There have been moments where university and college students have found themselves in trouble. This is majorly fueled by the state of idleness that comes when schools are not in session. The Exchange has gathered some important pointers of various income generating activities that youth can engage in when the schools are closed.
Here are five business ideas you might want to consider:
Tutoring: High school students often need guidance on a few topics they may be struggling with in school. If you speak to their parents, they would be willing to pay you something small as you revisit your favorite topics back in high school. Fee for some of these courses range from Sh300 ($3) to Sh1000 ($10) per day depending on the subjects being taught.
Car wash/ Carpet cleaning services: Some of these services are ever on demand. And if you advertise your services in your neighborhood, there is a great possibility of you earning Sh200 ($2) for washing a car or Sh300 ($3) for carpet cleaning). Take advantage of the sunny season and rake in some money when on holiday. You’ll find yourself in less trouble that way.
Deliveries: Now these online businesses often struggle to find affordable and trusted delivery people. Present yourself to offer some of these services and make from Sh150 ($1.50) to Sh200 ($2) per delivery). You can use this to train yourself for future when you do start your business.
Marketing: Various companies, especially telecommunication companies are often recruiting young individuals to market their services as well as sell their sim cards. In the end you end up getting paid on commission depending on the number of sales made per day. Why not try a hand in this?
Essay Writing/ transcribing: There are so many online platforms actively seeking for people to write articles and essays for them. You may start by writing for the established individuals so they can train you on the rules of the game before you end up open your account. Make use of your time wisely and earn a small amount of money while at it. This way you are already building your CV before hitting the job market.