How to freelance as a college student
College life is the best phase in life to learn, have fun. College students have petty expenditures and look to their parents for support. Every student likes to have additional money in his pocket without disturbing his college timings and curriculum. Working part-time or full-time is not feasible for most of the students(unless they are distance learners). The answer to the problem is freelance work. You can do freelance work at your own pace and set time which is convenient for you. Apart from making money, you will gain experience which you can showcase in your resume, making your profile attractive to your prospective employers. Here are some freelance jobs that will fetch money and improve your skills
General Computer skills:
There are many elders who are no computer savvy but would like to get their job done on computers. You can help them by working on excel, PowerPoint or even one word and charge for your services.
If you are an art lover and can draw well or paint well, then logo designing could be an option for you. You can animate emotions and sell to people. You could even design greeting cards on various occasions and make the day special.
If you have some experience with the camera, then you could shoot with a camera or a video camera to capture special moments.
If you have a passion for cooking, you could teach at your place or alternatively shoot while cooking and port them n YouTube. You can have different segments of customers as your viewers. For example – cupcakes for children, quick bites for working-class, healthy low-calorie food for elders, different cuisines from various states and countries, vegan diet and the list is endless.
Is your interpersonal skills are good, you could be a part of the event planning team. You can coordinate the various activities in an event.
Web design skills:
You could design websites for your friends, relatives and known persons to post their stuff. You don’t have to be an exemplary programmer. Just use the Thomas’s personal website guide, read some documentations and get started with web site designing.
Pet-sit / Baby- Sit:
You can take care of pets on an hourly basis and charge for your services. You could even do baby-sitting and charge for your services. Both the jobs need a lot of patience.
There are many online jobs you can take up as a freelancer.
You can teach your favourite subject to your juniors and to those who need help. There are many online platforms where you can post. Some sites that you can look into:
Content or blog writer:
If you have a flair for writing, you can write blogs of various niches and subjects. There are many digital marketers who are in need of freelance blog/content writers. Some freelance content writing sites:
You can also find best blogging jobs on ProBlogger.net
Sell stuff online:
You can think creatively and sell stuff online. For example, the ecofriendly Ganesha can be created at home with simple raw materials and other puja needs can be sold online. In the same way, there are many small needs which can be sold online for every festival.
You can edit pictures, images, videos and help to form a good story board.
There are many who need a good voice to their video. You can look for voice over jobs to support the video creators.
The speech-to-text analysis requires people who can convert the audio clips written in the form of text. This is also a good freelance job that you can look.
Social Media specialists:
There are many companies who need promotions on social media. So, if you are a person with food following on social media and you can promote the products, you can easily make your pocket money.
If You have a flair for languages, you can take up translation work. You can translate from one language to another language without the essence being lost. These jobs are available online and you can choose your pace and time to work.
Virtual assistant job:
You can do office assistance or work as an assistant to executive even online. You have to manage schedules.
Data Entry jobs:
If your keyboard skills are fast and your typing speed is good, you can take up data entry jobs.
So, students, you don’t have to wait till you complete your entire education and then lookout for a job. You can do freelance jobs and earn while you learn. The freelance mode will not disturb your education. You will be learning new skills and imparting your knowledge to others. You will upskill and make yourself a job-ready after the completion of education. Alternatively, you will also be building a parallel career for yourself.