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5 Business Ideas for College Students

Updated: May 1





1.Ecommerce Reseller- A company that purchases services or goods for resale rather than consumption. In ecommerce, this can often apply to an affiliate marketer. A reseller will buy goods for resale and make a profit, a retailer purchasing goods from a manufacturer that he will then sell on to his customer for a marked up price.

You can also pretty easily set up your own ecommerce business on sites like Amazon or eBay and then sell a variety of different types of products.


2.Event Photographer- Photography can be a lonely business, but there is no reason why that has to be the case. Of course, there are many that enjoy solitude. If you’re a photographer who enjoys more of a community there are some great ways to get together for group photography.

The reasons to join a group are varied, and even if you’re a lone ranger there are likely some ideas here for you. Linking up with others could just be about an online community, or meeting up in person. However you like to do group photography.

Photographers, use your weekends off from school to start an event photography business where you could photograph weddings, conferences or other events.

Here are seven ideas for you.

A.Create a photo walk

B.Photography clubs

C.Group photography projects

D.A photography team

E.Create an association

F.Weekly challenges

G.Enter a photo competition

3.Tutor- For a college student that already has a busy schedule, tutoring is a great way to make money while still focusing on your university studies. In general, tutoring pays a lot better than other part-time jobs. Tutoring isn't a service job, but rather a professional specialty field.

If you have expertise in a specific academic topic, you could offer your services to other college students as a tutor to help them get through specific courses.


4.Social Media Manager- You can’t be a social media manager unless you know the ins and outs of the major platforms. You need to get familiar with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, SnapChat, and Twitter. Understand how each one works, the types of audiences using each platform, and their monetization options. For those who have a fair amount of social media knowledge, you can offer your services to businesses that need help managing their social media accounts.

Here are some idea for social media manager,


A. The Right Degree

B. Get Familiar With Different Social Media Platforms

C. Get the Right Tools

D. Build Your Brand

E. Follow Brands You Admire

F. Volunteer for School or Non-Profit

G. Learn Analytics and SEO

H. Study the Competition

I. Start Small

J. Start Early


5.Student gym- You wake up at sunrise to teach the first class of the day at your new fitness studio. You love motivating the students to reach optimum levels of health and wellbeing. This is what keeps you going when you face challenges or get overwhelmed in the nitty gritty of running your own fitness center.


If this sounds like something you would love to do, then this article is for you! I’ll walk you through how to start your own gym or fitness center, as well as give you the resources to help you start your dream business.


Starting a gym or fitness center is not easy, but it can be extremely rewarding if you’re willing to put in the hard work.


Here are some step for student GYM,


STEP 1: Plan your Business.

STEP 2: Form a legal entity.

STEP 3: Register for taxes.

STEP 4: Open a business bank account & credit card.

STEP 5: Set up business accounting.

STEP 6: Obtain necessary permits and licenses.

STEP 7: Get Business Insurance.

STEP 8: Define your brand.



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