Online Summer Jobs for College Students

If you are a college student in need of a job this summer, consider getting an online job. Online jobs make great summer jobs because you can do them from almost anywhere.

Many online jobs also allow you to make your own schedule, so you won’t have to miss out on any fun summer activities. Online jobs can be everything from freelance work or a steady job with one company.

The following is a list of online summer jobs for college students:

Paid Surveys

If you only need to make a little spending money each month this summer, online surveys are the job for you. Online surveys are one of the easiest ways to make money on the internet. It takes very little time or skill and you can even do it in your spare time while you are watching tv or listening to music.

Not only can you earn money taking surveys on these sites, but you can even earn money watching videos, playing games, reading emails, taking quizzes and even recommending friends and family to the site. Some paid surveys sites to check out are cashcrate.com, points2shop.com, inboxdollars.com.

Writing Jobs

Writing jobs can be a pretty lucrative summer job if you can write fast and know how to market yourself. Writers are in high demand online so there’s always plenty of work.

There are many different types of writing jobs available to you, everything from writing for content mills to working with private clients.

If you don’t have much experience with writing articles and content, I recommend starting with content mills so you can learn what types of articles and content clients are looking for.

Once you’ve gained a little experience, you can then apply to some freelance writing sites or advertise your services online to find private clients. Some content mills to check out are Textbroker.com and iWriter.com and a freelance writing site worth checking out is Upwork.com.
Micro Jobs

Micro jobs are another type of easy online job that, although it won’t make you rich, it can help you earn a little extra cash each month. Micro jobs are short, easy tasks, which are often referred to as gigs, that pay between a few cents to a few dollars per task.

This may not seem like a lot of money but the tasks don’t require much time or effort so you can complete a number of them in a short amount of time. Examples of micro jobs include rating videos, following someone on social media, commenting on a blog and etc. To find micro jobs check out sites like Amazon Mechanical Turk, Microworkers.com or Clickworker.com.
User Testing Jobs

User testing is another good job for if you are only looking for a little spending money each month. User testers are paid to test a website, app or software to help identify glitches, usability issues and etc. User testers are typically paid $10 per test which often takes between 10-20 minutes.

If you qualify to be a user tester, most testing websites will only have a few tests available for you each month. If you sign up with a number of user testing websites though, you should be able to get a number of tests each month. Some user testing sites to check out are Usertesting.com, Analysia.com, or Userfeel.com.

Video Game Testing Jobs

Video game testing is a fun job for students who like video games. There’s only one company that actually hires people to test their video games, VMC. VMC hires people to stress test AAA multiplayer console games and PC games from home for their Global Beta Test Network. The company runs the tests on a weekly basis throughout the year. Sign up to a VMC tester here: https://www.vmc.com/games/GBTN_Testers/

Typing Jobs

If you are a fast typer, an online typing job may be an option for you. Most of these types of jobs are freelance jobs where you get paid to work on a specific project or task. Many of them are transcribing jobs where you listen to clips of audio and transcribe it. Others are data entry jobs where you enter information and details into a document. The pay rates vary by company or by the task. Some places to find typing jobs are Transcribeme.com, Rev.com or Tigerfish.com.
Online Scoring Jobs

If you are a grad student with a bachelor’s degree, then an online scoring job may be a great option for you. Scoring jobs are temp jobs where you read and grade essays written by elementary and high school students. These jobs tend to be seasonal gigs in the spring and summer and sometimes the fall.

The companies that hire for these types of jobs online require to you have a bachelor’s degree (although some companies, such as Measured Progress, hire scorers to work on projects offline in their offices and some of their summer projects only require you to have a handful of college credits.)

The projects tend to pay about $12 per hour. In order to be eligible to work on a specific project, you have to go through training for that project and pass a qualifying test. You also need to maintain an certain accuracy rating while scoring in order to remain on the project. Projects last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Some online scoring companies to check out are Pearson.com and ETS.com.

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