Freelancing: Working Your Way through College

| 30/10/2013 | 3 Comments

Working while you are attending college is a necessity in most cases. While the job market in your area may be scant, or you are not permitted to work in the area you are living at the moment, the Internet can provide you with the means to pay for everything you need. As a freelance professional, your skills are used by clients all over the world for a variety of purposes. Depending on your classes in college, you could easily put what you’ve learned into practice freelancing and make a decent living.

1. Hours – One of the most alluring aspects to being a freelancer is the hours you keep. No other job is more versatile around your educational schedule. Most clients may require the task to be completed within 24 hours or so. This gives you plenty of time to attend classes without the stress of getting the work completed. In many cases, you could even turn this into a weekend only type of job.

2. PayPal Payout – As many freelance opportunity websites utilize PayPal, it doesn’t take much effort to be able to access your money immediately. You are able to apply for a MasterCard debit card that is linked to your PayPal account. It acts the same way that debit cards do for your checking account at the bank. All you need to do is prove who you are by uploading information to PayPal and they will issue the card. Most companies that hire freelancers will even pay the fees so you don’t lose a single cent.

3. Productivity – Unlike a regular nine-to-five job, you are paid on production as a freelance professional. If you don’t do the work, you don’t get paid. This means you have to be committed to your clients and provide the best experience possible. Coincidentally, clients are more apt at throwing continuous work your way if you can prove to be a reliable source of the work they need completed. This means you could find yourself making a great deal of money while you are attending college.

4. Skills Needed – There are a lot of websites that are legitimately committed to connecting freelancers and clients together for a variety of tasks. Websites such as may hire individuals covering everything from blog writing to website development. Office talents are also a hot commodity in some areas as clients will pay you to operate their virtual office environment.

5. High Market – Hundreds of thousands of clients around the world visit freelance websites regularly looking for talented individuals to fit their needs. Even freelancers who have knowledge but no real life experience can find a lucrative opportunity. Many organizations realize that it is cheaper to use a freelance professional over a regular employee. This saves the organization from social security taxes, insurance, training, providing a work location and equipment, and much more. Having a regular employee costs a company more than just a mere paycheck. Because of this realization, more and more clients are turning to online talent.

The Internet is full of clients looking for people that have a variety of talents. Writers, clerks, programmers, and more have the luxury of working from home in order to provide for themselves and their families. If you are unable to find a job that pays you enough locally, why not look online and see if your skills can be turned into a freelancing career while you’re at college?

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This is a guest post by Liz Nelson from She is a freelance writer and blogger from Houston. Questions and comments can be sent to: liznelson17 @

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