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Freelance as the Way for Students to Earn Money

By Contributing Author

When you decide to get a higher education, it is better to think in advance where to get enough money to make it through those college years. To have a full-time and stable job as a student is impossible because classes will take up a significant amount of time. If you want to survive the college years, you should find a freelance career. Here are some of the best ideas for students.


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This is what most of the students do if they are good at technology and writing. You won’t buy a luxury house of blogging, but you will have enough money to pay the bills. You can find many websites, which are looking for bloggers. The two essential things are a good knowledge of the English language, and you must be fluent in writing. Many students when they have to write they use online services. You can do this writing job as well. It will help your friends with writing and at the same time will make some extra money.

On-Campus IT Support

You can work freelance for your campus, providing IT support. If you know how to set up, fix, and maintain computers, you can work as an IT administrator. It is a valuable job opportunity which will boost your CV. Do your best to get into the IT department of your college, and you will gain real-life experience.

Graphic Designer

When we speak about freelance, one of the more frequent requests is graphic design. Nowadays, numerous companies, owners of small businesses, and other individuals need services of a graphic designer. You can design a website banner, company logo, or other assets. It is not a problem to find a freelance job on numerous websites and freelance platforms. You will get money and boost your design skills.

Online tutoring

Students go to colleges to learn. If you are good in certain subjects, you can help other students. Just discuss the price per hour and start giving online tuitions. You will be surprised that successful tutors make a decent living, besides you can determine your hours. Helping students and getting paid for that will give you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.

Social media specialist

Nowadays, many companies hire freelance social media specialists who can make their social networking profiles shine brighter. A social media optimized is responsible for creating posts, interacting with people, and making media profiles. A product or service you promote has to stand out above the rest. This job is fun because you are online all the time but, at the same time, it requires a lot of time and social skills.

Flip furniture

This is not a standard version of freelancing. Obviously, students can make some extra money out of flipping furniture. If you live on the campus, you can try to find some furniture, which people want to get rid of and your task is to refurbish all the found items. You will need some tools and whatnot. So, do not hesitate to get a couch for free, clean it up, and resell it for a more attractive price. The best period to find many items is at the end of the college year when students move home or finish their study.

Selling handmade stuff at fairs and festivals

Young people love to make bracelets, paint or knit unique clothing items. If you have such hobbies, you should visit the social event, fairs, festivals to sell your handmade stuff and make some extra money. Most cities have flea markets, carnivals, and other large people’s gatherings. You should set up a booth with your goods and let people see your items. The most persistent students have good chances to make money by doing something they love.

Become a photo/videographer

This option is excellent for students. Your device and hobby can become even your future profession if you passionate enough. You can shoot events like weddings, significant social events, concerts, school events for your friends or people you find thanks to social media networking. You will have a chance to start a portfolio and transform your hobby into your primary profession. Plus, it is the job, which will not interfere with your studying.


To study and work at the same time is very difficult. If you do not want to run all the time between classes and your office, you should consider becoming a freelancer. Be passionate and patients to build your portfolio, which will bring you real money in the nearest future. A starting point is always hard, so don’t get discouraged and keep trying!





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