In Kenya most of the university students are looking for opportunities to make that extra cash. Campus life can be quite stressful if you have no means to make our own money and supplement the pocket money you get from your parents.
Gone are the days when HELB money would cater for your University fee and still remain with some upkeep money. There are plenty of business activities University students can now engage in and make their campus life enjoyable and profitable.
8 Business Ideas For University Students In Kenya
As a university student with way too much time on your hands, you’re looking to do some freelance writing to get yourself some extra cash. You also probably have absolutely no idea where to start. I mean, there are so many places you could offer your services as a freelance writer but it can be tricky trying to decide which one. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some sites that will pay you for your writing:
-Upwork.com – Get paid for writing and editing content.
-Freelancer.com – Find freelancing opportunities from around the world on this platform.
-Elance.com – Find freelancing opportunities from around the world on this platform in any field.
-99designs.com – Get paid to create logos and designs for companies in need of them.
-Guru.com – Find freelance work, get paid and build a reputation in the process.
-PeoplePerHour.com – Find freelance work, get paid and build a reputation in the process.
-Fiverr.com – Get paid for your writing services on this site.
Tutoring is an excellent business that university students can start. It’s flexible, based on your schedule, and doesn’t require a big startup investment.
You can find students in need of tutoring on local Facebook groups and message boards, and other online forums. -You’ll need to set up a website or blog to promote your services. -Set up an account with Tutor.com to advertise your services online.
Blogging or vlogging
Blogging or vlogging are two of the best ways you can make money from home in Kenya. -You can set up a blog or vlog in an hour or less. -Blogging will take longer to start making money than other online businesses, but it’s still one of the best ways to make money campus.
You can start a YouTube channel with little more than a smartphone and some free apps. -YouTube is one of the most popular websites in the world, so it’s a great place to start building an audience for your blog or vlog.
Once you’ve established yourself as a trusted source of information on YouTube, you can monetize your channel by enabling ads or creating sponsored content. -You can also use social media to build an audience for your blog or vlog.
It’s important to start building your audience before you launch any campaigns or products, because the more people who know about your site and trust that it contains quality content the better chance you have of making money from it.
Sell Internet Services
Most of us spend more time online than we do at school. So that’s why selling internet services is one of the best money-making ideas for university students in Kenya.
By installing unlimited internet in your hostel or room, you will be able to supply other students with reliable stable internet either via WiFi or Ethernet at a fee. This way you will be able comfortably service your monthly subscription and make profit from it at the same time.
Become A Social Media Expert
You don’t have to wait until you’ve graduated to have money making ideas of your own. As a student, you’re able to network with people who can help you grow your business or career. You may be asking yourself what your options are.
The answer is simple: it depends on you! If you want to become a social media expert, look for social media posts and their problems, offer solutions and get paid for helping them. Reach out to the people behind the accounts, express how you can help them, and then put in the work to make it happen.
Become A Graphic Designer
Do you love designing things? Are you good at it too? If you answered yes, you could be a graphic designer. It’s an awesome job, where you get to design a lot of posters, websites, leaflets and other print materials that need your creativity.
You don’t need 30 years of experience to be a graphic designer. If you have a creative eye, decent computer skills and knowledge of certain graphic design tools, then you can go into freelance graphic design.
The best part about being a graphic designer is that it’s not just a job, but also a passion. You will get to design things for people and companies that you love, or even better, things that are related to what your heart desires while at the same time continuing with your education.
Photography is my passion. I have been earning extra cash by selling my photographs online ever since I started photography, over the years I have discovered many sites that will pay you for your images. Still I get to take beautiful photos at events and get paid.
Photography is a great money-making idea, not only because of the fact that it’s easy to get started, but also because you can easily fit it into your schedule and therefore never miss out on cash-creating opportunities.
When it comes to photography, there’s always something new to learn. Whether you’re just starting out or have been shooting for years, it’s important to keep up with trends and technology so that you can stay ahead of the curve.
For students who have an outgoing personality and can develop their own group of friends, you could earn a lot of money year-round by becoming a brand ambassador.
A brand ambassador is someone who represents a company and promotes its products at events and in social media. This job can be done part-time or full-time depending on your availability, but it’s a great way to make money because you don’t need any special skills or training just an outgoing personality and the ability to work well with others.