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3 Ways To Start A ‘Side Hustle’ For Busy University Students

According to NY Post, 50% of millennials have a side hustle already, turning to remote and flexible work that fits around their studies or jobs. Many have even turned their side hustles into full time businesses.

3 Ways to Start a Side Hustle For Busy University Students
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If you are anything like me, I needed a job, but there was no way I could commit to 16 hours or more a week, get work experience in my industry, be a full-time, busy student and afford to live.

Here are my top 3 Side-Hustles:

1. Social Media Evaluator

Just what it says on the tin, companies will actually pay you to review ads, videos, websites and social media pages. You choose how many hours you want to do and many projects can be completed on your phone. The company I work for is called Appen.

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2. Brand Ambassador

An image of the author working as a Brand Ambassador for Campus Industries. She is working at a Marmite Stand, along with two other ambassadors. One example of her side hustle as a Brand Ambassador.

Agencies often hire students to promote to other students. They work with big brands, the work is varied and the best part? You can choose when and where you want to work. I worked for Campus Industries, however there are plenty of agencies to choose from.

3. Freelance Writing

Many newspapers, online blogs and magazines will often accept proposals from new writers if they offer a fresh perspective to their readers. Writers and Artists’ Year Book, has been my bible for freelance writing. It is an annual comprehensive guide of how to submit work and the types of pieces companies are looking for.

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Whilst these are a few I have personally tried and tested, there is a side hustle for absolutely everyone.

Are there any side hustles that you have tried and enjoyed? Share your ideas by commenting below!

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Overcoming Networking Nerves For Students

For students and especially those that are introverted, networking can be nerve-wracking.

According to LinkedIn Corporate Communications (2017); “Eighty-percent of professionals consider networking important to career success”

Being both a student and an introvert, I avoided networking for as long as I could but eventually I had to take the plunge.

What have I learnt? – A lot of people don’t actually enjoy networking, they’ve just learnt ways to get better at it.

How I overcame networking nerves:

  1. Create an elevator pitch

What do you want people to know about you? Here is a great guide on creating a pitch. Practice it and that way when your asked, you’ll be a natural.

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2. What do you want to achieve from the event, and how?

Write an action plan and you will feel more in control of your day.

3. Be kind to yourself

You don’t need to speak to everyone. Decide who or how many people you would be happy to talk to. Once you’ve reached those goals, reward yourself.

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4. Treat networking events like University Open Days

How did you know your University was right for you? You visited the campus, you talked to lecturers and got involved in activities. There are so many different networking events. Find a style that works for you.

I still get networking nerves but using these techniques, it gets a little easier.

Did this help? Comment below, It’d be great to hear about what works for you!

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Hull University: A place for you!

It’s coming to that time of the year where you are waiting to hear if we’ve been accepted for an interview for our chosen three universities. It can be a daunting and exciting thought of moving to a different city to study a degree to hopefully achieve your dream job.

As a student who has plucked up the courage to attend my local university, I can give nothing but Hull University praise. The transition from college to university was fairly fluid with the university helping with that. Just by putting a taster week on to familiarise with referencing, writing as an undergraduate and postgraduate student.

There aren’t many people who are aware of help you can receive if you have a learning disability. In fact, sometimes we may feel it is difficult to study but afraid to admit for help. Don’t worry about it! Hull University give students who are attending their first year at the University the chance to complete an online test that determines if you need help.

The university will determine if you need additional help from Student Finance who will assess you for an equipment grant. There are a number of programmes that are available for those who have a learning disability. The popular software used is Dragon a speech dictates software that enables the user to speak from reading a book.

How great does this all sound? Is Hull University one of your choices if not why not?