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Life as a student can be hard, however, it’s harder when money isn’t trickling in as it ought to. During times like this, it becomes difficult for you to focus on your studies because you’re always thinking of how to make money to meet the unending needs of a student.


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This undoubtedly shows that as an undergraduate, your academics and life generally can get better when you’re making money.

Given the times we are in, there are several ways you can make money as an undergraduate.

Some of them include:

Become a freelance writer

Due to the changing times and the social age, there is a high demand for freelance writers. Interestingly, you don’t even have to be an expert in whatever niche or genre you choose to write on.

As an undergraduate, you can make money by writing for blogs, websites, and magazines or by putting up your write-ups on various publishing platforms.

This opens you up to more writing opportunities that will earn you money even as an undergraduate.

Moreover, writing is not something that requires so many gadgets, hence, you can start with gadgets you already have, such as your mobile phone or laptop instead of wondering about getting new appliances to work with.

Tutoring Sessions

This works best if you have junior colleagues, that way you can make money by tutoring them in various courses.

If you’re skilled in a particular course or topic, you may teach it to your classmates in school, or you can provide lessons to your junior colleagues around you.


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On the other hand, if you can’t handle tutoring students offline, you can tutor people online as well.

People are eager to learn and get a better understanding of various courses, therefore you can leverage this and make money as an undergraduate.

Affiliate marketing

Another avenue for undergraduates to make money is through Affiliate marketing. Here, you don’t necessarily need to own a product or service, all you need to do is sell someone else’s product or service.

As an undergraduate, you can help business organizations and business owners promote and sell their products or services for an agreed commission.

That way you earn commissions from every sale you make.

However, affiliate marketing is easier if you have a personal blog, that way it is easier for you to promote these companies’ products or services on your blog for an agreed commission per sale.

Drop shipping

Another brilliant idea on how to make money online as an undergraduate is to venture into the drop shipping business.

This simply means taking people’s orders online and then going to the nearest supermarket to get them, then sending them down to the owners.


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All you need is a smartphone to get their orders, that way you can make money as an undergraduate by simply assisting people to get what they want.

Other Freelancing Options

There are several freelancing jobs out there where people outsource gigs to freelancers.

Asides from being a freelance writer, there are various platforms such as Freelancer, Upwork, Fiverr, and even individuals looking for freelancers online.

Most of these platforms also have easy payment options that are as fast as they are safe.

That simply means that if you’re skilled in various areas such as graphics design, animations, proofreading, web design, development, etc., you can make money even as an undergraduate.

Therefore, all you need to do is register on any one of these freelance platforms and start earning money.

As an undergraduate, there are different options on how to make money to meet your needs, and with these options, you are on your way to becoming a mini entrepreneur.

However, before venturing into any of these options, you should choose what you’re most comfortable with and wouldn’t disrupt your studies.

The goal is to help you study better and not abandon your studies, therefore avoiding what will interfere with your studies.

Finally, remember that whatever you choose to venture into requires hard work and commitment. However, they are sustainable jobs and you can make money out of them.

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This article was first published on 11th July 2022

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