Flexible Online Jobs for Students

Flexible Online Jobs for Students

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Internet Researcher

An internet researcher searches the internet for information on a wide variety of topics and usually has a lot of experience with search engines.  Companies hire internet researchers to help them gather relevant information through websites and databases. You can usually find these remote positions on job boards like Zip Recruiter, Indeed, and even LinkedIn.

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Virtual Tour Guide

A virtual tour guide gives tours of historical landmarks, campuses, or cities online rather than in person.  If you’re charismatic, love engaging with other people, and enjoy sharing fun information about where you live, this could be a perfect fit for you. Check out Airbnb Experience or Amazon Explore for opportunities.

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Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant provides administrative, technical, or creative support to clients across all industries.  You can find these jobs on Upwork, LinkedIn, or job boards like Indeed and ZipRecruiter.

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Online Survey Taker

You can get paid to take online surveys and provide feedback for different brands and companies.  Check out sites like Branded Surveys, i-Say, or Survey Junkie to find the right fit for you.

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Product Tester

If you have a strong opinion about products, why not make some money by testing them out and providing feedback?  There are many different ways to become a product tester, so be sure to check out websites such as Toluna Influencer Panel, Product Report Card, and Daily Goodie Box.

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Etsy Shop Owner

If you’re crafty and have the resources to make fun items like customized wine glasses and shirts, consider selling on Etsy!

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Selling Your Clothes

If you have too many clothes taking up space in your dorm room, have you thought about selling some of them to make some money?  Websites like Poshmark and Depop are great places to start.

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Voiceover Artist

If you have any acting skills or you’ve been told you have a great voice, you can make some great money as a voiceover artist.  Market your skills on a platform like Upwork or Thumbtack.

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Blogger

A blogger is someone who regularly writes material for an online platform. There are many brands and companies who seek out writers to help drive traffic to their websites, so if you are looking to build your portfolio, blogging is a great way to do so.  You can find blogging jobs on Indeed, FlexJobs, and Upwork. Alternatively, you can create 

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your own blog and use affiliate links to make money (see below for more).

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Affiliate Marketer

An affiliate marketer earns a commission for marketing or referring people to a company. This is usually done via links on a social media platform, blog, or website.  If you’re just starting out with affiliate marketing, try out the Amazon Associates Affiliate Program where you can earn anywhere from 1-10% commission on products you 

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market. Fiverr and Canva also provide affiliate programs if you’d like to diversify and sell different kinds of products.

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Copywriting

Copywriters write copy for things like ads, marketing materials, and websites.  While many companies require a degree to be a copywriter, it is possible to become one without much experience. You can find these jobs on Upwork or Copify.

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Social Media Manager

If you love creating content on TikTok, this could be a great segue into a future career in social media.  Since many major companies require a degree, ask if your favorite local coffee shop or boutique is interested in bringing you on part-time for social media content creation. Alternatively, market yourself on social media!

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Graphic Design

A graphic designer creates and designs marketing materials for various mediums using images, typography, and more.  While many jobs require a degree to become a graphic designer, there are opportunities out there if you’re still a student. You can also ask your friends to spread the word about your graphic design experience and use social 

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media to show off your portfolio.

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Search Engine Evaluator

A search engine evaluator provides feedback on what comes up when certain search terms are entered.  In turn, this helps designers improve the quality of results that appear. Appen, FlexJobs, and Lionbridge are good places to look.

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Online Bookkeeper

An online bookkeeper helps companies or individuals with tasks like recording transactions, reconciling bank and credit card accounts, and processing payroll.  Check out Intuit, Indeed, and FlexJobs for opportunities.

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Data Entry

Data entry jobs require you to utilize computers and programs to enter information into a spreadsheet or other type of platform. You can find jobs on job boards such as Fiverr, Upwork, and Indeed.

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Resume Writer

Most of your peers are in the market for internships, or maybe you know some seniors looking for their first post-grad job.  Either way, you can use your excellent writing skills to help create winning resumes. In order to find business, we’d recommend posting on social media or asking your friends to spread the word. Or, you can find jobs on Upwork.

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Proofreading

Description of the job and experience potential: If you’re an English major, your grammar is likely better than most, which is why proofreading would be the perfect job for you.  Set up a profile on Upwork or Fiverr to find proofreading jobs.

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Freelance Article Writer

You’re good at writing, so why not use that skill to make money right now? No need to wait until after you graduate! In fact, if you start building your portfolio now, more doors will open for you in the future.  Find freelance article writing gigs by reaching out to websites or blogs you love, pitch articles to your local newspaper, or find jobs on Upwork and Fiverr.

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Online English Teacher

If you’re a native English speaker AND you’re studying English, you can teach English and earn money right from the comfort of your own dorm room.  While some companies require a degree, SayABC and Cambly are two companies that offer jobs that anyone can apply to.

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Online Transcription

Transcribers convert speech into a written or electronic text document.  For example, a business might have an audio file that they need to transcribe. You can find transcription jobs on websites like Scribie or Ubiqus.

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Video Captioner

Video captioners convert audio content within a video into text, and then match the transcribed text to the video.  Check out websites like Rev, or create a profile on Upwork, Fiverr, or FlexJobs to find these opportunities.

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Tech Support

If a customer needs help with their computer or phone, you’re the go-to person since you’re passionate about all things computer science.  Apple provides opportunities for college students to become Apple Support College Advisors, where you connect with customers and provide them with the help they need, or you can check out job boards like Indeed.

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Website Tester

Website testers examine different websites and provide feedback for companies to improve user experience. This job is perfect for computer science majors who want to understand user experience and how it can improve website development.  Check out websites like Usertesting and Enroll to find website testing opportunities.

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Online Computer Gaming Tester

If you’re passionate about video and computer games, this could be the perfect fit for you. Become a computer game tester and provide feedback so that companies can improve the gaming experience for users.  Check out job boards like GamesIndustry.biz to find these opportunities.

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Video Editor

As a computer science major, you’re probably tech-savvy and a quick learner when it comes to different software or editing programs. And if you enjoy playing around on platforms or making videos for social media, you should consider video editing.  If you don’t already have a portfolio, start by doing some video editing for friends, and 

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then from there, you can look for gigs on Upwork, Nextdoor, or Thumbtack.

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Web Developer

A website developer is responsible for developing websites or applications.  If you have the skills to create a website or app, consider marketing yourself on Upwork or Fiverr.

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Online Tutor

If you’re an education major, online tutoring is the perfect way to get in some practice! Check out Wyzant or Preply to apply today.

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Sell Your Notes

Are your friends always asking for your notes? You can become an “Elite Notetaker” for StudySoup, a peer-to-peer marketplace to help college students through their course loads.

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Online Course Creator

Do you consider yourself an expert on a particular topic? Maybe you have some coveted baking tips or in-depth knowledge on how to land an internship.  Whatever your skills might be, share them with the world by creating courses on platforms like Teachable or Kajabi. As an education major, creating an online course could help you show off your teaching skills.

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