10 Online Jobs for Students that You Can Turn into a Career or a Business from Home

10 Online Jobs for Students that You Can Turn into a Career or a Business from Home

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1. Online Tutor

If you’re doing well in college, it’s easy to think everyone else is too, but the truth is that many people struggle with passing their courses.  You could make a living by helping them out and teaching them what you know. But don’t stop with fellow college students. You can also teach kids – from elementary school to high school, there are 

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plenty of kids who could use your help. Thankfully, with the Internet, you don’t have to be limited to your local geographic area. You can teach kids and people from all over the world.

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2. Search Engine Evaluator

Search engines like Google and Bing rely on user feedback to update their algorithms in ways that serve people better. You could be one of the people who fills out feedback forms and lets them know what they need to do in order to improve.

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3. Social Media Manager

We all spend a lot of time on social media every day – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and the list goes on. If you’re used to getting a lot of likes or comments, or if you’re great at motivating others through your posts, you might want to consider turning this into a profession. Social media managers build communities for companies on 

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social media, engage these communities in conversations (for example, getting a lot of comments), and encourage them to take some sort of an action (like reading a blog post, signing up to an email list, or buying a product). Social media managers also play a vital role in building brand awareness for a company.

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4. Freelance Writer

Social media managers promote content that builds relationships and promotes sales for companies.  Freelance writers write the content. There’s a huge need for writers now, as more and more companies want to build long term trust with their target audiences, and they do that by providing top quality content. Great freelance writers stay up 

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to date on marketing trends and research and know which content types work best when. They’re not only skilled at conveying complicated ideas, but they know how to do it in a way that best converts in a particular content format.

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5. Resume Writer

Writing resumes may seem simple, but most people often find it hard to talk themselves up. If you’ve had success getting a lot of interest from great companies based on your resume, offer your services to others. You can help them ensure their resumes shine a light on their accomplishments and the value they have to provide 

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companies, in a way that speaks to recruiters. Similarly, you can offer LinkedIn profile writing services, as many recruiters look for potential employees on this professional social network.

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6. Transcriptionist

Transcriptionists are required to listen to audio recordings, and write them down. The key here is to be extremely accurate, so you need to have great attention to details. This job also requires you to type fast. It works in your favor: The faster you type, the more you earn per hour.

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7. Freelance Web Designer

Like freelance writers, freelance web designers need to market their services if they want to make a sustainable living.  Websites that supposedly do the marketing work for you often come with a high price, as you’ll be expected to work for very cheap, and might end up losing money on the deals you take on. To stand out of the crowd when they market 

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themselves directly to prospective customers, freelance web designers need to prove more than their ability to design beautiful websites.  While companies care about image, they often care more about results. Therefore, well-fed freelance web designers are often the ones who understand what works in user experience and CRO 

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(Conversion Rate Optimization).  They learn how to create websites that drive visitors to download something or buy a product.

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8. Micro-Freelancing At Fiverr

Fiverr is the world’s largest marketplace for digital services, where you can offer almost anything, from graphics & design, digital marketing, writing & translation, video & animation, music & audio, programming & tech, advertising, business, fun & lifestyle. This is the place to make money out of your creativity and profession.

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9. Virtual Recruiter

Recruiters post jobs online and look for potential employees on LinkedIn. They read LinkedIn profiles they find and resumes that get sent to them, and decide who could be a good candidate. They often conduct the initial phone interview, then pass the best ones to the relevant manager at the company to continue the screening 

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process. Recruiters used to only work offline, but things have changed, and now you can do this job from home.

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10. Become An Online Influencer

Do you have a hobby, a passion, or an interesting life? Are you knowledgeable about something many people struggle with? If so, you might want to start a blog, a podcast, a vlog, or be active on one of the major social media networks. Sometimes it could take years to build a big enough, engaged enough, audience, but if you’re 

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already used to sharing with people online, and have an audience that trusts you, it might be worth treating it as a business. As your audience grows, you’ll be able to sell them services (like coaching or consulting) and products, but you’ll also be able to make a living by recommending other people’s products – and getting a 

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