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.
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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!

Conclusion

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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11 Best #GIRLBOSS Quotes For Your Instagram Caption

All you need is WiFi and a dream.
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If you’re anything like me, you think about Instagram captions more than the average human being.

It’s not because I’m afraid of sounding stupid, it’s because I want to project the best possible version of myself. I want someone to be scrolling through their feed, stop on my picture, read the caption and think, “Wow, that really inspired me to live my day with purpose and intention.” I want every girl to believe that she can be a #GIRLBOSS because without belief, we have nothing.

As silly as it sounds, I’m here to tell you that belief starts with your Instagram captions.

1. "Be that girl who wakes up with purpose and intent."

You know who she is. BE HER.

Perfect for: any pictures of yourself that you absolutely adore

2. "Raise your standards and the Universe will meet you there."

You are not the type of girl who settles. Keep not settling.

Perfect for: when you're raising your champagne glasses with your BFF's

3. "All you need is WiFi and a dream."

...and maybe an iced vanilla latte.

Perfect for: any photos that involve your laptop

4. "Empowered women empower women."

'Nuff said.

Perfect for: best friend pics

5. "Be grateful for what you have while you pursue what you want."

People think they need a DSLR camera to start a YouTube channel but all you really need is your iPhone. Just start with what you've got and the rest will follow.

Perfect for: simplistic shots in hipster coffee shops

6. "My goal is to create a life I don't need a vacation from."

You've gotta do what you love, right?

Perfect for: aesthetically pleasing desk photos

7. "If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got."

This one will have your followers reading it twice just to make sure they understand the meaning behind it.

Perfect for: pretty much any photo

8. "You've got to trust the process."

Trusting the process is one of the hardest things, but you've got to do it.

Perfect for: any progress pics

9. "If you are serious about changing your life, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse."

Quit making excuses!!

Perfect for: that time you accomplished something really amazing and everyone was jealous of you

10. "I'm too creative to have a 9 to 5."

The cubicle life isn't for me.

Perfect for: anytime you are expressing your true self

11. "Go after dreams, not people."

Don't ever go after people!!

Perfect for: ideas that are scribbled in cute notebooks with motivational phrases

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You'll Find More Than Food At Your Local Farmers Market, You'll Make Some Of Your Best Memories, Too

It's not just for some overpriced tomatoes.

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Back in my hometown, I had a reputation among friends of always going for the smaller brand. They teased (much to my happiness, actually) me about being "all natural," or always "organic." They knew that sometimes waking up at noon after a Friday night sleepover, I would probably have been gone for a couple hours already.

It was because Saturdays are when the farmers markets are held.

Living in Nashville, Tennessee, I have the perfect balance of urban and rural life, not to mention an amazing music scene. Off the top of my head, I could name five or six weekly markets all around where I live, yet my favorite remains to be the smaller Franklin Farmers Market.

Franklin itself might be the most beautiful little town in the south, not to mention the country. It's filled with history, incredible food, adorable boutiques, and surrounded by some of the most gorgeous pieces of farmland you'll ever stumble upon.

But at the heart of this little land of history, underneath the roof of a revived, rustic factory, little booths begin to pop up in the barely-risen sunlight. Farmers, artisans, and people with passions come from counties all over hours before dawn every week, just to share what they have sown: a woman with a beautiful little lavender farm, a smiling man who may have stumbled upon the best cheese recipe ever created, an Amish family with the best chocolate milk in the whole world and dozens of others.

I make a day out of it with whoever I can drag out of bed on a Saturday morning, that person usually being my mother. It only takes 20 minutes or so to walk past every booth, if you're going at a slow pace. But it takes my mom and me around an hour to go all the way around. Each vendor knows me by my face after going for as long as I have and I make a point to talk to each and every one of my favorite booths, and every new one I see popping up on the scene.

There have been a few special booths that have caught my attention recently. One of the biggest booths, a man who builds frames and creates beautiful artwork on display in a trailer, had two little tiny tables set up beside it. The man was going on with his business as usual and I stepped toward the little children tables and peered down at what they had on display.

I saw little tiny blankets and pillows sewn roughly into shapes and buckets of "organic slime" with all sorts of different scents. The little girl behind the table immediately had me sold as soon as she started talking. She had made "dolly blankets and pillows" that your dolls were sure to love. The little boy went off about his awesome cool sticky slime, and some even had little beads in it for texture!

They were so excited, and my mom and I could not stop smiling. The man, who I learned was their father, walked over and started talking to us. They had been so excited by what their dad did that they wanted to sell what they loved to make too so that they could make themselves happy while they made other people happy, "just like Dad!".

When the two were distracted, the man thanked us for listening so kindly to them, and to assure us that we shouldn't feel obligated to buy their products. My mother and I could not stop beaming and bought one set of dolly bedding and one bucket of slime. The children weren't as excited about receiving the money as they were that they saw us walking away with their little works of art and love, the labels on them scribbled in crayon.

There was another elderly couple there who had the most beautiful wooden carvings and stunning plants who I have talked to for a collective amount of hours the past year. They told me they woke up at 4 a.m. every Saturday to drive here from their town three counties over. They had the kindest souls I've ever met and have offered me a couple of internships. They told me that they couldn't afford to pay me in money, but could give me any of the plants I desired. They were both highly educated, and experts in multiple fields and any knowledge they could have taught me would have been priceless, and had I not been headed to college this year, I would have taken them up on their offer.

The honey couple. The Air-Force veteran and his wife, who sell their fantastic honey and bee pollen.

The mother of four who has children at my high school, who makes homemade salves, tea, and tinctures that have spared me from sickness and soreness too many times to count. Who beamed when I knew what Calendula flower was.

The goat cheese lady.

The fresh-pasta people.

The bone-broth man.

The woman who makes jewelry out of old guitar strings.

The man who makes soap.

The custom sign making man.

Every time I see these people and everyone else at the farmers market, there is nothing but joy on all of our faces.

My mother and I probably spend an outrageous amount of money for the gifts we buy there for what we could find at Publix or on Amazon, but we do not regret it one bit. Nine dollars for a huge loaf of bread that I could find for two at Costco? A lot of people would scoff at that. But why it is so much better is that I am not spending nine dollars for just a loaf of bread. That money is going back to the passion that brought that baker, that farmer or that stay-at-home mom to the market in the first place. That money is going to the rainy day fund of the older couple that is saving for the expensive plane tickets back to their hometown for their 50th high school reunion.

That money isn't paying for some CEO's fourth vacation home. It's paying for a daughter to go to dance lessons. It's paying for that little boy's boy scout trip. It's giving back to the community that I love to see every Saturday morning. It's giving more, for happiness above everything.

Go to your local farmers market, open your eyes and your hearts, and feel, not just see, what I mean.

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