Business Ideas for Students: When you are a high school or college student, you generally have huge batches of free time. There’s no better way to spend them than becoming a student entrepreneur..

List of Business Ideas for Students in South Africa

Sell used books

Collect ad sell old books to students. You can do this via Facebook or any social media platform.


If you live around Gauteng, you can go to China Mall and start buying items that other students would like, such as: Selfie Stick, Phone Covers, Fashion hand bags, Decorations, and more.

Writing Services

If you are a good writer, start assisting other students with assignments and thesis writing services for a fee

Graphic Design Services

Learn some minimal graphic design skills and start offering designing services. You can start by using Poster My Wall online app for some quick designs.

Become a Model

Do you have a great body? If yes, then get a modeling agent to start getting modeling gigs for you.

Pool Cleaning Services

Pool services are always on demand in South Africa. Simply buy pool cleaning tools and approach different houses that might need your services. You can also do this online.

Translation Services

Google doesn’t know it all. South Africa has 11 official languages, which always open up opportunities for translators to make profits.

Photography Services

Buy a low entry canon second-hand camera and ear how to take photos professionally. After that, you post your portfolio online (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter). If your photos are good, you will start getting clients.

Food Delivery Services

If you have some free time as a student and has a vehicle or motorcycle, you can become a Takealot and Uber Eats food deliver

Fitness Trainer

Are you fit? Then post your work-out images on Instagram and start promoting your fitness Training Services online.

Become a Tutor

You can become a tutor for the subject that you know best.

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