Most students are always complaining of been broke; even before middle of the month their bank account is dried up, Even parents keep ignoring your pleas for cash. It might be time to get creative and drum up some money on your own. Luckily, the University of Lagos is helping situations by providing the Work-Study program-me, especially for those who are willing to make some quick cash. I’m practically against students doing something immoral or illegal for money. I will be discussing some ways to make money on campus of which most are flexible enough to fit into your busy college schedule and some may even be a little fun. So, if you’re looking to earn some green this semester, consider one of these possible money making ventures.

1. Photography

If you have a good digital camera and love to take pictures, consider hiring yourself out for events and parties. Another option is to sell your shots online through some of the stock photography websites, such as and

2. Tutor

If you are proficient in any specific subject area, consider offering your services to other students (your course mates, your juniors, almighty carry over students, etc.) . Most student tutors can earn by charging an hour and also based on number of students and depending also on the difficulty of the material. If you are an English major, there’s also money to be made editing papers. You can use the library, lagoon front or another location on campus to host your sessions.

3. Doing Projects and Assignments

This has become a big business in many campuses especially in the University of Lagos. Some “Lazy” students prefer giving out their assignments or projects to other students or to people who they feel can handle it better than they can. Why not take advantage of this and make your cool cash. You will stand not just to make cool cash but also to gain broaden your knowledge on that particular subject area.

4. Note Taker

Most college campuses employ students to be note takers for students who require assistance or have a disability. This will inbdded earn you cash. Plus, you can feel good about helping another student.

5. Research Subject

Many college campuses host research studies that include live test subjects. You can earn cool cash depending on the time required. Also do you know you can help a lecturer with his research and you get paid?

6. Food Delivery

You can make a pretty good income delivering food to other students on campus, especially if you have a reliable vehicle. Meet some restaurants on campus(Red-bricks, Olaiya, Vikarol, CITS canteen, etc.) , create a handy delivery menu, including fees for the items and the delivery service, and pass them around campus. During exams, you can make a killing during those late-night study sessions. Just be sure to get cash up front from your customers.

7. Hostel Trade

The Hot spicy juicy tasty exam boosting doughnut of Shodeinde Hall (Gosh! who coined that… :) Lip sealed) has made cool cash not just in shodeinde hall but in ALL hostels on campus. One secret is that there is a ready market in all hostels. Infact, anything will sell especially in female halls (won’t discuss more on that).

Why not take advantage today; open printing centers in your room, sell foodstuffs, provisions, perfumes, cloths, jewelries,  etc. you can also offer some services: make hair, barb hair, make beats, design for web and print, run errands, etc

8. Laundry Service

Most of my friends hate doing laundry in school so what they do is to call ANY WASH. Any-Wash brings back the clothes and just dump them on your bed. Ohh! just to realize that they didn’t wash it well or another cloth bleached on your new white top or they over scrubbed your cloth with hard brush (you wonder if it was iron brush most times) or your clothes were washed inside a soapy water that was used to soak a blanket for 3days or one thing or another thing.

Why not start a business, get clothes, wash them, fold them, starch and iron them properly and make cool cash.

9. Cleaning Service

Clothes aren’t the only thing college students hate to clean; many are also averse to dusting and some other things. Offer to provide weekly or bi-weekly services to such students.

10. T-Shirts Sales

T-shirts abound on college campuses. Grab a funny catch phrase or inside joke and slap it on a shirt. Use your connections on Facebook and Twitter to find new customers and generate more sales.


These are just a few… Help someone today. Lets have more ways to make money on campus, post using the comment box.

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