In this video, you will learn about the 8 best online jobs for college students in 2020.

These full time and side jobs pay well and have very flexible hours, so you can still focus on your education.

Enjoy the video and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Here are some of the best job ideas for college students:

1. Online Tutor

Considering you're already having to learn a lot of information while in school, you might as well make money on the side helping people who don't understand certain subjects.

Helpful resources:

  • is one the top websites for online tutoring where you can get paid.
  • Wyzant is a direct competitor to They also help you get paid to tutor people on different subjects.

2. Search Engine Evaluator

Search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing have so much going on in the background to stay functional that they need people to help them correct problems or errors that come up.

Helpful resources:

  • You can use Leapforce to find jobs related to helping search engines.
  • Lionbridge is another site that can help you become a search engine evaluator.

3. Freelance Writer or Editor

If you are good at writing or locating grammar problems in articles, you may do one of those in the form of freelancing. Companies won't be able to replace good writers with robots anytime soon, unlike just about every other job.

Helpful resources:

  • Problogger has a job board dedicated to blogging and copywriting positions only.
  • This list shows you countless brands that will pay you $50 or more per article you write for them.
  • You might also try writing for favorite sports team or blog by looking Vox Media job listings.

4. Social Media Manager

I'm willing to bet you have at least one or two social media accounts and are at least familiar with how the others work. It might be fun to be a social media manager for a few clients.

Helpful resources:

  • Use the Alexa top sites list to go through and pick out which top social media platforms you should learn first.
  • Here are 17 social media tools that will help you save time and manage social media profiles for your clients more efficiently.

5. PowerPoint Presentation Designer

Believe it or not, PowerPoint is still around and being used in a lot of areas. You could do designs for people using PowerPoint presentations for YouTube videos, business meetings, speeches, etc.

Helpful resources:

  • Visme is a great website that helps you design infographics, PowerPoints, and other presentations using templates with a drag-and-drop interface.
  • Google Slides is like a free version of Microsoft PowerPoint that you can get access to by having a Gmail account.

6. Product, Software, and App Testing

Thousands of new products seem to come out everyday. What you may not realize is that the products typically get tested extensively before being made available to the public. That's where you come in.

Helpful resources:

  • UserTesting is one of the top platforms I recommend for getting paid to test products, apps, and more.
  • UserZoom is another platform that pays you to test different products.

7. Data Entry Worker

Data entry is still very much in demand because every business needs to be organized and keep track of what is going on. This is also one of the easier jobs on this list.

Helpful resources:

  • If you want to do data entry work online with flexible hours, Clickworker should be the site you try first.
  • DioData Solutions is another site that helps you make money from data entry.

8. Amazon Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk allows you to do lots of odd jobs to help Amazon run smoothly. You're basically a freelance worker for Amazon that completes tasks for them online and gets paid.

Helpful resources:

  • You can learn more and get started with Amazon Mechanical Turk here.

9. Captioner

As a captioner, you get paid to watch videos and make times captions that sync perfectly with the audio of the video.

Helpful resources:

  • Rev is one great website for finding caption work. They pay $0.40 – $0.75 per audio minute via PayPal.
  • Another site that pays you to do captions is Vitac.

10. Transcriptionist

If you have a pretty good Word Per Minute (WPM) typing speed and good grammar, you might try doing transcriptions. All you have to do is turn audio files into text.

Helpful resources:

  • TranscribeMe is one of the top transcription sites out there. They pay you via PayPal starting at $20 per audio hour.
  • Another solid option for doing transcription work online is Scribie.

11. Online English Teacher

If you want to make some pretty easy money on the side and English is your first language, you might try teaching English through video chat.

Helpful resources:

  • VIPKID is one of the better options for making money ($14  – $22/hour) teaching English online.
  • Tutor ABC (iTutorGroup) is another option if you want to try something besides VIPKID.

12. Apple Customer Support

What's nice about Apple is they have a type of online job program that is specifically for college students called the “Apple Support College Program.”

It's basically a customer service job that you can apply for if you are at one of the participating universities and have around a 2.7 GPA.

Helpful resources:

13. General Freelancer

No matter skills you have from past jobs, hobbies or something else, you can probably find a market for them on freelancing sites.

This is a great first step towards having your own business and making some extra money on the side without strict hours or a boss.

Helpful resources:

  • UpWork is one of the largest freelance sites on the web.
  • Fiverr is a another freelance site with a little bit of a different system than its competitors. Here, your prices are already set and clients approach you.

14. Graphic Designer

If you're pretty artistic, you might do some graphic design work on the side to make some money.

You can make a profile on just about any general freelancing site, apply for specific jobs, or do some projects on graphic design specialty sites like 99designs and DesignCrowd.

Helpful resources:

15. Coding

Coding is one of the most in-demand skills now and for the future. If you are really good at a particular coding language like Python or Java, you can find all kinds of work-at-home opportunities.

Helpful resources:

  • One place you might check is Automattic where you would get to work on projects related to WordPress blogs and plugins.

16. Working Student at Inpsyde

Inpsyde is Germany's biggest WordPress agency.

Here they have flexible hours, a 100% remote work force, and some pretty great benefits.

One unique thing they offer is a position for working students who are studying things like IT.

Make sure to check out their jobs page every once in a while to see when they have online job openings for students. It'll be called “Working Student”.

Helpful resources:

Additional resources:

*This post was most recently updated on 2/12/2020.

16 best online jobs for college students 2020

Justin Bryant
Justin Bryant

I'm an entrepreneur, fitness freak, artist, car enthusiast, sports fan and self improvement addict. My goal is to help people be their best and create incredible businesses that change the world.

    81 replies to "16 Best Online Jobs for College Students"

    • Adegbemile Adewunmi

      Hi Justin. I have lost count on the no of your videos I have downloaded on my laptop. I lost my job early this year and am looking out seriously for an online opportunity to cushion the effect on me pending the time I get another job. I am Adewunmi from Nigeria west Africa. But Justin I would like to ask you something which I have asked before but you didn’t reply or approve it. I will like to ask if you are aware of the numerous barrier of payment processing bedeviling we in Africa that engages in legitimate online business. Few years ago PayPal started operation in some African countries including Nigeria but it wasn’t helping for the fact that we can only send payments and not receive payments. So I will like to ask if you could help out on how we in this part of the world take the advantages opened for other citizens of the world. Thank you. You could also reach me via email. I sent Twitter at you sometimes ago also no response. Please try and always be of help because I believe that’s the reason you are doing all this. To touch and affect lives. God bless you real good. Cheers and I will be expecting a quick response.

      • Justin Bryant

        Thanks for taking the time to stop by the site. I’m sorry about the difficulties you’ve faced with the Nigerian laws. Unfortunately there isn’t much that can be done if laws like that are in place. Why those laws are there, I don’t know. Many Nigerians seem to have the same problems. Instead of looking at general ways to start businesses or make money, you might use the internet to find strategies that are specific to Nigeria. Hopefully, in the future we can find a way to help more people start businesses in that country.

    • mike

      hi justine do you have copy paste jobs that you can recommend for me

    • saadzia

      very nice video and article sir, I wanna do online business of data entry but my problem is that I live in Pakistan and in here PayPal is not allowed so can you tell me any idea about what to do if I don’t have PayPal account and I am a student so I cant get credit card also so please tell me what should I do?

    • Zainab

      I really need a job, can you please help me??

      • Zaheer Khan

        Yeah I will help you….

        • Joshua

          Hello sir I lost my job am a Ghanaian from West Africa .my name is Josh and an it man please help me with the online job

        • Ishratfatima

          Ok please help me how to join


            Dear Sir, I need a Data Entry Work from home which is genuine and having good pay.

      • Mushtaque Ali

        Of course this is my WhatsApp number you plz contact me +923033182008

    • Reeza Khalique

      Hi Justin, I am a university student of Computer systems Engineering. Can you help me which online job is suitable for me?

    • sosmita

      nice job

    • Mamoona Anjum

      HI Justin!
      i am Mamoona. i am searching a good online job that will pay me a good amount of money. i am a student of m.phil. plzz help me.


    • Jeoy

      I am a college student and i am always at home doing nothing and i made a research online to gain something whilst i am home. So i still want to know if there is any good job online for me that i will be able to again something

      • Justin Bryant

        There’s plenty of work out there, you just need to look for something that fits your skill-set and your interests.

    • Hasnain ali

      How much you will give me money

    • Shalinee Raj

      Hello i have need job

    • Martina

      Hello Justin my name is Martina i am a student i will like you to advise me on which job is best i live in Cameroon just near Nigeria i’ll like to do this online jobs, have a nice day.

    • Mariami

      Hello Justin, I am a Tbilisi State Univerisy Student, I need a job to make myself improve and have an experience as well. online working is the best way in that situation for me. Please let me know if you can fix something with me. Thank you in advance.

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    • Aqsa Chaudhary

      Hey !
      i would like to do work for you.
      looking forward to your antiphon.


      Hello Justin am Josephine and i live in Kampala ,Uganda and would like you to ask you whether its possible for me to do work online that is in line with what am doing right now and that is art and industrial design but am more interested in designing so am wondering whether i can do my thing here
      and also about teaching,yah i read that and i dont know how and where to start if i was willing to start doing the English thing of teaching

    • aisyah

      hi Justin
      im aisyah and im interested in this field : PowerPoint Presentation Designer
      how do i start this as a student?

    • mehak shaheen

      i mehak shaheen i wanted to get online job , because i face financial problem in my study , so i do online job to compensate this can u help me

    • Rakib islam

      Hello ! I live in Bangladesh ..
      I have need please job

    • boniface

      Am boniface,kenyan by citizen advice me about this online jobs because many are scams

    • malathi

      hi sir i would like to do online jobs so how can do this job and how can join this job

    • Mary

      Comment *hello am Mary from Kenya I would like to do an online job.i am a college student .I would humbly request you to advise me on which online job should I try

    • Lahcen EL

      Many thanks Justin !
      Your article has brought up many useful ideas that i wasn’t aware off before.

    • Angel

      This is a wonderful post sir, you have succeeded in expanding my knowledge base on this issue.

      I shall try to apply for some of the jobs above.

      Thank you

    • Kaaynat

      i need a jod about web development and designing

    • Regie

      Hi Justin! I hope you will give time on this message. I am planning to quit my job soon because of maternal reasons. I am quite good in data entry (excel, word). I also good in powerpoint. Good at writing. Graphic designing. Can you recommend me legit sites? I am from Philippines and been working as secretary/clerk for a decade.Thanks and God bless you!

    • Monirul

      A need online job

    • suliman khan

      hello sir my name is suliman khan i am a student .I will like you you to advise me on which job is best i live in i am pakistani . i,ll like to do this online jobs ,have a nise day.

    • Shubhangi

      Hello sir,i wanna just ask u one question .. Is it safe for college students to do online job like data transfer, online tutor or any other??

    • Kattabadi Sagar yadav

      I have interest to do best in my life

    • mildred

      hey. i am a student studying project management and i was looking for digital project management opportunities. please talk about it in your next article

    • T.M.I.M. Thilakarathna

      I need to apply for this job

    • Vijay Kumar G K

      Hi Justin,

      I am looking for job. I would like to spend 2-3 hours for that job in a day. Please advice me which will be best for me.

    • Madhuri

      my name is madhuri .i need a job so i shall try to apply for the above one .plase provide one chance in any one of the above. I will try my level best

    • Kawoozo musa

      I would like to be an English teacher

    • Himani

      I am a student of bca please help me in my career

    • Abinaya

      I’m interested to do this….

    • Dipika dey

      Hello I have a PowerPoint presentation job… please ……I need this opportunity…. please say how can apply on this part!!!???

    • Kavya

      I have completed my bpharmacy, now i want to earn money, by doing online jobs in home itself, will u plz help me??

    • Fatima Nafees

      At present, I’m a student and I need an online job. So, suggest me which job is the best and more suitable for the students.

    • Umar

      I have a job plzz

    • S. Parthima devi

      I want to run my family … so , I want to earning a money please give me a job

    • Mr Double A

      Honestly, dude thank you so much for put this much effort into this article…. really helpful… Kudos to you!

    • Rarara

      Many of these jobs are not for college students. Wasted my time here

    • Rahul

      I can do
      Data entry and
      Power point presentation

    • Mr.Khan

      Assalm Alikum! I’m a student and in these days I’m facing the problem of low money crises so I need a job and I think online job is the best way to stable my position so I want to do online job….. but I’m new in this field and I don’t have any idea what to do so is there someone who can guide and help me…..
      I’ll be very thankful….. oh sorry my name is Mr.Khan

    • Adam Zemans


    • habeeb

      I really need a job, can you please help me??

    • Jonny

      Superb job on listing these college jobs

      • Kiran Shinde

        Hi ,

        We are in import export businessof finished pharma and surgical products from from India .

        We are dealing these sectors from last 8 years and always searching for new partners .

        For USA residents.. we have eBay listing and marketing project with nice returns
        Can we discuss about concept ???


        Kiran Shinde
        Globe Logix
        Global Pharmacy
        Skype : *shinde.kiran3*

    • Aravinth

      I need jobs

    • Aditya zombade

      I need jobs

    • Aditya zombade

      Please help me how can join online jobs

    • bizimmekan

      can you help me

      • Kiran Shinde

        Hi ,

        We are in import export businessof finished pharma and surgical products from from India .

        We are dealing these sectors from last 8 years and always searching for new partners .

        For USA residents.. we have eBay listing and marketing project with nice returns
        Can we discuss about concept ???


        Kiran Shinde
        Globe Logix
        Global Pharmacy
        Skype : *shinde.kiran3*

    • Feroz

      Sir i want a job sir

    • mobil sobet

      do you have any help



    • Shriya Pandey

      i really need a financial support fr my own studies………

    • Bhanu Prakash Maradani

      Sir I need a part time job in online I had better experience can you plz help Mee….

    • Rupam

      Thanks for this helpful post. I was looking for some online jobs as a college students as I am also a student and thankfully this post make my day.

    • Nasreen Saliyavar

      I want a and I am a degree student

    • Nasreen Saliyavar

      I want a job and I am a degree student

    • Sindhu

      Sir I’m interested in this field i want to learn some days and I’m interested in do the presentation pls I want to job I’m from India Bangalore

    • Tharanth

      I should get some home job

    • Manjunath Javelgeri

      I need job in online can u help me

    • priyadharshini

      I need a data entry job working from home i am doing my pg degree

    • Prajot Harijan

      I want something easy job

    • thanusha

      i want a online data entry job which is genuine and not a fraud one….

    • Kiran Shinde

      Aant to know your skills

    • Hijab jafar

      Hi I am a student of fsc medical I need online jobs can u help me

      • Kiran Shinde

        Hi ,

        We are in import export businessof finished pharma and surgical products from from India .

        We are dealing these sectors from last 8 years and always searching for new partners .

        For USA residents.. we have eBay listing and marketing project with nice returns
        Can we discuss about concept ???


        Kiran Shinde
        Globe Logix
        Global Pharmacy
        Skype : *shinde.kiran3*

    • Kiran Shinde

      Hi ,

      We are in import export businessof finished pharma and surgical products from from India .

      We are dealing these sectors from last 8 years and always searching for new partners .

      For USA residents.. we have eBay listing and marketing project with nice returns
      Can we discuss about concept ???


      Kiran Shinde
      Globe Logix
      Global Pharmacy
      Skype : *shinde.kiran3*

    • Anyanwu uzoma Henry

      Pls I need a job that will pay me money

    • Sarthak

      All sixteen articles are good to understand how to start online working.

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