Back To School: 15 Freelance Jobs For Students To Make Money

Back To School: 15 Freelance Jobs For Students To Make Money

This is a guest post by Joseph Sartori. He began his writing career in England as a journalist and now works as a freelance writer.

Students always try to multiply their budget using various ways.

There is never enough money to satisfy personal needs. Unfortunately, schedule of the classes limits possibilities of students to get a full-time position and start to earn solid sums.

In this case, they must not give up in searches of a suitable job. Nowadays there are dozens of freelance positions where students with various skills and different background can try their forces.

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1. Blogger.

To become an online blogger you have everything. Smart head with ideas, an ability to write and access to the internet.

It is very convenient to be an online writer because you can manage your free time and write as many posts as you wish.

In case you do not have any extraordinary ideas for your online journal, you can start writing reviews. Because the way you express your opinion can be unique and attract followers.

But to start earning money you must monetize your blog. If you want to earn money blogging your content must be exceptional and interesting for the target audience.

2. Private Tutor.

Depending on the fields where you are good at, you can teach other people. 1-2 hour lesson a day does not require many efforts, but it is paid worthily.

In the post-industrial society we live currently, intellectual product values more than the material one. That is why it is very beneficial to earn money with your knowledge. You can deliver lessons for school or university students as well as to adults who are willing to learn something new.

The scope of your activities can comprise different skills: foreign languages, science, music, choreography, painting, etc. So, do not hesitate and share your knowledge for money compensation!

3. Graphic Designer.

website design as a freelance job for students to make money online

Designers are in charge of the aesthetic outlook of the internet pages. Their skills need everybody who wants to create logo, banner and other elements of website formatting.

Indeed, owners of both big and small businesses always use services of designers. Your income will be equivalent to the quality of the product you make.

If you want to work as a designer permanently you must have a diverse portfolio. It is a proof of your experience and the thing that is taken into account more than your education during the job interview. Try working as a freelance graphic designer and get both vital experience and income!

4. Postcard Maker.

If you are good at crafts, you can implement your skills in various jobs.

The first option is to create handmade postcards. People usually support presents with postcards where they write their personal greetings. The more creative it is, the more impressed the gifted person will be.

Any handmade product values more than the one from mass production. You can design a truly unique postcard and sell it to your friends or on the internet. In such a way your will practice your skills and earn.

5. Home-Based Cook.

If you think that cooking is both your hobby and calling, you can bring joy with your dishes not only to your friends! There are many ways to design a cooking masterpiece and sell it for a pricey fee.

Cute cupcakes, cakes with prints and fancy cookies are in the highest demand nowadays. However, you can create other kinds of dishes and offer them to clients.

6. Fashion Designer.

Some people cannot find items of clothing in shops that will fit them. That is why they use the services of designers to create exclusive pieces of wardrobe.

If you can create clothing, your skills will come in handy and provide you with regular earnings.

Pay attention not only to regular orders like “design a casual skirt”. Take into account modern trends.

For example, nowadays there are many cosplayers that copy outfits of pop-culture characters. These costumes are too expensive from the original producers. That is why cosplayers look for those who can complete their order, so you can be the one to create unique superhero costume.

In addition, people visit various thematic parties year-round, so you will be asked frequently for your services.

7. Guide.

become a guide

It is not hard to be aware of the main places of interest in your city. If you know them, you can be very helpful to tourists in your town that need excursions.

You can easily register yourself as a guide, provide newcomers with your services and be paid for walks!

It is the way to meet new people from other cities, or even countries, and earn money. Another advantage of this job is that your schedule will be flexible.

8. Musician.

If you can sing or play some music instruments, you can use these skills and be paid too.

For example, at different celebration parties people prefer live music to the recorded. You must pick elaborately songs for the set list to satisfy the client and bring joy to the celebration.

Isn’t it a dream job to visit parties and get paid? In addition, more people will know about your musical talents and you will become more popular in the community.

9. Fair Seller.

In case you have lots of interesting stuff in your garret, you can sell it to people who will find a proper using for it.

The idea is to sell things you don’t use anymore. It could be dresses, dishes, books, etc. Do not think that if you want to get rid of this stuff, nobody needs it.

There are always people who hunt for cheap and vintage items. If you have some, you can sell them at various fairs in your city. You will not earn much, but at least you will make useless objects from your home disappear.

10. Photographer.

be a freelance photographer to start a business while in college,

If you never leave your home without a camera to capture memorable and picturesque moments, this job is perfect for you.

The services that photographers provide are different: studio or outdoor photo sessions, events shooting, portfolio creation.

But you must take into account that there is a high level of competitiveness in the photography market. You must have exclusive high-quality photos to attract the audience.

So, start to promote your services from the community in which you live. You can become the best photographer at the local level.

11. Babysitter.

All parents need rest from their children. It requires a lot of time and attention to provide them with proper care. Consequently, many mums and dads cannot spend time together and visit some event or have a romantic dinner at the restaurant.

That’s why they look for babysitters who can devote their time in the evening to take care of their kid.

However, not every student knows how to take care of a child and how to interact with one. So, this job is for individuals who have previous experience with younger siblings. But if you are okay with children, you can have a lot of fun with them and be paid a lot.

12. Pet Walker/Sitter.

Not only children suffer from the lack of parents` attention. In fact, pets are in need of the same help and care. By the way, they seem to be less dangerous than children.

In most occasions, people hire somebody to take their dogs for a walk because they are busy with their job. So, if you find a rich and generous owner of Dobermans, you can provide yourself with a satisfactory income.

13. Gardener.

The garden is a face of the householder. However, it requires a lot of time and patience to maintain order and beauty in the yard.

Busy people hardly succeed in watering the flowers, not to mention cutting the bushes. If you are good at gardening, you can improve the state of yards and earn money at the same time.

14. Mystery Shopper.

mystery shopping - freelance job for students

It is one of the most interesting occupations. Here you can pretend to be a private detective or a spy, because a mystery shopper must act like an ordinary client and assess the services provided in various stores.

All you need to do is to be a regular customer with the critical sight. A secret shopper must fill in questionnaires, write reviews and make photo reports too. In such a way, through acting like a regular consumer, you can earn something on the side.

15. Assignment Writer.

Every student has the possibility to earn money through writing home assignments to their group mates.

There are always students who are too lazy to complete tasks. You can offer your services of essay writing and presentation making, or to prepare other university projects for an award. Such people are highly valued at the educational institutions.

Over to you now. Which of these freelance jobs for students would you give a try?

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How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money

How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money - Interview with R.J. Weiss from

This is an interview-style post with R.J. Weiss from The Ways to Wealth.

Hey R.J. What’s your background and what do you do?

I blog about all things personal finance at The Ways to Wealth.

Before I went full-time into blogging, I spent ten years in the financial services industry. Specifically, helping families buy the right type of life insurance.

During my time with a full-time job, I’ve always had different side hustles going on. From freelance writing, Amazon FBA, conversion rate optimization, to website design — there were many projects I pursued outside of work.

How did you start your career in finance?

I got started in finance straight out of college working for my the family insurance business. As I love the financial planning side of things, I choose to specialize in life insurance planning. This led me down the path to obtaining the CFP® Certification.

What made you start blogging?

The Ways to Wealth, which I started in 2016, has been my 5th blog.

The others mostly fizzled out most due to a lack of interest. But, in 2009 I started a personal finance blog called (no longer around) that had some success.

The idea was to write about what I was learning about studying to take the CFP®. The blog was, by all means, a success. I was able to gain valuable knowledge, pass the CFP® exam, earn some extra money and build up a good community.

I then took this knowledge and started a business blog, which allowed the insurance agency I was working for to generate leads.

I started The Ways to Wealth because my passion is personal finance–from investing to travel hacking, I love the challenge of optimizing my finances.

How was The Ways to Wealth born?

I didn’t have much of a plan for starting The Ways to Wealth when I purchased the domain name.

I was actually thinking it would be a niche site, which was inspired by Pat Flynn’s niche site duel. Then, I came across the income reports of Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and wisely changed direction to a more traditional blog.

This change came about 6-months after starting to blog.  I did a timeline of the site in one of my income reports.

What worked best when trying to grow the site?

I had a decent knowledge of SEO. So at first, I started growing the site with email outreach. One of the first posts I had about best investing books of all time, had about 15 links to it.

This was nice to start with but was quite slow to build up, as it can take a while to earn Google’s trust.

The big turning point came when I started to understand Pinterest. I spent a few frustrating weeks on the platform, then it finally started paying dividends.

I went from about 100 sessions a day to 1,000, which was huge for me at the time.

How did you get to 3 million monthly viewers on Pinterest?

the ways to wealth pinterest 3 million monthly views

I lay out my Pinterest strategy here. But at the core the idea is to:

1) Write high-quality content that Pinners want to click through, read, and share.

2) Pin to my own and high-quality group boards, with a keyword-rich description.

3) Continue to Pin my best pins across my own boards/group boards, ruthlessly eliminating Pins that don’t perform well.

One thing to keep in mind is impressions don’t mean much on Pinterest. What counts are clicks to your website. So, you want to design not for impressions but clicks.

What aspects of the online business are you outsourcing or automating and how?

The first thing I outsourced was Pinterest design. I’ll design about 30-40 pins a month, so this was big time saver for me.

Of course, it took some work to get going. At first, I hired 5 or so people on Fiverr. I found one decent designer but the work quality deteriorated over time.

I then went to Upwork and posted a job for a  graphic designer. I found a great team down in Argentina, who I’m very happy with.

I’m currently experimenting with working with a ghostwriter. A few of my latest posts have been transcribed from my recording, with the ghostwriter making sense of it all.

I can compile about 3 posts in 90 minutes, then take another 90 or so minutes to prepare them. Saving me around 3-4 hours per post this way.

What’s your main income stream and why do you think it works for you?

My main source of income for the blog is affiliate revenue. It works because the partners I do have are high-quality businesses, who deliver value and solve real problems. This makes it easy to naturally link to such a partner.

When did you start making more than $10K/month and what was the turning point?

My first month over $10K was in January of 2018. In December of 2017, income was around $3,000 and in July of 2017 around $500. So, it was definitely a jump.

What happened then in January?

First, personal finance is at its peak interest in January.

Second, I had multiple Pins go viral.

Third, in November I started driving traffic via Facebook to the site. So, in January I could take campaigns I’d been fine-tuning for a few weeks and scale them.

How do you balance work and family life?

I have a routine I stick to Monday through Friday.

When inside of my designated working hours, I work. When outside of these hours, I’m not.

This is a lot easier said than done. But the thing important for me is not to take work everywhere I go. This means I don’t have any apps on my phone that are work-related (email, analytics, etc..)

What are you 3 best finance tips for newbies?

  • Focus on your savings rate. How much you save is the most important decision you’ll make.
  • Small incremental improvements add up over time. My favorite example is increasing your savings rate 1% every quarter, means you’ll be saving 20% of your income in just 5 years.
  • Study happiness. Become a student on how to increase your level of happiness. The natural result is you’ll want less overtime, making the game of personal finance a lot easier to win.

What books, blogs or podcasts help you stay motivated along the way of growing an online business?

I read a fair amount to keep fresh ideas in my head.

My favorite podcast is The Tim Ferriss Show.

Two blogs I enjoy reading are:

Farnam Street
Barking up the Wrong Tree

And as far as books. I try to read one a week. A few books I would recommend to online entrepreneurs would be:

Deep Work by Cal Newport
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

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