In the digital age we live in, the Internet allows everyone to make the most out of their free time and the skills they possess. This is especially true for students who are starting up their own projects and smaller businesses that may as well turn out to become huge as they advance. But, even at the most basic level, there are several different ways students these days can make money from what they know and what they’re good at.

1. Arts and crafts

Selling your arts and crafts online is definitely one of the most popular ways to earn money these days, and especially for creative students. It’s rather simple to open up your Etsy shop or even create a Facebook page, Instagram business profile or Pinterest account in order to use this virtual space as your online store.

2. Content creation

In case you enjoy writing, content creation and blogging in general are really profitable in this day and age. You can choose to blog on your own website and then use AdSense to earn money or you can create content for other people. Either way, knowing your way around WordPress and having a knack for writing articles can easily turn into a long-term business deal.

3. Online teaching

Obviously, you can teach whatever skill you have online thanks to the different platforms and video software available, but even if you don’t possess any specific skill (such as playing the guitar or drawing), you can still try your luck in online teaching simply by knowing English! After all, there are plenty of online schools looking for English teachers who would just converse with the students in order to help them get a feel of the natural pronunciation and confident speech. Thanks to the available tech, these days, you can even easily find HSC chemistry notes online, let alone quick and simple English lessons.

4. Web design/development

In case you’re really interested in modern technology and truly enjoy the nature of creating websites and/or graphics, exploring the possibilities of web design and development can undoubtedly be the best move for your future career and current money-making project. After all, the more the Internet and online marketing grow, the more need there will be for web designers and developers. In a way, this is a foolproof road when it comes to both professional and financial success. And, as a student, you have plenty of time to find a specific niche to specialize in.

5. YouTube videos

YouTube has definitely become one of the biggest online platforms nowadays. After all, the ability to film and upload videos, watch videos and subscribe to different channels for free has made this particular approach a great way to turn popularity and knowledge into money. Sponsored videos as well as AdSense and similar provide the creatorswith the possibility to have their work rewarded. The best thing is that there is literally something for everyone, from true crime and how-to videos to beauty and health channels. YouTube may require a bit of your effort and consistent work if you wish to gain something more from it, but once you reach that point, it will definitely be worth your while.

Students who want to make money or try their luck with start-ups should utilize everything that technology offers them. After all, most of today’s students were born in a digital age and have crawled while holding and playing with some tech gadgets. In that respect, the confidence and skillset one may need to make the first business step are already there. If you’re thinking about it – do it!