I used to get part time jobs during summer when I was still studying. It was a very memorable and fulfilling experience for me. I enjoyed the job and at the same time earned money too buy my summer outfits for summer getaways.
Summertime is coming, students want to go outdoors and enjoy the sunlight. However, some of them want to earn extra money to buy summer swimwear and go out of town with friends. From, about.com and zizzoo.com, below are listed suggestions of business ideas for students to capitalize on.
Six Business Ideas for Students
Here are some business ideas as suggested by Susan Ward,
1. Lawn Care/Landscaping
“This is a great small business idea for students because it’s seasonal and is greatly in demand throughout the summer season – and almost anyone can do it. Another great thing about this small business idea is that it’s easily expandable; add landscaping and/or gardening services if you have the knowledge and abilities.” Read the full story here.
For me, this is a good part time job. Perfect summer! You can ask your neighbors to do their lawns. Once you do it well, maybe they can refer you to other neighbors. More customers means more money.
2. Guided Tours
“If you live in an area with historical/cultural/scenic attractions, why not start your own business offering guided tours? Don’t despair if you don’t live in a place with spectacular scenery or historical chops; ecotours and guided hikes are becoming increasingly popular. Taking people on tours of the local flora and fauna has the added bonus of getting outside in the sweet season.”
You can use your smartphone to guide tourists. However, you need toresearch about your town’s history and other attractions in the place. Deliver your information with 100% enthusiasm and excitement! Bring your camera to take photos of your clients and you can actually earn extra if you sell the photos to them, too.
3. Exterior House Cleaning
“Window washing, gutter cleaning, power washing exteriors – start your own business doing the home care chores that others hate to do and you can clean up during the summer clean up season! And once you’ve established this business, it should have great carry-over potential, giving you a list of repeat clients summer after summer.”
Are you an obsessive compulsive type of person? Do you want everything to be tidy and clean? This can be your job! You can clean others’ mess with a reasonable price.
4. House/Pet Sitting
“Many people travel during the summer and need someone to look after their houses and/or pets while they’re gone. Making the rounds and taking in newspapers and mail, checking the house and feeding or walking “Sweetie” could be a great “summer job” business for you and it could even have the added bonus of giving you a place to live over the summer.”
A lot of people, like the elders and families, go for a summer vacation. Taking good care of their pets can surely let you earn more.
According to BB Lee in her article 10 Quick Ways to Start a Business for Students,
“Teach. That’s right! Teach a course at your local community center, college, or you might consider setting up a work-shop in your home. Use that expert knowledge in fly fishing, golf, sewing, cooking, gardening, computers, accounting, writing, editing, to start a business fast!”
You can tutor bunch of kids in your neighborhood. You can also do this through your computer. You can teach different languages if you know how to speak French, Mandarin, German, and many more. You may also teach kids to play sports that you like. Do summer Clinic, do fun activities!
6. Survey Says.
“Taking fun online surveys is a great way to make an extra income. Thousands of people are joining this group of home based workers everyday. Many of these companies are paying survey takers from $5 to $100 for giving their opinions on various products, services, the latest movies, music. The trick is to know which companies pay well and promptly. There is still time to get into this business before the market is filled.”
Bored of playing games on your computer? Make extra money by doing online surveys. Rates are great if you employ yourself to good companies.
Students can earn good money during summer. Be resourceful and creative at the same time. Have a happy summer!