College Side Hustles: Scaling up a YouTube Channel, No Code Freelancing, Modernising Alumni Relations ft. Harish Uthayakumar
Sahil (@sahil071) & Siddharth (@sidbetala) hang out with Harish Uthayakumar, YouTuber at Curious Harish and co-founder of Clinify, for a special episode of Business Munchies - we look at College Side Hustles.
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(0:45) - Start a YouTube channel as a College Side Hustle.
(7:45) - Cookie delivery service
(13:45) - One stop shop for all college information
(19:00) - Hyper local Omegle for College Campuses
(20:00) - Modernising alumni relations
(25:00) - Learn No-Code and Freelance
(34:15) - The story of Anirudh Singla and Pepper Content
The College Side Hustles/Business Ideas we discussed
- Start a YouTube channel or any type of Content Creation - Content creation is the lowest hanging fruit in terms of building a skill or building a business. Anyone can start a YouTube channel or a blog - it doesn't require too many resources. However, you can learn a lot of lessons from these endeavours and it can even open doors for your future career as you gain social capital.
- Cookie delivery service - In fact, any kind of food delivery service could work in college. It teaches your the entrepreneurial skills necessarily to succeed later in life. Sahil took part in such a business in college and his friend later went on to build a succesful million dollar business with the skills she learnt in college.
- Modernising Alumni Relations - BITS Pilani & ISB have fantastic alumni networks in India but that's not true of all the top schools and colleges in the country. Improving alumni touchpoints can significantly increase the donations to colleges and also the value that alumni derive over a long period of time. It's a win-win for everyone involved.
- Freelancing & Learning No-Code: Freelancing is the classice college side hustle. College students should learn a useful skill that they deploy while freelancing - such as learning No Code. If a student can learn Webflow, Bubble, Zapier, etc., those skills will be useful to them for the rest of their lives.
- Anirudh Singla & Pepper Content: Anirudh Singla, the co-founder of Pepper Content, first started off by just freelance writing for businesses around the world. Freelancing showed him the larger world of content writing that desperately needed a solution and that's when he founded Pepper Content and recently got him a place in the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.