Not all students can afford to spend their university years studying only, especially if they have a college loan to pay. That’s why many students end up taking part-time jobs (which, honestly speaking, can be hard to combine with the whole studying process).
However, the development of technologies made the whole process much easier, allowing students to earn money online. If writing is your passion and you have strong writing skills, you can use them to make decent money. Moreover, this will be much easier than working somewhere off campus: this way you won’t waste time on getting from campus to work and back.
So, how exactly can you earn money with the help of your writing skills?
Here Are Five Amazing Ways To Do So:
1. Paper Writing
If you have good grades and are experienced in various fields of knowledge, you can start working for various services, offering different kinds of paper writing, starting with essays and ending with custom term paper writing. Of course, these services have a lot of requirements: you need to have enough knowledge, be familiar with various writing formats (such as MLA, APA, etc.) as well as meet the deadlines accurately. However, once you pass the test successfully, you’ll be able to make decent money for your writing as well as gain more knowledge about different subjects.
2. Freelance Writing
If academic writing is not your dream job, you can always try something else – for example, freelance writing of a different kind. Register on any freelance website (Upwork, Fiverr, etc.) and start answering various job proposals. You can choose the kind of writing that seems the easiest to you, be it article writing, blog post writing, slogan writing, and so on. Moreover, you can also practice in different kinds of writing, trying to find out which one of them suits you the best, building a strong and diverse portfolio at the same time.
3. E-Book Writing
There are two main kinds of eBook writing. You can write eBooks for other people for money (such proposals also can be found on various freelance websites) or you can try writing your own eBook and then sell it. Of course, the second option is harder and probably trickier, but if you’ve been writing novels or other kinds of books for a while, you should definitely try it. And if not, it would probably be safer to start with writing a book for someone. This way you’ll get the feedback, that will allow you to grow as a writer, as well as definitely receive the money for your work.
If you are passionate about something and aren’t desperate to start making money right away, you can consider this option. Blogging isn’t easy: it doesn’t bring you any income at first; however, it allows you to write about things you really like, not things you were told to write about. Moreover, a blog could become your main source of income later, after you monetize it (if you do everything right).
For some students writing blog posts seems easier (as well as more fun) than article writing. However, as I mentioned above, a personal blog doesn’t bring you any money right away, so it’s no wonder that some students hesitate to start it. In this case, you should consider finding a job as a ghostwriter. These people write things that are officially credited to another people: books, articles, and blog posts. Try looking for a job that requires blog post ghostwriting. Such job will allow you to gain all the necessary blogging experience as well as build your own base of blogs accepting guest posts. Moreover, you’ll even get paid for it.
As you see, there are many ways to earn a living with the help of your writing skills. Moreover, these jobs are really diverse, so it will be easy for you to choose the one that seems most appealing.
While such jobs might seem the easiest part-time work options, they actually require a lot of discipline from you. Working from campus is often even harder than working outside of it: after all, your roommates might distract you, your friends might come by asking you to go out with them, and so on. You’ll have to learn how to find time for your job no matter what the circumstances are, how to combine work and study so you won’t find yourself facing the massive amounts of writing that have to be completed very quickly.
However, while these things might seem tough, you’ll be able to overcome them sooner or later if you are persistent enough, and make money with the help of your writing skills, building a writer’s portfolio at the same time.