College time is considered the best time to test the entrepreneurial skills
The future economic condition of our country hugely depends on the students as they are the future citizens of India. A number of college students are opting to launch their own start-ups while still being in the university either to earn extra pocket money or financial problems.
College time is considered the best time to test the entrepreneurial skills. There is plenty of money making opportunities for college students with zero or low investment. Here’s a compilation of best small business ideas for college students.
Starting YouTube Channel
YouTube is one of the most popular platforms for posting and sharing videos. You can start a YouTube channel on your own or with a group of friends. It could be reviews or guides related to your course subject, or pick any topic that really fascinates you (documentary, short stories, games, comedy, and music do particularly well). You can also consider starting a Web-series, as they are in trends nowadays. You can earn money from YouTube videos by sharing a slice of the ad revenue. You can run some ads and often get freebies.
Selling homemade chocolates & cakes
If you love baking and preparing chocolates, then you should consider starting a business that deals with it. Making and selling cakes & chocolates is another easy to start a low-cost business that a college student can successfully start. There is indeed a large market for cakes & chocolates. You can source for weddings, birthdays and special anniversaries to market your service. If you are hard working you can reap a fortune from this type of business even as a college student.
Every parent these days are looking for a good tutor for their child. As a college student, if they have flair for teaching and imparting knowledge, you may want to consider tutoring other students in your area(s) of expertise. This is one of the best and profitable small business ideas for college students that require little or no start-up capital. Once your tutoring business takes off, you can target a wider market and can even start tutoring services online by aggregating them under one platform.
Selling personalised gifts and crafts
Personalization is an ongoing trend nowadays. As a student, one of the convenient businesses that you should consider is the sale of customized gifts, greeting cards and handmade crafts. You can make personalized gifts based on your customers’ taste and occasion and sell them on campus or online. You can leverage on various celebrations such as Valentines, Christmas, New Year, Birthdays etc to sell your customized gifts and crafts. Moreover, there are innumerable things that can be done centred around this.