Top 5 Online Jobs For Students That Pay
Technology has proven to be the solace as all you need is a smartphone or laptop to work from home online. The interesting part of all is that young people who are not employees can maximize the opportunities that internet has provided to work from home even after the pandemic. There are skills on a high demand and jobs available online that students and graduates alike can take up to fend for themselves while on the search for latest jobs in Nigeria.
As a student, fresh graduate, or serving corps members, you can be a freelancer providing services or rendering your skills for money online. Many young persons now make money from social media and online, they now put their data to work, you too can join this league of online earners.
Below are online jobs that you can do:
- Freelance Content Writer
A freelance content writer is someone who writes or provides content in written form like articles for blogs, websites, or any text adaptable platform. He can write on any topic or subject matter and gets paid for it. A content writer can get paid on number of word basis, or as he or she chooses.
So, sharpen your writing skills and begin to put yourself out. Write consistently good contents, maximize your social media platforms for this, begin to dish out nice articles on your social media and in no time you’d become the go to person for contents and you earn your money. You can also reach out to website owners or blogs with samples of your write-ups.
- Social Media Manager
We are in a generation when people have so many engagements online and keeping up with their social media platforms has become difficult for them. Businesses are also looking to put their brand on social media and they need someone who can help handle this part for them.
You can be a social media manager for these people. As a young person who is social media savy your skill is needed to help engage clients and customers on a company’s social media platforms or help reply messages for people whose presence is needed on social media but they can’t be available.
Content Management; which encompasses content writing, editing, determining what platform suits a content and every other thing Content related, and Social Media Management are part of the many branches of Digital Marketing. With in-depth knowledge of digital marketing and it’s cohorts you can take up online job full time.
- Video Editor
There are so many organizations fighting for the same audience online and every organization is putting the best of it’s content to attract audience. Contents that have proven effective recently are virtual contents i.e. videos, pictures, illustrations, etc. Organizations are putting a lot into videos contents and they need persons with the skills of editing these contents enough to suit the audience’s taste.
However, being a video editor is quite tactical unlike content writing that only requires you to sharpen your skills and write more, you’d need hands-on training on video editing. You need to learn the softwares available for it and how to use them, once you do, begin to post your works on social media and create awareness for your brand.
- Start a YouTube channel
Decide on a niche you can provide content on effortlessly, create a YouTube channel and begin to dish out good content. Although, YouTube will take some time to develop but as much as you give out good contents, your audience will get larger and you can monetize your YouTube channel.
YouTube requires you to have gotten 1000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in a year before you can become a financial partner.
- Online Marketing
You can also be an online entrepreneur selling products online, in this case you do not need to have a physical store or shop. You can sell clothings online, shoes, bags, and other lifestyle products. All you need do is simply identify the product you want to sell, find a supplier, determine the price that profits you, put up pictures/videos and advertise for free on classified ads.
As a fashion designer, you can put up your fashion designs online to attract clients or customers. You attach your contact details on your advert and secure patronage online.
- Graphics Designer
This is another job you can do online and earn steadily from. Brands, churches, event organizers, etc need graphic designs to advertise their products or service, amongst other things that graphic design is needed for.
As much as it is technical and requires you to learn the skill, developers have built apps with which you can create beautiful graphic designs on your smart phone. You simply need to practice by designing as much as possible and learn from other designs by imitating them and you’d get better overtime.
- Web Designer and Developer
Owning a website is the trend for brands and organizations, brands want to have a landing page or a place online where their clients or customers can have their needs met without stress.
You can be a web designer or developer creating or building websites for top organizations.
Although, web designing and developing can be technical, requiring knowledge of coding, computer languages and jargons, there are modern day softwares now available to help you build websites without stress or having to bother about codes.
You can also be a transcriber or a translator. People require the services of transcribers to help transcribe an audio into text, you can learn the techniques of this skill and begin to offer it as service for money. You can also be an expert in a language or two, so you can translate from one language to another.
It is encouraged to learn a foreign language apart from the official English language, you can be fluent in languages like French, Spanish, Chinese or any other foreign language and be a translator in them. You can also render translation services in your native language and get paid as long as you’re fluent in it.
There are a lot of things you can do online profitably, platforms like Fiverr, Upwork, etc are where you can put your services up for patronage, you can also be on the look out for latest jobs or apply for government jobs in Nigeria which have proven to be sustainable and have assurance of job security.