8 Remote Jobs That Will Earn College Students Cash

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As a college student, you’ll always be on the lookout for ways to earn some extra cash. When it feels like options in your areas are running dry, you can look into earning money doing remote jobs, instead. There’s a lot of benefits to working remotely. You open up your options, meaning that you’ve got a wider job pool to pick from. You can work from your dorm, meaning you don’t even need to get dressed to get working. As well as this, you can pick your own working hours, so you can work around your classes.

Here are some of the jobs you can look into doing while you’re studying. If you have the right experience or expertise, you can do them all.

1. Get into web content writing

If you’re good at writing, and think you have what it takes, then you can easily get into web content writing. If you want to succeed at this, you’ll need to be able to turn your hand to any subject that’s asked of you, and be able to do your research. If you can do this, there’s always demand for copywriters online. Get started by writing a sample article or two, then apply for jobs on freelancing sites. You’ll soon have a career already started before you leave college. 

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2. Become an editor

As well as copywriting, businesses with their own websites always need editors. Editor Nina Denton from Elite Assignment Help says, “A good editor can take lackluster copy and polish it into something that shines. If you can smarten up someone else’s writing, then editing could be for you. You’ll be required to edit pieces according to the instructions given by the client. If you can do this, then it’s a good way to make money.”

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3. Evaluate websites

There’s plenty of websites out there that say they offer a service, but customers don’t want to use them unless they’ve been checked out first. This is where you come in. You can become a reviewer, evaluating these websites and giving readers your honest opinion. It doesn’t take too long and if you can put out a good number of reviews, you can earn good money. The best way to get started is to look for review websites, such as UK Top Writers and Best Assignment Writing Services. Once you sign up, they’ll send you sites to review. It’s as easy as that.

4. Become a tutor

If you’re doing well in your own studies, why not take that experience and use it to help other students online? It’s easy to become a tutor and start making money by helping them succeed in their own studies. The best way to do this is to find a site that helps you connect with other students and lets you work together on an online platform. It’s easier to tutor online now, thanks to the use of voice chat and video conferencing software. Look in to sites such as Paper Fellows and Essay Help to get started.

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5. Write and edit resumes

You might have a skill for writing a killer resume, but others struggle to get them written well enough to land that interview. If you want to monetise this skill, then you can if you find the right place to work for. You’ll be put in touch with people who need resumes, and you’ll use their information to help you create good resumes for them. Try sites such as BigAssignments to start finding clients.

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6. Start academic writing

Are you good at writing your own essays? Do you consistently get high grades? Do you enjoy writing your assignments? Then this is the job for you. There’s a thriving community of writers working on assignments for students, as detailed by the Huffington Post article “Write My Essay For Me”. You can get involved too, and start making money from your talent. You’ll need to get in touch with a writing company and sign up to write with them to get started. Many ask for samples, so you can use a high grading essay you’ve recently written to get past this part. Then, you can write essays whenever you’re free and make some major money.

7. Sell used items online

You can get started by clearing out your room and selling any items that you no longer have any use for. You’ll find you can get good prices for certain items, such as designer clothing or collectibles. If you find you’re good at this though, you can make more money by actually trading in used items. You can develop an eye for items that can net you big money online, and look for them in thrift stores and flea markets. If you get really good at this, you can even make a living from it.

8. Use smartphone apps to make money

There’s a good chance you already own a smartphone, so you can download a few apps and make some money with it. Many give you rewards for shopping with certain stores, or even just entering them. Look at the stores you already frequent and see if they have loyalty app programs that you can join. Also, look at other ways your phone can earn you money. There are survey apps that give you cash when you answer questions, and apps that let you sell things through them. If you have a car, you can even use apps to become a delivery driver.

As you can see, there’s lots of ways you can make money from the comfort of your own home. If you decide to try any of these methods, here’s some tips to keep in mind:

  • Most online jobs will be legit, but a few won’t be. If anything looks suspicious to you, don’t take the job on.
  • Know your own worth. If the pay’s too low, it won’t be worth doing.
  • Set your own hours, and protect your own study time.

Now you know the secrets to working remotely, you can start earning cash as a student.


Mary Walton is an online tutor and business writer.She has an education blog – Simple Grad. It contains useful information for students and describes college life.
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