5 ‘Sure’ Ways You Can Make Money As A Student Using Your Smartphone

5 ‘Sure’ Ways You Can Make Money As A Student Using Your Smartphone

Welcome to Newslineng once again, if you are new to our blog, we plead you always come back because we would stop at nothing in dropping sure legit money making source and many other info that would be of great benefits to you.

Today we are going to talk on different ways you can make money as a student using your smartphone.

Life as a student in Nigeria can be so hard and I believe we all know that, with the high cost of things and limited ways to make legit money to help support your life in school,  this and many more spured us into writing this article.

We tend to leave almost all our school bills to be paid by our parents, but if we are to tell ourselves the truth, it hasn’t been really easy on them because of the load of things to buy or pay for, starting from handouts, rents, feeding, text books, lodge fees, departmental fees and so on, and to think that most students may have lost their parents and are to pay their bills themselves, they have to probably juggle a load of different things at once: assignments, part-time jobs, maybe even an internship or  two and with limited hours available for them daily,  that’s so sad.

Many students must be asking themselves questions like, how can they make some extra money without selling their soul or compromising their morals ?

The good news now is that the rise of smartphone apps has made making money at the comfort of your home much easier than it used to be in the past.

If you have a smartphone, data bundle to spare and few precious minutes, you could be seriously making real money with the few ideas we will be sharing with you in this post.

1. Transcription

This is the process of converting audio recordings into written text. Transcripting can be done at ease and doesn’t require any added skill,  you don’t need any special course on this and if done properly, can be a great means to make cool cash.

Some of the common transcript jobs you can find are, transcribing podcasts, interviews and so on which can generate a pretty pay of $1 per 2 audio minutes. so you can easily earn as much as $30 per hour at a minimum.

Some of the most popular online job boards you can sign up with to become a transcriptionist include freelancer, Upwork, and PeoplePerHour.

2. Translation

If you’re the type that is so fluent or bilingual in some other languages, i can assure you of making some cool cash from such skill by easily translating contents, articles and other written contents for blogs, websites, brands and so on.

You can make some researches on blogs, websites or businesses that needs translators. Some of the sure job boards I know that always needs translators are Translators Cafe, and OneHourTranslation.

You’re sure to cash out big time on this.

3. Scanning Apps

Scanner App happens to be one of the oldest smartphone money making apps ever created, only those who started using smartphone earlier when it was created can relate to how this app works.

This powerful legendary apps let’s you digitalise documents via scanning.  When it was first launched, many people just use it for their personal use to scan and digitalise documents such as tax forms, bills etc.

It took some smart persons to discover that you can actually partner with the app owners and earn money while you help them scan documents or others does so using your code.

The earnings from this app are mouthwatering,  you can expect to earn within the range of $50 – $200 in few hours depending on how many persons who used your code.

4. Virtual Assistant 

Most persons must have heard of virtual assisting, but for those who hasn’t come across this job opportunity,  I guarantee you that it’s a great way to make money and added work experiences.

For those university students who doesn’t have much work experience those who might have gained admission immediately after graduating from secondary school, this is a great way to acquire some work experience.

Some of these online virtual assistance job also comes with added juicy offers such as paid vacations and health insurances.. That sounds cool right??

To get started, you can check up companies such as upwork, freelancer,  who may be needing virtual assistants or other virtual administrative.

Virtual Assistant jobs isn’t as hard as you think and it’s not also as simple as we see it, it can be for you to manage your companies social media pages and help interact with their customers or you may be required to run some administrative duties such as ordering supplies, meeting and appointment scheduling and so on.

5. Freelance Writing 

The last on our list but not the last on the list of how you can make money using your smartphone is freelance Writing.

This spot requires writing freaks, those whose hobbies are writing . If you happen to fall under this category then, this is for you, it would turn out to be a win win for you, earning from what you love doing.

There are thousands of bloggers, entrepreneurs,  big and small firms all looking for someone to always create a fresh and unique contents for them.

You can equally apply under Newslineng and get paid. You can make within the range of $1-$50 per unique content or article depending on the company you’re writing for .

Some of the top companies who always needs content creators and writers are Newslineng,  Freelancer, iWriter and uowork.


These are legit ways of making money with your smartphone without spending much. They are tested and confirmed, there are many more legit ways to make money with that smartphone of yours. Don’t just use your smartphone to watch movies,  and play games and so on, turn it to your office and job today and enjoy for the rest of your life.


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