Since its inception in 2009, the cryptocurrency market has created a lot of millionaires. Introducing the world to new set of technology that poses a threat to the traditional way in which we handle financial contracts. But digital currency in itself is not different from the traditional investment schemes like stocks and bonds. In fact, it has been proven to be a more unstable and volatile when compared its alternatives. Hence, the general opinion that it is a get rich quick scheme is not true. However, this does not in any way change the opportunities that exist for investors. Just like every other commodity, everybody with the right money can invest in it; including students.
So, how do you leverage these opportunities as a student to become rich?
Buy/Trade a Cryptocurrency
As a student, your first option to getting rich trough cryptocurrency is by buying or trading in cryptocurrency. You have to own it before first. I know that students are laced with academic expenses and all that, but nobody got rich in investing without making sacrifice. You can start by investing your pocket money, or the little change you get when you do part-time work. There are a whole lot of exchange platform in which you can buy cryptocurrencies even in their smallest fractions. One of them is Coinbase, an exchange platform with a top notch user interface. It is unarguable the best exchange for starters in crypto buying and trading.
Now, when you buy cryptocurrency, you have to hold it till it appreciates. Or sell it when it is depreciating. But we all hope for appreciation, so you have to start by investing in cryptocurrencies with high prospects. However, you need to be careful as cryptocurrency is a volatile commodity. Heed to the number one advice in investment; do not invest more than you can afford. As a student, chances are you might not be able to invest much in cryptocurrencies in the top market index. You can start like the current Bitcoin and Ethereum millionaires started; by investing in initial coin offerings (ICOs).
Crypto projects raises capital for their tokens through the use of ICOs. They sell these tokens at a very low price, most of which are at no cost. After this, it begins to appreciate or depreciate. If you pick the right project ICO, changes are you can make over 1000% profit of your investment in a matter of months.
Accept Payment in Cryptocurrency
Do you have things to sell? Are you currently working for someone? Are you being pad to tutor other students? Accepting cryptocurrencies for payment is a sure way to be holders. However, you have to take note of the currency that you are accepting. It is advisable that if you must accept payment, it should be with the cryptocurrency projects that are on the top five of the market capitalization list. Imagine a student that was accepting payment in fractions of Bitcoin over his stay in school for whatever part-time job that he was doing in 2014. Chances that he would own about 20 Bitcoins by the end of his stay in school are high. And then when you consider the bullish rise in Bitcoin during the years that follows, you will know that 20Bitcoins is a whole lot.
With a little research, you can find buyers and employers that are willing to pay and make transactions with cryptocurrencies. Your job however is to determine what the service you are offering will cost and its equivalent in the cryptocurrency that is being used for the transaction. You can also sign up for competitions that rewards with cryptocurrencies.
There are millions of people out there looking for the right information that regards cryptocurrency. Ethereum founder, Butterin was a blogger before he started his company. I am not suggesting that you become a blogger to build your own company; rather I am saying that blogging can make you rich with the right content. Owning a website and blogging requires little or no investment apart from your time and dedication.
Start a Crypto Project
Yes! Ethereum is among many other cryptocurrencies that had their beginning stages rooted in when the eventual founders were students. With the recent boom in ICOs and dApp platforms, launching your own cryptocurrency on an established blockchain like Ethereum has become easy. Now we have crypto coins in the healthcare sector, in agricultural sector, the educational sector and even the governmental bodies are not left out in it. Although we have to agree that being rich should not be your first concern when starting a cryptocurrency project. You could also start an exchange company you know?
There we have it, my super list of how to get rich through cryptocurrency. As established earlier, cryptocurrency is not a get rich scheme. Do not invest what you can’t afford to lose.