Opportunities for employment in the Gig Economy are limitless as long as you can do the job you are applying for then there is no stopping you from earning money, getting experience, adding to your resume and being a freelancer. The average freelancer earns $19 per hour, which could help with daily expenses and college fees. According to Forbes magazine, 14 years ago, gig workers made up just 10.1% of the US workforce. A decade later, in 2015, that figure rose to 15.8%. Today, can you even imagine how big the Gig Economy is?
If you’re a student in need of extra cash or just want to improve your resume and get some valuable skills, then being “gigger” is perfect for you. Flexibility in time, location, and the ability to decide your own terms are some of the advantages in the Gig Economy. These benefits are the nicest perks for anyone looking for a job while prioritizing their studies.
Ready to be a part-timer?
Below are the list of some jobs you can take temporarily if you are a student:
- Remote Social Media Manager – As a SocMed Manager, your job revolves around managing social media accounts/pages for your clients like writing post content, updating content, answering to online concerns. Remote social media managers usually earn anywhere from $15 to $50 per hour. You can find social media jobs online in Modsquad.
- On-demand Driver – Companies like Uber and Lyft that offer riding services have taken the world by storm. You can also get paid to shop for and deliver other people’s groceries with Instacart.
- Online Tutor – if there’s a class you excel in then you can consider leveraging your knowledge to rake in cash for students who are struggling with it. As a tutor, you should plan to charge between $25 and $75 per hour. Furthermore, you should base your rate on the complexity of the subject matter, the grade level of your student, your education level, and your overall experience as a tutor. You can find people in need of academic tutor in UpWork or Glassdoor.