Passive income ideas for students are great opportunities for students to earn money. You can make money along with your studies as a student.

Well, just a few years ago I was also enjoying my student life. I can understand that students want to earn money and want to be financially independent.

Even I earned my first dollar from a passive income stream. So now in my current blog, I’m going to share various passive income ideas for students.

Make Money as a Student

I’ve conducted a survey for students where students shared the difficulties that they face in earning money.

Passive Income Ideas for Students to MAKE MONEY ALONG WITH STUDIES

I’ve personally conducted a survey for students by asking questions. This helped me to understand which type of difficulties they face in making money as a student.

Many students said that they don’t get ideas which they can implement. Also, agreed that time management is difficult for them, they can’t spend more time on jobs.

So, here I’ve come up with effective ways that will help you to make money along with your studies.

15 Best PASSIVE INCOME IDEAS for Students – Any Student Can Earn Now

Now here I would like to help you to prepare a kickass strategy to earn more passive income as a student. This will make you a financially independent student.

Not all students take action to make money, but you are sensible to think about it. So now understand all these passive income streams in detail to do something really great in your life.

1. Use social media to EARN some pennies

Nowadays almost all the students are there on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. There are many exciting passive income ideas for youngsters. So instead of simply wasting time on social media start to make money on these on social media.

So be a social media influencer and start to make passive income online as a student. First, build your subscribers then build a good networking with the people. That’s it! now your social media page is ready to make money through sponsorships and promotions.

2. Start your own blog as a Student without too Much Investment and EARN ONLINE

I’ve seen that many students and teenagers are there who are even making 6 figure income through blogging and YouTube. So you should also think about blogging.

Even I’ve my own blogging journey that how I’ve started my own blog with minimum money and now I’m earning online. So you can also do it. Write blogs as a student and monetize your blogs.

3. Sell your own educational course to MAKE MONEY as a Student

I’m sure you are really good at some subjects or some topics like English grammar or money management or any other topics. So now it’s time to teach others and make passive income. You are a student but you can be the teacher to many people and make money.

Well, you can create any type of educational content which helps others and sell it on Udemy. Creating a course is a one-time effort. Then upload it on Udemy to make passive income. When people buy your course you will get paid.

4. Publish your own ebook as a student

Do you know, you can make passive income by publishing your ebook without spending any money. I myself published an ebook and earned money. So this is a very practical and easy idea to earn passive income as a student. You don’t need to take stress to write your ebook.

Choose a topic which you really like and start to write your ebook. Daily you can write one or two pages. But if you have your vacation as a student then you can easily spend time finishing your ebook. I have personally used Intamojo to publish my ebook with zero investment. So you can also try this.

How to make a passive income from ebooks?

  1. Sign Up for Instamojo
  2. Prepare your ebook in PDF formate
  3. Create an attractive cover page
  4. Decide the price of your ebook
  5. Upload and publish your ebook
  6. Start to make money

5. Click pictures through smartphone and earn money

Gen Z is lucky that we all have internet felicity to make money online. Now just by clicking pictures through a smartphone, you can make passive income. For this, you don’t need to be a professional photographer.

Choose one particular topic like- cat, dog, nature etc. Then start to click pictures by spending a few minutes. Then sign up and upload them on stock photo websites without any registration fees. Then people buy your pictures you will earn a commission.

6. Become a storyteller to earn money as a student

Many students have some kind of hidden talent and storytelling is one among them. If you can write stories and express them, then try podcasting and start to earn passive income. Even you can use good infographics or presentation and just record your story in your voice and upload on YouTube.

Even you can try simple stories at the beginning which will help kids. On YouTube, kid’s stories and poems get more views. So convert this large audience into passive income. What I mean is, you can earn more passive income through Google Adsense on YouTube if you get more subscribers and views on your stories.

7. Rent out your old books to juniors

This passive income idea may look very simple but still, you can earn passive income by renting out your books to your juniors. You will get so many juniors in your school or college so don’t miss this opportunity to earn passive income as a student.

Even you can rent out other things also like a bike, laptop or any other things and make some money as a student.

8. Create a quiz and earn money

Recently I was traveling by train and I’ve seen that there were two kids who were using a smartphone and one kid was asking GK questions to her elder brother. And even I’ve seen that many students play quizzes online. So as a student look at this opportunity to make passive income.

For this, you can create your own quiz website with a very minimum investment and monetize your website. There are many ways to monetize and make passive income. If you have some technical knowledge or aware of coding then you can create your own mobile app where you can upload a quiz.

9. Create designs on t-shirts online and fill your pocket with income

As you are a student I’m assuming that you are much aware of new trends and fashion. So be more creative and make designs on t-shirts online. There are some websites where you can freely sign up.

Then create attractive digital art or designs on plain t-shirts and publish. If people order that t-shirt then they will print and deliver the product. Thereby you will earn your profits.

Passive Income Ideas for Students

10. Sign up for the Cluelinks affiliate program to earn passive income

Do you have any idea of making passive income through affiliate products? Well, affiliate marketing is all about selling products and earning a commission. But you don’t need to worry about manufacturing, packing and delivery. You just need to share the link of the products, that’s it.

I personally use the Cluelinks affiliate program where I get all the big brands like Amazon, Agoda, Flipkart and almost all popular brands are there. So join it for free and start to make passive income through affiliate marketing as a student.

11. Publish your own stories and articles

As a student, you may read your textbooks and you may be always busy with your studies. But think beyond this. In my life, I’ve come across a real-life story where a 19-year-old girl who is interested in making chocolates started to write articles about chocolates. Now she is earning more than 50,000 INR per month through her articles and by selling homemade chocolates.

So if you like any particular topics like nature, traveling, art and craft or anything else then start to write articles by creating your own blog and earn passive income. You can even start your blog for free in the beginning. So as a student do something different and creative which will help you to create a lot of passive income.

12. Learn to earn money on YouTube

YouTube has become really very popular nowadays. I’m sure you also watch so many videos on YouTube. But now instead of just watching videos on YouTube, think about creating videos to make passive income.

You can choose any topic like education, comedy, teaching dance or drawing, even you can teach languages like speaking English. There are endless topics that you can choose to create YouTube videos. You can start to earn passive income by monetizing your videos.

13. Share student life tips and inspire other students

As you are a student you can understand well about student life. So as a student, you can share student life tips and inspire other students. By creating your own YouTube channel you can share your real-life experiences as a student.

Also share practical solutions for some specific problems which students face. Like exam stress, how to study well etc. Then monetize your YouTube videos and earn money.

14. Guide about project work

When I was a student I was getting more project works in school and college. So as a student, you can guide other students and share different ideas about the project works. Especially science projects require more innovation and ideas.

So share new ideas and guide students. This will help many students to score more and be more innovative.

15. Make money by completing small tasks

This is not a fully passive income idea. But just by spending a few minutes or hours, you can earn money. There are many freelance websites like UpWork, Freelancer etc.

You can sign up for such websites and complete tasks like language translation, video scribe, content writing, creating graphics and much more. Then get paid for your work.

Other ideas to earn recurring revenue as a student

Recurring revenue can also be considered as passive income. For example, if you are a middle man and help to rent out a house then the owner of the house will give you a commission.

But if you do a deal with the owner that whenever that client pays a monthly rent then you want some commission. This is called as recurring revenue. Getting a good client is a one-time effort but every month you will earn passive income.

Like this, there are some online affiliate programs that are based on recurring revenue. So figure out such recurring revenue-earning opportunities and make passive income as a student.

Kickass strategy to earn unlimited passive income as a student

Have you ever seen real-life examples where young students started their own business and started to earn a lot of money? As a student have you ever thought of earning a lot of money? Well, here I am not going to tell you to invest more money and start your own company!

But I just want you to understand the potential of earning passive income. There is no upper limit in earning passive income. Here you can earn money as much as you desire. I personally feel that teenagers must students should learn to save money also should learn to earn money.

Passive income is not like doing a regular job from morning to evening and earning a monthly salary. But initially, you are required to invest your time to earn more passive income in the long run. In simple words, as a student be ready for a one-time effort whereas in the future you will be earning money multiple times.

And I’m sure you can do this because you don’t need to go to any office to work, almost all the passive income ideas are home-based earning ideas.

These are all simple and practical passive income ideas for students. If you are thinking to make money as a student then feel proud of yourself. Very few students think like this. So now it’s time to practically implement these ideas to make money. I say- start today.

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