10 Best Online Jobs for College Students that Pay More than INR 300/hour


Working while studying is a great way to offset the high cost of graduation in colleges or universities. But finding a decent-paying job is a challenging task that too when you need to balance it with your academics and extracurricular activities. 

Getting an online job is the best way to make money online which not only offers legitimate jobs but handsome earnings as well. Having an online job makes you work whenever you want. You can have flexible schedules as per your convenience. 

The key is to target jobs related to your skills or hobbies, this way you will stay self-motivated and make more money than working in a departmental store or serving around the tables.

I have always written about work from home jobs for women or moms. Some of them even work for students as well. Have a look. Each and every opportunity mentioned in the blog post is tried and tested. Just grab your favorite one and start exploring the online world!

1. Social Media Manager

The role and responsibility of a Social media manager is to monitor, track and manage the company’s social media accounts. As a student, it is not difficult to take out 2-3 hours during the day and thus, earn really well. As a social media manager, you will be serving as the face and voice of the company on different social media platforms. Your main objective would be to promote the content, bring awareness about the latest products/services, interact with the followers and do everything to gain popularity and branding on all social media platforms.

You can get started by floating your resume on online job portals such as Monster, Shine, etc. Also, you can directly connect with local companies by creating an impressive resume or profile on LinkedIn or Facebook. After gaining beginner-level experience on one social media platform, you can expand your work to other platforms as well.

Expert tip: Target small companies or startups. They are ready to take up freelancers easily than hiring a full-time employee.

2. Blogging

This one is my favorite. I kick-started my career as a blogger and it is indeed my first love. Blogging offers one of the best forms of passive income. Read my post on how to make money from your own blog?

Still struggling? You might want to enroll yourself in one of my blogging workshops.

Don’t worry, if you think you won’t be able to make it to the workshop. Allow me to create a fantabulous blog for you and you just need to start blogging! All the nitty-gritty of the blog will be taken care of by me.

You don’t have to be great rhetoric to start a blog. You can simply ask your friends to review your blogs before hitting the publish button, just to have an opinion and a second pair of eyes!

A blog just needs regular posting, attention and dedication. A student can do wonders in just six months. 

3. Get Paid to Write

Not interested in starting a blog but you love to write?

Then, freelance writing is the most suitable option for you. There are plenty of blogs, company owners, etc who are looking for content writers to write for them.

Just look out for genuine clients who offer the right rate for your writings.

Expert Tip: Ask for some advance money, to check if the client is genuine or not. 

Read More: Have You Got Articulate Writing Skills? Start Freelancing and Be Your Own Boss

4. Online Tutor

If you are good in academics and love sharing knowledge or teaching, go for online tuition classes. The money offered online is almost double the rate locals are charging. You can also offer peer tutoring or teach your juniors.

And it’s not only about academics, even if you are good in extracurricular activities like music, fashion, art, social media, craft, event management, etc you can offer tuition in these things as well.

 There are many tutoring websites such as Wyzant and You can also share your expertise by creating content and selling to websites such as Udemy, Byjus, Vednatu, etc.

5. Data Entry Jobs

These jobs are not as high paying as the above ones as they don’t need any experience, skills or any specific qualification. What’s needed is just a computer and an internet connection. There are many online websites that offer data entry jobs.

6. Search Engine Evaluator

As the search engines keep on revising their algorithms, they need real human help to evaluate the search results and give them feedback on accuracy, usefulness and quality of SERPs. The websites such as Leapforce,  thesmartcrowd, Appen Butler Hill, etc help you get jobs related to search engine evaluators.

Read More: How to become a Search Engine Evaluator 

7. Get Paid from Online Surveys

Many brands keep on running surveys to deliver better services and products to their customers. The customers are rewarded with gifts or coupons on sharing their opinions via phone or by taking online surveys. Some of the trusted survey websites are Survey Junkie,  Swagbucks, and PrizeRebel.

Expert Tip: I recommend you to open a separate email account that solely deals with surveys. It might, otherwise, become unmanageable if you share your personal email id on survey websites.

8. Proofreading Jobs

Do you cringe when you see grammatical errors? Are you quick on catching errors while reading?

Then this job is for you!

If you check the websites such as Fiverr, Upwork, freelancer etc, there is huge demand for proofreaders and believe me, they are paid well!

9. PowerPoint Presentation Designer

This is one of the high paying jobs in the current scenario. Every company needs to have a presentation designed in its day-to-day business activities but no one has time to create it. So, if you have great presentation skills and have a creative mind, this job is for you.

You will be paid per slide. Great! Isn’t it?

Just register yourself on Fiverr, freelancer, Upwork and other freelancing websites and get set going!

10. Transcribing Jobs

This one is the easiest. You just need good listening skills. That’s it!

This job requires no experience but on the contrary, offers flexible workloads and hours. You just need to listen to the podcast/ audio and write down what you hear. You have to be fully attentive and careful while listening.  

This is the most preferred job to make money online by college students. Transcribing and transcription hold a promising future especially in the entertainment, legal and medical industry.

You can start by visiting transcribing websites such as TranscribeMe, Rev, Tigerfish, Quicktate, etc.

Final Thoughts

Well, you will have to test the waters first before landing on a perfect online job that suits you well.

I hope that the above list has given you enough insights on how to make money online being a collegiate. The jobs require zero experience.

If you like the content, don’t forget to share it with your fellow classmates.

Stay connected with me on this splendid journey of exploring the e-world in a quest to find more great ways to help you make money online.