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Quarantine has already affected many people and their employment. And students are no exception, as they often work in the retail or hospitality industry. Yet, there are ways to earn some extra cash even during the pandemic. Thanks to the internet, many services can be provided online and completely safe.
No one is surprised by the number of freelancers and remote workers anymore. Professionals can work as consultants, designers, architects and academic writers at services like EssayPro. But even if you are not a professional yet, there are opportunities for you. Here are some smart ways college students can earn money during the COVID-19 quarantine.
There are plenty of people that need help in many academic subjects. And you, as a college student, can help many school students out with trouble. You can ask family and friends for connections, or use existing tutoring services.
It’s great if you have any related experience. However, you can always start from scratch. And the best thing is that there are many tools to use in this process, starting from good old Skype and up to Zoom.
This applies to those, who like to create and DIY. It can be a handmade soap, card, picture or other types of craft. As long as it is original, there is a market for it. Take good pictures of the products and place them online. You can use Instagram or create a shop on Etsy.
This combines two opportunities – to get better at what you enjoy and earn some money.
If you have a level of expertise in some professional activity, you can look for tasks of freelance databases. It can be copywriting, graphic design, drawing, etc. Basically, anything you are good at and people can benefit from. If you enjoy writing and it is easy for you, you can look for copywriting jobs, there are always many offers. Here are some examples of freelance jobs:
- Graphic designer;
- Web developer;
- Video editor.
For those, who prefer working offline, delivery might be a good choice. First of all, they are now in high demand as people are isolating in their homes. It can be food or grocery delivery. It doesn’t require any specific training, and you’ll have an opportunity to be outside a lot, which is a luxury now.
People now shop online for everything and there are many job positions in this area. Companies like Walmart or Amazon are planning to hire thousands of new employees to fulfill this demand.
If you have a decent amount of followers, you can start a career as a social media manager. It takes some time to learn all the ins and outs, but if you are already good at getting likes and followers, this is a great opportunity. Some individuals as well as companies and brands turn to such services a lot. You can start by working for one person and develop your social media empire with time.
You’d be surprised how many people hate writing resumes. There are lots of those who don’t know how to do it right, too. After all, it is not always easy to promote yourself. That’s why resume writers are in demand at any time. Especially, since many people will have to look for a new job because of the quarantine.
This job doesn’t require any training or particular skills. All you need is to listen closely and type fast. Transcriptionists listen to audio files and type them down, everything you hear. People get paid per hour, so the faster you type, the better you earn.
It might not be the most exciting job, but one can earn some cash quite easily.
If you know a foreign language, you can try yourself at translation. You need to understand the basics of professional translation and be fluent in both languages (native and foreign). There are lots of orders with different documents and papers to be translated.
There are various choices, depending on skills and knowledge. Some jobs require specific knowledge, other ones don’t. But all of them are paid, which is great support during pandemic times. And the best part is that one can combine them to get bigger profits. And almost all of these jobs are performed online, so you can stay safe at home isolation.