This Is A Guest Blog Post
Being a student at university can be a struggle financially, what with all the money you have to spend on accommodation, travel and food, as well as the necessary utensils for your course. Although a student loan is provided, many students look for a job to earn some extra money they can spend on the luxury items they desire.
Finding the right job can be difficult and going out into the world of work can take up a large amount of time, leaving you with less time to spend on your studies. However, finding a legitimate job online may help, giving students the opportunity to earn money from the comfort of their own home, whilst usually setting their own working times.
Below are six online job opportunities that are ideal for students.
Numerous online companies and organizations hire translators to convert various documents from a chosen language to English, or vice-versa. These tasks can be completed when students have spare time on their hands, and it should be quite a simple task if they are fluent in not only the language they have been asked to translate, but in English also. This is a role that would really be suited to international students!
Proofreading is a profession that requires an individual with excellent grammatical skills. Just like translation roles, there are many proofreading opportunities on offer from online organizations. Proofreading is quite a laid-back task which should not take up large amounts of time, but it requires immense concentration, so make sure that you are not overly tired before you embark on the task. In the world of the proofreader there is nothing worse than making a mistake and missing a key grammatical error!
3. Taking Surveys
This is not a conventional job, but by taking surveys online you are contributing to market research and offering your opinion on a variety of brands, products and services. However, a significant number of surveys will have to be carried out in order to receive payment or the rewards on offer, making it feel like a job. You can take at least one survey a day when you have some spare time and all you have to do is sit back, click your mouse and type on your keyboard.
4. Freelance Writing
There are a large number of freelance writing opportunities available, as many organizations are willing to hire students to write for them from home. These could include writing articles, blog posts and other forms of web content. This is an ideal prospect for those with strong writing skills in any field, from fashion to business to music. Several potential advantages of this type of role are that you could be able to earn money whilst also developing your writing skills, which can greatly develop your CV as you build up a writing portfolio.
5. Freelance Designing
A number of freelance design opportunities are also available for design students, whether it is fashion, product or graphic design. This could involve creating posters, logos, book covers, clothing patterns or garments for various clients. Just like writers can build up their writing portfolio, designers can build up their design portfolio by taking on enough freelance work. Although design tasks take quite a significant amount of time to complete, the clients are likely to pay a nice sum of money for the work.
Online tutoring is perfect for students who are strong in a particular subject or subjects, but would prefer to work from home in order to save time and money spent on travelling. There are a number of organizations that offer this service and this method of tutoring can be carried out using video and voice chats, instant messaging, e-mail correspondence and online tutoring “rooms”.
You are likely to receive regular payment and the typical private tutor can easily charge £20 an hour so it’s a lucrative side job for any student!
There may be a number of other legitimate online jobs available – do you know of any more legitimate online jobs we may have missed?
This Has been a Guest Blog Post By:
Shaniqua, who writes for the GKBC Writing Academy.
She is a fashion student at the London College of Fashion, who enjoys writing plays and pieces for her blog in her spare time.
Image by Ed Yourdon
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And if you can think of other jobs too, let us all know in the comments.