Being in campus seems fulfilling, but sometimes when you run out of cash, it’s agonizing that you have to call your parents over and over again that you want money to run even your smallest errands.
Being a comrade and being broke is one hell of a time as you have to scheme out mischievous ways to get money from family and friends.
Well, here are hustles you can successful run and manage while in campus to sustain yourself.
1. Laundry/ Cleaning services
Many campus students are lazy and dont feel like doing their own washing. So you can step in with a washing machine or cleaning services with affordable fees, the business will be a success.
2. A Gaming centre
You can save and buy gaming gadgets, look for a strategic location and set up a gaming center. Campus students like gaming and setting a play station outside the campus,
Students who like playing games like Fifa will always spend majority of their time there as you take in money. You can include the latest movies, series mixtapes etc
This business though requires one to start as a group but if you are financially stable, why not go solo.
This is one of the best ways to earn money while in campus. Many companies are looking for students in Kenyan university with good writing skills and good content. If you are good in grammar and language, then this could be a perfect opportunity for you to make some cash on the side. You can make up to Ksh 500-1000 per day. You can create your own blog [google on how to create a simple blog]. After this Link your website or blog to Google AdSense and you will be able to make a living.
This business is lucrative in campus because all you need is access to a Laptop & Wi-Fi.
You can partner up with friends and start a cloth/ shoe line where you sell quality products at a comrade’s price.
Selling Second-hand Clothes,
Campus students love fashion. Most of the average students prefer second-hand clothes that are cheaper than new clothes. The Mitumba clothes business booms during the weekends when students are free or are going for outings. You can start this business with as low as KSh. 1000 for a start and grow with time.
5.Social media marketer
If you love spending time on social media, then you should learn how to make money out of it. Some companies “hunt” for people to manage their social media pages or even market throught their online friends & followes. Here you can just do your work at the comfort of your phone or Laptop anywhere, anytime.since there’s free Wi-Fi in most campuses
6.Printing and Photocopying services
You have in one way or the other found yourself in photocopying, binding or printing area because campus works overwhelmingly require one to do so.
With such business, you can run it two people concurrently or when somebody is in class, another one runs it.
College students spend a lot of money photocopying assignments and printing handouts. If you are a student, you can invest in a laptop/desktop and a printer that will cost you at least KSh.30, 000.
Picture yourself getting monthly income from one of the most profitable and largest telecommunication firms in Kenya. M-Pesa attendants are paid a monthly income by Safaricom depending on the volume of transactions. To start the M-Pesa business, you will need at least KSh. 50,000. However, you can start with an already registered M-Pesa agent line with KSh. 10, 000 to KSh. 30, 000.
8. Doing Artistic work/Talent
If you have a talent say, drawing, singing, dancing, sports, modeling or any other talent you may have, you can use that to earn money. You can draw your paintings and sell them, or perform at campus events and get paid.