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Seven types of Business you can start while in campus
By Brian Onyiego | Updated Aug 30, 2017 at 13:38 EAT
First year students joining campus
  • Most universities have already started admitting first years
  • Those joining campus can easily make money by starting small businesses

Finally you have joined campus your expectations are still high and definitely this will be your dwelling place for the next few years. Campus is the best place to start your business if you're passionate about entrepreneurship. You can kick start your dream to become a business person right away from first year.

I have compiled the best fail proven ideas,in the following find the the best that suites you.

Selling Airtime

It is proven that 4 out 5 people own mobile phones and an average user uses a mobile phone 23 times a day for messaging, 22 times for voice calls and 18 times to get the time. This means everyone is in dire need of airtime and mobile bundles.

In campus you can do deliveries for a start and advertise on the notice board to reach a wider market.

Preparing snacks

If you a have the best cooking skills and you are in campus this is the ultimate best option for you. You can either cook chapatis, smokies or samosas and carry sell them at break or lunchtime.

Start with small quantities and grow big as your customer base increase.

Selling Mutumba (Second hand clothing)

Dressing is a necessity and in campus everyone loves to be seen wearing the most trendy dress, shoe or jacket. If you have good taste in fashion and you are always updated on what is trending in the fashion arena, you know where to get that denim jacket Chris Brown was wearing at the grammys then this is the best option for you.


In campus people love to keep memories be it that first year freshers bash or the graduation ceremony; you can invest in a good camera for a start. Take random pictures during campus gigs, friends having some good time, these will help you create a name for yourself. Though you might need some practice if you are a beginner.

Laptop/Mobile technician

If you can fix a few things in a broken laptop or a mobile phone you might regard this choice. Your fellow students might find your services as the best as you are readily available within the campus. However, it needs a more advanced technician to deal with laptops and computers.

Typesetting and Printing services

Printers are nowadays affordable you can buy a second hand one and start helping your fellow students when they need their assignments to be printed and in return get some cash. You can earn more than enough from this kind of business.


Braid your fellow students hair if you know how to. Buy into some good hair products to avoid inconveniencing you and your clients.

All the above can get you some extra money while you are in campus,choose one that can easily work for you without interrupting with your studies.

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