Hello guys and girls, in this article I’m going to share with all of you 19 different online jobs opportunities you can do as a college student.
I honestly cant believe how we managed to cope without internet in the past. Like seriously, internet has become a vital part of our life, every single day almost all of us are spending at least a couple of minutes surfing the net. Even my mom who wasn’t tech-savvy recently started to surf online using the IPAD.
Times have really changed… Personally, I don’t think I can live without the internet myself, and I believe most of you here will also agree with me.
So getting back to the topic, internet is not only a place to seek answers to questions, play games, past time and etc. If you look more deeper you will actually notice that it is also an opportunity for people to earn income whether it’s part time or fulltime. For your info, I’m working fulltime from home with just a computer and internet connection. If I can do it, I’m sure every single one of you here can also do it.
Alright, without further ado I will now walk you through the more interesting part of the article. Remember, if you have any questions later on, do leave them in the comment box below. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
19 Online Jobs for College Students in 2016
(1) Voice Over Artist
Did you know that you can actually earn a decent income being a voice over artist?
I’m sure many of you don’t…
If you have listened to commercial advertisements, a book on tape and business announcements you would have realised that all of these has some anonymous voice speaking. Those people giving the voices are known as voice over artists. Voice over actor is not for everyone. It’s catered towards people who have decent English speaking background or simply have the passion.
These are some of the tasks where VO artist is needed,
- Movie Trailers
- Video Games
Of course you just want to try things out, it’s totally fine. Hey, there’s no harm trying new things right? Sometimes you have to test news things to see what works out for you.
The pay for VO actors are actually quite lucrative, I’m also amazed. According to voices.com, ” Your earnings as a voice actor range from $100 for a 15 second recording, $250 for 30 to 60 second commercial to about $3,000 per audiobook”.
Here are some Voice Over Artists seeking websites,
The above a just a few. If you are really interested, you could do a Google search on them.
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(2) Affiliate Marketing
Remember I mentioned earlier that I work fulltime from home. Yes, this what I do… Affiliate Marketing!
The idea of being an affiliate marketer is very simple, you promote other people products and services and you earn commissions from it. Commissions depends on what type of affiliate program you join, a rough estimated range would be 4% up to 75% of the overall price. Ever heard of Amazon? Amazon has one of the largest Affiliate networks online and most of my revenue comes from promoting Amazon products.
The benefits of being an affiliate marketer is,
- You don’t have to own any of these products
- You don’t have to store any products
- You don’t have to worry about customer support
- You can work whenever, wherever and how long you want
- Can be based on your very own passion or hobby. For instance, bodybuilding, pets, make-up
- Your target market is Worldwide, even though you stay at a particular country.
- Hence, more opportunities = more sales = more commissions = more revenue
4 steps to build an affiliate marketing business
- Step 1: Choose a Niche – Based on hobby/passion
- Step 2: Build a website – Takes less than 30 seconds
- Step 3: Get Traffic – Get people to visit your website
- Step 4: Earn revenue – make commissions from sales through organic traffic/PPC
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(3) Online Surveys
I’m not a big fan of online surveys(not much to earn, not comfortable sharing my personal details) but still it is an opportunity that I believe some might be interested in. There are lots of market research companies out there looking for opinions on certain things, and this is where you come in. Basically, you sign up for survey sites and whenever you have a new survey they will send it via email. You can earn anywhere from $0.30 – $2.00 per survey, but most sites pay in between.
Best surveys sites are,
Just take note, if you come across Paid Surveys sites that ask you money upfront to register are more likely to be scams!
(4) Write an E-book(Kindle)
If you have any interesting things to write about, why not publish a kindle e-book and earn revenue from it. It can be literally anything. For instance, a story of your life(of course it must be interesting), cookbook, survival guide or even money making tips.
You can sell an e-book for at least $0.99 at Amazon. Imagine selling 1000 copies, you can easily get a profit of $900.
Writing the e-book is a tedious process, it requires you to do research and make sure it looks professional. There are lots of free tools online that you can use to create your logo and cover of the e-book. Apart from the research and writing process, publishing can be done in a couple of minutes.
(5) Sell Gigs on Fiverr
Fiverr is a marketplace where you can sell services and earn revenue. Each gig will earn you $5, but you can add additional terms and conditions to earn more money. If you have a talent in anything, this is definitely a good place to start.
For e.g., if you are good in English and grammar you can create a Proof reading gig and sell your service. There are lots of people out there willing to buy. Or if you like standing in front of camera, you can even sell testimonial(review) services. In the beginning in maybe difficult to get clients because they are more comfortable going to the more reputable ones.
But as you build your trust, you will start getting more sales over time.
(6) Domain Flipping
Domain Flipping is a good way to make money, provided you know what you are doing. Domain flipping basically means you find(and buy) a domain with high monthly search and low competition. This is actually a good investment, you can buy domains at a very cheap price($13/year) and earn up to even hundreds of thousands of dollars if that domain name is famous and get high traffic.
There are lots of websites online where you can sell your domains:
The basis of domain flipping is to conduct keyword research. It can be done by using a keyword research tool such as Jaaxy.
Here is a real case study of domain flipping that you might be interested to look at.
(7) Sell Photos Online
Did you know that you can actually earn money selling photos online? This is more suitable for people who love taking photos, drawing and editing images in Photoshop. There are lots of websites online that welcomes your photos.
This is how it works: Any images online are not useable unless they are stated. Most of the images in Google are copyrighted, if the creators found out, you can actually get sued.
There is a proper place to buy images and get licensing and these are known as stock photos. In order to use that image, they have to pay a small licensing fee. So this is how you earn commissions for your photos you sell online.
These are a few websites where you can sell your photos:
(8) Freelance Writing
If you are good in English or writing than this is a great option for you. There are lots of websites and blogs out there looking for writers. For a 500 word quality article you could earn up to $30 or even more. There are some clients who pay based on per word while others pay on general(500/1000 word articles)
There are two ways you can go about doing this. You can go to freelancing websites like upwork, Fiverr and bid for jobs or you can create your very own website and sell your writing services there. Take a look at this website to get a more clearer understanding of what I meant.
(9) YouTube Videos
Creating your own YouTube channel and adding videos is a good way to supplement extra income. Before that you should ask yourself, what type of content are you going to create to drive traffic to your channel. It can be anything like, growing beards, crazy hair cuts, make up, funny or pranks videos.
Once you reached a quota of certain number of views of your videos, you can now incorporate advertisements(ads) on your video. Remember when watching any videos, these irritating ads comes out of nowhere. Yes, I’m referring to those.
Whenever someone clicks on those ads the channel owner earns revenue. I’m not exactly sure how much, but the idea is very simple. More views = higher chances of clicks.
(10) Google AdSense
Google AdSense is one of the most common ways adopted to make money online. The idea of having Google AdSense is very similar to the ads from YouTube videos. Basically, you will earn revenue when your visitors clicks on the Ads. The price per click greatly depends on the Ads and niche. Some Ads can even give you up to $20 per click. In order to determine which are to profitable niches/keywords you need to some research first using Google AdWords.
Once you have find the profitable niches/keywords, you can start to build a website around it. In order to drive traffic(real people) to your website, you have to write and publish content based on some of the research you did earlier. To learn more about Google AdSense, I highly encourage that you read this!
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(11) Become a Translator
If you have knowledge in multiple languages, translator is a great job for you. As a translator you job is to translate from language to language. For instance it maybe from English to Spanish or even Chinese to English. Of course, you have to pick up a language that you know about, and not some random ones.
This is some sort of freelancing too, you work for yourself. The pay can vary a lot, depending on the difficult and time frame of the given tasks. Most of the freelancing websites have translator jobs, or you could do a Google search “Freelancing Translator jobs”.
(12) Online Tutoring
If you’ve got excellent grades or specialised in a certain subject and have a small passion deep down inside you for teaching than online tutoring is a great option for you. There are lots of websites online who provides these services and are regularly seeking passionate and knowledge filled tutors.
Do keep your hopes to high because you may or may not be selected… because these are application based. They will probably need documents to support your education background and stuffs like that.
Some websites are:
(13) Selling your own products
(15) Get Paid To Listen to Music
(16) Get Paid To Click
(17) Online Ad Posting Jobs
You will be required to post ads on classified websites such as Craigslist, Gumtree and etc. Some of the job will slightly vary depending on the employers needs. If you are looking for a place to find these kind of jobs, upwork is a good place to start with.
(18) User Testing
Bloggers or websites owners always keep visitors as their top priority. They want to make sure that they don’t lose visitors through poor website navigation, poor design, low content quality and etc. In other words, they want their visitors to have great user experience.
Small issues like this can actually costs hundreds of thousands dollars to these companies. This is why companies are willing to pay good money for third-party reviews.
Most tests will take around 5 – 30minutes to complete, and you would be paid accordingly.
These are some sites that you might want to consider:
(19) Online Customer Service
Anybody can join the customer service force as long as you can understand and speak English. Some of the requirements are computer, fast internet connection, landline phone, headset and lastly not forgetting a QUIET work area.
Most of the sites will actually provide you with some sort of training to make sure you are competent enough. You can earn anywhere from $7 up to $18 per hour. Not bad right?
Some sites worth trying:
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