The Best 10 Jobs to Work At Home as a College Student
To some, making money from the comfort of your own home may seem like a far-off pipe dream but, in reality, it’s far more achievable than you might think.
When in college as a student, a little bit of income and extra money here and there can go a long way. There are however several ways to help yourself get financially comfortable, so you enjoy your college years to their fullest. To get you started, here are ten jobs you can start right now!
1.) Complete Online Surveys
This is one of the oldest home moneymaking programs in the book, and although it’s definitely not the most lucrative, an hour a day can easily help you have enough money to see you through the weekend or to help contribute to the bills.
During the surveys, you’ll simply tell the companies a little bit about yourself and your ideas on certain projects, current affairs or services. Some of the best places to get started include Survey Spot and Survey Savvy.
2.) Become a Tutor
Since you’re in college, chances are that you’re probably learning something quite specific. If you excel in this course, why not use some of your free time to teach other people? Searching online, you’ll be able to find thousands of tutor jobs that cover all manner of subjects. Failing that, you can also teach English to people around the world.
3.) Write Blogs
If you’ve got a certain knack for writing comprehensively, why not write blogs for companies and businesses? Whenever you go on social media, you may find nearly all pages will be sharing blog posts, articles and other forms of content to educate people and lead them to their websites.
However, somebody needs to write and create all this content, so why not let that person be you? Using job database websites, such as Upwork or Studydemic you can easily find blog writing jobs, among others, that can help you to earn a little extra cash.
4.) Being a Virtual Assistant
Some companies won’t want to hire a student to become a VA because usually, the jobs are very hour-extensive, which is time you won’t have as a student. However, using websites such as Fancy Hands will give you the ability to find part-time VA work with hours that suit you!
5.) Become a Usability Tester
Whenever a company launches a new product, website or service, you want to be sure that it’s working perfectly before it goes live. To test this, many companies will hire other testing companies, such as User Testing, for testers, and these testing companies need employees. So why not try your hand for $15 per hour?
6.) Write Resumes
At any given moment, there are hundreds of thousands of people sitting at home trying to write the perfect resume to secure them their dream job. However, it’s well-known that many people will find writing about themselves very difficult and will even use other people to write their resumes for them.
7.) Become a Freelancer
No matter what your skill or talent, you can be sure that there are companies out there looking for skills like yours. Whether you’re a photographer, a graphic designer, a website designer or any other skills that you might have, take a look at job databases like Freelancer to find people that will pay for your services.
8.) Create an Online Course
Whether you’re extremely talented in a certain subject, maybe a hobby or even the course you’re taking, why not share your knowledge in the form of an online course? Of course, this will take time to set up (maybe even a few months), but once it’s completed, you’ll be able to earn money by selling the course in your sleep!
9.) Become an Online Writer or Editor
Consider how much content the internet currently has. Using websites such as Revieweal and Write an Essay, you’ll be able to find work for businesses and students that need content written from scratch, edited and proofread on their behalf.
10.) Run a Social Media Channel
Many companies, especially older companies, are trying to expand their business by taking to social media, and who knows social media better than the student generation. By becoming a social media manager, you’ll be responsible for uploading posts, creating content and sharing these posts at the right time.
Earning a bit of extra cash as a student doesn’t mean that you have to jump straight in and start working a part-time job. Take control of your own hours and work by earning money when you can and want to!
Gloria Kopp is a content manager and a senior editor at UK Top Writers. She is writing professional columns at Huffingtonpost, Microsoft and Grade on Fire. Gloria is an author and editor at Best British Essays blog where she shares her educational tips and guides.