Today we’re going to take a look at 10 different ways to make money online for students that in 2022 even if you are still a high school or a college student now you can do even if you aren’t a student all of the jobs that I’m going to mention can realistically pay 15$ or more an hour just really depending on how experienced you are with these and your attention to detail so for most of the jobs.
I’m going to mention I would recommend using a platform like Upwork and this is not sponsored in any way but with Upwork, you can actually look through jobs that people have already posted. Who is actively looking for help with their projects? you could also use something like Fiverr but I tend to find that with Fiverr it’s really built more for people looking for freelancers. another way around Upwork goes both ways and there are a ton of different platforms out there but that is just the one that I think is easiest to get started with we’ll start off with the job on this list that requires the lowest skill level and that would be data entry. so with the data entry, this can be a variety of different things. it could be taking someone’s pdf document and transferring it to word, it could be transferring data into an excel spreadsheet, it could even be writing product listings or transferring products from one online store to another online store. so typically with data entry, you don’t really need experience in anything but you will need to have high attention to detail especially if you are copying over important financial numbers or product names things like that. it usually needs to match exactly what the client is giving you so it’s super important that you are able to actually take data and make sure that it is exactly the same when you are transferring it wherever it needs to go so even with data entry jobs I would try to look on somewhere like Upwork first there’s also something called amazon mechanical Turk but I find that that’s really just like a ripoff you barely make any money off of it people who are posting on there don’t really want to pay for quality work so going with Upwork you’re going to get a better rate and you are going to be able to charge 15$ or more. it’s really you set your own rate and you charge what you want.
02. Social Media Manager
The next job is social media manager. now I use the word manager in the quotes because there are a lot of courses and just spammy-looking things out there. where people are like I’ll teach. you to be a social media manager for only two thousand dollars a week and you’ll make ten thousand dollars a week no don’t do that but you can make money managing people’s social media accounts and usually, this is going to be for an influencer someone who’s trying to become an influencer or some sort of brand or e-commerce store but you could even do this for local businesses like different restaurants or maybe you know like a dentist or a chiropractor that wants to post on social media but doesn’t necessarily have time to do it themselves so what a social media manager does is maybe making the post maybe scheduling the post if there are multiple people involved it may be making their schedules for. when things need to be posted and making sure that everyone stays on track so that the schedule is kept now this could also be deciding which channels they’re going to focus their attention on like for example do they pull in the most business through Facebook or through Instagram or maybe they’re trying out tick-tock or something like that and so you would be the one deciding where they’re posting what they’re posting and how often they’re posting.
3. Social Media Marketing
The third job is social media marketing. Again huge buzzword there are a bunch of very questionable courses on social media marketing but the point is knowing. how to market is a very valuable skill and it’s something that companies are willing to pay for so when I’m talking about social media marketing. mostly what I’m talking about is running ads as well as sending email campaigns both are huge sources of revenue for companies. so that is what they focus a lot of their time and their budget on so what you would need to learn for this is how to run Facebook ads maybe how to run ads on like Instagram or Snapchat and then it would also be beneficial to learn how to run email campaigns and there are a bunch of free platforms that you can do that on as well as paid platforms and once you learn one the rest are kind of similar so one of the free ones that you can start with is Mailchimp that’s what a lot of companies start with at the very beginning of a lot of small businesses use and it’s pretty simple it’s like a drag and drop type program but once you learn how to send effective emails that are something that people are willing to pay a lot.
4. Freelance Writer
The next job is to be a freelance writer now if you’re halfway decent at writing. you for sure can make more than 15 an hour. it’s really hard to find a good writer and if you are a good writer. Please share your skills with the rest of us this job can be especially good. if you have any knowledge in a particular niche. for example, you could be a finance writer you could write about online businesses or you could write about coaching all three of those have picked up a lot in popularity. so those are just the ones that came to the top of my head with copywriting jobs, especially with the posts that you see on Upwork a lot of them are going to be for email campaigns they’ll be for landing pages which is like that’s the main page that you land on when you are going to someone’s website and they’re trying to sell you a service. so if you’ve ever seen any of those coaching landing pages or even landing pages for courses. they hire people to actually write that sales text that is trying to sell you their course or their services or whatever else they’re selling but the same thing goes for that so you don’t necessarily have to have a particular niche but you can do copywriting specifically for emails or specifically for landing pages or articles or whatever really interests you.
5. Virtual Assistant
The next job is a virtual assistant which if you’re not already like kind of an online job. the world you may not have heard of this but this basically is just a general term for someone online that’s helping you do whatever tasks. you need virtual assistants who can do a wide variety of things but a lot of times it will involve some sort of customer service support it may have to do with some of the other jobs that I’ve already mentioned like scheduling social media posts if it’s for an e-commerce brand it may be something like keeping their product listings up to date uh keeping their sales pages up to date and things like that it could also be light data entry or really anything else that they need help with for this one it may be 15 an hour it may be a little bit lower and maybe a little bit higher it really just depends on the client and what they need you to do.
6. Video Editor
The next job is to be a video editor. which I think is a little bit more fun than some of the others but even if you don’t have a ton of experience editing videos. if you spend a day or two on youtube looking up tutorials you can definitely learn enough to get started and this is just a really good skill to have because so many people are trying to produce video content or add that to the content that they already produce that there are just a ton of people who are looking for video editors for their youtube videos for you know their Instagram or tick-tock videos or even for their online courses so I just think that’s a good skill in general to have but it’s even better because you can also get paid for it and
7. Graphic Design
The next job kind of down the same path is to do graphic design. so photoshop and illustrator are pretty much the industry standards for what professional graphic designers use but there are also some free online alternatives like canvas is one of them that lets you make pretty good looking social media graphics and website graphics with different size banners and they have templates that you can work off of too so that’s not ideal necessarily but you can definitely get started with that
8. Web Developer
The next job that requires a little bit more skill or at least a little bit more time and effort on your part is a web developer or a web designer so for this you don’t necessarily have to know like really intense coding or anything if you learn how to use WordPress, Squarespace, Wix any of those platforms you can build websites for people and you can charge them for it and you can probably make well over 15$ an hour doing it and this is another job where you may not currently know how to build websites but if you spend a week or two on youtube and just googling things you can definitely start out on one of those basic website builders that’s kind of a drag and drop situation and build pretty decent websites for people that they will pay you more than 15$ an hour for and then as you get more familiar with those you can definitely move into more complicated website builders that people will pay you even more for.
9. Teaching English
So the ninth job is to teach English online. this has been around for a while but especially now people are willing to pay a little bit more to get a good online English tutor so one popular program is called vip kids or vipkid through them basically what you’re doing is you’re tutoring international kids. you are basically having basic conversations with them in English and teaching them simple terms and words and phrases and then as you move into later levels you’ll be having full conversations with them practicing their sentence structure and things like that and that’s something that’s pretty nice to have because it is on your own schedule and you can open up the time slots that you would be willing to teach at and if that’s something that you’re interested in I think there’s like a whole English teaching side of YouTube where people have a lot of fun making like different props and stuff for their classes so definitely go search for that stuff if teaching English online is something that you’re interested in.
The last job is a translation which of course will not be applicable to everyone but if you were lucky enough to grow up in a bilingual household or you were lucky enough to go to a school that actually put time into teaching you a language then a translation can be something that people are willing to pay actually a pretty good amount of money for especially if you are completely fluent in two different languages and you’re able to translate things like medical documents or legal documents but it doesn’t necessarily have to be that complex I know that a lot of people will pay to have their eBooks or their courses translated into other languages so those are options as well.