Here are best business ideas for college students.
Farmers’ Market Vendor
Or if you grow or can any of your own food products, you could sell items at farmers’ markets on the weekends.
Soap is another product that you can easily make in your own home or dorm and then sell online or at craft fairs or events.
Or you could make your own scented candles and sell them in one or more of those avenues.
Vintage Clothing Seller
If you have an extensive vintage collection, you could set up your own online shop where you can sell vintage clothes. Then you can scour resale shops and flea markets for even more vintage finds to sell.
Photographers, use your weekends off from school to start an event photography business where you could photograph weddings, conferences or other events.
College students often have a lot of books lying around. You could start a business by selling some of those books online and maybe even open up your own shop.
Transportation Service Provider
You could also start a transportation service where you offer rides to other college students who don’t have reliable transportation.
Errand Service Provider
Or you could offer to handle various errands for busy college students or others in your community.
Student Magazine Publisher
You could also start your own magazine about student life or a variety of other topics and then sell copies or ad space.
If you enjoy preparing food, you could start a business as a baker for special events. Or you could even sell specific products to nearby stores or bake shops.
Tech Support Provider
For tech savvy college students, you could start a service where people with tech questions can contact you for assistance in exchange for a small fee.
Or you could offer portrait photography services and sell various packages for family photos, senior portraits and more.
Computer Setup Povider
Or you could offer to set up people’s computers or other devices if they need some help getting started.
If your college campus is in an area that’s popular with tourists, you could offer your services as a tour guide and shop people around the community.
Laundry Service Provider
Some college students might not have enough time or patience to do their own laundry regularly. So you could start a laundry service where you charge a small fee to take care of that chore for your fellow students.
Musically inclined college students, you can start your own band or musical act and play at local events or venues.
Student Website Operator
You could also start your own website for your fellow students and charge a membership fee or even work with local businesses for advertising opportunities.
Delivery Service Provider
If you have reliable transportation, you could also start a delivery service for food or other items.
You could also start a business as a proofreader where you look over papers or other assignments that your fellow college students want edited.
Welcome Kit Provider
If you’ve been in college for a few years, you know some of the essential items that newcomers should have. So you could put together and sell welcome kits for new students and their families.
Or you could provide coaching services aimed at people competing in specific sports.