13 practical ways to make money as a student in India


In this Blog post, I am going to answer your question “how to make money in India for students” in India. Some of these ideas I personally and a few of my friends used to earn some extra money while studying. Stick to this blog post you will get some amazing practical Money Making Tips.


In student life, it is hard to get money to fulfill your extra need, or to spend on your Girlfriend or, be you wanted to help your family by earning some extra money to pay your college or school bills.

Many of us go through this situation until you are a son of a rich dad, right.

The only purpose of this post is to make you capable of earning some extra money in your spare time. You can also grow some of these Ideas as fulltime work in future.

Note: All these ideas will not make you a millionaire in a night you have to work and spend some time to earn. But definitely, you can earn big money through these Ideas after spending some time. Nothing is free in this world so, keep working and start earning.

How to make money in India for students

I have divided this into three parts first is making money online, the second is offline and last is by saving money.

Earn money online in India for students

Here are some practical and trusted works for you to start from today online with your laptop/computer. Today making money online from home is very easy. Check out these awesome online earning ideas after this you will never search how to make money online in India for students on google.

Also, read: 9 best ways to make money online in India

Earn money online by doing assignments

Yes, you can earn money online by just completing others assignments and home works. You help someone in completing his/her assignment and homework and they will pay you for it.

If you think you are really good at any subject no matter whether it is math, physics, finance, English, law, accounts, chemistry, computer science etc…

There are many websites where students post their problems and experts solve them and they get paid. You can also do this if you have good knowledge of any subject.

Actually, I was also not aware of this way of earning and I get to know about this while doing research for this blog post and I found this very helpful.

A website called School Solver I liked the most to do this type of work because of its simple and easy dashboard and process.

How it works

Here students post their problems, Home works or assignments with the amount he/she can pay for the answer and people who have knowledge about what they have posted then post their answers with the amount they want to charge.

Now, the student who posted the question chooses one answer which he can afford. This way the person gets money whose answer is sold. And the best part is more than one person can buy the same answer you posted.

Let’s try to understand with an example: Assume I got some assignment in my school but I don’t have the time or skills to complete it. Then, I post it on schoolsolver.com and you saw my question and you have the skills to complete it.

You post the assignment after completing it and I purchased your answer. Then, you will get the amount after 20% commission deducted by the website. After someday another person has the same problem and he also purchased your answer then, again you will get paid and so on this will continue.

Also read: Top 10 ways to Earn Money Online without Investment for Students.

There is another way to use your learning subject to earn money which takes me to my second tip:

Online Teaching

You can teach students online and earn up to 75KRs. Here again, if you have knowledge of any subject of your choice you can teach or you can also teach languages like English, Hindi, French, Tamil etc…

Online tuition is becoming popular and students are getting attracted towards it. There is a huge potential for earning.

You will find many platforms on the Internet who will give you students. You just simply search on Google you will get a bunch of such websites.

Here I have listed some of those websites.

  1. Vedantu

Vedantu is an India online tutoring website. Here you can teach any subject like Math, Hindi, Bio, Chemistry, Computer Science, Sanskrit etc…  from the student of class 6th to JEE mains and Advance depend on your knowledge and potential.

This website claims that if you work here for 4hr/day then you can easily earn minimum 25kRs. And if you work as full time then, you can earn up to 75KRs.


  • Fill out the application.
  • They will review your profile.
  • Give a demo to their experts on any subject of your choice.
  • Once you get selected they will train and instruct you through the webinar.
  • After the webinar, you are good to take your first session.



  1. Italki

This website is only for language teaching and learning.  This is a great website to teach any language you know.

Italki have over 3 million students and you can teach any International and local language. And your earning will depend on your work how much time you work here, how much you are charging, how many students you have.

  1. Udemy

Udemy is one of the biggest online learning platforms. It has over 24M students worldwide which are huge. It gives you access to show and sell your course in front of these 24M students.

If you have any skills like photography, web developing, Digital Marketing, Video Editing etc… sign up and register on Udemy.

Here you just need to create and upload your courses once and each time when someone will purchase your course you will get the price. If you have the skill then, make a video course and upload it on Udemy and start earning.

Drop Shipping

Start your online Business with Drop Shipping. As I told you in starting that you can grow some of these ideas as your full-time career and this is best of them.

You can start this business without investment. Drop Shipping is a retail fulfillment method where sellers don’t buy any product. Yes, you don’t need to maintain inventory in this business. Simply contact a supplier who will directly ship the product to the customer behalf of you.

The supplier can be anyone a manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor.  They provide you products with wholesale rate and you can sell with retail price whatever you want on.

Pros and cons of Drop Shipping


  • Low startup cost.
  • Easy business method
  • Minimum risk factor
  • No need to maintain inventory
  • No specific location required. You can start anywhere.


  • Not easy to find a reliable supplier.
  • No command on packing and shipping process
  • Hard to retain customers
  • High competition
  • Low margin



How to start

Step1.  First, select a category or niche of products which you want to sell.

Step2. Find a supplier.

Step3. Select a Marketplace where you will sell your products.

Step4. Make a Business Plan.

Step5. Take action.

Read my Blog on Drop Shipping to know more about each step in details.

Also, Read; How to start Drop Shipping in India (5steps)

Sell Your Hair

It sounds strange but that’s true you can sell your chopped hair and make money out of it. This is another great way to Make Money Online. Here you don’t need to invest in anything and you can do this from your home.

You can earn up to 5000rs/100g hair. Now you must be thinking how you will grow that much hair. My friend, you don’t have to grow your own hair simply go to salons near you and ask them to give all the hair which they cut and collect hair from different other salons. This way you will be able to collect more and more hairs and sell them.

Where to Sell?

There are some websites which purchase hair or gives you customers to sell your hair. Here I have listed a few of those websites.


This website purchase only one piece of hair means not chopped as you get in the saloon. They pay you for the length of the hair.

Here you just need to register and list your Hair with photo, description, and price.

There is another website called OnlineHairAffair.com this is also same as buyandsellhair.com

India Mart

I think you must hear about this website very popular for the wholesale market. Here you can sell your salon cutting waste hair. Here, you don’t need one piece of hair which is the best thing.

You can get 5000rs for per 100gm hair. As you know India Mart is a marketplace where buyers and sellers register. This website will help you to connect with the Hair buyers.

As you can see in the image below, simply register on India Mart list your product.

Dance and Earn

I am not joking people are earning by just dancing. Do you know about Fiverr.com? Fiverr is a freelancing website where anyone can sell any type of services for minimum 5$.

Create your gig on Fiverr and sell whatever skills you have like web developing, Virtual Assistant, Digital Marketer, Content Writer etc… People will purchase your gig. There are many categories on Fiverr you can check it out and select one which matches your skill and start selling that service.

Many people are selling funny dance or happy birthday wishing video on Fiverr and earning good money. You can also try something different and I am sure you will get orders.

Some people are just creating slideshow video and get paid as you can see in this photo below. This is also a great option for you if you don’t have any special skill.

Sell Painting and Handicraft

For an artist, it’s the best option to make some extra cash. If you are a good painter or you make some handicraft items you can sell them online.

You can sell these types of products on Amazon and many other marketplaces like:

Or, you can start a YouTube channel related to your skill. Like if you are a painter then, you can create a YouTube channel where you talk about painting, makes a video while painting. With the help of YouTube, you can market your skill and you will start getting orders for painting.

If you make handicraft then, you can also do the same.

Become Social Media Manager

Social Media Manager is a very trendy job nowadays. Businesses are coming online and they need someone to handle their social media profiles, emails etc… To help them with these they hire Social Media Managers.

You can also contact a Youtuber or blogger they can give you work related to social media. We all use social media for fun and entertainment then, why not use it for earning.

Content Writing

Writing is an art if you are master of this art then, use it as a source of income or side income. Websites owners will hire you to write blogs for their website and they will pay you for per words.

Work as a freelance content writer or, join any digital company who need a content writer.  There are few genuine websites where you will get clients like Fiverr, up work, Freelancer and True lancer.

Another thing which you can do with content writing is starting your own Blog and write content for your own website.


Blogging is the best way to earn extra money. You can even grow it to a whole next level I mean you can make your full-time career in Blogging.

But it takes time to earn from blogging. It is a quite lengthy process here, you need to spend some time and give quality content to your readers. But once you will be able to create an audience then, you can earn more than an average job.

There are many ways To Make Money from Blogging”. I have mentioned some of the best and popular ways:

  • AdSense – Google will run ads on your blog and you will get paid for ads impression and clicks.
  • Affiliate Marketing – Affiliate is the best way to make money out of blogging. You can earn more money than AdSense.
  • Sponsored Pots – When you will have audience companies pay you to write a promotional post for them.

Offline Jobs for College Students

Here are a few practical ways to make money offline. People who have no resources or skills to work online they can use these ideas and can easily generate some extra income.

Tour Organizer

Who doesn’t like to travel and enjoy especially in the collages? If you also like to travel to places then, this is for you.

You can organize small or big trips for your schoolmates or college friends. Do research about a tourist place and make a plan accordingly and offer a trip to your friends.

Let’s take with an example if you are somewhere in or around Delhi then you can organize a small trip to Manali from Delhi to Manali is just 548km which will take around 12hr.

Organize some, camps or adventure activities basically make the trip interesting and try to attract them in your offer. This way you can definitely make some good money if you organize in right way.


Start teaching students in your area or, you can join some tuition Institute. You will surely get some students in your area that you can teach.

Many people want their children to take tuition at home and you can take advantage. Or you can also join a small school near you. This will grow your knowledge.

Take Cash backs Advantages

Actually, using this method you will not earn big but it will be sufficient for a student. As you know today there any many online bills paying, recharge, ticket booking etc.… apps and websites are available and almost every time they offer some cash backs.

Now, here what you can do is tell all your family members, friends and people in your area that you can do all these works like mobile or cable recharge, bill payment, ticket booking etc… and earn from cash backs.

Organize Cricket Tournaments

We all Indians love cricket and plays daily. Now, can you make money out of it? The answer is very simple.  Organize a small cricket tournament in your area. Charge teams to take participate in the tournament and announce a prize for the winning team of the tournament.

If you charge 500 to each team as participation fee and total 10 teams registered now, you have collected 5000. And all your expenses cost you around 2000 then here you are making 3000.

I and some of my friends used this in past.

Money saving tips for college students

Saving money is also a part of earning. Cut down some extra expenses and use the saved money in some other work. Here are a few tips which you can use:

  • Shopping

Always compare the products on different – different shopping websites and in the local market too. You can use pricedekho.com to compare price and check offers.

  • Use old books

Books are one of the most expensive parts of a student life. You can minimize or reduce this expense by using old books which you can get on half price or borrow books from the senior.

  • Sell Old Books

After the exam, you can sell your book at half price. You can use this idea to get some money.

  • Avoid Intoxication

If you are addicted to any Intoxication pleas avoid it. It is bad for bout your health and wealth. Calculate how much you can save by eliminating your bad habits of smoking, drug or alcohol.

Final Word

These are some practical ways you can use to Make Money online or, Offline while studying. Hope you like the Ideas please let me know in the comments which idea you liked and if you have some other ideas then, please write it in the comments I will add those ideas in the blog so, people can get to know.

Also, read;

9 best ways to make money online in India 

23 small business ideas in India for women

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