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An ideal online job for a college student would be a job that offers:
- High pay
- Flexible hours
- A chance to acquire valuable skills
There are online jobs for college students that offer all the above. You only need to know where to look and the opportunities available.
Here are six possibilities to consider:
Online Jobs for College Students
# 1 – Get A Remote, Entry Level Job
There are many companies looking to hire remote, part-time workers.
What’s best is to find a job in an industry that interests you. Bonus if it’s within your major.
So, if your major is marketing, look for marketing jobs.
A great place to start is to use Indeed’s advanced job search feature.
You can enter the search phrase:
“INDUSTRY remote entry level”
Another tip is to search employers looking to hire college students.
You can use the search phrase:
“College Student Remote”
# 2 – Freelance Writing
Freelance writing has been one of the best career choices I’ve made. I started small but in a little over a year I was earning over $100 (as a copywriter and designer) an hour. You can see my full story here.
Writing is a skill that requires no prior formal experience, so it falls under a short list of perfect online jobs for college students. You also get to learn new and interesting topics, you may not have ever considered.
The hardest part about becoming a freelance writer is finding your first job. Especially if you try and compete the way most people do–with dozens of other writers for low paying gigs on job boards.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to start freelance writing with no experience there’s a free course I highly recommend from well-respected blogger Gina Horkey: Kickstart Your Freelance Writing Biz. It’s a free 5-day email course that has helped thousands land their first job. If you’re serious about becoming a freelance writer, I highly recommend you sign up.
# 3 – Tutoring
Teaching is often the best form of learning. This makes tutoring a wonderful online job for a college student.
To make it an online job, you simply work from home or your dorm room through Skype or another video chat service.
You can find clients by posting ads in Craigslist or bulletin boards around campus.
# 4 – Managing Social Media Accounts
Small businesses are always looking for unique content to fill up their social media feeds. If you’re good at finding great, unique content you can get paid a good hourly rate to handle the social media.
A recommendation would be to reach out to local business connections from your hometown or college town.
# 5 – Write Resumes
What better way to master an important part of finding a job than to start a business around it.
Of course you’re not an expert today but that doesn’t mean you can’t be with the right resources.
All it takes is some learning–which you can get by reading books or articles on the topic of resume writing.
Once you have some knowledge, ask close friends if you can write their resume for free.
Once you start seeing results, post your credentials on bulletin boards, Craigslist, and in any Facebook groups.
# 6 – Start a Blog
Back in college, I was known as the eBay guy. If someone wanted to sell something on Ebay, they give it to me.
I then took a cut of the sales price. I was happy and so were my friends. It was a nice little business that paid a few hundred dollars a month.
What’s been more valuable though was the experience. Besides the random lawn mowing or car washing, this was my first taste of entrepreneurship.
I’ve come to see entrepreneurship as a skill. The more practice you have being an entrepreneur, the better you get.
College is a great time to experiment with a low-cost business idea. Even if you fail, you’ll have gained very valuable experience.
In 2009, after college and my eBay business died down, I started blogging. It’s been a wild ride since. My first blog was a success, which I was able to sell for a nice profit.
While the cash was nice from the sale, I used the skills I gained as a blogger to increase my income at my job.
Looking back, the decision to start a blog in 2009 was one of the best career choices I made.
- I’ve spoken at Northwestern University to students on personal finance
- Been interviewed in major media like Bloomberg
- Been able to secure freelance opportunities as a writer
- Starting a blog in college can expand your options when it comes time to pick a career path
If you’re interested in starting a blog, I have a free 7-day email course: The Insanely Simple Guide To Building A Blog That Matters.
In 7 days, you’ll learn how to launch your blog the right way, from the technical side to marketing.
With this free email course, you’ll discover
- Day 1: Reasons you should (or shouldn’t) start a blog
- Day 2: How to determine what to blog about
- Day 3: An insanely simple guide to launching a blog
- Day 4: How to make your blog a profitable blog that matters
- Day 5: My best traffic tips
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