Mar 03, 2017 08:22 AM EST
Building a startup business in college may seem daunting but there are easy and simple ideas that can help students earn a little bit on the side. Who knows? This may even become into one of their primary sources of income.
There are a lot of things that college students can do to build their startup business. Intuit shared five ideas that college students can do to startnjj.
Idea #1: Tutoring Service
This is most probably the easiest business that college students can start with. You already have the skills necessary to be a good tutor if you study hard and make sure that you understand your lessons. Plus, you can tutor fellow college students or those in high school or elementary.
Idea #2: Cleaning Service
Another easy business to try would be to charge a fee to clean other students' dorm rooms. You can start there and offer your cleaning services to people in the campus community. You can get ahead of larger cleaning companies by charging a lower price. This also requires little startup cost since you just need cleaning supplies. According to Entrepreneur, the average startup cost for this business is about $50.
Idea #3: Transportation and Delivery Service
Various alternative transportation platforms such as Uber and Lyft have allowed college students to earn extra money by driving people around. This is easy and provides students with the flexibility to manage their own time since they do not have a fixed schedule.
Idea #4: Web Design and Development Service
This is great for college students majoring in Information Technology and Computer Science. There are several small businesses that would need websites. Since you have the necessary skill set for it, tech majors can most definitely charge a small fee for creating websites. Your clients may even enlist you for its maintenance and operations.
Idea #5: Marketing Service
This type of service is best for advertising majors as well as those majoring in creative courses. Again, you should build your clientele with small businesses such as local shops and companies near your school. An advantage would be having a lot of followers on various social media platforms.
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