Summer is the perfect time to take a break from your studies — and there are many productive ways to spend your free time. If you want to make some extra cash on the side, the thought, “What are some of the best side hustle ideas?” may have crossed your mind.
While there are plenty of opportunities to work on and off-campus, online side hustles have become a convenient way for students to earn a side income from the comforts of their own home, as they are perfect for those who cannot commit to full-time work.
As a precautionary step, it is best to check the laws of the country you’re studying in and comply with your student visa (we’ve written about countries where international students can and cannot engage in freelance work — check it out here).
One great thing about an online side hustle is you can work from any part of the world. If you are travelling back to your home country for your summer break or sticking around the country you are studying in, here are five of the best side hustle ideas you can try online:
5 best side hustle ideas to try online this summer
1. Resell stuff online
Have a pile of clothes, knick-knacks, or old gadgets lying around that you don’t need? With technology, you can buy and sell things online with ease.
As an international student, you can leverage technology to set up a reselling side hustle to earn you some extra cash. E-commerce sites such as eBay are popular places to sell your stuff online — and find something you may need for a good price.
2. Sell stock photos
If you are a student who is talented at photography, this is the perfect opportunity to make some extra cash on the side. According to Coherent Market Insights, the global stock photography market is expected to experience significant growth from 2021 to 2028 due to increasing demand for quality images.
Stock photos are also used in brochures, websites, book covers and other online and offline publications to spice up their content. Hence, you can sell your images to …….