It’s hard to always depend on our parents when it comes to our school expenses.
Sometimes, you’re just shy if you can ask for more allowance because of the group projects you’ll have to pay. That’s why some students always look for alternative to earn money and help their parents by taking off the burden of some expenses they have to pay for their schools.
With the help of technology, students have found ways to earn money without spending so much on initial capital and alike. Here are some of alternatives ways that a young student like you can do to earn money:
Become a Freelancer
Working Part Time is a Great Way to Earn Money as a Student in the Philippines
Nowadays, most employers hire freelancers since its cost-effective and they deliver quality work. From content writing, photography, to virtual assistant, website development, and even video and audio editing, there are various skills wherein people look for a ‘freelancer’ to do the work for them.
If you have the skills to do most wanted freelance job offers, grab the opportunity and start making a career out of it. Freelance writing and website development, as well as graphic designs, are one of the highest paying freelance jobs all over the country.
Become a Social Media Manager
If you’re a self-confessed social media-savvy, you might want to put that into good use by offering clients to handle their social media accounts. All you have to do is to keep it updated by posting updates and/or informational materials for its audience. You’ll also have to answer general concerns and/or queries of some customers which you’ll be guided by your client.
Selling your stuff
Do you have shirts you no longer use? Or books that you are done reading and willing to sell it to those in need at a lower price? Or do you have any other stuff that you found after decluttering your room? You can use these stuffs as your source of income by taking a picture of it and posting it on social media sites or through buy and sell websites such OLX and eBay. You’re not only taking away some stuff you no longer need, you’re also helping the nature by letting other people utilize your pre-loved items.
Put Your Cooking Skills to Good Use
Have a knack for cooking? Since people in general are into sweets, you can start making sweets for your classmates and sell it at a cost-effective price. Some students price it varying on their customers. The technique is to bring out your marketing skills, be sociable and fun person to engage with so your customers will keep going back to you. You need not create extravagant foods since your market will be students like you who’d like to have a full stomach at a cheap price.
Become a Teacher
Through online teaching jobs, you don’t need to earn a degree just so you can teach someone to learn Math, English, Science or other subjects. Most companies will only require you to have exceptional skills on certain subjects they are offering both to local and foreign students. Most would attest that online teaching is one of the highest paying job online. Aside from that, you also get the chance to interact with people from across different countries and gain information about their country and its culture.
Work in Fast-food Chains or Restaurants
A Classic Way to Earn Money as a Student
Many restaurants and fast-food chains accept students to work for them while considering their schedule at school. Some even offer scholarships for these students so that aside from their wage, they wouldn’t have to worry about their tuition fees and other school expenses.
Become a Video Blogger
Earning money through video blogging whatever content you’re interested to show to the public won’t happen overnight. First, you’ll have to earn your subscribers before YouTube assesses your account. But overtime, the pay for your content posted will be worth it. Just be careful with the kind of content you’ll want to share with other people. Your video(s) will be viewed by anyone in the world, so make sure it’s something that people will find informational, inspiring, or entertaining without offending other people.
Become a Stockholder
With only PHP 5,000.00, you can become a stockholder yourself. Of course, you need to at least have a knowledge of what you’re getting into. But putting your money into safe bonds, or those that help you have passive income is ideal as to putting your bonds into something you are unsure yet.
The good thing about working in an early age is that you get to have a first-hand experience of how the real world works. Aside from that, when you graduate, employers find it amazing when a student has working experience already. It goes to show how hard working you are and how you have strived to finish your studies.