College Students: Here’s 10 Work at Home Jobs You Can Do

College Students: Here’s 10 Work at Home Jobs You Can Do

Here are ten jobs you can start working from the comfort of your own home, meaning you don’t have to go out to work while earning money.

Being a student in college can be very expensive. There are books and resources to pay for, sometimes accommodation, food, general bills and social events and month to month, this all adds up and leaves you pretty tight when it comes to the bank accounts.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are ten jobs you can start working from the comfort of your own home, meaning you don’t have to go out to work while earning money!

Manage Someone’s Social Media

Running a social media accounts, or many, is busy work, especially when you’re trying to run a business. That’s why many companies are turning to students who can manage them on their behalf.

You’ll be uploading posts, replying to comments and moderator the user engagement. Not bad for up to $40 per hour!

Be a Blogger

If you’re passionate about something and feel like you could confidently share your experiences with the rest of the world, becoming a blogger could be the ideal job for you.

“All you need to do is find a blog that writes about what you’re interested in, whether it’s fishing or fitness or whatever you love the most, and contacts them asking if they have vacancies on their writing team” – says Timothy Major, a Career Adviser at Huffingtonpost.

Become a Freelance Writer

One of the more upcoming jobs out there is becoming a freelance writer. This is a very diverse job, and you could be writing about anything from website copy and blogs to product descriptions and press releases for businesses.

You can use freelancing websites, such as Freelancer or Upwork to find work and pay will vary depending on a company budget.

Become an Online Writer/ Editor

As you’ve probably realised, the internet is overflowing with content, but has it ever occurred that someone actually needs to sit down and write it all? Why not let that person be you, and get paid for it!

Using writing services such as Ukwritings and Australian Help, you can find jobs writing for blogs and websites, or editing content that people have already created!

Being a Virtual Assistant

Many businesses, especially small businesses, don’t have the time to manage every aspect of their business, such as answering customer emails and organising the day to day running of things, but you do.

So why not become a virtual assistant where you can do all this and more? Additionally, most VA jobs have very flexible hours, so you can work when you want!

Transcribing Audio

This is a job role where you’ll be given a video file, such as a job interview, or an audio file and all you need to do is simply write down the words or conversation accurately into a text format.

No prior experience is really necessary, but you must be able to format correctly and possess a keen eye for detail.

Become a Tutor

The fact that you’re in college probably means that you’ve got good grades and quite knowledgeable about certain academic subjects. Why not teach people that are after this information by becoming a paid tutor?

You can find students from around the world using sites like Big Assignments and Oxessays, and all you’ll need is your computer, webcam and microphone!

Customer Service Assistant

Have you ever logged onto a website, had a question and used the live chat service? Have you ever wondered who might be on the other end? Maybe it’s the guy in the room next to you!

Customer service assistants are very popular jobs as businesses want to give their customers the best experience. All you’ll need to do is answer questions and point customers in the right direction! You must be a good and fast writer for this one!

Write Some Resumes

All over the world, job seekers are trying to secure their dream jobs. However, they need a good resume to make a good first impression, something that’s easier said than done.

Many people will, in fact, pay to have their resumes written on their behalf, using writers found at websites such as Resumention and Elite Assignment Help.

Data Entry Personnel

Okay, this may be one of the more boring jobs out there, but it pays well, and you can be flexible with your hours. All you’ll need to do input data into a spreadsheet or online platform, and that’s it! You may be filling in contact information, organising reports or whatever the business at hand wants you to do! All you’ll need is your computer!


This is only scratching the surface when it comes to jobs that college students can do at home. Think about what you’re good at and what your passions are and really get creative. Just remember, if you can provide a service, there’s bound to be someone out there who’s willing to pay for it.

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To The Nursing Major

Is it all worth it?

"You're going to feel like quitting. You're going to struggle. You'll have days where you'll wonder, 'what's it all for?'

You'll have days when people attempt to break you down, or challenge your intelligence, skills, and right to be where you are. You'll have moments when you question your own abilities, and perhaps your sanity - but you'll rise.

You'll rise because your strength as a nurse is not determined by one grade, one shift or one job - it's an ongoing journey of learning, honor, humility and a chance to make even the smallest difference in the lives of your patients."

Don't ever give up on achieving your dreams to be a nurse. Keep pushing forward, no matter how hard it is. Nursing is not an easy major. You will have very little, if any, time to do anything other than study. But just think about how great it will feel to connect with a patient, pray with them, and even save his or her life.

This will make all of the late night studying, weekly breakdowns, countless cups of coffee, and tests so hard all you want to do is cry, worth it. To see a patient's face light up when you walk in his or her room will make your heart melt and you'll know you chose the right major.

The kind of nurse you will be isn't based on a test grade, it's based on your heart for the people you are caring for. You may have failed a class, but don't let that ruin you. Try again and keep pushing toward your goal. Don't allow others around you to drag you down and tell you that you aren't good enough to be a nurse.

Show them how strong you are and that you will never give up.

There will be days when all you want to do is quit, I know I question my major more than once a week; however, there is a patient out there that needs you and your caring heart. You can do this, have faith in yourself that you can move mountains.

I will say that you definitely must have a heart for nursing.

Personally, I want to be a Pediatric Oncologist and work at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Just the thought of those precious children going through the hardest part of their lives, keeps me going so that I can be there for them. I want to be a light to my patients and their families during a dark time. When I feel like giving up, I just think about how many lives I have the chance to touch and I keep on going.

So when you feel like giving up, just think about your future patients and how you can make a difference, even if its only for one person. I love the quote from Katie Davis that states, "I will not change the world, Jesus will do that. But I can change the world for one person. So I will keep loving, one person at a time."

Even though this quote is about foreign missions, I believe it fits the mold for nursing as well.

Nurses have the opportunity to change the world for people every day. Just remember that, smile, don't give up, and keep pushing toward your goal.

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Labor Unions Are Integral To Our Country, And They Need Our Help

Organized labor has been a staple of this country for generations, and its' decline is forever associated with various declines in our standard of living.


USW, UAW, Teamsters, AFSCME. Those may just sound like odd names to many, but to me and many American workers, they are the myriad labor unions that have been integral to our country and its' blue-collar population. They have helped in many ways to defend workers, give them good benefits plans, and to protect their salary and ability to work from corporations.

Now? They have been in decline for decades, and sit at just 10.7% of all workers according to U.S. government estimates. This is a remarkably low number for the United States' workforce and is also another sad part of the economic stagnation of the U.S. since union membership began to collapse.

It might seem a bit odd to believe that unions and income inequality would be linked: you would expect that, maybe as a gesture of goodwill, corporation executives might offer better benefits to retain talent.

This could not be further from the truth. Studies have indicated that unions have a positive effect from members to nonmembers.

In a study conducted measuring average household income from 1973-2015, researchers found that there was a robust correlation between income inequality and union decline. In fact, the study found that the wages of nonunion workers would have been 3-7% higher if union membership rates were noticeably higher.

This dramatic increase in income inequality can be attributed to multiple factors: increasing automation, workers being reduced to performing increasingly less-intricate tasks, outsourcing, college-degree preference and so on. However, as time has gone on and research has been conducted, unions have been shown to benefit society and counter income inequality via actions such as fighting for broader access to healthcare, which has been a key facet of income inequality.

Though unions are far weaker now than they have been historically, we have still seen their power: In Los Angeles, unions were able to help negotiate better pay and funding for school teachers. In West Virginia, unions were center-stage as the many teachers who wanted more money were granted by the governor.

As one can see, unions still have a part to play in our country and its' economy.

Unions remain integral to how we function. Without unions, many of the benefits, payment plans, and healthcare options would not exist. And that is why I am partial to unions: unions allowed for socioeconomic ascendancy, a better life for families, and a chance to live a good life despite not having the luxury of a college degree.

In a time where the world is saturated with degrees and not enough trade school workers, unions might just become essential yet again. I, for one, would welcome that. As a kid from Ohio, union workers are prevalent, and protecting them now and later is integral.

Support your local to rebuild the American dream.

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