Either it is for your tuition fee or some extra pocket money, earning while studying is a good idea. Not only it will help you to manage your expenditures but will also help you to have the idea about the world that you are going to see after completing your studies. Finding a Weekend Job for Students is not a difficult task when you know your skill set. Possessing certain skills will make you find a weekend job easier.
But it’s fine even if you don’t have one (Which is not true, everyone has skills they just don’t about it yet). There are several Weekend jobs for students which do not require any particular skills.
There are many Online Jobs (fake as well) available. Students consider freelancing as the best option which isn’t always because working on weekends is never going to fruitful in case of conventional freelancing websites. Below are some best jobs for Students that they can do on weekends without any negative impact on their study.
Write and Get Paid $200+ Per Article
There are several online blogs and magazine that pays a good amount of money if you send article there as per their requirements. 2 Days are enough to write a good article on a certain with an average length of 1500 words. Following are some websites along with their requirements that pay handsome amount to their contributors.
Compose.io – This is an IBM company specializes Databases solutions. They accept articles on Databases, their management and relevant topics. Capable writers with experience of databases in production who also want to earn $200 in cash and $200 in Compose database credits for their work. More details
Listverse – They publish top tens of scariest, strangest, intriguing and Incredible of Everything. Nothing else, you just make a good list of 10 great things that can be interesting for your readers. They pay $100 per article via PayPal. More details
Be a Transcriptionist – Earn $20 Per Hour
Transcribe the audio and video file and earns up to $.4 per minute. This job is also as per your wish to choose among many audios available and do on any day of the week anytime. If you are linked to any Medical or Legal field, you will be paid extra money for transcribing such audio files. A good thing about this weekend job is that you can not only earn good money but also learn a lot of new things while transcribing files. Following are some best options.
Rev.com – Before joining Rev, you have to take a grammar test. After that, you will be given a brief Transcription training. Then they will test your transcription skills in a short video. Though these tests are quite simple only 12% people pass it. You can retake the test after 45 days again. More details
TranscribeMe.com – Just like above site, TM not only gives you the higher flexibility of freedom of work facility but good payment plan as well. Average you can earn $250 from this site easily. You don’t have to transcribe the long interviews, these are usually the microtasks of 1-2 minutes audios and videos. More details
Be an Online Tutor on Weekend
If you have the grip on some subject along with teaching skills as well. This can be best for you. There are certain online tutoring programs that offer you to create online tutoring profiles and teach the course you are best at. Below are the two such services but they operate differently from each other. Choose that suits you best.
Tutor.com – is the largest online platform of tutors. With a variety of the subjects to choose, they support one-to-one exclusive sessions. Teachers have to make submit the application, after the approval they will be allowed to start taking classes remotely. More details
Udemy.com – is the largest online courses platform. Instead of one-to-one interaction, you record lectures and compile them in the form of a course. You will be paid on the basis of purchased courses. This is more like an autopilot, after submitting your course, you just need to share to drive sales. More details
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Being a student, It can be very hard to pay for all the expenses which we have to face. The cost is not only limited to college fees but also includes the price which students have to pay for their computers, smartphones, the internet etc. No doubt many companies give students special offers for their products but It can still be difficult to pay especially without the support of parents or guardians.
In this post, we’ll be sharing some of the best ways through which you can make money online while studying. The content below includes different methods of earning online. We cannot guarantee that you’ll start earning online after reading this. It all depends upon your dedication for doing something. All you need to have is a computer, an internet connection and time.
Earning online can be difficult and easy at the same time. It’s difficult in a sense that you need to have skills to do something in order to earn. Millions of people are already earning online so why don’t you join them?
Blogging – Write and Earn
The reason we put blogging in the first place is that because It can be a source of income for you for a long time (or maybe forever if you maintain It). Many people already earn their living through blogging and the best thing is that It won’t require any special skill.
There are many examples of successful bloggers who just started blogging as a hobby but are now earning their living through it.
You won’t be able to start earning a day after making your blog. It’d take time, just like other methods. You just need to choose a niche before you start blogging. In-case If you’re wondering about what “niche” is, then you can think of It like an area or a category. For example, your blog niche can be of fashion designing, gaming, technology, photography, science or even multi-niche (although you should focus on a single niche website if you’re a beginner).
Let’s say you’ve chosen your niche to be of photography. Now you just need a blog to proceed.
If you want to make your own blog but don’t know where to start, you can tell us and we’d be able to make it for you for free.
If you’ve created your blog, you just need to post content on It regarding your niche. As our niche is “photography”, in above example, we will be posting things like “Which DSLR is best for people who are starting out in photography?”, “Guide to take beautiful pictures” etc. You’d need to work on your blog by posting content related to your niche, as mentioned above, for around 3-4 months before you can monetize It and start earning.
You need to post Quality Content
The content you write should be of good quality and not copy/paste. This is 2017 and the competition is very high. You should research well before posting so that you could get more traffic (visitors). Think, why would your website rank higher in Google searches (Google will be bringing you most of the visitors) If your article is same as written on another website. That’s why your content should be unique, grammar/spelling mistake free and of good length.
Now comes the monetization part. The best way to earn from blogging is through advertisements. Your first priority should be to get approved by Google Adsense since It’s the best but before applying, make sure you’ve at least 15-20 good quality posts with around 1000 words in a post or more. You can have less post and fewer words in a post but again, If you’re writing something then make sure you write It well-enough so that people actually visit your website.
Since the more views you’ll get, the more money you’ll earn. We won’t be going into the details of how to monetize your website or apply to Google Adsense. You can search them on Google and you’d be able to find thousands of guides on them but before ending, I’d say that you should share your blog posts with your friends/family on social media and ask them to share too since social media also brings a lot of traffic after search engines.
The other best way to earn money from your blog is through Affiliate marketing (Affiliate marketing is explained in detail below).
Freelancing – Work at your Own Place and Get Paid
If you are good in designing (graphic/web), writing, business services, data entry or any other thing, then you can go and start doing freelancing. In freelancing, a person works on a contract basis for one or more than one company at a time. The biggest advantage of being a freelancer is that you can do everything from your home.
Another advantage of being a freelancer is that you can set your own price for the work. The only thing you’d need is to be good in what you do and setup your portfolio (LinkedIn or a website maybe). Make people aware of what services you offer through your connections (friends, families, social media etc.) You should also try out some freelancing websites. This is how freelancing websites work.
A person (employer) places his project on a freelancing website along with his budget. Multiple people will place a bid on that project. After some time, the employer will decide that which person would be best suited for his job and he’ll pick that person. After the work is done, he’ll pay him. There won’t be any hassle regarding the payment because that freelancing website would be a third party which would hold your payment until you complete your work. These are some of the top freelancing websites:
99designs.com (for designing)
If you’re a student and are currently studying, then you can do freelancing and apply the skills which you’ve learned in your college and earn money. It might not be the highest paying If you’re starting out but once you’ve got experience, It’d pay a lot.
Affiliate Marketing – Earn Commission from Sales
If you’re new to Affiliate Marketing then, It is the type of marketing in which you promote a product of an Advertiser by being a Publisher and If someone buys that product which you’re promoting through your referral then you’d get a commission. The commission varies depending on the platform you’re using. Here’s a quick example to help you understand how affiliate marketing works.
You are a member of an affiliate program on a shopping website. Your friend needs to buy a laptop from that website. You can ask your friend to use your referral link to buy that laptop. It won’t cost your friend more but instead, you’ll also get a commission from that laptop price.
In the above example, consider changing friends with your viewers. This is what I was talking about in Blogging section. If you’ve a good website/blog then you can start promoting the products in your niche by providing genuine reviews/feedbacks about those. Not all of your viewers would buy those products but even If some of them buy, you’d get some bucks. People are already earning thousands of dollars through affiliate marketing. It’s not any rocket science. You just need to have a good amount of viewers on your website.
List of some best Affiliate Networks:
Gigs on Fiverr
There’s another interesting website, Fiverr.com, in which you can sell your services for $5 (mostly) or more. The difference between this marketplace and freelancing is that It’s not limited to special skills which are required in freelancing. You can do anything in which you’re good at (designing, voice overs, virtual assistant etc.), or even If you think you got a new interesting idea which people would like, you can start selling your service.
The services you’d offer are known as Gigs on Fiverr. Normally people start selling their services for $5 but the best thing is that you can also add additional services for more than $5 on your gigs. For example, you can offer to make a video introduction of 10 seconds for $5 but for a little longer introduction, you can add additional charges. You will start earning small but will eventually make it to a big earning If your services are good. You can check out Fiverr here.
YouTube – Record, Upload, Monetize and Earn
It’s not a secret that you can also make money through YouTube. YouTube is the number 1 video sharing website in the world. It also offers one of the best ways to make money online. If any of the above methods do not suit you (like you don’t have the skills etc.), then you can start out on YouTube by creating videos.
You’d just need a good amount of viewers on your videos, usually which automatically comes If your content is good.
You can make any type of videos whether they are funny videos, tutorials, informational videos, gaming etc. It is basically the advertisements which will earn you money. You might have noticed that when you play a video, an ad shows before the video or during the video. It means that the creator of the video will earn some money for it. The amount of money you’ll earn for 1000 views depends upon other factors like your viewer is from which country, for how long did he watched the ad etc. but still If you got a large fan base (subscribers), you can earn some pretty decent amount.
There are a large number of YouTubers who are already earning thousands of dollars from this program (YouTube Partner Program). Before starting out remember that you should not only focus on earning money but also on the good and interesting content. Your audience should come before your earnings because If you don’t have a good audience, you won’t be able to earn good money.
You’d also need to have at least 10,000 views on your channel before you can apply for this program.
Bonus – Selling Photographs
Photography is a profession for many people but for majority It is a hobby. If you’re a good stock photographer then you could earn money from your photos by selling them online. There are some good website on which you can list your images and if someone wants to use them, they’d buy your pictures. Of course, your photos need to be of good quality before someone would buy It.
It is not a bad way to earn some extra bucks. Some websites where you can sell out your pictures:
Bonus – Through Social Media (Facebook, Instagram etc.)
You might be wondering why we’ve included this section in this post but believe It, you can really earn money through social media. We won’t be going into long details on how to actually do it but would give you just a rough idea about how It works.
There are a lot of big pages on Facebook (with a lot of likes). Either they are someone’s personal pages or entertainment pages, They share different websites/products with Its followers from time to time. They are usually getting paid to do so. For example, you have a facebook page with a lot of likes (let’s say 50,000). You can earn money by selling posts in which you can either share the person’s website, his page etc. You can post It in your page’s bio that you can promote someone’s product or website and people can contact you by messaging or emailing etc.
This same strategy goes with Instagram where you need to have a good amount of followers.
The last two methods which we’ve shared are just bonus methods. You shouldn’t rely only on them. Your major focus should be towards choosing any of the first five methods. Earning money online is easy but require a lot of patience. You have to be determined on It. You shouldn’t opt-out after doing it for a month or after earning small amount (or not earning at all). You should remain consistent and eventually you’ll start making good amount online.
Are you a life scientist but looking to start your own business?
Do you have any idea for your business?
Is it any molecule that you discover or modified that have some novel utility?
Or some kind process that is potentially marketable?
Have you ever asked these questions to yourself?
If yes, then congratulations. You are at the right spot and this guide on Bioentrepreneurship is for you exactly.
To make things easier, We have divided this guide into several sections.
Introduction to Bioentrepreneurship
Bioentrepreneurship is the integration of two different disciplines, science, and business. It is the flow of innovation from academia to industry. Unlike Entrepreneurship, Bioentrepreneurship is entirely academia-powered.
Or Simply, an entrepreneurial business based on the Biotechnology is known as Bioentrepreneurship. Biotech-based business is usually started a researcher so that’s why a Bioentrepreneur has more knowledge of its product than any other entrepreneur.
Bioentrepreneurship is the integrated activity that creates, develops and commercializes the biotechnology product.
Bioentrepreneur is not shadowed by the business risks but scientific risks are haunting him. The aim of Biotechnology-based business is to commercialize the research and deliver its potential benefit to the human race.
Significance of Bioentrepreneurship
Humans is using Biotechnology-based products since the dawn of civilization. Our today’s products are not less than miracles for our ancestors. The reality is that these products are based on their knowledge and our scientific research. Today, biotechnology-based products are the part of our daily life.
1. Potential of Heal, Feed, and Fuel
Biotechnology has enabled the creation of breakthrough products and technologies to combat disease, protect the environment, feed the hungry, produce fuels, and make other useful products.
Helping Save and Extend Lives
Biotechnology product developments are transforming the practice of medicine and providing new and better ways to detect, treat, and prevent disease. These products provide targeted treatments to minimize health risks and side-effects for individual patients. Biotechnology tools and techniques open new research avenues for discovering how healthy bodies work and what goes wrong when problems arise.
Helping to Feed the World
One of the challenges that biotech scientists and bioentrepreneurs are working to solve is how we address the needs of a growing world population. Today, there are more than 7 billion people living on our planet. However, by 2050, the global population is expected to reach 9 billion. That is much more mouths to feed. In fact, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO), we will have to double world food production to do it. With most of the world’s arable land already in production, we’ll need to make existing acreage much more productive. Biotechnology is helping us do so.
Biotech crops were used by more than 17.3 million farmers on more than 420 million acres of farmland in 28 countries.
The era of biotechnology-enhanced agriculture began in the 1990s with government approval for commercial deployment of biotech soybeans, corn, cotton, canola, and papaya. Because of their tremendous production advantages, biotech crops have become the most rapidly adopted technology in the history of agriculture and, in 2013, biotech crops were used by more than 17.3 million farmers on more than 420 million acres of farmland in 28 countries.
Better Ways to Protect Environment
Industrial biotechnology is one of the most promising new approaches to help meet the global challenges of preventing pollution, conserving energy and natural resources, and reducing manufacturing costs. The application of biotechnology to industrial processes is transforming how we produce existing products and helping to generate new products that were not even imagined a few years ago.
Industrial biotechnology uses natural biological processes, such as fermentation and the harnessing of enzymes, yeasts, and microbes as microscopic manufacturing plants, to produce useful products.
Among the products being made with industrial biotechnology are biodegradable plastics, renewable chemicals, energy-saving low-temperature detergents, pollution-eating bacteria, multi vitamins, and biofuels.
With the growing adoption of industrial biotech, we are in the early stages of an emerging biobased economy that meets some of the most important needs of our global civilization
2. Second Largest Economy
Worldwide production of biobased products – including biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased polymers – is projected to grow from approximately $203.3 billion in 2015 to $400 billion by 2020 and $487 billion by 2024. The United States is well-positioned to capture a large share of that projected growth, due to investments made today in first-of-a-kind production capacity, innovative research, and development, as well as employment and training of U.S. workers.
Between 2010 and 2015, investors pumped nearly $9.2 billion into the industrial biotechnology sector
This funding came primarily in renewable chemicals and biobased polymers. The funding came from a variety of sources, including private equity and some public investment. But the majority of the investment and financing – $5.3 billion (57 percent) – came from venture capital. Venture capital investments primarily target research and development of new technologies, and synthetic biology start-ups have garnered the largest share in recent years.
Bioentrepreneurship Versus Entrepreneurship
There is many similarities between two of them such as a great idea to start with, funds to production, a skillful team and leader to overcome obstacles. But the differences are quite larger than the similarities. The challenges faced by a bioentrepreneur is usually not encountered by an entrepreneur such as long development periods, enormous fundings, strict regulatory and scientific uncertainty.
1. Incubation requires more time
If we look into the incubation and acceleration periods of IT-based start-ups than usually, it is less than a year. But if you are creating a drug or vaccine then it can take around 12 years to come into the market, if everything goes well. Bioentrepreneurial startups take more time to complete than others. The reason is quite simple, it is easier to create an Internet application than to develop a biological molecule with can be commercialized.
2. Requires more capital
Biotech-based companies require millions of dollars uninterruptible for decades. Research and development cost a fortune to funders so find a big investor is usually a difficult task. This is the why Biotech companies prefer to the joint venture and merger with bigger companies.
Eli Lilly acquired Pacific Biotech in 1990 and Origin Medsystems and Heart Rhythm Technologies, Incorporated in 1992. In the early 1990s, Lilly combined these medical equipment companies into a Medical Devices and Diagnostics Division that “contributed about 20 percent” of Lilly’s annual revenues.
The bioentrepreneur must have in their mind (and on paper) a good estimate of the total capital required to reach each value-enhancing milestone in order to remain attractive to subsequent investors. Funding gaps are not unusual for a development-stage company; however, it is incumbent upon the leader to be sure that these short-term and temporary funding gaps do not cause the demise of the company.
3. Strict Regulations
A product of Biotech-based company usually goes through several phases or trails and scrutiny of regulatory authorities before coming to the market. Even after that, the post-market analysis is conducted. In US, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in Japan JFDA and in Kora KFDA are examples of some regulatory authorities. Since biotechnology products require numerous years of development, it would not be unusual to observe regulatory requirements modified or changed between the time your product development started and when your product is fully developed. Regulatory requirements differ for agricultural products, medical devices, laboratory tests, therapeutics, and biologics. List of Regulatory authorities by WHO.
Essential Bioentrepreneurial Characteristics
There are certain characteristics that must prevail in you if you want to be a Bioentrepreneur. These characteristics are something more than just the skills.
1. Awareness of Unknown-Unknowns
A bioentrepreneur faces two type of problems, first are Known-Unknowns in which they know their limitations and seeks the help of experts. A bioentrepreneur is usually an expert in one field only, either its biology, chemistry or biotechnology. When ever there are some issues related to finance, accounting, compliance, production, transportation or marketing. He will hire some expert to resolve the problem.
The known-unknowns refer to having full recognition and awareness of limited information in an area that is critical to the company or future success, and you are also aware that you do not have enough knowledge to make rational decisions about how to proceed. There is safety in this awareness because entrepreneur leaders can then seek the advice of experts in these fields and proceed with caution.
Then there are the unknown-unknowns. This is when you do not possess knowledge about an area critical to the company, and you do not recognize your limitations, yet you proceed anyway. In other words, these are the things you do not know, that you do not know.
“The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know.” – Socrates
One good way to avoid this pitfall is to always seek counsel and advice from experienced individuals in your field before embarking on what you are wanting to do. Often, because of the need to accomplish many things quickly, we move forward with a limited understanding of the issues, only to find out later there are unforeseen consequences. This can especially be true when planning and preparing for regulatory approvals and clearances for biotechnology and bio-agricultural products.
2. Understand the Language of Business and Science
Scientists are trained to be analytical. They are adept at questioning theories and suppositions. They are great researchers because they are trained to be skeptical of information they don’t understand until reproducible evidence is documented. Also, scientists naturally detect interpretation errors, and most scientists can quickly spot inconsistencies and problems within assumptions. These characteristics are ideal for making new discoveries, but they are ineffective communication tools when speaking to potential investors, business persons, and marketing people about your company’s purpose and mission.
Bioentrepreneur needs to understand the languages of Business and Science both. Usually, they are equipped with technical knowledge about their product or service but no interest in understanding and learning marketing, finance and legal compliance. In such condition, they fail to impress the investor. A good product but no with no market is useless for an investor. A scientist must be able to make investor understand the use of the product in common words.
3. Leadership Wisdom
Leadership is about motivating people to help you achieve your goals. Leadership depends on several aspects including the cause, followers, and goals. A leader needs to understand the factors that motivate the people. Usually, these factors include the needs and desires of the people.
Wisdom is knowing when to apply a particular piece of knowledge in a particular situation at a particular time.
We can train ourselves to increase our wisdom just as we can train ourselves to gain knowledge. Often learning to increase in wisdom has to do with closing our mouths more often and listening carefully in order to understand the communicated thoughts and ideas of others.
Failure is the most common thing that happens in an entrepreneurial setup. Every entrepreneur has to be resilient towards failures and hurdles. A strategic approach is very necessary to achieve the goals of the organization. A resilient bioentrepreneur always several alternates and chooses the best in a certain situation by research, experimentation, and experience.
“I have not failed. I have just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
Resilience is the virtue that enables people to move through hardship and become better. No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom, from fear can come courage, from suffering can come strength — if we have the virtue of resilience.
5. Core Values
Core values are the sum total of the guiding principles upon which we operate and make decisions. Sometimes these core values are clearly defined, and other times these guiding principles are simply understood. The entrepreneurs that have built successful companies have been guided by strong core values.
Core values carry a lot of weight, but unfortunately, often go overlooked after the first 30 days of employment. When embraced properly, core values become part of your day-to-day activities within your company’s walls and beyond. They are a compass for performance and the stories you tell when asked about your business. Make them matter.
Bioentrepreneurship isn’t just about the technical knowledge and business mindset, a person needs to be creative and innovative. New ideas and concepts breed better companies. it is essential to the success of every biotechnology entrepreneur.
Eiffel Tower was just a grand idea that existed in the mind of two engineers, Maurice Koechlin and Émile Nouguier, many years before the first steel girder was ever set in place. Even after the imagined structure was drawn on paper, Gustiv Eiffel and his two engineers encountered seemingly insurmountable challenges and were faced with many reasons to quit. There was great opposition to the building of the tower as criticism abounded, claiming it would cost too much, the design could not support its weight, and the land where it was to be erected was not solid. However, through creativity and imagination, the founding team was able to overcome all these obstacles, including the public opposition. As a result, the Eiffel Tower is appreciated and has become one of the most recognized structures in the world today. Never underestimate the value of creativity and imagination.
Never underestimate the value of creativity and imagination. Creative and imaginative entrepreneurs can accomplish great things when coupled with having leadership wisdom.
Entrpreneurs have the vision to see the things which others can’t. Don’t just start a business to make your own company, try to help people by making better treatments available. As a society, this is where we should spend our best energy, use our best people, and focus our best efforts.
The ability to pioneer something, and go places that no one else has ever been, is unique. Almost anyone can do things that are predictable. Remember, most initiatives will fail, but if you have the courage to take things forward and can identify alternatives, you can make your ultimate goal successful. I wish each of you the very best of success in your endeavors!
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