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Dell, Facebook, Yahoo!, Time Magazine… Those are some of the world’s biggest corporations, but there is another common feature they share. Their story to stardom can be traced all the way back to college dorms, where some young minds decided to bring their entrepreneur’s vision into life.
You may not be the next Mark Zuckerberg, but his example definitely proves that it’s possible to set up a successful business while still in college. You may start with some simple work-from-home side projects that will help you generate enough income to cover your daily expenditures. And who knows maybe one day that will bring you to Forbes list of the world’s billionaires?
Here are some of the best ideas for businesses you can easily start as a student.
The fact that you are already in college implies that you’ve successfully got through SAT/ACT and achieved some academic proficiency in a number of study areas. Why not share your knowledge with those who are just starting their way towards higher education? There is a strong demand for tutoring in historically challenging subjects such as math, physics, and English among the high-schoolers. Thus, if you have a knack for those disciplines, you can expect to earn anywhere between $10 to $100 an hour for helping kids ace their exams.
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You might also find employment on campus through your school’s peer tutoring center. If you register as a tutor at your college, all you’ll need is a profound knowledge of the subject and a few spare hours a week. The center staff does the rest. They will match you with the tutees who are struggling in the areas you focus on, exempting you from searching for the potential customers.
You can amplify your teaching business up to the next level by wrapping your expertise into a viable information product. Unlike with the tutoring, you are not restricted to academic materials or student audience only. You can take any of your skills, be it vegan cooking, sean nós dancing, watercolor painting, or computer programming, and turn them into a lucrative online course. As production of quality content might be pretty time-consuming, don’t forget to have your back covered. Check out essayservice.com or domyessay.com should you need some help with your school assignments.
The good thing is that such an educational startup requires minimum upfront investments. All you need is a camera/smartphone to record the video lessons, laptop, or another gadget to edit the materials and fast-speed Internet to upload them to the dedicated YouTube channel or e-learning platform.
If you have a keen eye, a decent camera, and a flair for capturing genuine moments, photography is a perfect springboard to setting up a profitable college startup. To get this venture off the ground, you will also need some lighting equipment and decent editing software. There are multiple courses into which you can channel your business efforts:
- Photo stocks. You can sell your works on popular stock imagery sites like Fotolia, Dreamstime, Shutterstock, and iStockPhoto. The principle of such cooperation is quite simple: every time someone licenses the photo you’ve uploaded, you receive royalties, and the platform collects the commission for their services.
- Wedding photography. This is a very fruitful niche, as many couples are willing to shell out $2,500 — $10,000 for professional photo coverage of their special day.
- Photo studio. You may choose to specialize in children or pet portraits or make a name of yourself in fashion shooting or product photography.
- Corporate photographer. You can partner up with different venues in your area, like nightclubs or galleries, to become the official photographer for all their events. You might secure the deal with local companies to create their marketing materials, corporate headshots, and brand images.
Do you like to throw smashing parties that are on everyone’s lips for weeks? Have you got a handful of tricks to make any meeting run smoothly and efficiently? Are you good at getting along with different people and know how to manage a team? Then event planning business might be a great way to monetize your skills.
The scope of possibilities is really vast. You may organize all-night student raves, become a pro in making stunning wedding decorations that will go viral on Instagram, or turn into someone’s fairy godmother for their birthday. Event planning also covers arranging nightlife entertainment like son et lumière shows, DJ sets, concerts. You can also establish bonds with other businesses and take care of their corporate events, including team-building activities, seminars, conferences, holiday parties, product launches, and appreciation events.
Low-cost flights, advanced technologies, the Internet, and overall globalization has sparked the wanderlust in many souls. As more people are following their desire to explore new places, they are looking for those who can lead them off the beaten tourist path and introduce them to the secret local gems. So if you are a traveling buff, who can spend hours on the Internet scouting for the best ticket combinations and planning compelling routes to the most uncommon destinations, you could be making a lot of money by crafting unparalleled tour packages.
You can start with a travel blog, sharing your notes from the road with the akin nomadic minds. It’s a great means to reach out to your target audience and promote your consulting services at the same time. You can also create a Facebook or LinkedIn group to notify your followers about the latest news and planned trips.
This is one of the foremost startup ideas for tech-oriented entrepreneurs. 3D printing can offer numerous benefits, including cost and waste efficient production cycle, unlimited shape and layout structures, broader possibilities to identify flaws in the design, fast-track progress from prototype to the final product, and freedom of customization. These perks make it very appealing for individuals and companies alike, so it is worth investing in this technology. Depending on the equipment and business model you choose, upfront costs could reach $1,000 — $ 10,000.
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Khadi is no longer a dull, drab fabric meant only for politicians' wardrobes. A fashion show organised by the Khadi Gramodyog Board as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to mark the 75th year of India's Independence showcased the use of Khadi in traditional, as well as, contemporary and festive wear. From lehengas in resplendent Khadi silk to western clothes and casual wear, the models on Thursday night displayed new facts of the fabric.
Several well-known Indian designers including Ritu Beri, Farah Ansari, Rina Dhaka, Asma Husain, Aditi Rastogi and Himmat Singh showcased their designs. Gaurav Gaur directed the fashion show with clothes like lehengas, kurtis, kurta pajamas and partywear.
Lucknow's chikankari and silk artisans also participated in the event. A wedding collection in Khadi was the highlight of the show. "The show was based on the concept 'Khadi for nation, Khadi for fashion' and the fabric for all costumes was provided by Khadi Gramodyog Board," said a spokesman. (IANS/ MBI)
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Intel saw its stock tumbling by more than 8 percent after the chipmaker said the industry-wide component shortage affected its PC chip business during the third quarter (Q3). Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger told CNBC late on Thursday that he didn't expect the semiconductor shortage to end until 2023. "We're in the worst of it now, every quarter, next year we'll get incrementally better, but they're not going to have supply-demand balance until 2023," Gelsinger was quoted as saying.
The company delivered its Q3 results with revenue up 5 percent (year-over-year) driven by strong demand in its DCG and IoTG businesses, despite the highly constrained industry-wide supply environment. "Q3 revenue was $18.1 billion slightly below our guide due to shipping and supply constraints that impacted our businesses," George S. Davis, Chief Financial Officer, said in a statement. He also announced plans to retire from Intel in May 2022. In the third quarter, the company generated $9.9 billion in cash from operations and paid dividends of $1.4 billion.
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According to the company, the demand remains strong in its PC business with particular strength in commercial, desktop, and higher-end consumer notebooks. In an earnings call, Gelsinger said that the digitization of everything accelerated by the four superpowers of AI, pervasive connectivity, cloud to edge infrastructure, and ubiquitous compute are driving the sustained need for more semiconductors. "The market is expected to double to $1 trillion by 2030. In that timeframe, the market for leading-edge nodes will rise to be over 50 percent of the total, while the market for leading-edge foundry services will grow at twice the rate of the semi-industry overall," he envisioned.
PC demand remains very strong, and "We believe the 2021 TAM (total addressable market) will grow double digits even as ecosystem shortages constrain our customer's ability to ship finished systems," Gelsinger added. "Customers continue to choose Intel for their datacenter needs and our third-gen scalable Xeon processor Ice Lake has shipped over 1 million units since launching in April, and we expect to ship over 1 million units again in Q4 alone," he informed. (IANS/MBI)
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Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that its audio chatroom Spaces is now open to anyone who wants to host. The Spaces team in a tweet said that the users on both Android and iOS will now be able to host Spaces. "The time has arrived -- we're now rolling out the ability for everyone on iOS and Android to host a Space," the firm said in a tweet.
Earlier this year, the company had limited access to hosting Spaces to accounts with at least 600 followers, saying that it found these accounts would be more likely to have a good experience due to the existing audience. Twitter recently announced a new accelerator programme for creators on its audio conversation platform Spaces, to "discover and reward" around 150 creators with technical, financial and marketing support.
The 'Twitter Spaces Spark' programme is a three-month accelerator initiative. Those selected will get a stipend of $2,500 per month, $500 in monthly ad credits to spend promoting their Spaces on Twitter and early access to new Twitter features. They will also get support from Twitter's official social media handles, and "opportunities for prioritised in-app discoverability for well-performing Spaces".
Twitter has also announced plans to roll out paid Ticketed Spaces for iOS users where some hosts on its live audio feature can now sell access to Ticketed Spaces. Twitter had previously said that it will take a 3 per cent cut of creators' earnings from Ticketed Spaces. (IANS/ MBI)
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