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10 Awesome Jobs College Students Can Do From Home

Written by Grace & Silas
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Looking for ways to earn money while studying is such a great way to help make ends meet. But seriously, finding a decent good paying job can give a headache to any college student. The art of balancing your time to work, time to study, and extracurricular activities isn’t very easy to do.

But thankfully, there are plenty of jobs that you can actually do from the comfort of your own home. These are the kind of jobs that you can do where you want, when you want, and still make enough money to pay the bills. So check them out and let me know what you think!

Freelance Writing

Websites, blogs, and different businesses are always looking for writers to create content for them. If you’re good at spelling and grammar skills, then you could make some pretty good money as a freelance writer. Payments will either be fixed per word, per project, or standard hourly rates depending on your contract. You can set your own schedule, choose the jobs you want, and earn good money.

You can also try freelance proofreading. When you don’t have time or inspiration to come up with content, this job will keep you in the writing world.

Here are some of the sites to find freelance writing jobs.

Online Tutoring

If you know a certain subject or skill, you could be an online teacher. Offer to tutor your fellow college students or students in lower grades to help them understand their assignments and subjects. Whether you do a Skype session or through chat, it’s a pretty easy job. All you need is a computer and a good internet connection! Usually, tutoring jobs are paid per hour, per day, or per session.

Here are some of the sites to find online tutoring jobs.

Data Entry

One of the simplest and easiest online jobs that you can have is to be a data entry clerk. It doesn’t require many skills and you can earn as much as $100-$300 if you work 2 hours a day depending on your typing speed and accuracy.

Here are some of the sites to find data entry jobs.

Virtual Assistant

As a virtual assistant, your task includes organizing files, writing articles, managing calendars, and scheduling appointments. Basically, it’s secretarial work on the web. You work at home from your computer and typically earn around $16 an hour. It’s a simple repetitive task that typically only needs a computer and internet connection.

Here are some of the sites to find virtual assistant jobs.

 

Social Media Manager

I’m sure every social media savvy student would love to be the voice and face of different company’s social media assets. It’s super fun, full of excitement and relatively easy work that can be done with a flexible schedule. You just have to promote deals, increase engagement rates, and audience interaction. You can earn $15 to $40 per hour and boost your pay overtime.

Transcriptionist

If you’re a medical or law student, this is best for you. You can earn as much as $15 to $25 per topic and work with flexible hours that fit in your academic schedule. It only requires great listening skills with faster typing speed and good accuracy. It’s an easy job that makes a great salary.

Here are some of the sites to find transcriptionist jobs.

Niche Blogger

Whichever topic you want to focus on, starting a blog will give you a great income. All you have to do is make a blog site, write some helpful posts, do some basic promotion and start earning. And the best part about it is that you can continually up the income of your blog. You can start from $200 a month, and raise it to $1,000, and then eventually $5,000 plus! There’s no real limit and there are plenty of other bloggers out there doing it!

For more tips and advice on blogging, check out my post on how I made $3,000 in the third month after my blog launched!

Graphic Designer

Did you master photoshop last semester? Put those newly learned skills to good use and start making money. There’s a lot of websites that offer graphic design jobs and pays good wages. You’re practicing, your learning, and earning at the same time.

Here are some sites where you can find graphic designers jobs:

Search Engine Evaluator

Being a search engine evaluator is very easy compared to being an SEO expert. Major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing are always looking to improve their algorithms to make them as effective and relevant as possible for users, and to also correct any potential errors that may pop up.

Robots simply can’t do this—so that’s where you come in. Real people are hired to perform searches using a list of keywords and then to provide feedback about the accuracy and quality of the search results. They offer around $12 to $15 per hour, which is definitely good money for a work from home job.


Who says going to school and having a job is undoable when there’s a lot of online jobs that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Depending on your skills, you can earn enough money and support your studies.

Now, If you have questions about these jobs, let me know in the comments below. I’d love to help you out.

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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