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Moonlighting at a part-time job while in college is a great way to earn some extra cash and valuable work experience. Plus, it will always look great on your CV as well.
Actually, if you don’t do a part-time job as a student, you would be among the minority - it is estimated that nearly 75% of students prefer to mix work and study!
Back in the good old days before the internet, malls, clubs, and fast food joints all offered easy work opportunities. But the World Wide Web has changed all that, and how!
If you are talented, you can easily find lucrative job options that pay far more than a minimum wage online. Here are some promising avenues you should give a try:
This is one popular grad student jobs from the past that has seamlessly migrated to the cybersphere. Back in the day, you had to teach some kid in person, probably at their home.
Easy money if you are proficient in anything.
Now thanks to Skype and video calls, you can do the same from the comfort of your home. Do note that this is an option only if you are really good at a particular subject, like math or science.
There are plenty of kids out there who could use your help, (and some others your own age as well!). Using online tuition services, you can even teach kids who live on the other side of the world! Sites like Udemy give you access to millions of students worldwide looking for a teacher.
Depending on which level you are teaching, elementary, high school, or college, you can earn quite a lot this way. Expect a salary anywhere from $10 - 20 per hour.
Social Media Manager
Admit it – you probably spend quite a bit of your spare time online on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms. This is a fantastic option if you are a real social media expert.
Although you can actually find work as a social media manager for busy professionals and celebrities, more often it will be companies looking for talented youngsters to handle this aspect of PR.
It will be your job to start and maintain online profiles for your clients, making regular posts that garner a lot of attention and likes. You will also have to find ways to attract customers to the company’s products or services online. You can easily post a gig on a site like Fiverr and in a flash you should be receiving requests
This is one of those part-time jobs that could turn into a rewarding career, with an average salary of more than $60,000 per year.
The internet is expanding at a frenetic pace, with new pages and websites being added with each passing minute. And all those pages require written content which is where talented writers enter the equation.
If you have a certain literary bend, and a way with words, this could be the perfect part-time job for you. And if you are really good at it, you could even turn it into a full-time career that pays a six-figure income!
To get started, you can look up sites like Craigslist. As you network and gain more clients, you can even start advertising yourself as a professional on sites like Upwork.
No Deposit Casinos
Okay, this is one idea that you will not see floating around anywhere online because it is really far out! But as long as you know what you are doing, there is no easier way to earn a ton of cash with the abundance of no deposit bonuses and casinos.
You have probably heard of the saying “the house always wins” in gambling. And to a great extent, it is true.
But the house also has to attract new players, for which it has to resort to marketing tactics like no deposit bonuses. These work exactly as their name suggests.
You can actually gamble on online slots for free by signing up at an online casino. With these modern video slots, you can often win big within the first 20-30 spins.
Sometimes you can win thousands of dollars, without even spending a dime!
If you have a sharp ear and a ton of patience, you could try your hand at online transcription jobs. Having a fast typing speed is an added advantage as well.
You will have to listen to hours of audio recordings and convert them into text by typing down everything you hear.
The content could be anything from interviews to business meetings, or conversations. Sometimes you will end up working on really interesting projects that give you new perspectives on the world.
The pay here is similar to what you would earn as a tutor, fluctuation between $15-$25 for most gigs.
App development is a very lucrative field these days, with everyone from small developer teams to large corporations going at it.
Many of the smaller companies simply don't have the resources to keep an in-house testing team. So they outsource these tasks to the public, for a fee of course.
Yep, companies will actually pay you to test out their apps and services. And the best part is that you don’t have to compromise your health in any way, which is always a possibility when testing products like drugs or food items in the real world!
Just follow the instructions and make easy cash.
All you have to do is head to sites where they advertise this sort of thing and sign up as a tester. You will then have to download the app and use for a period of time, providing feedback to the developers.
Though the pay may fluctuate, it is very easy to work indeed. Try Tester Work, it's so easy.
If you have excellent organizational skills, you could find work as a virtual assistant for business organizations and busy executives.
Companies these days are outsourcing non-essential (yet important) tasks traditionally performed by secretaries and receptionists in the office.
Thanks to the internet, you can work at this job from your home, dorm room, a cafe, or even the uni library. The best part is that you don't require any prior experience.
But it helps if you are a Jack or Jill of all trades, capable of maintaining and updating schedules, planning itineraries, sending emails, making phone calls, doing some research, working on social media, etc.
Being a Virtual Assistant can be challenging at times, but extremely rewarding as well. You also get the chance to work in a wide range of industries, which should come in handy later in your professional life.
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