College students, and for that matter, college-aged kids, can make extra money by posting jobs on micro job sites. What types of jobs? Well that depends mostly on the individual’s skill set and for college students, their major and courses they’ve studied. There are parallels for many different majors and the types of jobs that work and sell well on micro job sites and therefore, there are many opportunities for college students in a variety of majors.
So what are micro job sites?
These sites allow anyone to post jobs that typically cost under $20, but the most popular sites allow users to post jobs in the $5 to $10 range. Website-related services like SEO, article writing, link building, etc. are the most posted jobs, but basically any job (except for adult, illegal and gambling related jobs) goes and can turn into a best selling job! That’s one of the main attractors of these sites; it’s nearly impossible to tell which job will strike accord with the buyers that frequent these sites. The key is value and quality; if you’re posting jobs that offer a quality service that will save the buyer time, you will sell jobs!
Why should college students post jobs on micro job sites?
There are several reasons why college students are perfect sellers on micro job sites and can therefore make money, but the big ones are their skills, ability to work when you can, being tech savvy and their ability to pick up things and learn quickly.
College Students Have Skills!
College students typically have many areas of expertise and have skills that most of the population doesn’t have. Moreover, every individual has a unique skill set and all of this can be used to create jobs and fulfill orders in a way to actually make them a decent hourly wage. The more unique and different a job is, the more views it will get and in turn, will sell more. By having multiple skills at your disposal, you can bundle them together and create some ingenious jobs that people will want to buy at a low price. The trick then is to figure out a way to offer something unique in a relatively quick fashion. That’s up to every individual to figure out!
Selling on a Micro Job Site offers Time Flexibility
College students typically have ever-changing schedules and selling jobs on micro job sites allow them to work when they can and fulfill orders for their services when they come in. This way, they can work an hour at a time when they have free time instead of needing a multiple hour long block of time to “punch in” to make money.
College Students have grown up with Technology
Because college students have grown up with technology, many of the types of jobs that sell frequently on micro job sites are either second hat to them or can be picked up quickly and leveraged to make money. One of the reasons micro job sites have remained popular is because the buyers would rather pay someone who already knows how to do something a bit of money than have to learn how to do it and then actually do it. Having a wide-based skill set allows you to post more high quality jobs in a variety of areas and you’ll sell more than someone with 1 job related to 1 specialty.
If you’re a college student and you’re looking to make money online in the free time that you have, consider posting jobs to micro job sites. You can sell jobs based on the knowledge you have right now and based on the skills you possess!