Finding legit online jobs for college students can really be a challenge some times. There are so many people and websites out there that are complete scams and are just trying to make a buck or two off of you. So we thought we would make the best list out there available that is up to date and current. Some of these may be part-time college jobs where you may only make $100/mo and others may be more full-time college jobs depending on how much time you put into it.
Online Jobs for College Students to Make Extra Money
Sell Your Photos
If you take a lot of photos and some of them are pretty good then you can actually sell them to others who could use those photos. You won’t make a killing on this unless you have hundreds of amazing photos, but you can absolutely make a decent amount of chunk change depending on your photography skills.
Many sites need good photos for many different reasons. Some of them may be for a presentation they may need to make and a lot of them are from blogs like this one. Everyone likes to use a photo with just about every blog post they make. It’s illegal to use photos that you do not have the rights to. So that is why people pay good money for photos.
The best way to make money is by providing a variety of different kinds of photos like the following.
- Photos of animals
- Photos of objects ( pencil, iPad, iPhone, screw driver, etc)
- Photos of cities
- Photos of different work stations
- Photos of people
- Photos of anything travel related
- Close-up photos
- Photos of nature
One of the highest paying sites right now is actually an app. It’s called Foap. They sell every photo for $10 and you get half of that to yourself. So $5 overtime someone buys rights to that picture and you can sell it over and over again.
Here is a list of some other sites where you can get paid to sell your photos. They may not pay out no where near as much money, but it may be worth it in the long run to be a member of as many as possible.
- iStock Photo – iStock Photo offers 15% commission or 45% if you are an exclusive member.
- Alamy – They pay out pretty high here to at 60% commission
- Dreamstime – They payout at 25-50% for regular members and 60% exclusive members.
- Shutter stock – You can get anywhere from $.25-$28 depending on the image that sells.
- Can Stock Photo – These guys also payout well but I couldn’t find the exact number.
- 123RRF – The omission here is based on your membership level
- PhotoShelter – Another great site but I couldn’t find the payout.
- Fotolia – They payout 20-65% commission
- SmugMug – Another amazing site that pays well.
- StockExpert – I could not find the payout on this website either.
- BigStockPhoto – Same thing on this one.
- Fiverr – This site is often overlooked. You could sell the same photo over and over for $5.
Seeing as how you are in college I would say there is a 50/50 chance that you are good in certain areas of school work. If that is the case then online tutoring jobs may be for you. I would say you already know if teaching someone else is something you enjoy or not. If so this a great way to make some extra money. If not then you can either do it anyways and push through it to make some money, or you can move on to the next job opportunity we have listed below this one.
One of the best and quickest ways to get paid as a tutor is to ask around at your school. Do you know someone who may need tutored for a certain or exam they are going to be taken? Many people would easily be willing pay $20-$30/hr to have a tutor make sure they can score higher on those exams. If I were looking to go this route the very first thing I would do is post on Facebook and ask people to like and share your post. Then go to your local “Cityname BUY SELL TRADE” group and post there as well. You may be surprised how many hits you will get.
If you are looking to go the more professional route and work as an independent contractor online you can check out the following companies.
- Tutor.com – They require that you have passed your second year in college to tutor.
- Kaplan – If you excel in a certain area this could be a great place. You would have to score in the 90th percentile on the test that you would be applying to tutor for.
- Homework Tutoring – Another great site to tutor people.
- Udemy.com – This is a site that has really taken off. Create your own class to teach people and charge whatever you want for them to take it.
Easy Payday Revolution
It’s actually amazing how many people have no idea about this little jewel of a site. It one of the most comprehensive guides on how to make money with different easy online jobs around the web.
Have you ever wondered what exactly affiliate & incentivized marketing is? Have you seen just how much different sites and blogs are making with affiliate marketing? Do you know how to match up niches with just the right product to maximize your conversions? If not then this site will tell you all of that.
Do you know how to make fiverr a part-time job so you can make $200+/mo there? Do you know how to get your first buyers to boost your rankings on fiverr? Do you know which descriptions to use? Do you know which gigs sell the best and why? How can you make $20+ on each gig instead of $5? These are just some of the questions this site answers in there Fiverr section in their members area. Not only do they tell you the answers to all of those but they also let you download real products that you can sell on there yourself if you do not have the time to make your own.
Do you know how to sell on eBay? How to get your first ratings on eBay to show that you are legit? Do you know which wholesalers are the best? Did you know there are a few different wholesalers that no one ever tells most people about. You can also take this same method and do it on Amazon as well. This site tells you how to do all of that in their eBay section.
This site is a must to check out. It got me started off making money years ago and still to this day is doing the same. You can check them out at the link below.
Freelancing is a great job for college students. If you are a proficient writer you can make a ton of money writing articles for people. You may not know much about seo (search engine optimization), but there have been some huge updates in this niche that has made it to where bloggers need quality articles written for their blogs. The higher quality and the longer the article the more money you can make. In reality you do not have to be a super amazing writer, but the better you are the more potential money you can make.
You can charge on a per word basis or on per article basis. It just depends on what you and the person you are writing for prefers. There are many freelance sites out there where you can find people who are looking for articles and write for them. Here is a list small list to get you started.
You can also become a guest blogger on many sites that will actually pay you if your article gets approved. In fact many of these sites can pay upwards of over $50+ per article that you write. We will be creating a new post soon with a full list of over 100 sites that will pay in this price range, but for now here is a few that pay over $50+ for each article that gets approved.
Here is one thing to remember. These sites below are all high quality sites. However, they want and need as much traffic as they can get. So the more quality articles they can get the better. Which is why they will pay you for them. So they need the traffic just as much as you need the money you will get paid. So do not be afraid to pitch your ideas to these guys because they want the articles too. At the same time remember when you pitch to them that these are some of the top sites out there. It must be a quality article and your name will be with it. Make it the best and longest post you have ever created and you will get accepted.
- Make a Living Writing – $50 per guest post.
- The Penney Hoarder – This place pays $75/post and you also can make up to $800 more depending on how well your post does afterwards.
- TheKrazyCouponLady – $50 per guest post on savings type of posts.
- Listverse – $100 per article.
- Cracked – $100 per article
- A Fine parent – $100 for each article accepted.
- Funds for Writers – $50/each
- The Write Life – Pays out $35 per article.
- Top Tenz – $50 each.
- IncomeDiary – This site will let you name your pice is the article is good enough.
This is another option for you as a college kid. Believe it or not. There are many businesses out there who would love to hire you as a virtual assistant. The fact is many people who have online businesses actually have multiple businesses and hardly have time to run blog let a lone two or three. So if you could find someone who needs help running a blog you could be in there.
Depending on who you work for you could make anywhere from minimum wage clear up to $20+/hr helping people get blog posts written, posted, etc. You may go to some local businesses and even see if they have a blog on their website. If not then maybe you can pitch it to them. Tell them you could set it up for them and even post new articles for them on a weekly basis. Come up with a schedule and how much you would charge. Make sure to let them know the importance of a blog and fresh content and how much extra traffic it will bring to their website. Now just image if you were charging this person $200/mo for this service. Then imagine if you had 10 of those kinds of clients. Now you are at $2,000/mo.
As you can see the potential here is great in your local market alone. You can also find these kinds of clients online as well from people you don’t know and are not local. There are also many others type of virtual assistant jobs too. That was just one example of what I would do if it were me. If you want to see more ideas and sites where you can find jobs like this you can click this link to read our virtual assistant jobs post.
There are many companies out there who need people who can type well. This could be anything from filling in captchas to listening to audio and video clips and then translating those into words. However, you must be an avid typer of at least around 40+ words a minute.
This is not the type of job where you can make anywhere near a full time income. However, if you are a fast typer then this may not be a bad option to add a few more dollars to your bank account each month. I am not going to go into extreme detail with this one on this post because we have already covered it. Click on the following link to see our article on The Top Data Entry Jobs and How to Get Them.
This is a great list that we have created here. It is very current and up to date of course. If you want to you can check out the full list of work at home jobs here.