Can you really make money online?
I can make, then why can’t you? Tons of people are out there who even make millions monthly. The problem is you don’t know where to start and how to start.
You should do many things as a student; academics, hangouts, hookups and many. Many a times you might have faced a situation of insufficient pocket money. What job do you do to make money?
I can swear that whatever you do right now is not better than online jobs. You can make a handful of money without sweating much. The only thing you must do is never let any opportunity go when you find it.
So today, I am here to make you an online money maker with this post. You can find 10+ jobs here. So read the entire post to find out one, which suits you the best.
Are you ready for the kill? Here we go.
1). Freelance Writing
Are you interested in writing? You have a great chance to succeed in this field if you ever got appreciated for your writing.
What you do as a freelance writer is, write for others. In return, you will get paid. As you know, there are millions of websites on the web. Can you guess what the basic foundation of any website is?
You are wrong! It is not the domain, not the web host and not even the design. It's content. The basic success factor of any website or blog is the content on it.
If you had visited the company websites, you might have noticed their blogs too. Almost all the content on them were outsourced.
This is the era of content marketing. It’s in the rage now. People need plenty of content. You can make use of this situation.
Many websites and job boards are available; that pay you for writing. Also, you can pitch website owners directly with your samples to get hired.
In my opinion, this is the best online job for students without investment.
Check out the list of websites below.
Blogging is a million dollar business now. Many people are enjoying the financial freedom it brings.
The main benefit of earning through your blog is it’s a kind of autopilot business. You can make money while you sleep.
The first thing before starting a blog is identifying a profitable niche. Make sure that you have a genuine interest in it. Then, search for available domains. You should purchase a .com domain to have a global authority. And, the next step is crucial. You have to choose from two options, free platform or self- hosted one. I prefer going with latter. If you select the first one, go to any free blogging platform and connect the domain after starting the blog. Or else, purchase a hosting plan and enjoy blogging after installing WordPress.
Blogging is one of the best online jobs for students as well as for anyone who likes to from home.
As you saw, you need a little bit of investment for buying a domain and hosting as well. Then, you need to update your blog regularly to get a loyal audience. If you do so passionately, you can celebrate with a paycheck later.
Have a look at these sites to start a blog.
Here is complete guide at How to start a blog and make money online.
3). Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing can be considered as a subsidiary to #2. But if you act smart, it can be done without a blog too.
The idea of affiliate marketing is simple. You promote someone else’ products and help them increase the sales. In return, you will get a percent of their earning as commission.
But you need a channel for the promotion, right? It makes no sense in running a television ad to get a 10% commission for a $100 product. You need to look at the cheap and explosive medium.
The suitable affiliate marketing medium is your blog. If you want to start a blog, do affiliate marketing with it. You can triple the income for sure.
And, the other efficient method to do affiliate marketing is guest posts and social media. Offer free articles to someone who has a popular blog. Ask for a link in return (Then, link to the product). Or create a Facebook page and promote with it. If you are ready to spend some bucks, try their advertising also.
Here are some affiliate marketplaces.
4). Online Tutoring
Do you have an interest in academics? Is it fun for you to make your friends understand a complex theorem? Then, online tutoring can be turned profitable for you.
Tutoring has been an income source for students for years now. I take tuitions to earn some bucks. But here the situation is a bit different.
You have to teach virtually. It’s like a video conference. You will have some students right on your screen. They will do the work you give, study what you teach and ask doubts to you.
But before starting the work, you have to pass some tests and tutoring sessions. They want to know whether you are up to the mark or not.
After showing off your talent, you will be able to take tuitions and earn money.
The real benefit is for you. You will become confident about what you do and whenever someone asks you a doubt from the same topic, you can answer them without blabbering.
Check the sites given below to start your online tutoring career.
5). Taking Surveys
Marketing is a broad field. Companies spend bucks on many marketing strategies, ranging from advertising to sponsored reviews. Do you know success for any business lies in finding the target audience?
With advertising, we don’t get any idea on the behavior of target audience like what they like and dislike the most in our products. That’s why companies pay to take surveys. Don’t worry!! They will not ask you any geeky questions.
Some simple questions with four possible answers. You need to choose only one from the list, that’s all. Most of the surveys consist of twenty questions. From one survey, you can earn up to $160 (from focus groups). Not bad, right?
You can earn from two survey sources, survey sites and focus groups. The latter pay way more than the former.
Check the list given below to join some survey sites and focus groups.
6). Graphic Designing
Do you like to design stuff? Has any of your creations left your friends jaw- dropped? Then, you will shine as a graphic designer.
Every company needs a graphic designer. It's their job to come- up with a great logo, and even there are designers, who create website templates on Photoshop.
Creativity is the key to success in this field. And as a student, you won't feel it difficult to use your brain. Out- of- the- box thinking will make you a victory.
Online jobs for students are not difficult to get. You can make use of the freelance marketplaces I have already shared. And while taking orders, be open to learning new techniques also.
Here are some more websites to make money online from graphic designing as a student.
7). Video Marketing
I know many guys who earn a living by making videos and marketing it. If you are good enough to appear in front of the camera and explain things, you can give this job a try.
Do you know who the most popular gadget reviewer is? It’s Marques Brownlee. He is a teenager, making hell lots of money by his impeccable video making ability.
The only thing you need is a decent camera. A microphone is also needed if you focus on giving your sound.
You don't have to be a handsome man with expertise in anything to create videos. Just visit YouTube and sign in with your Google account. Then rack your brain to find a topic that creates interest among people. And, consider embedding your interest too. Otherwise, you may feel the topic be dry.
If you can’t pass the tests in online tutoring, you can give a try here. Upload the teaching videos here with proper video optimization. You will succeed for sure.
Don’t forget to learn video optimization techniques to appear in search results and get top position in YouTube searches.
Here are some websites to start video marketing.
8). Playing Games
Are you a video game addict? I use to play Fifa game often. If you are the same, you can get paid to play games.
Tons of games are out there. Day by day, new games are getting launched. The developers alone can’t find the mistakes in it. That’s why game developers need game testers.
Game testers are the people who have a genuine interest in playing games. Students fit the best for this job as they like to play video games.
And, sometimes game developing companies reward people who play their games. They want to make their game popular. After gaining popularity, they will gradually cease the feature.
In return, they get flawless games. As a game tester, you should report issues you observe while gaming. In this way, they can save a lot of money by paying a few to the testers.
This is one of the best online jobs for students.
Check the list given below to start your gaming and earning journey.
Have you ever read a translated book? I have read many. Of all, I like the translation of Davinci Code.
Anyway, how many languages do you know? If it is more than one, you can work as a translator. But at first, you should make sure about the knowledge in those languages.
Translation is not a big deal. There are two types of translation, word to word and free translation. In the first type, you have to translate each and every word from a source language to target language. But in the second one, you are free to write without losing the essence of the write-up.
Many translating jobs are being posted on freelancing websites. The only thing you have to do is signing up to them. If you want to make more, sign up to more websites and take up more jobs.
Don't forget to have a good grasp of languages before starting the job.
You can use the freelancing websites given earlier to find translating jobs.
10). Data Entry
According to me, this is one of the easiest, and still the best jobs for students. You don’t have to think a lot while doing this job.
The job is the same as the name suggests. People give you data; you enter and convert it into the desired format. Simple! But I have to admit that the payment you will be getting is lower than any other job as it is a simple thing to do.
Freelancing marketplaces are the golden mine of data entry jobs. Sometimes they will ask you to fetch data by doing research (Like the email addresses of five-star hotels in London) and insert the same into an excel file. Sometimes people want you to create an excel sheet out of a word document and so on.
At any point, you will find the job as tough. I swear you that, it’s way simpler than you think. Use freelance marketplaces to find data entry jobs.
11). Micro Jobs
As a student, I like you to take up this work to make money online. According to Wikipedia, A micro job is a temporary, task-type job of all types, often booked through the Internet. Work may include online or in-person jobs, such as writing blogs, virtual assistant, handyman, nanny, website design, dog boarding or errands, etc.
You don’t need to be committed for a long time as the job is a temporary one. The client will give you work details and a time for completion. When you deliver the final product, you will be able to get the money.
There are tons of people making an impressive amount of money with micro jobs. Usually, micro jobs are done through a job portal. Many of the micro job portals are there on the web. You should fix a price for a specific gig. If anybody purchases the same, you will get paid.
Here are some websites to start working with micro jobs.
12). Virtual Assistance
You might have heard about the private assistants of politicians. They assign meetings, check mails and reply to them.
Likewise, there are some people who need assistance in online work because they are busy doing other things. Most of the time, you may ask to do the same thing. People who assist others virtually are called virtual assistants.
You don't have to do anything complicated. Sometimes, they want to check mail and reply as per their wish. Or other times, you need to do research online and collect information (as in data entry).
Virtual assistants get paid per hour basis. If you are passionate and smart enough to do the given work in time, you can earn a quite well amount of bucks in a month.
I have a friend who simultaneously works as a freelance writer and as a virtual assistant. The advantage of that is the customer satisfaction. He/ she needs not to find another for the work.
Check the list of virtual assistance job providing websites.
13). Selling Your Own Crafts
If you create stuff, nothing better than selling the same is a way to make money online.
You don’t have to search for best online jobs for students anymore. Whatever be your craft is, you can sell it online via different methods.
The most popular method is using shopping sites. Ebay is everyone’s choice. You can start selling after creating a seller account. Take the picture of your product, write a description and assign a price. Boom!! Sit back to see the results.
Another way to sell your stuff via online is posting ads on classifieds sites. Add details in the advertisements with pictures.
You can also sell stuff through your own website. But it needs some investment for a domain, hosting and designing as well.
Check some websites below to sell your stuff online.