Studying Remotely
Online classes and distance learning are in full bloom during times of social distancing, and many believe that online work is the next big thing like our team at growing eLearning platform SeekaHost University.

That’s why everyone, but especially students, have a huge opportunity to generate an income online while being at home during school and university closures.

Therefore, you should check this eclectic list of online jobs that can help people like you strengthen their bank balance on the side.

1. Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistant (VA) jobs can be a good fit for students with strong communication and organizational skills. You can work for people/freelancers and businesses as a VA even if you don’t have a formal administrative degree or a lot of high-profile experience, earning around $10 per hour initially.

Being a VA means that you will learn job and digital skills like data entry, social media management, research, and website maintenance. You can work for single or multiple clients depending on your schedule and the amount of time you wish to offer and how much money you aim to earn.

2. Freelance Content Creator/Copywriter

Freelance writing is a fun and creative online job if you have a passion for writing. Online freelancing requires a computer with a stable internet connection. If you can effectively search the internet and interesting topics and are a word wizard, you’re most likely to be hired as a freelance content creator just like myself and I share my copywriting work on my blog.

Freelance copywriters are usually paid per word, or article and can earn hundreds per piece once established. You can use your sharp analytical and research skills to compile and write different types of content like blog articles or eBooks on various topics. The beauty of this online job is that you can even combine it with the academic writing you already do while studying. By shaping your writing skills through writing articles, blog posts, and copies for web pages you can become a professional and highly paid writer over time.

3. Blogger

Blogging is a great way to turn your favorite hobby into money by writing content about it. You can blog about hobbies, academic or non-academic, and fun topics and once you start to gain some web traffic, monetize your blog through ad placements, guest posting, etc. and some bloggers earn thousands per month.

Blogging about your favorite hobby seems effortless and popular quality posts make a lot of money online regularly. With free website templates and builders, it has become super easy to create blog posts too. Also, in the long run, a company or client may find you via your blog and hire you to write for their blogs or ad copy.

4. Data Entry

Data entry is a simple job that is best suited for people with basic computer skills. Typically, all you need for data entry work is attention to detail and a good knowledge of computer applications. It also gives you the flexibility to choose the daily or weekly volume of data that you want to handle alongside your studies while you can start to earn anything from $8 per hour.

Usually, data entry work is offered as a part-time job and may require the use of specific software for complex data handling. Data entry is a great steppingstone if you’re looking to become a full-time data entry analyst or data researcher.

5. Website Tester

Many website owners need people like you to test their websites and give feedback on your user experience. Some website testing jobs may require you to have a microphone and a webcam along with a computer.

The test usually takes about 10-20 minutes and could pay you from $10-$20 per test based on the type of job. This online job opens the doors for you to a full-fledged role in a UX testing team.

6. Online Tutor

In 2020, we noticed a spike in online tutoring websites for both academic and non-academic subjects. Online teaching is the future and it is here to stay. EdTech and online learning platforms are growing in popularity and they are looking for confident and capable students like you to deliver online lectures that teach valuable skills and knowledge.

Some online learning platforms let you teach new hobbies to your students if academic teaching is not your forte. All you need is a high-speed internet connection and a Skype (or similar) account to become an online tutor or a YouTube channel to gain traction.

7. Micro Jobs

By offering small services to businesses and clients on a micro gig website, you can meet your expenditures. Join a micro gig site to showcase your skills, post jobs that you can do, and sell your services for a fixed amount.

Since you work on multiple jobs like editing articles, designing websites, social media marketing, etc. you learn a lot in no time. Skills gained from micro-jobs are appreciated by interviewers and having it on your resume is the new ‘gold standard’.

Get Started Today

You may find it a bit difficult to identify the right platform and the desired job, but don’t give up just yet. Fire up your laptop, and start putting yourself out there via multiple job websites. You may not land your first job immediately, but with quality time spent, you can easily have a stable online income to meet your goals even after graduating.

Manuela Willbold
Blogger and Educator by Passion | Contributor to many Business Blogs in the United Kingdom | Fascinated to Write Blogs in News & Education I have completed a journalism summer course at the London School of Journalism and manage various blogs.