Are you struggling to make ends meet as a student? Do you want to find ways to make money as a student in Cameroon without sacrificing your studies?
Are you struggling to make ends meet as a student? Do you want to find ways to make money as a student in Cameroon without sacrificing your studies? You're in luck!
Living and studying in a university in Cameroon has become expensive as business people in university areas consider students rich, thus selling foodstuff, basic needs, house rents, etc., at exorbitant prices.
This is not the case as most students in Cameroon come from average homes managing to send them to the university. These students try to meet up at the university with their handouts, rent, and many others.
There are many ways to make money while still in school, and this article will outline the best strategies and resources to help you achieve your financial goals.
From starting your own business to side hustles, freelancing, and investment opportunities, you will find a wealth of information on how to make money as a student.
So let's get started and unlock the potential of reaching more excellent financial stability as a student.
How to Make Money as a Student in Cameroon
- Provide past questions of public exams
- Tutoring and Teaching
- Real estate agent
- Selling pastries and some fries
- Barbing, Hair Plaiting, and Nail Polishing (Manicure & Pedicure)
- Retail Shoes, Handbags, Underwear, Slippers, etc.
- Laundry (Local Pressing), Cleaning, and Tailoring
- Type Research Papers or do Assignments for Students
- Writing for Blogs
- Organize Workshops and Seminars
- Cooking and Food Delivery
1. Provide Past Questions of Public Exams
Most students in Cameroon, after writing an exam, like a public exam (concours) or university exam, are fun of throwing away their question papers without considering that they can make some money from it.
How Can I Make Money Selling Past Questions?
You can make money selling past questions of public exams like the Cameroon GCE, ENAM, IRIC, state registered nurse, ENS, etc., to online platforms like hippotechgroup.com and temogroup.org.
You will be paid a fee depending on the number of past questions you provide.
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
2. Tutoring and Teaching
Another way you can make some money as a student in Cameroon is to use your knowledge or skill and start teaching or tutoring.
If you have a mastery or understanding of a particular subject or course, you can organize tutorial classes to teach other students needing help understanding that course.
Also, you can get teaching jobs with secondary schools around you or organize extra classes for secondary school students by advertising your services through schools, churches, etc. This could help you make some extra money.
3. Real Estate Agent
Every year, new students, as well as old students, search for houses at the university. Some will be moving in for the first time, while others will just love to move out of their homes in search of a new environment.
You can be that middleman between the owners of the houses and the customers.
You can make some money by charging a fee to show the students various dwellings available.
In the university milieu, new buildings constantly emerge and will always need a painting job. Also, some students who move into their rooms do not like the colors painted, while others just want a renovation.
As a student, learning a skill like painting can help you earn some extra money.
See Also: 6 Ways to Earn Money Online in Cameroon
5. Selling Pastries and Some Fries
As a student in the university or any other student milieu, you can make some money by selling pastries and fries like scotch egg, fish rolls, fish pie, coconut sweet, groundnut and groundnut sweet, etc.
This can be learned on YouTube and Tiktok for free and through some people for a fee, and you won't regret it.
6. Barbing, Hair Plaiting, and Nail Polishing (Manicure & Pedicure)
Barbing, hair plaiting, and nail polishing skills can earn you some money as a student. Nowadays, many people love services delivered to them from the comfort of their homes.
As a student, you can create flyers advertising your services and share them with students and online in student groups or platforms. This will help you get the customers you need for your gig.
7. Retail Shoes, Handbags, Underwear, Slippers, etc.
Some basic needs are expensive for students to buy around their environment, like shoes, slippers, handbags, underwear, slippers, etc. If you know where to get these items at lower prices, you can make money by buying and retailing them.
Also, you can learn how to buy and import goods from China at lower prices and retail them while making money from them. This can be known from online platforms like Youtube or some WhatsApp groups.
8. Laundry (Local Pressing), Cleaning, and Tailoring
A student environment has people from all works of life. Some students double as workers and students at the same time. Some of them don't have the time to do their laundry or clean their homes and will be very contented to pay someone for the service.
Also, some university residents need a cleaner to clean their corridors occasionally; you can offer your services to the owners and make money from it.
If you are good at sewing dresses, you can get a sewing machine for patching dresses and designing dresses for students at affordable prices.
9. Type Research Papers or do Assignments for Students
10. Writing for Blogs
Another way you can make money as a student is by writing articles for blogs online. If you are very good at writing, you can take on this by contacting blogs like hippotechgroup.com and temogroup.org and others advertising your services.
You could earn 20,000 frs and more monthly from this; you only need a laptop and an internet connection.
11. Organize Workshops and Seminars
Organize workshops and seminars for a fair price if you have a talent that you think other students or locals could benefit from or find useful.
There are endless topics of things you can learn and teach others, spanning from graphic designing, make-up, web designing, blogging, writing, creating YouTube & Tiktok videos, importing goods, etc. If this is well organized and advertised, you'll make some big bucks in the long run.
12. Cooking and Food Delivery
A student environment always has those students who are uninterested in cooking and will never enter the kitchen.
You can take advantage of this crowd by cooking one or two dishes that are easy to prepare and affordable for your customers.
This food can be delivered to your customers at their doorsteps. Also, create a WhatsApp group for your customers to quickly notify them when food is ready.