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Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceSmall Business · 1 decade ago

Start-ups ideas and tips for an 18-years old overseas student?

Hi guys, thanks for viewing this thread first of all. I need some tips and helps for ideas that can propel me into the business world, even though i am an overseas student ( non-PR ). I was sent to Melbourne, Australia, about a year ago and would love to start working preferably home business rather than at McDonald's. I have a reasonably start-up capital in the bank provided by my dad which he allowed me to use for a biz reason, not on cars.

On top of that, we are also planning to buy a property in Australia to live in, which i have the capital already to do so. Just wondering, should i jump into the property market, buying then renting, or shares? In my consideration, website marketing has a good prospect and have lesser hassles, and i tried to start an eBay business as well.

Now, how should i finance and start the vast ambitions that i held for years? i wish to be like sir Richard Branson one day, and his prolific start-up at 16 ( Student Magazine ).

Thanks in advanc

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I suggest you start your own home based business. Having a home based business is great! Cost efficient and you don't have all the over head that a traditional business has. The income opportunity is incredible. Most home based business cost under $500. Some cost more depending on what it is you want to do. I don't know what you like to do, so I can only tell you what my husband and I started over six years ago and point you out to some others to take a look at. Ours well supports our family of six. We have four children ages 10, 6, 3 and 1.

    We got involved in the telecommunications industry with a world wide company that's over 15 years old. They have headquarters in Sydney Australia. We've been featured in several magazines. They offer services that people use every day and pay for anyway, but now they can have a lower cost. Services such as local and long distance phones, Internet, digital phones, video phones (you can see the person your taking to live)VOIP, Satellite TV, and all the major cellular phone companies like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Alltell, Nextell etc. have partnered up with them too.

    How many people do you know, or know of around the world that uses one or more of these services? How would you feel if you could save people money on services that they're already using, or offer them services that they don't have but want? Every time they pay their bills each month, you make a percentage off these bills every single month. Huge income opportunity. It's incredible how much money is involved in this industry.

    If you'd like more information feel free to email me and I'll be happy to pass it along to you.

    I also created a blog on my 360 page on home based business's. There's over half a dozen different ones to take a look at. Your more then welcome to browse through them. If you find one that's interesting, contact the person who wrote it and they can point you out in the right direction.


    Source(s): Home based business owner for over six years
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    Since you seem to be new to the concept of earning money on the internet, this free affiliate marketing program which I have just joined and am having success with wouId be ideal for you to start earning an income onine.

    I know what it's like to be an overseas student, because I was one too, several years ago.

    This free affiliate program is ideal for you since you need to have your primary focus on your studies whilst earning an income without having to spend too much of your spare time.

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    I hope you find this information useful.

    I wish you success as you venture into the business world.

    A piece of advice - keep your focus on your degree until you graduate. If you find that you are getting distracted by the income that you start generating and are unable to focus on your studies, simply drop it and get your focus back on track. However, if you are able to handle both your studies and earning an income at the same time, then go for it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can try the data entry, data conversion , CAD, transcription, freelance writing, software and other computer work at home jobs posted on the website . Software jobs will pay well and are easily available, if you are willing to spend some time learning web design, PHP and Java.

    All jobs are 100% free but you have to spend time applying for the jobs.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Wow. I am impressed with your obvious level of focus. I too read "Losing my Virginity" by Sir Richard Branson.

    Check out my video on YouTube

    and if you like what you hear go to

    And yes you can do this is Australia!

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