It is an established fact that engineering is a hard nut to crack, usually leaving students in a situation where they have to choose between leisure activities and academics. Another roadblock is the lack of money which makes it tough to do fun activities and afford things that a student wants. The only solution is working on part-time basis which not only provides them with money but also much needed exposure which helps them in figuring out what they actually want to do with the engineering degree. Here are 6 ways in which engineering students can earn money with ease.
Making a website can be a great working option for engineering students, especially those who are pursuing computer engineering. Making a website with landing pages is not that tough a task if you know the basics of coding. What you can do is go around in your area and convince people with small businesses that having their own website would be a good idea to expand their business and that you can make it for them for less than what a professional website maker would charge.
Start writing technical reports
If you are from a civil or mechanical background, you can take up freelance projects for technical report writing. A technical report is a document that describes the process, progress, or results of technical or scientific research or the state of a technical or scientific research problem. It might also include recommendations and conclusions of the research and hence requires someone who has knowledge about technical things.
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Get involved in marketing and branding
Big companies are always on a lookout for people who can help them to reach more people in a co-ordinated manner. You can help them in achieving this by working as a marketing and branding executive on a freelance basis. Take advantage of the fact that you are always surrounded by people in the campus. Discuss your product with them and expand the audience base. The process involved in creating a unique name and image for a product in the consumers' mind, mainly through advertising campaigns with a consistent theme. Branding aims to establish a significant and differentiated presence in the market that attracts and retains loyal customers. Whereas, marketing is the management process through which goods and services move from concept to the customer. It includes the coordination of four elements called the 4 P's of marketing:
- Identification, selection and development of a product,
- Determination of its price,
- Selection of a distribution channel to reach the customer's place, and
- Development and implementation of a promotional strategy
Start your own blog/video channel
So many of us look at Dhinchak Pooja and think that if she can be famous, so can we. However, we do nothing about it and the time passes by before it's too late to do anything. So, taking inspiration from this latest social media sensation, you should also muster courage and confidence and start a blog or Youtube channel based on your talent. As mentioned earlier, you have the luxury of having hundreds of people of the same age group around you. Making things viral as a college student is comparatively easier because of the kind of networking involved.
Start giving tuitions
If you are good enough at your subject, you can consider giving tuitions to students in the campus or other children in the neighbourhood areas. With the increasing burden of scoring well these days, everyone wants their children to get some kind of help with academics. You cash in on this opportunity and charge money for giving lessons. There are opportunities to give tuition to students of specific streams and owing to excellent quality of education in India, people from foreign nations also want to learn things from students here. You can log in to online sites for job hunting and get your hands on one of those opportunities.
If you are an engineer, you can give a serious thought and take up one of the above mentioned jobs/activities to earn money while getting education so that academics become less monotonous for you and valuable experience add to your resume.