We all want a good income source right? a way to make ends meet and still be able to enjoy the activities we are passionate about. Well in college it is quite often something you plan for in the future all the while you are attending a school which is not free most likely and probably requires most if not all of your financial resources. I want to show you how to increase the average income for college students, by showing you an alternative to the normal daily employment grind
I am going to show you an option to use online that can potentially provide you with all the financial resources you dream of, there is a catch however and that is that it takes time to mature, so do not expect instant results. This can be perfect for a student like yourself who is limited with the time you can commit to a new adventure that may or may not be related to your studies.
I faced a similar issue when I was laid off from my job and needed to attend college to retrain for new skills. Since I had no income I was obviously on a limited budget. I started a website with little money and it worked but not to the level I needed to make a consistent living. Well if I had known then what I know now about how to make money online the results would have very likely been very different.
Options Are Plenty
If you have seen many of my other articles you may know I am an affiliate marketer, I have achieved success by applying what I have learned by following a designed program that is set up for success and now have a solid online business up and running. If you are not familiar with affiliate marketing let me summarize it for you.
Affiliate Marketing is the process of advertising for a retailer and receiving a commission for sales resulting from your efforts. You are basically the middleman between a customer and the retailer you have an affiliate relationship for. There are thousands of opportunities for affiliates, Wikipedia has a good definition of affiliate marketing.
The industry is growing extremely fast and the prospects are very bright as every day new users come online as potential customers. You have an opportunity to get going in an industry that is booming and every indication is that it will only get better
Use Your Skills
You are learning a skill while in school so why not use that new knowledge to share with the world online to a target audience, by using your new-found skills. Affiliate Marketing works in just about any target audience(Niche) sure nothing is guaranteed but following a passion or something you are interested in can really lead to sustained success.
To make this work you will need to create content for your business or website and have a passion to drive you will make this process much easier and enjoyable.
If Affiliate marketing is not your calling you can still succeed online with several options
You have a new skill with your schooling, why not freelance online and use those new talents to provide an income source while in college. Try Freelance sites like Fiverr or Upwork and set up a free account and start making money using the skills you already have.
You could try your hand at eBay and dive into that without needing a website or affiliate links. I use eBay to buy and sell online and had some success as a business back in 2004 and 2005 on eBay. I have since moved on to my much more lucrative option of Affiliate Marketing
There are many ways to make a living online, finding the path that you can follow will be the task. This post is primarily about Affiliate Marketing since I know it works well. You certainly can follow any path you chose, so I have offered up a few more ways to start seeing the benefits of an online income source
You are already familiar with managing your time as a student, working online is a similar challenge which if done properly can be done when you have time to set aside to work on your business. There are several ways you can help manage your time and fit in an online business with your already very busy schedule.
Use a clock– Seriously, set an alarm and when the alarm goes off, stop what your working on and move to a new task and start the clock again.
Write down your tasks– hold your self-accountable to finish what you need to get done.
Here is an article about managing an online business, it is relevant to this topic and may provide some additional insight into how to manage time properly.
It may sound strange to add another time-consuming project to your schedule, but I know that if done properly this online business idea can truly explode and provide you with all the revenue you desire. The schooling you are working on now will prepare you for the working world and most likely provide you with a nice opportunity.
The question is, is that all you want? to work for the man? or would you consider a chance at covering all your financial needs by working online from your living room
The effort you put into this venture will be directly proportional to your success. You dive in and work on it consistently at your own pace. You will soon see the return on investment of your time. This really is a sky is the limit option.
To be honest, it is not a guarantee nor is it easy, many affiliate marketers struggle because they do not take the time to build a solid foundation for their business, they jump right to Pay per click to make sales and end up spending more than they take in.
That being said, you also can certainly thrive if you have the right approach and understand that it takes a while to mature. Staying consistent is key, as your business matures you will start to see the results you have been working for
I have walked you through an outside the box idea to help increase the average income for college students. You can obviously continue on your path of schooling and gain a well-earned education which can lead you to a good job and a fine life.
The option I have put before you has the potential to take your income to a new level and provide you with the freedom to control your own schedule and work from home.
The first step is the most difficult one, making that leap into the online world can provide you with portable income that allows you to work from anywhere and still have time to do what you enjoy.
What will you do to increase your income level? The norm doesn’t work anymore, so thinking outside the box may just work out.
Let me know in a comment below, I would love to get to know you and help if I can.