Ten Business Ideas For Students in India

  1. Tutoring

1.1      Many parents who work full-time require the services of expert tutors who can help their kids with difficult subjects at school and also help them with their homework while they at work.

There are two ways through which you can handle tutoring as a student. The first way is to do it online. There are many websites that you can register on to become an online tutor and make money during your spare time at school. The other way is to search for parents that you can advertise your services to so that you can schedule a time to visit their homes and teach their kids.

1.2      Many students especially those in their first and second year (100 and 200 level) pay to tutorial classes. As an intelligent and smart student that you are, you can engage yourself in teaching these students what they don’t know. Along with this, you can write a book about the course your teaching, past questions and answers and sell hundreds of copies to these students every year. I remember the guy called DJ MATRICS for his tutorial guide and audio records on mathematics that he sold 100 naira per CD.

  1. Sports training

Well am not really into sport but I know am good at gymnastics. If there are any particular sports you are good at, you can think of becoming a sports trainer. I remember that when I was in the university they used to be many fitness clubs organized by students and to join such clubs, you had to pay a token as membership fees. The organizers made sizable amounts of money for themselves doing this alone.

  1. Graphic design

Here is my field; Graphics design alone gave me half a million naira in my fixed deposit account which is yet to be touched because they time have not elapsed. Click here if you want to know how I generated five hundred thousand naira and never touched it while on campus. Graphic design is huge right now especially because of the high percentage of people demanding graphics online, creating new websites. Web designers need graphic designers to help them create banners, logos and other similar materials to use to make their websites beautiful.

There is also a vast number of opportunities offline that graphic designers can tap into including designing logos, business cards, brochures and business cards for various small and large organizations. Click here to order for any type of graphics design from GTgraphics at a very affordable price. Send your design details to my email address and get your job delivered within 24 hours from the time of order.

  1. Freelance writing

Do you know you can make a very good amount of money writing articles and completing surveys online? Become a Freelance Writer. You can find a lot of freelance writing jobs on websites like Freelancer, Odesk, Elance, Fiverr, writer, and other micro-job websites. You must be a good writer before you can survive here but trust me it will get you good cash.

  1. Blogging

I recommend blogging for all Students as it will widen up your knowledge and I know that many are yet to know about. Now I do not need to tell you that am a blogger because you are already reading these tips from my web blog. Is there a topic you are passionate about? Or would you like other people to read of your experiences as a Nigerian Student/graduate?

You can make a lot of money from blogging about diverse topics you love and the good thing is you can start this business without a kobo. All you need is your laptop and access to the internet. But before you can survive in blogging, you must have the time and internet presence.

  1. Hairdressing

Hairdressing is also good Business Ideas.  This is a good idea for female students’ doe the guys are beginning to do well if not better these days in hairdressing business. You can help your fellow female students to make their hair and charge them a token for it. You can choose to do this on weekends only to avoid undue interference with your academic work. If you don’t know how to make hair, then use one of your school holidays to learn it.

  1. Event planning

Event planning is another easy business you can do as a student especially since most events fall during the weekend when there is little or no school work to be done. I and my team hosted if not more than 10 standard shows in 3 years and it made a lot of money for the successful ones, the fame in campus and the experience. Today I can practically analyze what and how much it takes to host a successful show/event in Ebonyi state.

  1. Pet breeding

Another great business that can make you a student millionaire in no time is pet breeding. Imported dog breeds like Alsatians, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds are some of the pets in very high demand in the Nigerian market.

The next animal business you can try and make huge profits it poultry or frozen foods business which I did. Have you tried to check the statistics of the number of students that cook in your hostel with chicken or fish? The advantage you have here is that u already has a close relationship with your target market and you don’t really need to do it yourself. All I did when I started my poultry farm business was to employ someone and monitor it.

  1. Sewing

Sewing is another campus business you can also make a lot of money from, by helping other students to sew and mend their clothes, hence from here; you can own your own fashion clothing factory where you employ many people that will saw for you.

  1. Web design

You mustn’t be a computer student to start a web design business. Considering becoming a web designer pays well. Although you might need to spend some time learning the skills but as soon as you grasp the skills, there is no limit to what you can earn from web designing even as a student and it can finally take to your destiny.


The author of this article is an award-winning writer who is passionate about Fashion, Lifestyle as well as Sunglasses. He expresses his views regularly through his blog.

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