6 Online Jobs for University Students to Earn Extra Money

6 Online Jobs for University Students to Earn Extra Money

6 Online Jobs for University Students to Earn Extra Money  

Keeping up with your finances as a student has always been a stressful task. But luckily, there are some ways to support yourself financially rather than sticking entirely to a stringent budget. And yes, we are talking about taking up an online job!

There are many benefits of doing an online job: it is usually flexible, saves your precious time commuting to the place, and you can work from the comfort of your homes or even your university libraries. For that, you only need a laptop or a computer with a good internet connection, a bank account, and a pen and notebook (optional). Voila! You are all set.

So all the skills you have gained until now, it is time to put them into great use and earn some extra pocket money to savour your university life. Check out these six online jobs to get started right away!

Virtual Assistant

If you have good communication and organisational skills and are internet savvy, you can definitely work as a virtual assistant.

A virtual assistant provides administrative, technical, or creative services remotely to small businesses, bloggers, busy executives, or even typical brick-and-mortar businesses looking for some assistance with some virtual tasks.

Some of your tasks as a virtual assistant for your client may include:

  • Scheduling appointments
  • Making phone calls
  • Preparing travel arrangements
  • Managing email accounts, etc.


If you possess a flair for writing great content or are studying an essay subject such as English Literature, then making money by creating high quality and relevant content can be a profitable venture for you while honing your skills.

Writing is quite a popular online job option amongst university students, and if you enjoy it, you can make a great career in it. So while sitting inside your student housing in London or student studios in Birmingham, consider the following ways mentioned below on how you can offer your services as a writer:

  • Work as a freelance writer by offering your content services to businesses or individuals. For that purpose, create a portfolio of your writing work and register yourself on various freelance portals.

  • Take up a remote content writing job, or if you are a complete fresher, you can start with an internship to gain knowledge and experience.

  • If you are a journalism student, you can write articles and pitch them to various media outlets.


If you are bilingual or are currently a language student, you can use your expertise to earn money by working as a translator.

Many companies are looking for professionals to translate various documents, websites, academic essays, books, audio files, brochures, etc. You can join a translation agency or look for freelance work on sites like Fiverr, People Per Hour, etc.

Online Survey Taker

Yes, you can make money while taking surveys online. Some companies are ready to pay you money for your valuable opinions to improve their products or services.

While it might not be the best paying option than the other jobs listed in this article, it is undoubtedly the easiest one to earn money, especially when you have no work experience as it requires less effort and time.

So while chilling inside your accommodation near Sheffield Hallam Uni or waiting for a lecture to start in your classroom at Oxford University, you can utilise your time well by taking these online surveys. You can get started at sites like Prolific, Survey Junkie, and Swagbucks.

Online Tutor

Are you an academic achiever, or have you gained adequate knowledge on a particular subject? If yes, you are eligible to work as an online tutor to make money by helping struggling students, such as your university peers or high school students.

Working as an online tutor is both good for your resume and your skills to get enhanced further. When a recruiter sees the online tutoring experience in your resume, it makes a strong impression that you possess good communication and leadership skills besides being an expert in the subject.

If you have doubts or are quite intimidated about being an online tutor, you can take online courses to understand the fundamentals and strategies to teach effectively. Moreover, after gaining good experience, you can even make your own course videos and sell them on various online learning platforms.

Graphic Designer

If you are studying visual communication or have experience with some graphic design software, it is plausible for you to monetise your skills by providing freelance graphic designing services to clients. It is recommended to make a good portfolio before you start pitching your services to potential customers.

Some of your responsibilities as a graphic designer may include :

  • Retouching photos
  • Preparing visuals for presentations
  • Creating logos, covers, websites, adverts, etc.



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Writer: Harshita Anand is a postgraduate in English Journalism and a graduate in Hotel Management. She has worked in a varied range of industries and with people from all walks of life. Her enriching experience prompted her to learn new things about the world and write passionately about them.

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