Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Online Jobs For Working Students

Working during your studies is a great way to build contacts and get some income while you are at it.

Besides, having an extra side job is the perfect way to help pay for books, new clothes, and the occasional night out. The following online jobs for college students are wonderful ways to make money, from home or between classes.

Become an online tutor

Becoming an online tutor is very ideal for students. Not only do you get paid to teach others, most of the time you have a choice to pick which subject you want to teach. This means if you focus on tutoring a subject you’re also learning, you essentially get paid to review your lessons. A big advantage of doing this gig as a student is that you still remember these concepts and get to practice them every time you tutor someone, which is a great way to prepare for the GRE exam. Speaking of, there are tons of tips on My GRE Exam Preparation to help you out in this.

Write articles for some extra cash

There are a million websites online. Some of these websites need a lot of articles for content. That’s where you come in. From fashion, health, music, finance and more, there’s an article waiting to be written by you. What’s good about this online job is that you usually get paid per article instead of per hour. Fast writers can rack up more and more articles. Another good thing is being paid to write about your interests. In the event that you need to write something you’re unfamiliar with, it’s a good way to hone your research skills and learn something different.

Watch videos, type, and get paid

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“Well, those sound okay but that needs so much thinking! Is there a way to get paid online without having to think so much?”

Yes, yes there is.

What if I told you there’s a way to get paid online by watching videos or listening to audio? Online transcription jobs are just that. You watch/listen to a clip and you type down exactly what you hear. You usually get paid per minute you’re able to transcribe. You might even get the chance to transcribe the videos of your favorite Youtuber or influencer. 

Where do I find these jobs?

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Short answer: Google. Long answer: There are tons of places to look for online jobs for working students. Aside from Google you can look at freelancing sites such as Upwork or Fiverr, go directly to sites like Rev or Onrec to look for available jobs, or go social media. Surprisingly, there are a ton of opportunities in social media groups on Facebook or LinkedIn. You just have to start looking.


Finding an online job is a great way to earn extra income and pocket money as a student. And it’s not even that hard -- you’re just a quick Google search away. You don’t need a degree or even high grades. All you need is already in you: time, energy, and hard work.