3 Ways to Make Money This Semester
Written by: Lesley Ofori Antwi , a High School Student
EXPECTATION VS. REALITY
Don't let the movies and tv shows fool you, your years in college can and most likely will be plagued by financial instability, but they don't have to. There are so many creative and genius ways that you can make a sustainable income so that you can have financial stability for this semester and many more to come. You don't need master's degree, 144 I.Q. score, or even a small loan of one million dollars to start these businesses. All you need is some ingenuity, perseverence, and courage.
Start Your Own Business
Of all the ways that you can make money, starting your own business can be the most rewarding and hold the most risk. Most startup businesses do not make a profit for many months if not years. However, your success will depend on what type of business it is that you wish to start. You can decide to startup an information technology company, open up an web store, or simply monetize a hobby through platforms such as Youtube. All of these ideas can yield a decent amount of capital and be financially stable this semester and on. As you know, Rome wasn't built in one day and neither was Amazon, Apple or Chanel. No matter what type of business you want to go into, if you put in the work, passion, and dedication, you will surely be rewarded. Just make sure to never pay yourself in lemonade, never!
Apply For An Internship
Becoming an intern is definitely a lot more than being a glorified coffee fetcher. You can find internships through your advisor, professors, and even a simple Google search. If you do things right, you can obtain a lot of benefits from being an intern such as real world experience in the field that you wish to pursue and a potential job after graduation if you prove that you are an asset to the team during your internship. However, not all internships are paid and if making money is your main goal then perhaps you should seek a different route. Nonetheless, participating in an internship is a great way for you to make some extra cash and gain priceless experience and skills to make you effective in the workplace.
Become a Contractor
Being a contractor is nowhere near as difficult as it sounds. In fact, the definition of being a contractor is a person or company that undertakes a contract to provide materials or labor to perform a service or do a job. Thanks to the advancements of today, anyone can be a contractor if you have the right skills and supplies for the job. These jobs range immensely from designing a company logo, freelance writing, or even video and animation development. There are many sites where you can sell your services to companies or people who need your skills such as Fiverr, Craigslist, and many more. The digital marketplace is an amazing tool to use to get jobs and opportunities to make extra money.