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Business Ideas For University Students

The hustle and hardship we usually faced on campus are very disgusting and there is nothing we can do about it. Did I say that?

Well, I think we can certainly do something about our finances when still at university. What if I tell you, there are mind-blowing business ideas you can start as a university student in Ghana?

These business ideas are the foundation of the big ‘gurus’ we see in Ghana. The ideas were small, but as they tap into the right frequency of their desire, they made their ideas became a reality we’ve seen them around.

You too can start a business while in the university as a student. Remember the story of Mark Zuckerberg? The idea of creating Facebook, our biggest social media lover started at the university.

Many successful people also started their six-figures at a very young age. So you too can start a business as a university student.
I know what’s running through your mind as you’re reading on.

You may say, “but I don’t have money to start a business!” Well, not every business requires money to start. There are various ways you can start a business without money as a startup.

7 Business Ideas For University Students

In this post, I will share with you 7 mouthwatering business ideas for university students in Ghana.

Seeing you on our blog is not a coincidence, it is a good omen for you to start a business at the university. The earliest the better! Below are the best business ideas for university students in Ghana, so read on.

1. Start An Online Tutoring Business

business ideas for college students in ghana

Are you good at a particular subject or skill? You can make money from your specialized subject or skill by teaching your colleagues who face challenges in that subject or skill. You can target your mates, your juniors, or children at High School.

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How To Start An Online Tutoring Business

Tutoring online is a different thing altogether; you need to analyze the market and competition before deciding on this journey. Follow these steps to have a clue on how you should go about it.

✔ Understand Your Expertise

Remember, you’re not the only person starting this type of business. Therefore to stand out from the competition, you need to understand your expertise.

Spend some time to search (google search) on the industry you want to deliver your knowledge or skills.

To add to your thought, think of how you can help your students to choose you over others. This means you have to build trust with your audience. 

✔ Get to know your students

Knowing your students will help you meet their needs. As you search, also analyze the demographics of the students in the niche you want to fit into.

Doing this will help you approach them with innovative skills that will bring positive feedback from your online students.

✔ Record videos around your topic of expertise

From your field of studies, choose topics that you will be suitable for teaching. Plan how you’re going to satisfied your students through a segment of videos.

2. Event Organizer/Promoter

business ideas for college students in Ghana

Hola! this is a bonanza business idea for university students who are good at organizing things and putting things in order.

This business idea is for those who are good at helping individuals, groups or organizations plan, organize, and execute events successfully.

You take this contract and start by evaluating the different services and resources they’ll need to make their wedding event successful.

Next, you will come up with an estimated budget to give them a breakdown of how much it’ll cost from start to finish. Now you get it. Can’t you start this type of business as a university student? Yes, you can!

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3. Delivery & Errand Service

business ideas for college students in Ghana

Are you aware that most people since the lockdown, don’t like to have time again for the errands they were doing at first?

Some have stopped going to the supermarket, are too busy picking up their kids, and always ordering stuff online.

As the saying goes, “when one door closes, another door opens.” Can’t you see this is a business idea you can start and make money on the side as a university student?

If you have a car or a motorbike and you can work under pressure, then think of starting an errand service. Do you have a car?

There are possible ways you can make money with your car apart from delivery services. You can deliver food and other items to people and get paid after every successful delivery.

Food Delivery Services In Ghana:

  • Jumia Foods
  • KFC Ghana
  • Papaye Food Delivery
  • Edziban Food

Courier Services In Ghana

  • FedEx 
  • DHL Express
  • Jumia Delivery
  • Superprice Ghana

4. Freelance Content Writing

business ideas for college students in Ghana

Freelancing jobs are becoming the most lucrative business idea nowadays.

As a result of Covid-19, most businesses are operating from home. And because they wanted to scale things up, the best person to attend to their need very quickly is a freelancer.

A freelancer is an independent person who earns wages on an hourly basis or per task and is not confined to one particular job or company.
Read more about how to succeed as a freelancer so you can stand out from the competition and win more clients.

Freelancers help individuals and businesses with:

  • Logo Designs
  • Graphic Designs
  • Content Writing/Typing
  • Video Editing
  • Voice Over service, etc.

Best Freelancing Websites To Join In Ghana

  • Toptal
  • 99designs
  • Upwork
  • Fiverr
  • Guru
  • People per hour
  • Freelancer.com
  • Cedijob
  • 15Ghana

5. Blogging/Vlogging

business ideas for college students in Ghana

Blogging or Vlogging ( YouTuber) is one of the best online income sources today. I can say it’s the most lucrative business that has changed the lives of people.

I believe you know what a blog is all about? If you don’t know, then to your surprise, you’re on the youths4success blog. 

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A blog is an online journal where people write consistently about their topic of interest. Sounds simple right? Yeah! blogging is about you and the people who will be interested in your writings.

You can build a passive income (recurring income) stream from your blog by monetizing it with advertisements and teaming up with affiliate partners.

Read this article on how to start a blog the right way from one of the best tech bloggers in Ghana.

6. Virtual Assistant

business ideas for college students in Ghana

A virtual assistant works like a freelancer who provides services to clients or businesses without working in the company’s office. Therefore virtual assistance is another business idea you can consider doing as a university student.

Companies or individuals may post a job listing looking for people who are skilled in social media, content management, blog post writing, graphic design, and Internet marketing. 

Some of them might even hire you for a full time if your services are contributing better to their business.

Best Virtual Assistance Websites

  • Fancyhands
  • Odeskwork
  • Time Etc
  • Belay Solutions

7. Affiliate Marketing

business ideas for college students in Ghana

Affiliate marketing is our last business idea you can start doing in the university and make money on the side. My online journey started with affiliate marketing to blogging.

If you want to know how it works, read my previous article on how to start affiliate marketing as a beginner, and you will to where to go from there.

This business idea can fetch you a lot of money as a university student on campus by promoting brands products with your smartphone or laptop.


I believe these business ideas for university students are of great help to you. I advise you to take action and work something out to see which one of these business ideas works better for you.

It is a brilliant idea for University students to start running their businesses. It has many advantages but makes sure what you do is legal and has undergone the right process.

Make sure you assess yourself very well before starting the business. Also, don’t focus entirely on your business by not concentrating on your academics. 

Thank you for reading our little-known business ideas you can start at the university, and I believe you’re going to start your business plan.

And if you have any questions about these business ideas for university students, don’t hesitate to leave a comment for us below.

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