earn money as a student

What are the options to earn money as a college student in India?

earn money as a student

So, if you’re a college-going student in India who is looking for an opportunity to earn money online then you have arrived at the right place because we teach people who can earn money more than $1000/ month.

As a student even I was not sure of what my life was going to be like in the future as I had no future goals of what I was going to do. But I did had a big dream of buying luxurious cars, bikes, etc. and because of that dream, I searched online of what are the options that I have to make a huge amount of money to fulfill my dream.

I tried many platforms but I failed miserably as I had no patience for waiting so I had to use some tactics to grow fast. At first, I built an android app which I did succeed but due to the wrong way of using it I got penalized by Google and so I failed.

Second, I went for blogging in but I was seeing no results even after 3 months of trying as I was impatient so I gave up.

After that, when I was in the last semester as a college student in India I was approached by my friend to join a Network Marketing company.

Honestly, I was in cloud 9 when I came to know about Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) as I was pushed to think of my dreams which I want to achieve. I blindly believed in them and immediately after the meeting I joined the company. So, my journey as a network marketing business owner began and I was so pumped up that I did very well in it.

I earned a good amount of money and not only that I learned a lot of things about sales and marketing.

Network marketing is a good way of making money for students but I won’t suggest doing it for the long term because I learned things the wrong way which is why I had to leave the MLM company. There are some things that I didn’t like about MLM which I have described in my other article, if you wish to know then you can click here.

Throughout my journey, I learned a lot of things about how a student can earn money online in India or even if you’re from abroad. The things that I am going to share in this article are not easily achievable and if you have no patience like I used to then you can search for other content.

It doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve anything quickly it all depends on your desire of how much you want it.

20 ways to earn money online as a student in India

Rent your house on Airbnb

If you have a spare room or an entire apartment which you don’t usually use, you can rent it on Airbnb who will pay you for the room and give it to the guest who travels from a distant place. How much you can make money in India through Airbnb depends on the location of your apartment and the price that you fix for your room. If you have multiple apartments to rent then that can make you a very good amount of money. Side hustle through Airbnb is a great step to make more than Rs20000 a month which is quite high for a college student.

Even if you’re a student you can still earn from it because most of our parents are not aware of Airbnb. So, if you can request your parents to join Airbnb then it will be a lot easy for you to make money as a student.

Start a coaching class

earn money as a student

You don’t need to be a graduate to start a coaching class, all you need is the willpower to do it. You can start a coaching class where you can teach your favorite subjects to the students who are looking for such classes. A coaching class can give you more than Rs50000/month depending upon the no of students you enroll and the amount of money that you will charge for your coaching center. This is a great way to earn money as a student in India. The best thing about 2021 is that all the classes are now converted to online so this is a great opportunity for you to start one.

Teach people new languages

new languages earn money as a student

If you’re good with multiple languages then there are various platforms online in India like,, etc. where you can start teaching people new languages and make money from it as a student. Thousands of people are looking for experts who are good in multiple languages to teach them in those particular languages. It is a good way to attract new people and you can also learn many things from them as well.

How much money you can make depend on the people that join and also the money you charge. Through this side hustle, you can more than Rs 15000/month if you know how to rate yourself well.

Find a good part-time job

Do a part job that fits your qualification skills, or any sort of job that you’re comfortable doing. Find a part-time job online like on LinkedIn or offline anywhere that can provide you a good amount of money and that suits your skills. There are many organizations that are looking for people who can do a part-time job for them and they pay a good salary. Jobs like graphic designs, part-time writer, etc., you can apply for any job you want, even if you’re not skilled enough you can still find a decent job.

If you don’t have the required skill to do any of the jobs then it is time for you to join a particular field that you find interesting to increase your skills.

       Start blogging

blogging earn money as a student

Blogging is a great way to start your side hustling as a student and to make a good amount of money. It is painful and hectic at the beginning but eventually, with time and consistency you’ll learn the way to make money.

I started my blogging when I was in my college life and I think it was the best decision I ever made. You can start your blogs right now and write articles on the topic that you’re good at.

Though blogging requires you to invest in hosting and buying domains, you can start blogging on free websites like if you don’t want to invest your money in it.

With blogging, you can make money more than $1000 a month which is huge money for a college student.

Start Investing

Currently, if you’re earning pocket money from your parents then you start investing in things that you think can give you recurring money in the future.  Investing is very important if you want a side hustle that makes you a huge amount of money.

You should start investing as early as possible because you want the money when you’re young and want to live a financially free life.

I started investing when I first started to earn some money and that’s how I multiply my own money through investment. You can make unlimited money if you invest in a profitable business that can make enough money to live a financially free life.

Drone Photography

Promote yourself as a drone expert on social media or go to agencies that are looking for drone experts. People nowadays loves making drone photography for their wedding parties or even filmmakers are

looking for drone experts. You can earn more than Rs40000 per month in India as a student depending on the customer you get and the money you charge.

Start Affiliate marketing

I have been doing affiliate marketing for ages now and it is one of the best ways to make money as a college student in India where you don’t need to sell products from door to door. Affiliate marketing is basically a platform where you promote other company’s promote on your site or on any platform through a referral link that is provided to you by the company and whoever clicks on your link and buys a product from that link then you’ll get a commission from it.

The commission depends on the product that you chose to promote which can range from 1 % to 50%. One of the most popular affiliate marketing is the Amazon Affiliate program.

Start a YouTube Channel

earn money as a student

YouTube has become the second most popular website other than Google itself. Every large and small business is starting their business on YouTube and you can only imagine how much money you can make through YouTube.

Sell Printed T-Shirt on Amazon

Selling your own printed T-shirt online or offline can make you more than Rs70000 / month revenue depending on the number of sales that you generated. Though you have to invest in the machines and T-shirts if you want to sell. The printing cost is very less compared to the profit that you would generate. This is one of the best side hustles that you can do where you can generate a huge amount of money.

Open a repairing Services

Start a new repairing shop as a side hustle can make you a good income. Repairing shops are in high demand as technology has taken over the world and almost everyone owns a car, bike, or any electronic gadgets. This can generate more than Rs 45000/month depending on the business that you start on.

Work as a freelancer

Join a freelancing website where you can sell your skills for a good amount of money. The best-known freelancing website is Fiverr, Upwork, etc. where you can join for free and make your own business profile on it and start earning. You can make more than Rs 50000/month depending on the price of your service.

Freelancing is a great way to start off a side hustle if you think you’re good at a particular field like web design, video editing, web optimization, etc.

Become part-time photographer

photographer earn money as a student

If you have a good skill in photography or even if you’re an average photographer, you can still promote yourself as a photographer for wedding or birthday parties. It is a good way to make money as a college student in India. There are many people who are looking for photographers that are locally available. You can make Rs 60000/ occasions easily from every event that you’ll be hired.

Deliver courier

You can start delivering couriers to customers and start making some extra rupees. Though the money you would be paid is very little compared to other services but you can get tips from customers if they are nice to you. You can start this side hustle without even having any skills or qualifications to join.

Singing teacher

If you have a singing background and you have the knowledge to teach people the right singing chord that is required to be a good singer. You can make a good amount of money if you start your singing classes and also you can have fun teaching them.

Take surveys for companies

earn money as a students

Many companies are out there looking for people who can give them genuine feedback on their product which they are about to launch at the market. They pay you for every survey that you do and you can earn anywhere between  $10-$300 for each survey. This is a great way to make money online as a college student in India and there are many websites or apps like Swagbucks, Toluna, etc. where you can join for free to start your survey. If you don’t like to surf the site then you can download their apps.

These apps are also available in India so you can join their program and start answering their simple question.

Open a small grocery store

You could start your own grocery store and sell groceries that are people usually buy in their day-to-day life. People need food to survive and so many people are going to buy from your store. You can make more than Rs 20000 depending on the location and size of the store.

Become a Uber driver

If you’re above 18+ and you have a valid driving license then you join the Uber driving platform for making money. You can drive whenever you’re available and it does not matter whether it’s day or night. You can make more than Rs 30000 as a Uber driver.


packaging earn money as a student

I love the concept of dropshipping where you can buy a product for a low price and sell it at a higher price to make up the profit. Anyone can start a dropshipping business without investing a large amount of money. It can make you more than millions of dollars depending on the sales you make.

Child Care

You can take up the job for child care and make a good amount of money as a college student. You can register yourself on sites like sittercity for better client opportunities. This can make you more than Rs 5000  a month depending on the status of your client.