The Best Online Jobs for Students

The Best Online Jobs for Students

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1. Online Shop Owner

National Average Salary: $13.22 per hour  Typical Duties: If you have a lot of things to sell, this opportunity might be for you. There are many platforms that allow you to sell your used clothing, knick-knacks, crafts—you name it, you can sell it online. If you go to thrift shops often or just enjoy buying a lot of clothes, selling your old

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1. Online Shop Owner

ones can prove to be a great money making opportunity.

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2. Crowdsourcing

National Average Salary: $13.53 per hour  Typical Duties: Crowdsourcing is performing small tasks for a company and getting paid per task completed. These tasks can include transcription, data entry, surveys, research studies, finding differences in pictures and many more things. Crowdsourcing sites are oftentimes filled with college 

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students who need research done for a project and are willing to pay participants to get quick results.  Crowdsourcing can be done on your own time and you are not committed to complete a certain number of tasks. The only time limit you have is when you select a task to complete.

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3. Transcriber

National Average Salary: $13.71 per hour  Typical Duties: Transcribers listen to recordings from doctors, lawyers, teachers and other professionals and type the recordings into formatted documents. This can be done with a company's equipment or by using different key commands on your keyboard. Transcription requires a good 

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ear and fast and accurate typing skills.

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4. Data Entry Clerk

National Average Salary: $14.07 per hour  Typical Duties: Data entry clerks perform a number of typing jobs. This can be making lists, addresses, email addresses or typing letters. These tasks are typically difficult to find. When you find an opportunity, if you are fast with your fingers and turn in work quickly, it can prove to 

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be a great money making opportunity. Be aware when searching for these types of opportunities because there are scams. A legitimate employment opportunity will never ask for money upfront or require you to cash a check or money order in exchange for software or equipment. They will never ask you to return money from a cashed check or money order to the sender.

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5. Blogger

National Average Salary: $15.48 per hour Typical Duties: Bloggers are people who have something to say. You can blog independently on your own website and get paid per visitor you have or you can blog for another company. When blogging for a company, they will typically give you a topic to blog about but sometimes they 

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allow you to write original content. If you are not afraid to be on camera vlogging or video blogging is gaining a huge following. If you have something interesting going on in your life, enjoy traveling, cooking, or nearly anything else people would want to watch, video blogging can be a great money making opportunity. 

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Vlogging also gives you the opportunity to produce informative videos showing how to do something, whether it be a crafting skill or math tutorial.

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6. Virtual Assistant

National Average Salary: $15.79 per hour Typical Duties: Virtual assistants are typically online customer service workers. Your duties could include sending emails, email marketing, answering telephone calls and handling customer complaints. Sometimes virtual assistants are required to attend meetings via video chat. 

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Virtual assistants can work on their own schedule as long as they meet deadlines.

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7. Graphic Designer

National Average Salary: $17.67 per hour Typical Duties: Graphic designers create, design and produce business cards, logos, T-shirts and other materials for companies. You can work independently or freelance or for a larger company in-house. If you choose to work independently, you can sell your designs online or contact local 

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businesses with some of your samples and price lists to let them know the type of work you do.

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8. Virtual Tutor

National Average Salary: $21.41 per hour Typical Duties: Virtual tutors instruct and teach people via video chat, instant message or email. You can be a tutor in any area where you excel and have measurable skills. You can also teach people English as a second language. You can tutor any age, but certain tutoring companies require a degree. 

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8. Virtual Tutor

These companies are typically ones where you are tutoring children. If you have patience and are good at teaching a skill, online tutoring might be a good fit for you.

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9. Website Designer

National Average Salary: $22.32 per hour Typical Duties: Website designers create websites for companies and organizations. If you have experience in HTML coding, website design could be a perfect online career opportunity. This can be done on your own schedule and does not require a quiet space to work in

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10. Social Media Manager

National Average Salary: $48,051 per year  Typical Duties: Social media managers are the online face for the company. They typically update social media pages, answer customer questions through these outlets and keep in contact with potential clients.

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11. Freelance Writer

National Average Salary: $24.67 per hour Typical Duties: Freelance writers write articles, stories, documents and other items. Freelance writers can write their own original content and sell it to companies looking for those types of articles or they can write for a content company. Content companies typically provide a topic and

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the writer will need to submit that article before a deadline. If you have a passion for writing and have good grammar, freelance writing could be the perfect career for you.

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12. Online Survey Taker

National Average Salary: $51,492 per year Typical Duties: Those who take surveys online typically sign up through a survey company. Once you sign up for a survey company, you will complete a questionnaire. Based on your demographics, you could get less or more surveys than someone else. For the best money making opportunity,

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sign up for more than one survey company. This can be time-consuming, but prove to be worth it in the end.

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13. Influencer

National Average Salary: $54,748 per year Typical Duties: Influencers persuade people to buy things based on their own experiences with the product. Great influencers have a large social media following and often video blog their ratings of products. With a large enough following, this can lead not only to cash but also free products 

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in exchange for your review. If you love trying new products and enjoy sharing your experiences with others, being an influencer might be a career path.

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14. Website tester

National Average Salary: $62,076 per year Typical Duties: Website testers try websites for companies and rate their usability. This is typically done using a headset and a webcam. The tester clicks through the website pages and talks about their experience. This can be a great money making opportunity when the work is there.

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15. App Designer

National Average Salary: $46.58 per hour Typical Duties: App designers create apps for smartphones and gaming platforms. If you have the programming skills and a creative mind, app design could be a good career for you.

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