Like every other place, campus can sometimes be boring. Unlike high school or primary school where there are usually lessons every weekday, campus is quite different. There are some free days in campus and so, you have to look for ways of getting rid of boredom. An idle mind is the Devil’s workshop…Remember the saying?
This is the reason why most campus students seek for part-time jobs and businesses which help keep them busy. Apart from that,they help prevent them from involving in time wasting activities and peer influence.
Common Businesses to Avoid Boredom in Campus
Some of the businesses one can be involved in in campus include photocopying, typing and printing services. Selling sweets, chocolate, biscuits and soda are also probable options. You can also get involved with jewelry making and cloth-selling among others.
Some of the jobs include salon services like hairdressing and shaving,pedicure and manicure.Online marketing businesses are also lately common in campus even though people have different perceptions about them.
Before getting into any job or business, you should allocate the time for business, studies and rest. You should also ensure the business/job is valid and marketable. In case a capital is required (which mostly happens),write down a budget. Start with the little you have as long as you are sure of the market.
Work with someone in the area
In case the business needs to be a full-time one like that of selling clothes for instance, you can lias with someone you trust. For instnace, work with someone who has a boutique or any stall where he/she sells clothes. You two could then sit down and agree on the selling rate and amount expected by the end of it all depending on the number of clothes.You could also agree on the amount he/she should take from the total or maybe you could pay him/her after receiving the full amount of money.
Work with someone you trust
Before giving or involving someone else,ensure you trust them and that you two understand each other well. Otherwise, he/she might sell your goods and disappear with all the money. The fear of this makes most students to do their businesses only during their free time. This is the best way to have a successful business in campus since it teaches on how to handle money responsibly. Most of the time,these small businesses started while in campus end up being big and successful businesses after campus since there’s an opportunity of doing them full time as graduation is awaited.
Manage your time well
Campus businesses and jobs are good as long as they don’t interfere with one’s main purpose of being in campus. Part of the money made from the businesses can be used as pocket money and once the business becomes stable, you can even pay your own rent or even school fee. It is very important that one has a personal timetable to prevent time wasting or imbalance. 60% of Campus time should be spent in studies,25% in business,15% in leisure activities and 10% in resting since it’s very vital.
Remember,campus is not all about studying only, it’s also about being exposed, getting and sharing ideas on how to make money in this society where many graduates are frustrated and unemployed.Be among the few who think beyond the lines.