3 Best Online Jobs for College Students

Posted by Cara Palmer on August 5th, 2019

The one thing that most college students lack is extra cash. Many schools offer jobs on-campus, but it’s not always easy to get one of those jobs. Meanwhile, students have to figure out how to work around their class schedule and school activities.

But the need to earn money while attending classes is pretty significant. College students who don’t live on campus need to pay for rent and utilities. Even people who live in campus dorms still need money to pay for food, clothes, and textbooks.

The internet makes it easier than ever to find an online job. Working online helps students make money without leaving their room. An internet connection is all that is required and most schools provide WiFi.

There are a lot of ways for students to earn money online if they have certain skills. These include writing, design, teaching, and more. 

The biggest advantage of an online job is the ability to set your own hours, or even work in between classes if necessary. Working online allows you to set your own schedule. 

The hardest part of finding an online job is knowing where to look. Thankfully, there are a lot of resources online to help you find what you're looking for.

Here’s some of the best options for college students looking for online work…

Freelance Writing Jobs

If you know how to write and your good at it, this may be the perfect job for you. Even if you’re not the best writer, this is a skill that can be learned. Freelance writing jobs are in high demand because businesses have a large amount of information that needs to be published.

Freelance writing can cover a lot of different topics. As a writer, you could be writing a welcome page for a new blogger, helping a local store create social media posts, or writing informational articles about health and wellness.

As a writer, you’ll need to be good at research since the job you’ll be doing is about writing knowledgeably different topics with strict deadlines. Most businesses will prefer that you have some knowledge of how to optimise articles for search engines as well. 

If you are good at writing, research, and working under deadlines, freelance writing is a good option. Freelance writers can usually set their own rates for each project.

One way to find work as a freelance writer is to contact blogs and websites directly and offer your services. This is usually the best way to get better rates since you are paid directly, cutting out fees that a freelancing sites would take. For this to work, you will need a good portfolio of your articles for the potential employer to view.

Online Teaching Jobs

The opportunities to work as a remote teacher are abundant. Teachers have an online “classroom” where they connect through a video chat. Many of these jobs involve teaching English to students. 

Many websites offer teaching certificates online. Some teaching sites require you to have previous teaching experience. Sometimes teachers are required to undergo a certification before they start teaching. 

You can make as much as an hour or even more teaching English online. You can also choose your own hours, making it a great job for college students. Many websites also supply a curriculum to help teachers.

Teaching English as a second language is a great way for students to make money while helping people who are trying to improve their education. It is also looks great on your resume after you graduate. 

Reviews Job

Did you know that Amazon actually employs people to write reviews for their website? The job is pretty simple if you have basic writing skills. As an Amazon reviewer, you will review products that you receive. You will be required to give the product a rating and write a few sentences about the product 

Reviews help customers decide what products they want and which ones are best. You have to be able to write clearly and informatively.

It is not a huge amount of work — it’s actually pretty easy to learn how to become a reviewer on amazon.

A lot of people make a decent amount of money writing  reviews, it pays well for the amount of work you have to do.


There has never been a better time than now to earn additional money using the internet. People from all walks of life are making part-time and full-time income online. As the “Freelance Economy” grows, so do the opportunities to make extra money from home.

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