Want to earn while you learn? Want to build your resume from the beginning? Then you must be searching for work from home jobs for students, right? Well, you are at the right place because I will tell you all about it from my own experience.
Believe me! I have been in your shoes. I know all about it. Our urge to do work from home increases more when our classmates are doing some job!
Isn’t it irritating when they brag about how cool their work life is?
But ignoring all that, I will say it is good that you start doing any work from home when you are a student.
Why you should start doing a job while you are a student?
No matter what subject you are studying, it is better you start doing some job. There are several kinds of work which you can do right from your home. I will list them down below for your reference.
The most important reason for doing a job while you are studying in college is to start building your resume. Especially if you are in a tech field, you must start working!
This will give you a lot of exposure to working life. You will get accustomed to the work-life.
At the same time, if you succeed in your work you can even continue doing it after you graduate from your course. However, some of the jobs that I will mention below may not be related to your field. But if you can get a job in the field of your choice, it is great!
Why you should do an Internship while you are in college?
Two reasons for doing Internships while you are in college:
- Looks great on your CV.
- You get to learn the work practically.
Ask any of your seniors who have started working. Rather ask your professors who are teaching you! Most of them will say that what you are learning will not even come of any use when you start working!
The theoretical knowledge is essential though! There will be times when you require that knowledge. But mostly what you will need is practical knowledge.
So, if you get the exposure to that practical knowledge when you are in college, then it’s good for you.
By the time you actually join a company, you will know much more than a person who hasn’t worked while studying.
So, if you are studying in college and still puzzled about internship, don’t think more and start applying!
You can start with Internshala! I will not tell any other names because I haven’t tried any of them for Internship.
Please, don’t fall into the trap of Job Consultancies. They are going to take money for giving you a job and high chances that you won’t even like the job. This happened with one of my cousins!
So, avoid any recruiter who is asking for money for providing training and stuff!
And don’t feel disheartened if you are getting rejected almost all the times. Recruiters are generally sceptical of hiring college students and freshers. However, there will be someone who would want someone like you. So, don’t lose hope and keep on applying for internships.
You will learn your strengths and weaknesses as many of the recruiters may tell you. But most of them won’t but I think you will understand very well when you go for the interviews.
That’s all for my gyan on Internships! Let’s move on to the 5 work from home jobs that you can do while you are studying.
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These are some of things that you may try out. Now I will tell you in details. So, get ready!
Are you in the IT field? If you are, then you start taking projects right from your college days. You will get paid per projects.
I will say go for the Upwork first!
I have seen many Indians using Upwork for their freelancing work. You can take up clients. But the catch is why clients will trust you? So, you need to be ready with a portfolio. Create a great portfolio and then start your work.
But let me tell you frankly, many of you won’t get a chance here. There are many professionals. Clients will simply ignore you as you are new. But who knows? You may get a client. So, don’t neglect this platform.
Don’t worry, I will tell you the alternative as well.
If you are not getting any good outcome out of these platforms go to Facebook jobs and try to find companies who are offering part-time or volunteering jobs.
Volunteering Jobs! No way! Right?
But one of my friends did that, and she learned a lot while she worked hard for no pay. She is pleased that at least learned a lot. Moreover, they are going to give you a certificate. You can flaunt that on your CV. So, chap, no worries!
If you succeed in getting a part time work from home job as a student! That’s just awesome.
But if you are not getting anything!
Simply ask your seniors who are working. They will try to do something for you. So, keep good relationships with your seniors.
2. Content Writer or Blogger
Good in writing? Do you know how to attract people to keep on reading your write-up? Then this job is suitable for you.
Students of English or any Language honours and Journalism! Read carefully. YOU NEED TO GET A CONTENT WRITER JOB WHILE YOU ARE STUDYING IN COLLEGE!
Yes! If you don’t get the practical exposure while you are in college, you will be in deep trouble. Try to get a content writing job even if it’s a volunteering gig!
Our professors who are in the field are quite frank with us. They told us in plain words – “When you guys will be in the industry, we won’t teach you instead we will trouble you!”
I am a Journalism and Media student. If you are also in the same field, I am frankly telling you this industry is vicious. No one will help you. So, buckle up and be brave.
So, you need to learn all about the writing styles and techniques right from the college days. And the best way to do that is to get a writing gig.
Create a great portfolio of all your best writing. Recruiters looking for content writer would ask for sample write ups! So, you need to be prepared with that. And if you are a slow writer, please increase your speed.
You need to type fast and accurate! Dedicate more time to editing.
And now, what if you can’t get a job as a content writer?
Start blog writing.
If you are on Linkedin, share your works on Linkedin. I used to share my work on Twitter through which I got an Interview. So, yes, use social media.
While you are working on your blog writing, you will learn a lot.
Blog writing is very different from essay or news writing. So, you need to learn that. Again, having your own blog website is great for your CV.
Yes, you can use it as your portfolio. So, start working on it from your college days.
If you feel that you have great writing skills then you can directly purchase your own hosting and domain and start working. This will be great.
However, you need to learn the SEO and a few digital marketing skills to actually earn through blogging! But yes, give it a try.
If you are planning to stay in this writing field. Also, try to do guest blogging! Many websites are in search of guest bloggers at all time. So, try to search them out as well.
3. Social Media Influencer
Influencer world is growing like anything. And I think it is will grow more. There will be a time when majority of the people will choose this as their full-time career. Although, yes, many people are already doing that.
It may look easy! But when you start doing it you will understand how difficult it is to gain followers and then get PR stuffs!
You will find most influencers working on Instagram and Youtube. On Instagram, you can rely on the PR stuff as your earning tool. But with Youtube, you are also eligible for Adsense. So, if you are good at anything and wish to show the world, then start working on it from now on.
But keep up with the algorithms and policies of all these platforms. You can’t risk losing your account when you have finally gained a lot of followers or subscribers. Also, make sure you are putting up great content.
When you start initially it will take some time. You must keep patience. I will say keep on it for at least two years to finally see some good results. But if people are interested in your content, your followers will grow quickly. So, yes, don’t lose hope if you are not getting followers in the beginning.
And the trick with Youtube is to provide unique stuff. So, don’t do the same thing others are doing. Go for something different. Be unique.
4. Selling products
Nowadays, there is a craze with selling products online. And why not? People are interested in buying almost everything online. So, yes, if you are into business you can start doing this.
Many of my friends and colleagues are doing this as their side business. And man, they do earn a lot. So, yeah, it’s a good work from home job for students. But what you will sell depends on you.
If you have naturally good marketing skills which many people have, then you are good to go. If you don’t then I will suggest you learn a thing or two about marketing and then start with your business.
Most of your work will be online. So, yes, you will have to use social media tools actively. Get the business accounts and get started.
At the same time, if you are good at making something like craft. decorative products, knitting work and more, you can sell them online as well. One of my friends sells knitting work on Instagram. You can check her account by clicking here.
So, yes, you can start doing this business as well. If you are good in cooking or baking. Start a tiffin business and tie up with any food delivery companies. That is also a great way to get started. But yes, you would need to learn a lot about digital marketing in order to get good results out of it.
5. Online or Offline Tutor
I know many of you have done tutoring jobs in the past. And if you haven’t please start doing it. You can do it offline if you have students near your house. If not, you can register online in various platforms. There are several online platforms which allow people to teach people online.
I have seen a good market for people who are teaching unique subjects or the subjects which are not in that much demand.
If you planning to teach online then make sure you are dedicating a few hours to it. Moreover, as you will be dealing with a student who is using an online platform, you will need to learn how to keep them attentive throughout the lesson.
Initially it will be difficult to get students on online platform. People are still skeptical about these platforms in India. But yes, you can start. If you are living in a metropolitan city, high chances you will get students.
But if you are living in suburban area, then go for offline tutoring.
There are several coaching centres which hire students like you. You can talk to them and get a job. But they won’t pay much. So, yeah! Don’t feel disheartened.
It’s a great thing if you can get a gig when you are in your college. But if you are not interested in any of these jobs or not getting any job anywhere, please participate in college activities. Participate in competitions and join clubs. You will be mentioning these as well in your CV. So, yes, do these things. So, why wait? Just get started. I wish you all the best.