10 Ways Students can make Extra Money Online

Ways Students can make Extra Money Online

It is all too known that students live hectic life. Be it academic pressure or paying off student loans, keeping up with hostel expenses, a little extra money can go a long way. There are ways to make money, online and offline which most students are unaware of. Online jobs can help students earn a little extra on the side without going out of the way. Multiple opportunities are available such as data entry jobs, freelancing, online tutoring, beta testing for apps and websites, etc. One such place where students can become freelance writers and avail themselves of writing services is a website named Peachy Essay. This article focuses on easy online jobs that students can do.


Every other student has something extra to offer other than their grades. The magic of freelancing is that someone always needs something done and the opportunities are unlimited. Websites like Fivver and Upwork are examples of freelancing websites that are open to everyone alike. There are hundreds of niches available to sign up. You can offer your services for whatever you’re good at. Graphic designing, content writing, business planning, video animation, and logo designs are some of the most popular niches. These jobs don’t require much time and can be done along with your studying schedule easily and they pay well. Plus the more you work and build your profile, the more work comes and you can earn a handsome amount of money from the comfort of your home.

Online tutoring

If you are good at teaching and have people skills, a super-easy online job to do is tutoring. You can find websites that can enroll you as tutors for your favored subject or just ask your classmates or juniors to broadcast your tutoring services among their friends and family. This is the simplest way to earn money without any monetary investments on your part. You only need a fast internet connection and a laptop or a smartphone. Various virtual teaching platforms offer jobs as online tutors such as Coursera or Udemy or tutor.com and they pay quite well for your services. 

Data entry Jobs

Usually done part-time, data entry jobs only require you to have good excel and Microsoft tool skills. Many websites are available on the internet that offers this opportunity. You can earn a decent amount without investing a lot of time or money. However, before you apply to any data entry jobs, remember to check the credibility of the website you’re registering with to make sure it’s legit.

Beta testing for apps and websites

Whenever a new app or website is launched it goes through a period of beta testing where companies and developers hire people who can use the app or website and help find any bugs or problems. All you need to do this job is a working smartphone (updated Android or iOS possibly) or a laptop. You can apply to be a beta tester easily and report back on the features or problems of the app or website you’re testing. You only need some knowledge of what app you’re using and nothing else. Websites like BetaTesting, TryMyUI, or tester works offer these jobs and are easily accessible.

Just avoid any scams or hidden terms or conditions by going through the website thoroughly.

Review apps and websites

UserTesting- a new platform that allows an easy way to make money for students. All you need to do is review an app or a website by going through it and answering a few questions about it (user-friendliness, access to important information, etc) and earn up to 10 dollars per app or website. It takes 20 minutes and is a no-stress way to start earning money.

Sell your course notes

If you’re good at taking lecture notes and find other students always asking to borrow your notes, why not earn a bit of money through that? Sites like Stuvia and NexusNotes allow you to upload your course notes online and you will get paid when students download your notes. The site will handle all the promotion and selling.

Become a proofreader

You’re already checking grammatical and punctuation errors in your every day assignments so this is an even better way to cash this task. Becoming an online proofreader is super simple. Just sign up to become one and you can start earning money fairly quick. If you need to bump up your proofreading skills, there are many websites available that offer free proofreading courses.

Social media manager

Being a student in college, you already spend hundreds of hours on social media which makes it easier to get paid doing something you like.  Almost every business in the world uses social media to promote itself. These businesses hire social media managers themselves who become their online voices. All you need is a bit of creativity to help them grow their business by curating interesting content and managing all online interactions. Start by offering your services to the businesses you frequently visit such as your local coffee house or yoga studios.

Take online surveys

One of the easiest ways to make money online is by taking online surveys. Many legitimate websites offer these jobs and if you fit in the demographic of the survey, you can sign up and earn money. Most of these surveys have very common demographics which is why it is easy to apply to all of them.

Sell Essays and assignments

There are several websites where students go for essays and assignments. You can help those students out by writing their essays and getting paid for them. It is a part-time job and easily manageable as being a student yourself, writing essays and assignments is not unfamiliar. You can sign up on websites and make up your profile. You can also earn a good reputation for being good at a certain subject or meeting deadlines or simply just being professional. This job pays well and is very easy.

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