Being a student, you will have to depend fully on the allowances you got from your parents or scholarship. And that is always limited to a certain amount because you might want to have extra money to buy things you like and do things you desire.
Some students will do a part time job during semester break to gain some income and also to fill their leisure time with something beneficial for them. Having good skills in university can be very useful especially at times like this when you want to have side income.
These are the things that you can do during semester break whether you have extra skills or not:
1. Start a service business
Service business is a business that not everyone is familiar with but it is actually a thing and it is very needed in some places. Service business is when you offer your service to your customers. There are services like proofreading service, poster designing service, photo editing service and many more. People will usually pay for you to do their work for them because you are better at that thing than them.
2. Online seller or dropship
Being an online seller or dropship agent can be very easy especially if you are a business or marketing student. You can use your business and marketing skills to gain customers in a shorter time. Online business is all about speed. The faster you grow on your business platform, the more customers you can attract.
It is easier if you are a dropship agent as you will not have to do the postage. It will all be done by the HQ. All you need to do is post your marketing content on your social media and gain as many customers as you can.
3. Selling baked goods
Cooking and baking are skills that not everyone has and people tend to buy your food and bakery if it is attractive. For this job, you will not have to spend any money on the tools and cooking utensils. Use everything you already have in your kitchen. This is a plus point if you are a culinary student because you already know how to cook and bake in the right way. It requires skills to serve foods that everyone likes.
4. Work for marketing organisations
If you have taken subjects related to business and marketing, you are the person that marketing organisations will look for. Marketing needs language skills, communicating skills and some editing skills. Those are things that not everyone has, so if you have any of those skills you have to try and apply for any position in those organisations.
There are few types of marketing such as MLM software Malaysia, digital marketing, video marketing, social media marketing and content marketing. All of these need different skills and surely the organisations will pay you more for having the skill.
There are two types of tutors which are online tutor and home tutor. You can teach online or at your home and some tutor offer to go to their students’ place. Being a tutor gives you more space to explore what you can do as a tutor. People usually tutor for school subjects because it does not require a professional certificate or anything like that.
All in all, if you have extra skills that not everyone has, use it to gain more side income during your semester breaks as it also will add values in your resume later on.