Suitable Jobs for students – Earn extra money

Suitable Jobs for students – Earn extra money


Hi Beautiful People ❤

I hope you all had super awesome Easter holidays!

As most of you know, I am a University student, I have had my fair share of experiencing the work environment for a few years and having to switch back to the student lifestyle was a bit of a glitch in terms of financing myself. I had to find ways of earning extra money to survive and buy stuff for myself 🙂

I know there are a lot of young people or students who are thinking of ways to earn extra income, so I thought of sharing a few tips on how you can achieve that 🙂

There are so many things that one can do to earn extra income but not all jobs would fit ones schedule, so here is a list of jobs that are fairly suitable for students or someone who already has a job but needs an extra bit of cash:

  1. Weekend retail assistant/ Cashier
  2. Brand Promotions
  3. Events runner
  4. Products distributor


Weekend retail assistant/Cashier

One can work in a retail store on weekends or during the week to relieve permanent staff members. This kind of job requires one to be flexible every weekend during the period given on the contract. I highly recommend retail stores in developed shopping centers / malls because one can be guaranteed to earn higher pay rates than normal. Most stores pay on an hourly basis and pay rates may double during public holidays. Rates may differ from R20 to R40 per hour or more.

*Tip 1 – Stores with fewer employees are more likely to offer higher hourly rates.

*Tip 2 – Sending a short and clear CV/resume with an attractive image of yourself to as many retail stores as you can may increase your chances of getting the job.


Brand promotions

This is by far the most rewarding job for students, brand promotions includes handing out free samples/ pamphlets in stores, telling customers more about the brand or selling new products. Promotional jobs take place throughout the year and as a student you can also look for promotional jobs that are related to your career field. As a Biotechnology student, I have done pharmaceutical promotional jobs, it is much more easier and fun to be familiar with the jargon when promoting a product.

Promotional jobs rates are quite rewarding, rates are roughly from R50 to R150 per hour depending of the brand and some companies may pay up to R1000 a day.

*Tips 1 – Join as many “promotional agencies” social media groups or get in touch with recruiting companies.

*Tips 2 – Job offers get a lot of applicants, and sadly recruiters are usually looking for specific physical look therefore a good professional  picture of yourself may just get you the job.

Events runner

This is one of the best part time jobs I have ever done, you literally get paid to have fun. Fun fare events require a lot of stuff personnel to make them a success and one can earn extra money just by being part of the event. Being an events runner includes, being a cos-player, handing out food packs, face painting, singing/dancing with kids, playing games and decorating play stages. In most cases such jobs pay on a daily basis and one can get roughly R250 to R800 per day.

*Tip 1 – Get in touch with promotional recruiting companies.

Product distributor

This is the most flexible job that is easy to maneuver around ones schedule. This requires one to buy products in bulk so as to sell to clients, in most cases a distributor gets massive discounts when buying products in bulk. To be a product distributor can be daunting at the beginning when you do not have a clientele, but once that sorted, it becomes easier and less stressful. There are a lot of companies that require distributors but I would advise one to look for a niche product in order to speed up ones clientele.

If you are distributing a product in your area where there are 20 other distributors of the same product, you might be a bit slower on profit gains but if you distribute a product where you are 1 of 5 people in an area, you are guaranteed to make good profit.

Profits of this kind of job depend on the number of clients you have, the time you are willing to put in and sometime you may need to put in a bit of cash to get more profits. It is wise to give out free samples to new customers in order to gain more clients, this works well if you are selling cosmetics.

*Tip 1 – Advertise your products on social media and through friends/family. Once you build a good clientele the quality of your relationship with your clients will grow your business.

*Tip 2 – Have a good relationship with your customers.


Part time jobs are also one of the best ways to build your resume and build the best acquaintances ❤







My skin care products & regime

My skin care products & regime

Hi Beautiful people 🙂

I posted a Facebook photo status about my skin and how it used to be back in 2012/13. I did not say much about it but I got a few comments and inbox messages on what I use to clear out my skin so I decided to write a blog post on my skin regime and the products I use.


Tracking back to my teenage years I never  had any problem with my skin, I can actually say that my skin was perfect!! No pimple, no breakout, no hyper pigmentation whatsoever. In 2012 I started to experience acne for the very first time in life, it was devastating and daunting to make it go away. This is a struggle that most people just don’t understand!! Once you have acne, you have to fight it for the rest of your life!!

But in all honesty, mine was really not that bad!! I just had constant breakouts especially on my cheeks. I still break out but once in a while 🙂 Thank God

“Back then I was not really clued up with what my skin needed, I never even read much about skin care”

I tried so many products throughout the year 2012 and nothing worked!! The acne/breakouts carried on to 2013 and still no product worked but what I noticed was that during winter I did not breakout that much but when spring lapped I would start to breakout again.

I started reading on skin and acne treatments and it was when I decided to try natural product and/or products with certain ingredients, sadly at that time I was willing to spend any amount of money as long as I could fix my face 😦

over the past 2/3 years I figured out what works for me, I do switch up products sometimes but I never go far from the brands or similar ingredients.. uhhmmm okay, enough about me!! Lets get to my skincare regime;

Please note! It took me sometime to get the products that work for me, I use different brands which is something that dermatologists do not recommend but these products work well for me 🙂

Step 1

I cleanse my face with (Garnier) Pure Active Daily Pore Scrub Wash – for Oily to Combination Skin.  It has salicylic acid which deep cleanse and combats acne. I also use the (Sorbet) rechargeable Facial Cleanser several times a week.

  Step 2

I tone my face with  (Nivea) Daily Essentials Refreshing Toner – for Normal & Combination Skin. It removes residues from deep within, it also has vitamin E and hydra Q which hydrates the skin.

Step 3

I use (Nivea) Daily Essentials Light moisturizing Day Cream – for Normal & Combination Skin. It is not heavy on my skin, it hydrates and gives my skin a glow. It also contains SPF 15 and it does not clog pores.  At night I use the moisturizer together with (Dis-chem) drops of jojoba oil for maximum hydration. It controls acne break outs and softens skin.

Step 4

I wear (Every sun Everyday – sunscreen lotion)  daily to protect my skin from UV radiation that can cause hyper pigmentation and constant breakouts. I use SPF 40 on my face. This will make your skin shiny and look oily, I know a lot of people do not like that, I did not either, but I got use to its texture.


When it comes to exfoliating, I use different products from different brands.

  • (Hey Gorgeous) Honey and oatmeal facial scrub. All natural scrub which soothes, heals and hydrates skin.
  • (Bioskin Rx) Black bamboo soap. It is known as African black soap, It deep cleanse the skin, reduced dark spots and gives the skin that velvet feel. “I sell the skin products”.
  • (Garnier) Pure active intensive charcoal scrub, this scrub is no longer produced, it is replace with the NEW Pure Active Intensive 3-in-1 Charcoal Anti-Blackhead which I am yet to try.

On another note, here are a few tips into getting a better looking skin

  1. Make sure you know your skin type before purchasing or switching to a new product (Normal, oily, combination, sensitive or dry). Use products that are only suitable for your skin type.
  2. Use sunscreen throughout the year, your skin will thank you later. (SPF 30+)
  3. Exfoliate your skin two to three times a week.
  4. MOISTURIZER! MOISTURIZE! MOISTURIZE! STOP using products that dry out your skin.

I am still working on my skin as I have mild dark spots on my cheeks and I may switch products as time goes on but for now I am happy with what I am using.


Thank you for reading, I hope this helps someone out there. Please leave a comment below to advise anyone on how they can deal with problematic skin or tell us about your skin regime. To comment please first click on the post, then click the

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Believe is a verb.

Believe is a verb.

Believe in yourself MORE…

There were so many occasions in my life where I wanted to give up on myself, not because I was weary, but because I never believed in myself. Those were the times were other people believed in me more than I believed in myself, trusted me more than I trusted myself and saw more in me.

There were nights where I laid down quietly in my bed and fed myself all the negative junk that justified why I should give up on myself but no-matter how far I was on the verge of giving up, there was always that voice within me that will spark a little hope to not give up.

You can have as many people believing in you, but that would not matter, until you believe in yourself,  nothing can ever manifest or be achieved!!

Believing in yourself starts with knowing who you are and understanding that you are 100% capable of achieving anything you can ever set your mind to… See, all the books that we buy and read on how we can achieve success, how we can acquire this and that should not really be the first trigger of our realization that we are capable of anything.

We are all born with faith and belief, that makes us fairly the same, but what differentiates one from the other is how far you take your faith and belief. You can make yourself believe that you have belief in yourself and yes! That is the initial step but the most important step is acting towards that belief.

Even though we are surrounded by those who believe in us and those who absolutely don’t, you can be cheered or pulled down but it really does not matter and may not affect us in any way, well, maybe a little bit to give us that push. Still! The real magic lies in doing 🙂

You are capable of anything, you have all the resources you need to acquire everything and no matter how many cheerers you have, you are your most important cheerer.

Don’t just believe in yourself, Put an action towards believing in yourself 🙂

Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.

Chantal Sutherland

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