Let’s face it. In today’s rising prices, education is now seen more as a privilege than as a necessity. And anyone who has gone through struggles as a student will know it’s not just tuition you need to worry about; there are also the nitty-gritties like food, rent, study dates, transportation and piling projects. So, what does a diligent student do in these difficult times?
Why, set up an internet business, of course. Thanks to Internet business opportunities and other technological advancements, students can now work in between their classes to earn money. Depending on the available time, students can earn from $500 to $1,000 by starting their own successful home business.
Here are a few home business ideas to start with:
1. Setting up a System of Freelance Writers and Editors. One of the hottest Internet businesses nowadays is in the field of writing and publishing. Because of the rising tuition fees, there’s sure to be someone who is in the same situation as you are. Act as manager and set up a successful business system of writers and editors. You can apply for online jobs in freelance sources like Getafreelancer.com, Odesk.com or DemandStudio.com and outsource these to a bunch of reliable writers and editors in your dorm, apartment or class. For a successful home business in this field, you need to be organized and be a people person. Get all their numbers, email addresses and other contact information ahead. Give them their schedules well in advance too so they won’t be missing any of your set deadlines.
2. Setting up an Online Tutoring Website. In terms of home business ideas, tutoring is selling like hotcakes nowadays. In countries like Korea, Nigeria, China and Vietnam where English is not the main language but is a prerequisite for better opportunities abroad, online tutoring is a cheaper option than going to English-speaking countries just to learn. Farm out the jobs and hire other students who have pleasant personalities and can work at least 3 hours a day. Also, for a successful home business doing online tutoring, it is essential to set up an account with a reliable system for payment, collection and updates. Examine students’ schedules and check their reputations at school. Are they workers, or slackers? This way, at least there won’t be problems of your Internet home business getting botched just because of a poor selection of employees.
3. Setting up a Transcription Network. Many brick and mortar businesses and professionals need transcriptions and date entries nowadays. The great thing about it is the only skill needed for employment is good English, fast typing skills and some basic editing know-how. Medical students, for example, will work great in making transcriptions for the medical field as well. Law students can do legal transcriptions. That way, you get to learn within your field and work at a successful home business at the same time.
4. Graphic Design and Web Development. For one, this Internet home business will need a reliable internet and phone connection and needless to say, graphic design programs such as Photoshop and some programming skills. This one is pretty old in terms of home business ideas but there’s sure to be small businesses in your area that are still looking for some new designing or a design revamp. For small businesses such as these, an internet home business-based professional is a cheaper alternative than more established design companies. At the end of the day, it’s all a matter of hard work, long hours and lots of compartmentalizing for a successful home business to work in the long run. Despite the success, you still are a student and between that and easy money, you know what should always come first.