5 Ways UNILAG Students Make Money


By Motunrayo Sanusi.

How do you feel when you see those big boys and girls in your department with nice outfits and the latest iPhone? Now that prices of things have skyrocketed and still some of your fellow students are balling. Where dem Dey see this money?

You want to ball like them or at least be able to foot some of your bills, but you have no means of adding a penny to your account balance without relying on mum, dad or any other of your family members. 

Perhaps, you have heard a rumor somewhere that, that big boy or big girl is involved in something illegal but trust me that is not always the case. Here are five legit ways your mates are making money while you sleep.

1. Social media: While you use your social media accounts for mere entertainment, some of your coursemates have found out a way to use social media to earn extra cash. They have turned their social media accounts into business pages, where they market a product or a service. Most of those popular kids around you are influencers that are paid by brands to be influenced. Starting an influencer career is not easy but nothing is impossible with hard work and determination.

2. Modeling: Fashion modeling is another lucrative side job that most girls and boys on campus are into. The good news is that , these days, your height and size is no longer of high priority. With a fine face, clear skin and determination, you can start your own modeling career today. Enquire about agencies that have a reputable standard and register. You can also be a freelance model. Then you’re good to go.

3. Freelancing:In simple terms, freelancing is a means of utilizing your techniques and experience to work with a lot of clients without committing to just one employer. Trust me, while you sleep some of your mates are equipping themselves with the right skills that earn them extra cash, and these can be actualised in the comfort of your hostel. Some of these skills are copywriting, graphic design, content creations, web development e.t.c.

4. Tutoring : Are you a scholar? You can solve problems in academics that most of your course mates cannot? You are always run to for answers to tough questions and you give accurate explanations to them. Tutoring the best of choices you can pick from to enlarge the currencies in your bank account.Some students have discovered areas where other students fall short, and have decided to turn the knowledge they give out into a gold mill. By giving extra classes to help students and make cool cash.

5. Photography : A skill in photography is also a lovely means to push some responsibilities off your family and foot your bills.

Now that you know five different ways your friends make money, you can choose which one will work best for you and develop the essential abilities. Soon, you’ll be the next big girl or boy on campus.

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