well be a barber and if you can’t or too odd for you, you can venture into hairdo and start making hairs for people and from there, your story will never remain the same as a student.
5. Tutorial: The amount of money you can make from organizing a tutorial class is virtually unlimited I must confess, I did this when I was an undergraduate and a friend joined me in less than 30 days. Just sit down, think of the course that is/are very tedious, most especially for new students and make yourself a master of know on it, organize a tutorial class on this course and you’ll start making your cash gradually. But, the only problem associated with this means is that, many students find it very difficult to face the crowd and not because they don’t know what they want to teach but they have phobia for crowd and their states of mind isn’t accommodating. No matter what, you will definitely fall above average on at least a course, and then you can make use of the advantage. Let take for instance, you have an average of 20 students who attends your tutorial class (MTH 101 for instance) at 20 per students, and that makes you 400 per day; stressful you said? Money doesn’t come easy; putting this guide together is not so easy as well.
6. Repairing of Phones and Computers: If you don’t know anything about this, I can assure you that this is what you can learn within 6 month as a part time student to enjoy your studentship on campus. No matter what, there will always be phones and laptops to repair once in a while. This may not be lucrative as others but with one hits, you can double your income. If you lives in hostel “hostelite”, you need to make this known to your colleague in the hostel and as time goes on, you will be known if you render quality service that makes you stand out. To make money on cam pus as an undergraduate, you need to be the serious type so that it will not affect your academic negatively.
7. Selling of Phone Accessories: This is what some people refer to as a small scale business on campus, yet, you can make money with it as an undergraduate. As a student, cuts your cloth according to your cloth by starting small. You can start selling accessories like headphone, battery, phone casing, phone charger, etc.
Making money as an undergraduate is very easy but dangerous at the same time, if you want to make money in school as an undergraduate, you must learn how to manage your time effectively so that you will not because of the fact that you want to make money on campus as an undergraduate to terminate your studentship due to poor performance in your academic which is your primary objective of being in school. Watch out for part two on how to make money online as an undergraduate in Nigeria.