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If you are in college, you may be looking for additional ways to make money. If you already have a full course load or you are working and attending classes, you may not have the time to go out and work in a brick and mortar store. If you need to make some additional money, but you have no time to work in a retail position, consider the following online jobs.
1. Customer Service
Many companies need customer service representatives to take calls for their company. Not only do they need people to take the calls, they need people available at all hours of the day and night.
You can find many online customer service positions that allow you to chat, email, and talk to customers. Your schedule may vary, but you can easily center your work schedule around your class schedule.
In addition, many top companies including U-Haul, Amazon, and even the Home Shopping Network utilize people to work online and from home.
2. Education and Training
In addition to customer service, if you have a knack for providing thorough instructions and you are able to teach others, then you can make extra money working online and teaching people.
For example, if you are great at math, you can use your skills to teach other students online how to do math problems. In addition, many people want to learn English and are always looking for an instructor to teach them. You can really hone in on your skills and use them to your advantage.
If you enjoy writing, then you could start a blog talking about almost anything. If you have a strong social media following already, you could blog about your journey through college or, if you are an expert in an area, you can use your expertise to help fuel your blog.
Many bloggers make a nice living and you can make a side income by monetizing your blog through pay-per-click ads and selling ad space. You will find that the more readers and followers you have, the easier it is to make money.
It is important to keep in mind that you will need to spend some time advertising your blog to get readers. You cannot expect to have a large following overnight.
4. Sell Your Stuff Online
If you have a lot of items that you do not want or need, then you can offer them for sale online. Many of the things that you have are things that others are looking for and you may catch a pretty penny for them.
For example, you can sell your old college textbooks online, jewelry you no longer want, and even home décor items that you have grown out of. You will find that selling items online is quite lucrative and you can easily make some extra cash quickly.
5. Take Surveys
While you may be a bit hesitant on this one, there are many legitimate companies that offer you the chance to take surveys and earn cash or points that can be converted into cash. One example is Swagbucks. This company pays you in points to take surveys. Once you reach a certain number in points, you can use the points to purchase gift cards to a variety of businesses.
While you may not make a ton of money taking online surveys, just a couple minutes a day and net you 50 bucks or more per month.
Making money online is not difficult and can be done in many different ways. If you are crafty, use it to your advantage. If you love to cook, make some treats and sell them. Working online is a great way for you to make some additional money while you are in college and it pays off to try since coming across a job can be difficult in the first place.
One thing to keep in mind though is that as you search for companies and opportunities, make sure they are legit and you are not falling for a scam. There are plenty of legitimate opportunities, but there are triple the amount of scams out there so protect yourself and your information.
Author: Jeff Gitlen