Online Jobs for Students

  • January 2014
  • Posted By JohnnyG

Going back to college and getting a better education is getting more popular. High school students are starting to realize that they need more education in order to land that great job, or career. Many adults are finding that the education they have is not enough anymore, and if they want to stay competitive, get that promotion, or even land a better career, they need more education. Others are going back to school simply because they didn’t do too well the first time around, and want to prove to themselves that they can graduate or get a better education.

No matter what the reason, students want to offset the cost of education. Even though they may have a job, it may not be enough to support going to college, paying bills, and just living. Many people are turning to online education because it’s cheaper than a regular campuses. There are just as many classes offered, you can take classes when and where you want, even in the middle of the night, on weekends, holidays. You can study on the go, when you are at a internet cafe, the mall, or a park.

If you are looking to make more money while you are going to school, why not take the online school craze a step further. Now you can find a lot of different online jobs for students. Some of these are writing jobs, data entry, billing and transcriptions, even real paying surveys. Just like taking online courses, you can work when you want, where you want. You can accept as much or as little work as you want, and work around your college and regular work schedule.

Because there are so many online scams these days, here are a few tips. Never pay to be hired by an online company. You wouldn’t pay an employer to hire you at a regular job, don’t do it online. Avoid ‘list’ companies that make you pay for a list of job openings. These lists are often out of date, and you can find these job opportunities on your own for free. If you decide to use surveys to make extra money, avoid companies that say you can make hundreds of dollars a day online. For one, many of these surveys have a low payout, just a cents to a couple of dollars, and in order to get paid for a survey you have to complete the survey. You have to find surveys that pay the most, on a consistent basis. One site just isn’t going to be enough, you should be filling out surveys on at least five different sites. Here is a website that can help you get started, and get a few ideas about what kinds of online jobs are available for college students .

There are also some other things to take into consideration when you are thinking about getting an online job. These jobs require a lot of typing and data entry. Are you up to snuff when it comes to typing? How many words can you type? Can you type without looking at the keyboard? When it comes to using a keyboard, can you use both hands, or do you hen peck at the keys? If you are going to earn a living, it is important that you are able to type information quickly.

You can find out how fast you are by taking a data entry test online. There is a website that will test your skills, and even offer short classes, for free, that can help you improve these skills. If you are interested, go to They offer different kinds of tests. There is the regular data entry test, speed typing, and 10 key testing. You can also go to their different learning areas to improve your skills, making the most of your online earnings. They even have a page that offers different kinds of online jobs that are available.


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