College is expensive as hell, there’s no doubt about that. There’s good news, though: thanks to the INTERNET, you can earn quite an impressive amount of money on a monthly basis and you don’t have to sit in the rain or take orders from a boss that isn’t actually qualified to give you orders.

Here are some of the best options you have when it comes to making money online and paying at least a fraction of your writing help at or your tuition, or your rent.

  1. Freelancing

If you know your way around words, translation or any other marketable field, freelancing is definitely your best bet. You’ll work from the comfort of your own home and you’ll be able to choose your clients, which doesn’t happen when you have a normal, 8-hour job.

Of course, freelancing has its pitfalls. First off, it’s difficult to build a reputation. Second of all, the income can fluctuate severely if you don’t have a clean-cut objective. With hard work, however, you’ll make money out of something you like, an opportunity that not many people get. Get started by going on Upwork and creating an account.

  1. Blogging

Blogs can be used with affiliate marketing, as well as individual sources of income. If you’re writing or making videos about subjects that are of interest nowadays and you manage to engage readers and viewers, you can make thousands of dollars per month.

Again, this is easier said than done, because a blog doesn’t get a lot of traffic within the first few months. This is the main reason why many aspiring bloggers throw in the towel after a short while.

If others made it in this industry, though, it means that you can do it too.

  1. Sell Your Photographs 

If you’re into photography, you could be making a lot of money by selling your photographs online. There are tens upon tens of sites with paid photos. Shutterstock, for instance, is among the leaders in this field.

The best thing about doing this is that you can sell the photo multiple times to different persons, so it becomes a source of passive income.

  1. Become An YouTuber

It goes without saying that YouTube has become a go-to for young people. YouTubers can earn hundreds of thousands of dollars (millions, even) by making vlogs about topics that youngsters are into.

Something as simple as a reaction channel can bring you a couple of hundreds of dollars a month, and that’s not too shabby.

The Bottom Line

There are so many jobs online that we could write an entire book on them and we’d probably still have some left for Volume 2. Considering that you’ll have to juggle with both studying and earning money, an 8-hour job might not be the feasible.

Working online isn’t for everybody, that’s true, but one thing is certain: if you’ve made up your mind and you want to make money while still in college, you can do so and you’ll have time to study, too.