Dealing with student debt by selling products from home

Although university fees within the United Kingdom are not nearly as high when compared to other areas of the world such as the United States, there is no doubt that higher education can place significant strain on a tight budget.  Students are therefore looking for means to earn a supplemental form of income. Unfortunately, traditional options such as taking on a part-time job might be out of your reach.  What other options exist and why are a growing number of students choosing to take advantage of the online retail community.  Let’s take a look at some of the major benefits as well as why choosing the most modern and streamlined e-commerce platform is paramount to your success.

Not as complicated as you may think

Assuming that you are full-time student, you will need to devote a significant amount of time to studying if you ever hope to secure a sound future.  However, this might be difficult to achieve if you are constantly preoccupied with monetary worries.  As opposed to being forced to work long hours and sacrificing your curriculum, why not instead leverage the influence of the online retail community?

The good news is that you do not have to possess the skills of a marketing genius to turn a short-term profit.  All that is required is a will and an ability to access high-quality products alongside a target audience.  Whether you have an item that you are looking to advertise or you are hoping to create an informative e-book, the possibilities are nearly limitless.

This is when the second part of the equation will come into play.  You need to place yourself in the right position if you ever hope to reach potential customers.  You also require a system that can be implemented within a short period of time in order to maximise your efforts.  While e-commerce solutions such as Magento might have been powerful tools in the past, an interesting Magento enterprise alternative exists and this system deserves a closer look.

 

Out with the old and in with the new

There were several features that defined Magento software and unfortunately, these were not primarily designed with the needs of university students in mind.  You would be required to possess a significant amount of coding knowledge; a definite drawback if you do not have the time to learn such intricacies.  The pricing plans are also quite cheap and this factor alone could prove to be a game changer.  Finally, customer support is less than ideal in the event that you have a question or you encounter a problem during the sales process.

A system known as Shopify Plus has addressed these issues while providing you with a streamlined sales package.  Customised templates, discrete payment gateways, 24/7 customer support and a host of these to choose from are only a handful of the amenities to be enjoyed.  If you are hoping to earn a bit of extra money, Shopify is worth a closer look.

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Molly Hare

Molly Hare // Student Wire Magazine Editor // PR and Journalism student at Leeds Beckett // Book worm, cocktail connoisseur, gherkin fanatic //

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