Stella Dimoko Helpful Tips For Making Money As A Student


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Helpful Tips For Making Money As A Student

There is a lot students can do to earn an income while actively working to garner their degree qualifications.  

Do Freelance Writing For Blogs or Businesses

If you’re good at writing, you can consider doing freelance writing for blogs as one way of earning an income as a student. Aside blogs, many businesses are looking for freelance writers to help them meet their writing and content creation needs, so you can take advantage of this and apply for freelance jobs with these businesses.

Consider Doing Online Design Work

For students who consider themselves artists, have a knack for graphic design and are really good with Coreldraw, Photoshop or other graphic design software, doing online design work, like making small graphics for advertisements and full site redesigns for websites and businesses, can be a great way to earn an income. Students can also consider entering design competitions that offer monetary awards for winners, and stand a chance to get paid a good amount of money if they win.

Consider Becoming a Voice-Over Artist

Doing voice-over work for production companies and advertising agencies is another great way to earn an income as a student. If you have a great voice and some broadcasting talent, you can apply for voice-over opportunities and get paid doing voice-over work for people and businesses.

Do Printing Jobs

Considering the fact that students, especially university students, do a lot of printing work, you can set up a mini-printing business with an easily affordable deskjet printer whose inks can be easily refilled, and start printing for students at your own rates. You can set up this business close to any student’s hostel or even from your room, and be on your way to making some side income as a student.

Real Estate/House Agent

As a student, if you are conversant with your locality, you can use your free time to search for accommodation for freshers and fellow students in your school environment, charging them a commissions/agents fee for your service.

Sell Your Skills

Whatever skill you have, offer it as a service to people at a cost. If you are good at cooking, considering providing catering services to those in need of it at a reasonable cost. If you are good at sewing, considering making clothes for people at a cost. If you’re good at phone or computer repairs and maintenance, also consider providing this service to people at a cost. You only need to ensure that you market your skills well, and put yourself out there so people can see what you have to offer. You can also sell your services on online sites like Fiverr, Jumia Food etc.

By Damilola Ojo


  1. Good to know. Thanks bv Damilola

  2. Nice one and if you know how to make hair, you can be the go to hair person for ladies in the hostel. We had so many of them when I was in school.
    Then if you're computer literate and have a laptop, you can type projects, assignments, handouts etc. I know someone who trained himself working in the schools cafeteria just helping people with their assignments and anything that has to do with printing. You'd be surprised the number of lazy undergraduates who'd rather pay than have these things done themselves.

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  4. Great one. think I did try writing for blogs.
    Anyone knows any blog I can write for?

    1. Jostified Mom, the way Stella dey now, she doesn't seem like someone who needs a freelance writer.

    2. Princess Scheherazade12 September 2017 at 16:36

      Charity begins at home.
      Discuss with Stella and send her some material to go through.
      She's the kind of person to encourage hard work. Forget this her blog gragra, I think she's a warm hearted person.

  5. Sell undies in hostels,makeup, photography.

  6. My classmate sold snacks and recharge cards in her little carton she use to carry to school. We became friends during our final year, was so surprised when she told me how much she makes from that business and till today, I regret not doing any business in school. For the not computer guru like me, pick one small business and be doing, in fact my neighbour use to cook sweet moimoi three times a week and the lodge will eat more than half before she supply it outside so don't have any excuse to sit idle at all.

  7. If you can be washing plates at restaurants too will be good.

  8. Thank you very much Bv Damilola for this piece, very helpful

  9. Am not a student, but would love to do the voice over artist job. Any help to which company or organization I can apply to?

  10. Hair making, cake baking, cosmetics, fashion designing pays in campus too....

  11. As a student you can do the below business:

    1) Sell best quality okrika at double the price
    2) Sell accessories at reasonable cost
    3) Start a small catering business for students .
    4) Make toast bread and tea for breakfast and dinner for students
    5) Model for brands
    6) Take up ushering jobs for events and parties
    7) Take up promoters job for companies like NBL, Guinness, Nestle amongst others. Register with an agency.
    8) Teach students for a fee especially during exam. This requires you to be the master of the course
    9) Teach younger ones for a fee
    10) Organise school trips at a reasonable cost
    11) Manage on line business for busy businee owners. Eg manage their instagram accounts, face book etc by developing reasonable contents
    12) Write projects for fellow students and assignments
    13) Learn how to fix nails and charge a reasonable cost

    1. Buying and selling also need money to start. What if the person can't get the capital? Okrika business needs at least 30k.

      Dearest students, just get 10k and use to buy your ingredients needed for peanut making. Once u have your gas, pot for frying and bowls for mixing, you are good to go.

      But get ready to work o. It's not easy. I did it for sometime but my body see pepper sha.

  12. This is a wonderful post.There is really no excuse to sit back,fold your arms and do nothing.People who were legitimately making money while in the uni rarely find it difficult to survive after they leave school.I really like this post.

    1. I tell u! I graduated with this idea in my head that I must get a job wit my cert. I was wasting away my precious time during hols. Little did I know that the outside world is a 'sabiticate' and not a certificate world. Thank God I'm doing something meaningful with my life now.
      Dear Nigeria student, Pls look for something to do asides studies. Enrol for a tailoring class, hair making and all day before u graduate but don't put ur studies aside sha.

  13. A student could own a 'Buka'
    That shiiiii sold like wildfire back in the day.
    Get hold of a stall and set up one. Have reliable people cook and serve for you,probably a woman from the village or town your school is located.

    Buy 'Bend down select' during the holidays and sell them off in school.
    Affordable accesories could work too.

    You could sell recharge card. I hear the returns isn't much but there is little or no stress in subscribing with these VTUs and sending airtime to anyone that requests on campus. Easy,Breezy.

    Above all, Try not to skip classes😘

    1. Iphie dearie. Affordable accessories na workaholic o. Lol

    2. Student will own a buka? Where the money to take start?

      Things r now harder o.

  14. I really like this, i wish i can actually do something on my own without waiting for salary to come.

  15. Oya,who will teach me how to use social media to push my market for a fee?,no b just word of mouth o. We go siddon with lappie,u go dey show me how in details. If ur good and genuine,oya drop your digits beneath my comment. If u b scammer,na thunder go fire u oo

  16. Nice ideas, in fact wonderful.

    What happens to a student that can't raise up to 20k as capital?

    Or how do u know expect a poor student to raise money to buy a laptop or even printer or photocopying machine? Remember you also need generator o.

    Or is it the okrika business? Where will the capital come from?

    I'm just asking because of the students that can't even raise 10k on their own thru small small savings o.

    If u own a buka, how do u intend paying the cook? If u can own a buka, it means u r not a struggling student na. We r talking about students that can't even get 10k from their parents o.

    Things r not the same like before o. Even 5k can't make common peanut for you.

    Not trying to discourage anybody. Do whatever business you think u can handle.

    I remember I bought wedding souvenirs for two couples who were about to wed and the first person gave me the job because of trust which doesn't come easily knowing fully well it's my first time of doing such business.

    Do small snacks and sell please and save yourself stress. Do something u can sell off easily. Even though it might be stressful but it will be worth it.

    After my friend started making as much as 20k from just peanuts, I had to borrow myself brain and join her. But it's so so extremely, in fact annoyingly stressful but the gain is worth it.

    Start with small snacks first.

    Just saying.


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