A lot of people think that you have to wait until you’re finished with college to start your own business, but the truth is that you really don’t. If you are still in school but you have great ideas and are in need of cash now, then why not start your own business before you graduate? There are all kinds of things you can do right from the comfort of your own dorm room. Here are 5 great businesses you can start from your college dorm.
- Social Media App
If you are earning a degree in computer programming from Villanova University, or any college with a strong IT program, then you might have what it takes to invent the next big social media app. So long as you have a strong sense of coding and a feel for the market’s next major desire, then you could make history just like Mark Zuckerberg and start a mega-successful business from your college bunk. Just make sure you stay loyal to your friends.
- Tutoring Agency
When you’re in college, you’re in close proximity to a lot of people who are highly intelligent but low on cash, and those who are well-to-do and struggling in their classes. This is especially the case if you are living in a dorm. So why don’t you start an agency where you can hire tutors for struggling students? You can vet the tutors and build a website where you can charge the students, and everyone gets what they want. If the business is strong enough, then you may be able to build an institution within the college.
If you have always had a love for broadcasting, then why not start your own podcast? All you need is a little bit of recording equipment and a website where you can upload all of your recordings. If you have a strong enough show, then you will eventually be able to sell it to a bigger website, or you might even be able to find your own product sponsors so that you can do it all independently.
- Etsy Store
If you’re into crafting, antiquing, sewing or vintage shopping, then you might be great at running your own Etsy store. All you need to do is come up with a theme for your business so that it has a strong and unique voice. Then you need to have a digital camera or smartphone to shoot pictures of your products, and then you can post them to your Etsy page. Just be sure that you are always punctual with sending out shipments and make sure that fragile items are wrapped carefully.
Do you love taking photos and feel like your photos are better than most of what you see on Instagram? If so, then you might want to start a photography business from your dorm. If you like to take portraits, you can start by taking head shots for the theater students at your school. Before you know it, they will all start posting your photos on their Instagram pages and you will have new customers lining up around the block for your work.