Lets face it, college can be hard. Not only are you expected to ace all your classes, you’re also expected to do so while balancing other responsibilities such as work and extra curricular activities. With that being said, time management is extremely important, and having complete control over your time can go a long way in helping you achieve the right balance between your responsibilities inside and outside of school. A work from home job is a great way to start, as it gives you the opportunity to earn money without the added pressure of working around someone else’s schedule. While work from home jobs are not as readily available as other jobs they do exist. Here are some of the best work from home jobs every college student should consider.
Become an Apple Care College Advisor
A college job program by Apple in partnership with universities across the country, the Apple Care At Home College Advisor program runs for one year, where you’ll be expected to work as a customer service representative. Training starts in the summer, and each chosen candidate receives the equipment necessary (including a Mac computer) for the job. You’ll be expected to work from home 20 hours a week, and participants of the program are eligible for perks including tuition reimbursement.
Complete Tasks at Amazon Mechanical Turk
The Amazon Mechanical Turk is a job marketplace where you can find thousands of tasks (or HITS) to be completed in exchange for money. Payments range from as little as $0.01 to as much as $80. Tasks include, transcribing audio, translation services, and study/survery participation. You can choose to either have your earnings depositied into your bank account, or in the form of an Amazon gift card.
Tutor at Udemy
Udemy is a marketplace that focuses on providing online tutoring in a wide range of areas, from tutors all over the world. Once you sign up as a tutor, you’re able to set your own fees, which Udemy then takes a percentage of once someone pays to watch your lesson. Courses that tend to do really well are courses that cover topics that people generally struggle to grasp, such as Math and Computer Science. According to Forbes, Nick Walter made $66,000 in one month tutoring on this site.
Become an Online Contributor
Writing for a website can be a very rewarding experience, especially if you land a job writing about something you’re passionate about. Your job would mostly consist of writing articles which are geared towards the website’s main readers, usually by a specified deadline. Compensation varies but is typically a fixed number paid per word or per article. Contributor jobs can be found on popular job search sites such as Indeed.com as well as on the career section of many websites.
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