College tuition can be very expensive to pay for and unfortunately most students don’t have enough saved to pay for everything. All throughout the world, it is a known fact that the cost of living is high and parents work extremely hard to support the family’s expenses. Hence, it would be great (and many college students have this opinion) to work while studying so that students can support their daily expenses for themselves instead of depending on their parents.
One of the drawbacks of being a college student and having to work is the fact that it is difficult to physically be present at an office and clock some hours to earn those bucks. The best way college-going students can earn some money is by committing to online jobs or businesses.
In this day and age, with the advent of technology and internet, almost anyone can start an online business and venture into money-making without having to go to an office. This does not require technical knowledge about things like programming, nor do you need a vast knowledge about marketing strategies. It is process which one learns about over time.
By committing to an online job, you can be your own boss in many ways: You can set your own schedule, work from anywhere and everywhere, you are not pressured to stick to any deadlines, you are not answerable or accountable to anyone else but yourself and most importantly, you can work at a pace that is comfortable for you which is mostly dependent on how fast you want your business to grow over time.
So, let’s dive in to some of the best ideas on how you can earn some bucks to pay for your college tuition!
#1: ONLINE TUTORING
Many online tutoring positions require teaching certification and the experience of working in a classroom, some positions only ask for a degree and a reasonable amount of knowledge of the subject that you would teach, and a few do not even ask for a college degree as a prerequisite. There are many types of requirements.
Using the internet to teach students alleviates many daily-life stress factors and makes your life so much easier. Conducting online tutoring offers a comfortable and flexible work environment (the schedule can be designed yourself, as a tutor), the pay also varies with different but can be profitable. However, in order to be able to attract students, you need to set up a convincing tutor profile to “sell yourself”.
Be specific as to what kind of a teacher you are: your teaching strategies, the subjects you specialize in, the approach you have with slow-learners and fast-learners, the kind of efforts that you will take to push your students to jump several grades up in their academics, about how you will motivate your students and what you would do to ensure they do not give up, etc. It is important to show your sincerity and earn your students’ trust!
If you happen to be passionate about something very particular (ex. Travelling, food, reading, etc.) and you have a knack for expressing your experiences and feelings very well through words, then build your career as a blogger! There are no restrictions to this profession; so, run wild and explore!
A common way bloggers make money is through placing ads on their site. Online ads are sold by utilizing basic pricing models. The most popular ones are CPM and CPC, which are cost per “mille”/1000 impressions and cost per click, respectively. CPM is mostly used for creating awareness and brand engagement and on the other hand, CPA is used for website conversion or acts as retargeting ad.
Read other bloggers’ work to gain some inspiration and understand a little bit more about the ways of working so that you will have some ideas.
#3: RETAILER (E-COMMERCE)
E-commerce is all about the buying and selling of products and/or services through the internet. This business takes time to grow and most importantly, you have to build trust with your customers in order to ensure that your business grows and for you to reap the profit you dream of. It is essential for you to be responsible, accountable and loyal to your customers to ensure that the business flourishes over time. Your genuinity is the key factor that will herald great success in this business for sure.
IN A NUTSHELL, making money online is a great way to concentrate on your college work and earn the money to support the college tuition expenses. However, you need to understand that online income takes time to grow and nothing happens overnight. Be committed if you choose to dive into it. Work hard, because the world does not owe anything to you.
|Robert Wilson was born and raised in Malaysia. He is working as a tutor and a part time blogger for ChampionTutor – An online platform to find best home tutors. He’s hardworking, competent and trustworthy. His role within the company is to manage a team of tutors. In his spare time, he loves to read, write and watch movies.|