We all know that the majority of college students do not have a lot of money. With tuition costs rising well over $30,000 / yr. for many schools, it’s no wonder most college students are flat out broke. To make matters worse, finding a decent income in college can be challenging. I remember 6 years ago when I was a freshman, I made $5.50 / hour washing dishes and doing our athletic teams’ laundry. These jobs are hardly the ideal solution and can become very discouraging.
Thankfully, you do have better options! When I was in school, it took me about 2 years to realize the many options available to make a little extra cash. Oftentimes with some creativity and persistence, you can develop your skills, make money and follow your passions - Not a bad combo!
Guest Writing / Blogging - Are you a person who enjoys to write? More and more companies are looking for writers who have proper grammar and punctuation. Opportunities include writing press releases, blogs, articles, how to’s, manuals, web content and much more. The nice thing about these types of jobs is that you can usually write in the comfort of your pajamas with a cup coffee whenever and wherever you want to. If you would like to enhance your resume and be a contributor to Postify’s blog, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graphic Designer - Are you creative person who is good with graphic design and PhotoShop? If so, you can likely use services like Elance or Odesk to help you jumpstart your career while still taking classes. Once again, you can work in the convenience of your dorm room while also gaining excellent resume building experience.
IT / Computer Support - Are you a tech nerd? Do you enjoy fixing things? If so, there are endless opportunities of people and companies who are in desperate need of tech support. Believe it or not, but many smart people know very little about computers, creating a large demand for people like you when computer issues arise. Take initiative, get a website up and start your own business today!
These are just a few of the many opportunities available to students. The advancement of technology has greatly opened up the number possibilities for those who are willing to take advantage of it. Also, do not forget check out Postify for more job openings. Whether you are looking for writing gigs or landscaping jobs, find them all here!