Freelancing — Probably one of the best ways for college students to start making real money for themselves from the dorm room is by freelancing. By offering a freelance service you can do online, you give yourself the freedom of setting your own workload and schedule while meeting the very real (and very valuable) needs of other online entrepreneurs. Freelancers can be writers, editors, graphic designers, virtual assistants, web designers, and more!
Data entry is a simple job that students with basic computer and fast and accurate typing skills can do from the comfort of their computer. Typically, data entry work involves typing up data fast and accurately for clients. Many students earn money working part-time doing data entry jobs. You can find genuine data entry jobs on the following websites:
Unlike school notes, people need notes taken for everything. For example, senior citizens and disabled persons consistently need help taking notes, and many local Heath and Human Services departments pair up note takers to people in need. If you have time and are willing to travel around town, you could earn a little side income taking notes for the needy.
Many virtual assistant jobs do not require secretarial or administrative skills to do. College students can use their organizational and communication skills they have developed while studying to do virtual assistant jobs for people and businesses. They can offer data entry, social media management, research, website maintenance and other services.
Search for freelance writing and editing gigs. The rates for these jobs vary: you may be paid by the word, be offered a flat rate for a project, or in some cases can be paid an hourly rate. You typically won't be able to retain copyright over your work or collect royalties, however. Even so, by doing freelance work you can build a portfolio and make valuable connections which may later pay off with more stable job opportunities.