Jun 30, 2018

22 Quick ways on how a College student can make real money online in 2018 Part 3

22 Quick ways on how a College student can make real money online in 2018 Part 3
Fiverr is now the world's largest marketplace for people to make money by marketing small services (known as ‘gigs'). What you offer could be absolutely everything, from writing and translating, social media posting, playing pranks and teaching to creating music, voiceovers and short video clips for people all around the world!
The default price is $5 (hence Fiverr), but you can attach extra services to gigs for more money. Whilst it might not seem like much, it can quickly add up and there are plenty of examples of people making a really good living from the site. The key is to get a system in place which minimizes the time spent on each gig.
But there is another way to profit even more from Fiverr for potentially far less work. How? By simply reselling gigs elsewhere. For example, find a decent logo designer then reply to jobs on Upwork or even local classifieds. A $5 spend can easily become $50+, and it's repeatable!
Buy and sell domain names
A domain name is just a website address (e.g. ‘savethestudent.org', ‘Guidetricks.com’, or ‘mysite.co.uk') and there are lots of extensions (.com, .net, .co.uk, .edu.ng, .com.ng etc).
They cost as little as £1.99 to register with 123-reg.co.uk or GoDaddy.com yet premium domain names can fetch £1,000s if not millions when sold on. In 2007 VacationRentals.com went for a cool $35m!
Now you're probably not going to come across anything like that, but you can still turn a quick profit with a bit of searching. The trick is to find available domain names which have some commercial value, snap them up and then list them for sale on a site like Sedo.com.
Sell your idea or invention
Becoming a tutor to other students is easier than ever. Until recently your market was limited to local face-to-face sessions, but thanks to online tutoring sites you can go global! Udemy allows anyone to create an online course (on literally anything!) and get paid forever after as users take it up. For one-to-one tutoring, list yourself on SuperprofSchoolsTrader and UK Tutors. You can expect to earn upwards of £10 an hour, and you don't have to be highly qualified to tutor younger GCSE or even A Level student.
Freelance work
Perhaps you enjoy writing, managing Facebook pages or doing a little bit of graphic design in your spare time. There are so many freelance jobs out there that require simple skills or just time that someone else might not have.
And the best thing about freelancing is that you can work for clients in the UK and around the world with just an internet connection from home, to your own hours whilst developing valuable skills. A great place to start is with the leading freelance site Upwork.com.
Creating and Designing of Application
If you have some programming talents, you can create an iPhone or Android app and sell it in the App Store. Many people have found success with creating both games and regular apps. The trick is to find an unmet need and harness it.

Become A Translator

Do you speak another language? If so, you can become a translator. There is translation work that is needed across a variety of platforms from people speaking to written translation work. Sites like LiveTranslation.com allow anyone to sign up and become a translator.

Become An SEO Guru For Others

SEO, or search engine optimization, is a great freelancing gig for those that are analytical. If you're a little savvy and analytical, you can make $75/hr or more.

Find Programming Bugs

Are you a programmer? Have some free time during the summer? You could spend that time looking for programming bugs in new and existing software. Look for postings on job boards or your college campus.

Help Name A Business

One of the hardest things for business owners to do is name their company. I know this first hand. Chances are, most business owners aren't creative. But there are services to help, and you can get paid for it. NamingForce and SquadHelp are two services that hold business naming contests, where the winner can get paid in cash!

Answer Pressing Questions

Are you an expert on a subject matter? Did you know you could get paid just for answering questions? The service JustAnswer.com allows users to connect with professionals and pay a small fee to get their question answered. This can be a great way to help others and get paid at the same time.

Sell Stuff on eBay or other E-commerce sites

Another great place to sell your stuff is eBay. I personally was making $2,000 to $3,000 per year selling stuff on eBay in college. If you have stuff you no longer use old video games, DVDs, computers, etc. and you can ship it in a box, then sell it on eBay. This is a lucrative way to make extra money while in college.

Sell Your Idea Or Invention

Do you have a great idea for a product but don't know the best way to go about creating it? Well, you could submit your idea to Quirky. They'll screen your idea, and if they like it, they'll either develop it themselves or in partnership with a major brand. In the end, you'll get a cut of all the sales from the final product. For some inventors, this has only earned them $1,000s, but others have earned $100,000s through the platform.

Computer Maintenance and Advice

If you're handy with a computer, helping people get their computers repaired is a great way to make extra money. Typically, this will involve setting up software, checking for a virus, and more.

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

Update. We're increasingly being asked about how to make money from Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies). This isn't surprising given the ever-growing hype and stories of kids making millions. Please don't rush into buying Bitcoin to make money. It's really important to know what you're getting involved with. Read out how to buy Bitcoin tutorial which explains everything you need to know.
All those writing ways are not ‘get rich quick' scheme. You have to work really hard, I'm afraid! However, with the growth of social media, network marketing is becoming easier and lots of people are now making a decent living from it.
This is a serious way of making good money on your own terms and it's well worth reading up on it. I recommend getting “The Business of the 21st Century” by Robert Kiyosaki.

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Hey! I’m Muhammad Abba Gana, popularly known as AbbaGana, a blog Scientist by mind and a passionate blogger by heart fountainhead of Guidetricks, Duniyan Fasaha, Duniyar Yau, Hanyantsirah, Gidan Novels, Abba Gana Novels and Be With Me Technology, I am twenty something year old guy from Jimeta, Adamawa State, Nigeria. I’m a Freelance writer, Information marketer, professional blogger, Web designer, Internet speaker, software Developer and also an author. I make living with my laptop and can work from anywhere I find myself (as long as there is a power supply and a reliable internet connection). 

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