Once you get the taste of working online at the ease of your own schedule, you’ll never want a desk job. It’s not just convenient, but also pays for a fair share of your regular needs. And it’s definitely better than rushing to a part-time job after college! Here’s a list of some of the best online jobs for college students that we put together. They’re super easy and don’t need you to take lessons or degrees. So, let’s get started!
Being a freelance writer myself, it’s obvious that I would keep this at the top of the list! If writing is your strong feat, then you can make money writing a variety of stuff online, like writing this very article will get me paid. Companies hire freelance writers for writing articles, video scripts, web page materials and a lot of other different niches. As a beginner, you can easily get paid $50 for an article of 1,500 words. When you’ve gained experience and expertise, you can charge $150 or more for an article of the same word count. To get your writing job started, you may want to set up your own blog first. Write lots of articles in it and gather as much experience as you can. The posts you make on your blog can stack up into building your portfolio. You can then send this portfolio to apply for writing jobs in companies that hire freelancers!
Graphic designing is a great way to earn a few extra bucks in freelancing. If you have good concepts about designing and are creative, you can tick this as the perfect freelance job for you, as a college student. Work can range from something as easy as designing a simple logo for a company or as complex and challenging as designing a whole brochure. Moreover, there are blogs that will hire you to do fun and creative illustrations for their website! You can charge for your work on an hourly basis (like $30 per hour) or you can opt for a smarter way and charge the project as a whole (say $150 for a logo that only takes you 2 hours to make). You’ll make more money if you opt for the latter method of billing. You can start off by taking some lessons online on graphic designing. Once you’ve designed a few logos, you can start building up your portfolio to put up on sites like Fiverr and Upwork.
If you’re a computer science or software engineering student, you have a great way to earn out of what you learn in your college every day! The web development industry is perpetually growing and has no sign of slowing down. For a lot of projects, you’ll only need the basic skill to create a WordPress website. If your skills are advanced, you can actually make a really great deal of money from this job! Charging hourly, you can earn around $40 an hour in web developing. Again, if you charge by the project and not by the hour, you have chances of earning way more. So you can earn $5,000 for a building a website that took you only 5 hours to make (making your hourly pay $200)! You can practice building websites for your friends and relatives. This will help not only to perfect your skills, but also to build a portfolio you can put up as gigs on freelancing websites.
With the rising demand of video content as the most profitable and largest form of content, the need for video editors is surging too. YouTube content creators are always on the lookout for skilled new video editors. You don’t need to take courses or classes on video editing to be able to freelance as an editor. You can go through a few tutorials and start off with your side gig. Video editors usually charge in the range of $20 and $50 an hour. Your hourly pay increases with increase in experience. You would need to download or purchase decent software for video editing like Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom. To start pitching clients with your services, you can make a portfolio with videos you edit for your friends or relatives. This is a great online job for college students.
Video editing might be the hot cake in the market, but demand for photography hasn’t reduced. Skilled photographers and editors are still in great demand. So you can put your photography skills to good use and get yourself hired for blogging sites, magazines or Instagram bloggers! $25 an hour is a good pay for a photographer. Put a portfolio of your best work to together and start freelancing thenceforth!
Teaching English or Any Other Language Online
If you’re really fluent in English and/or any other language, then you can opt for teaching the language online! You don’t need to be a certified teacher in order to be able to grab a job in online teaching. Teaching English will pay you around $12-$25 an hour and other languages, approximately $10-$35 an hour. There’s a site called iTalki that provides a platform for students to connect with teachers who specializes in the language they want to learn.
Data entry is practically the easiest job you can do online! Computers still can’t convert handwritten texts to digital ones. You can be the one who enters this data into the computers and earn a fair amount of money doing it! You just have to enter data from a source into a database or spreadsheet. This job pays around $13 an hour. This pay can double up if you’re really skilled at the job. To start off with a data entry job, all you need to do is post a gig on Fiverr and Upwork.
You’re definitely anything but confused right now. You have all the information you need in online jobs for college students. Just find your niche and which job’s best suited for you. And get started!