Sell second-hand course books
One great way to make money is to buy other students’ textbooks at the end of the year, and then sell them just after freshers’ week – when the new intake of students know that they need them!.You can either advertise on campus or list them online very easily on Amazon Marketplace(just bear in mind they take a commission on books sold).
Entering competitions of course comes with no guarantees, but there is a growing community of so-called ‘compers’ in the RSA consistently making up to R50,000 a year through all sorts of competitions.Types of competitions available to enter vary from simple registration forms and Facebook page liking to answering questions correctly over the phone to being a TV game show contestant. Imagine you made it onto Deal or No Deal instead of just watching it.
Be an Extra
Do you fancy yourself as a budding young actor or just that person that walks past in the background shot of an episode of Eastenders? It could be you if you apply to be an extra in TV or film.The pay isn’t bad either: R60-80 a day on average, and you hardly have to do anything!There are lots of casting agencies that place willing extras. They make their money by taking a cut from your earnings, so always ask what that is before you take on work.Head over to our how to become an extra guide for 5 of the better agencies, plus lots more advice on getting your first gig.
Sell on your education!
Becoming a tutor to other students is easier than ever. Until recently your market was limited to local face-to-face sessions, but thanks to online tutoring sites you can go global!Udemy allows anyone to create an online course (on literally anything!) and get paid forever after as users take it up.For one-to-one tutoring, list yourself on Superprof and RSA Tutors.You can expect to earn upwards of £10 an hour, and you don’t have to be highly qualified to tutor younger GCSE or even A Level students. Get started with our guide to making money as a private tutor.
Sell your photos
If you think you’ve got a good shot and a little creativity, try uploading your photographs for free to stock websites. A good starting point is Adobe Stock or Getty Images.Make more money selling photo subjects that have fewer search results but you feel would have some demand. It might be a good idea to test them out in print first yourself.
Perhaps you enjoy writing, managing Facebook pages or doing a little bit of graphic design in your spare time. There are so many freelance jobs out there that require simple skills or just time that someone else might not have.And the best thing about freelancing is that you can work for clients in the RSA and around the world with just an internet connection from home, to your own hours whilst developing valuable skills.A great place to start is with the leading freelance site Upwork.om. Or try using our student job search to find freelance jobs closer to home
Source property for wealthy investors
We all know how much money there is in property, but on the surface (with house prices as high as they are) you might be thinking this market is off-limits.Truth is, lots of people make a great deal of cash simply sourcing suitable properties for wealthy investors who simply have no time.The trick is to find properties below market value (BMV) by avoiding estate agents and instead flyering your area with your contact details offering to buy houses.
Then approach investors with a no-brainer offer to pass on the details of cut-price property in exchange for a % of the sale value.Most cities will have monthly networking events for landlords and property investors. Track these down, sign up, put on your best suit and go along with lots of business cards. Or you could start on LinkedIn or even Twitter to build some initial contacts.As you might imagine, this isn’t necessarily a quick way to make money but once you’ve got a few investors in your phone book it can prove to be very lucrative in the long run
Also known as Multi-Level Marketing (MLM), this is a business model that allows you to generate ongoing income in two ways: by making a commission selling products and by recruiting other members who go on to sell. The latter allows you to make money from the sales made by those you have recruited.
Importantly, this is not a pyramid scheme (they are illegal) because there is an end goal which involves a customer buying a product or service of value.It’s also not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme. You will have to work I’m afraid! However with the growth of social media, network marketing is becoming easier and lots of people are now making a decent living from it.