10 Ways For TPJCians To Earn Money

Written by azhar.

The following list of ideas has been designed to cater to our lives as a college student. It's about time we get independent in terms of dollars and cents and raise our own income for our daily needs, from lecture notes to a plate of rice. These ideas are meant to help tpjcians to cope with any financial stress they may be experiencing right now, and at the same time unleash their creativity and innovation. Do remember that hard work and perseverance are crucial when it comes to being your own boss.

1) Blog Shops

In this 'blogging' era, many teenagers world-wide has set their eyes on the prospects of how useful and productive a blog can be. One of the ways teenagers are taking advantage of this intangible gold mine is by creating their very own blog shops. Some prefer to work individually while others love to do it in groups. The current blog shop market is female-dominated with a myriad of fashion shops catering to the feminine. They can earn up to $100 per month for a start. If you intend to set up a blog shop and sell any fashion accessories that is no longer used, all you need is just a blog and the items for sale!


You can arrange meet-ups on every Saturday so that it won't clash with your busy weekday schedule. You will also need to check your mails every day (at least 15 minutes) to get back to any inquiries from your customers. No set-up costs and minimum labour time - perfect for a busy college student.


2) Videos

Forget Youtube. Think Revver. Now you can earn money by uploading your videos online. Revver attaches an advertisement on your video once it's uploaded. There are two ways that your video and the associated ad can generate revenue: from impressions/views of the ad (CPM ads), and from clicks on the ad (CPC ads). When a viewer sees a CPM ad associated with your video, you get paid, no click required. When a viewer clicks on a CPC ad associated with your video, you get paid.

What you can do is to either record performance from events such as Songfest or create your very own production based in college. Once that is done, upload your video in Revver.com and start earning money! Be creative. Instead of just recording the performances, you may also interview the performers behind stage. This will definitely attract more viewers since it is not available throughout any other videos out there. All you need is an electronic device which can capture videos! You can also take advantage of TPJC.net to earn more clicks or views.


Creating your own production may eat quite a huge amount of time through filming and more, but this problem can be solved by having just one or two episode per month and splitting the weight among other crew members. Passion plays an integral role here as well as your creative juices. If it take one or two days to film one video, then time constraint will not be an issue.

3) Tuition

This is a convention way of how college students earn their money and funds from. A majority of them will most likely choose their students who are from Secondary or Primary School levels. Some prefer one-to-one tuition while others choose group tuition. College students can earn up to more than $50 per month just by giving tuition once per week. The common date is a Saturday or Sunday as it will not interfere with their JC curriculum time.

Finding students for tuition may be difficult for some college students at first, but this complication is usually dealt with through word of mouth from his/her friends. Some students tend to refer any student they are currently teaching to his/her friend if the group grows too big. Several tutors obtained their students from their neighbours.


Tuition will only take at most 2-3 hours every week. All you need is your knowledge and lots of determination. Being a tutor myself, sometimes I believe money is not what makes the sessions worth it, but the results my students attained.

4) Designing

Are you someone who is proficient in Photoshop? If you're then good news for you! The market for designers have grown tremendously this few years. There are now quite a number of crowdsourcing design websites available in the internet. One popular website is 99designs.com, a platform whereby designers enter contest and submit their pieces of art. The contests can range from, logo to website template contests. The winning entry can earn up to $300.


This money-making idea is suitable for our college lifestyle. You can submit your entry whenever you have free time. However, you will really need to produce the finest piece of art so as to battle it out against the other designers.


5) Perform

Many artistes nowadays do not emerge from the albums they sell, but through the online world. The internet has been an influential too for them to earn more popularity. Singers like Esmee has carved their names in popular video sharing websites such as Youtube.com. Rising talents like Leona Lewis are taking advantage of the millions of viewes such video sharing sites are reeling in by uploading her videos and promoting her album through her Youtube channel at the same time.


Tpjcians can also do this to earn some income. If you believe you can sing or dance very well, upload your performances at home and attract all the viewers you can. Who knows one day a record company bumps into your video online. Or at least, earn some money by uploading your video on Revver.com. If you are someone who is optimistic, burn your CDs and sell it in college.

6) Monetize your website

Do you know that you can easily earn money through blogging? Now you can not only write about the things you love, but earn money as well. Bloggers do so by serving advertisements in their blogs. There is a a few choices of advertising companies you can choose from now, such as Advertlets.con, Nuffnang.com and also Blog2U.sg. All these advertising networks are trusted and can help you earn money through blogging.


However, the amount of money you earn will largely depend on the number of visitors for your sites and you Google page rank. You can cash out your earnings once a certain amount of money is reached.


Tpjcians can write about their niche areas through their blogs. You can gather your friends and set up a blog. After that, you may start monetizing it by serving the advertisements from the advertising network companies.

This may take an hour every day as you may have to update your blog regularly in order to earn a high readership base. Nevertheless, once that is done, you can start earning some cash.

7) Ask councillors to have bazaar once every term!

Having a bazaar will not only allow you to earn some funds for yourself, but it will also enable you to bind with your friends and practice innovation. Having a bazaar once every term (every three months) will not affect your time much and it does not necessarily include a high start-up cost. We can have a bazaar along the corridor or in the canteen extension.


Tpjcians can take this opportunity to sell food or even accessories. I have one in my Secondary School a few years ago, and my group sold Cheese Fries. We earned more than $100 in one day and split up the total profits earned. It was fun and it certainly bonded us.

This ideas can also be useful for Service Learning projects. Rather than have irregular projects by different classes, plus the online message advertisements, we can just have one bazaar whereby tpjcians can make use of for the purpose of charity. Tpjcians will also have to work harder to grab the attention of potential customers with more creative placards and much more, thus making it a fun yet meaningful experience. There is also a wider choice of products available.

8) Create your own comics blog!

Set up a blog and start producing your very own comics through Comiqs.com. Use your imagination and create your very own comics online. Post your comics once per week in your blog and grab attention from other tpjcians.


Serve advertisements in your comics blog and start earning money per view or click. You will definitely have fun with your friends. Your readers will be entertained too!

The Rich Egg and the Poor Egg from Jingping on Comiqs

9) Content Outsource

There are a lot of tpjcians out there hungry for the latest content regarding several General Paper (GP) topics such as Terrorism and the Mass Media. Use this opportunity to set up a blog and update the latest information which revolves around the GP topics. Grab a few friends to help you, if you wish to.


This will not only help you earn money through the advertisements in your blog. It will also provide you with the opportunity to develop your content for your GP essays at the same time. You can do the same for any Science topics.


10) Study Hard

Bursaries and scholarships are awarded to students who obtained good results in school. These monetary rewards are usually given either by the government or the college during college day. Hard work, coupled with consistency, is important here.

That's all. All the best.


Adam Zhang said...

01S06 Alumni here! Ha ha...

Mr Wise Guy said...

I agree with the blog shop suggestion. Definitely practical and will work if you have the right goods and attitude to sell to your customers.

Tuition is good too. If you have a proven track record, you'll be confident of your abilities and get more recommendations.

Monetizing your blog... Oh well, I'm in the same boat. haha!

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