Best Online Jobs for College Students, Teens & Moms 2018

Make Money Online

The evolution of internet speeds and a booming smartphones & laptop market have pretty much unraveled the fact that money can be earned online. It comes as a blessing for the students and graduates who run into a dire need of money due to their growing personal and academic expenses.

The Internet is an ocean of possibilities, and here is the best online money-making guide to help you lay your hands on the best available method and platform. Before we get along, do keep these tips remembered-

  • Don’t fall for the deceiving schemes to get rich quick- If someone is offering you a trick to earn $500/day, the odds are he may be swindling you. So, look out for such flashy tricks as nothing comes free and easy.
  • Beware of the fraud Gurus and chicanery- a person claiming to teach you a fool-proof earning method overnight with limited time premium courses or advice,- it is something to cross check first.
  • Don’t rely on online games or online poker to earn money. It is quite a debilitating practice.

The key to succeeding in online money making field is by developing a self-reliant and a creative attitude. This only grows when you learn practical skills like Photoshop, coding, logo-designing, web designing, to extend your versatility.

It is quite apt to quote the famous dialogue from the Bollywood movie 3 Idiots– “KAMYAB HONE KE LIYE NAHI KABIL HONE KE LIYE PADHO KAMYABI JHAK MAR KE PICHE AYEGI.”

Blogging

‘Blogging’ means to write something in your words, from your experience or your opinion. It involves a conversationing way of writing that connects quickly with the reader on a personal level. You can start blogging if you are okay with the consistent content writing, which rewards you with a passive income. Passive means you need to write it once, and it will gradually earn for you over time, without any upper limit.

It is best for those who have a flair for writing; to create thought-provoking, informative, funny, or any content that appeals to the reader. You can start free of cost with blogger.com or preferably wordpress.com. Gradually, as you get enough traffic, you can apply for Google Adsense that monetizes your content.

Moreover, you can also try affiliate marketing, writing paid reviews or freelance writing services.

Micro Jobs

This is a source of instant income for those who are good at something like Photoshop, logo-designing, writing, editing, animating, or video editing. It is called freelancing.

Micro jobs ensure employers an excellent quality of work without hiring a full-time employee. These jobs can help students and graduates earn a handsome amount of money for basic tasks like-

  • Making infographics
  • Writing web articles or web page content
  • Rating & reviewing videos
  • Making whiteboard animations
  • Voiceover a video
  • Designing e-book covers
  • Designing a logo or web page
  • Do coding work

You can try for these jobs at the sites like-

  • Fiverr.com
  • Freelancer.com
  • Guru.com
  • Upwork.com
  • Contentmart.com

The key to acing the micro-jobs is the good quality of your work, which will satisfy the client, resulting in good ratings & feedbacks. A reputed freelancer has higher odds of getting more orders, thus higher earnings.

Earn by selling photos

It is intriguing to tap that ‘capture’ button on your smartphone or DSLR. However, did you know, you can earn even from the photos?

Visualization is the prominent way of conveying information and expression. And photos being a major part of visualization, are in huge demand.

To earn from photos, you should obviously have a decent camera phone, better if you own a DSLR. Your concepts about the basics of photography, like exposure, HDR mode, should be crystal clear. Online tutorials can teach you in the best way along with your practice.

Especially, learn the macro shots (taking photos from up-close), as they are quite fascinating and loved by many.

You can upload and sell your photos on the sites like-

  • istockphoto.com
  • alamy.com
  • stockxpert.com
  • shutterstock.com
  • fotolia.com

Tip- A photography blog exhibiting your best shots can also help you earn money. All you need to have is an inclination towards the photography.

Use Facebook, Instagram to earn money

This is an interesting one. Many students and graduates have already tapped into this earning method; you too can. All you need to do is making a Facebook page popular. You can do so by posting texts, images, and videos on your Facebook page and Instagram handles.

Some insanely popular facebook pages charge 10,000-20,000 rupees for a single post. Although it takes some time, you can easily imagine the earning possibilities here.

You can quickly monetize your Instagram if you are into fashion, food reviewing, or clicking photos.

The key to being successful lies in offering a unique, new and wow content to your fans. All you need to be is honest and loyal to your hobby.

Web tutoring

Do you love teaching others? Why not try online teaching to earn money. You can teach hourly or a minimum of 3-4 hours per day. It can easily land you with $40-$50 every day.

The best thing about this earning method is that you do not need to invest a penny to get results. What you only need to have is clear concepts and a passion for teaching.

One more thing that works in your favor is a good conversational English.

These are some sites that you can try online tutoring on-

  • Tutor.com
  • Tutorvista.com
  • smiletutor 
  • Udemy.com
  • Skillshare.com
  • E-tutor.com

Earn through Videos

Have you ever thought what the YouTubers get for uploading those videos to YouTube that you love watching? The Money, yes, they get money for the number of times their video is watched. Being a student or graduate, you can also try YouTubing as it is undeniably the best online earning method out there.

You can shoot anything that people will love watching. It may be you singing (if you sing well), a travel video, cooking video, safe pranks video (it is massively trending), or anything that you love doing. Moreover, your DIY skills, college life videos, or even recording gameplay videos that you master, can also help you earn money.

  • Start by making a Gmail Account and sign in on YouTube.
  • Create a new channel
  • Upload your videos with a compelling title
    • Describe your video in the description box, with the keywords that people will search to get to your video
    • Add relevant tags
  • Promote your channel & video by sharing it on social media platforms or embed it on your related blog.

You can start monetizing your videos once you have 10,000 views on your videos. YouTube will pay you 1$ to 2$ for every 1000 views.

Some people have even opted YouTubing as their primary source of income and are living a lavish life today. Offering a unique and fresh content is what the YouTube viewers need. Give it to them and watch your earnings soaring high.

Good Luck!

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