Finding a job as a student is a critical thing because you need a part-time job that makes you money and gives you the flexibility to live the rest of your college life. Freelance writing is one of the best paying online jobs for students who have a knack for writing and possess good grammar and research skills. You only need a computer with the Internet. So how we find Freelance Writing Jobs For Students? and are they paying well?
What Is Freelance Writing Job
So basically, a freelance writing job is a remote work that includes writing HR documents, Articles, Facebook posts, Essays, and any other content that demands precision with words. Students can work for a company or individually on a contractual basis, the majority of these jobs are a project-based work, which requires you to complete the assignment by a certain date with a certain goal
Where You Can Find These Type Of Jobs
1. Register at a freelance platform:
Open an account on any freelance platform(Fiverr, Upwork…etc), set up and optimize your profile, and then start selling your gigs (what you are offering), also it will help you a lot if you did market research and keyword research because usually on these platforms you find a lot of competition and you need to step aside if you wanna succeed in this job.
2. Go look for it:
Yes, you go and ask for it, you can write for other people without involving a third party in it, so basically, you look for small business owners, blog owners, and entrepreneurs who you have noticed that they miss on something in their content or they don’t have a blog while they should or just anything else that could help them. You contact them via email or social media, you mention that you are a student and you wanna work with them, pitch your work and be professional, and you might end up working with them.
Don’t know how to find these people? ask Google, it’s as simple as that, specify your niche and search about it
Once you have your list of businesses and contact information, you send them your pitch which includes:
- How did you find out about them
- Who you are
- How you can help them
- A writing sample to demonstrate your writing skill
3. Facebook Groups:
Facebook always has been and still a home for a lot of student’s online jobs, whether you are a resume writer or copywriter you can find offers after you join Facebook groups, but what you need most is the trust which comes from building a good relationship with other group members.
Learning how to talk will help you a lot and remember, don’t be too pushy about your services or you will scare clients and it will push them away
Some Facebook groups to join are:
- Millionaire Mindset| Entrepreneurs Club
- Christian Entrepreneurs: Building Your Business With Purpose
- Remote Jobs, Work Anywhere – Inventive Hub
- Female Digital Nomads
You should give it a try and put yourself out there!
Many entrepreneurs aren’t aware of job boards or just don’t have the time to sift through hundreds of pitches, if you put yourself out there in a Facebook group, you could very well end up with a gig that hour.
How much money can you make writing?
Well, according to New York Times, an expensive study of 5,000 authors was made in 2018 reveals that the median pay for full-time writers was $20,300 in 2017, and that number decreased to $6,080 when part-time writers were considered.
“In the 20th century, a good literary writer could earn a middle-class living just writing,” – Mary Rasenberger
The real question is not about how much money you can make it’s more about how much money you want to make as a part-time writer because your answer to this question will determine your writing routine, in order to earn a full-time income from writing you need to be (at least at the beginning) a full-time writer, and that’s not gonna help you much because you are a student and you have other obligations.
Planning ahead will make it easier for you to understand how much money you should aim for every week, and how many hours you should put in every week. Being organized and knowing how to deal with your time wisely will help you reach your weekly goal very easily.
Also, without forgetting that writing is all about how fast you can type, the faster you can type the more money you can make.
” But typing isn’t all I have to do. I have to think what to say as I type. So I allow ½ hour to type up a 1,000-word article. But I will probably have to do some research first. I usually only agree to write articles on subjects that I already know something about. So say I need ½ hour to outline an article, ½ hour to research online any information I don’t have, ½ hour to rearrange the information as I want to present it and then ½ hour to type it up. Altogether that’s 2 hours work. So for this I need to be paid at least $100, although I try and aim for more.” -Ruth Barringham
2 hours of work that pays 100$, for a student is very helpful, you can repeat the previous process for about six to seven times a month(even more if you have time) and you may cover your monthly expenses just by doing part-time writing.
In conclusion, writing is just another way to make money as a student, and it’s a skill just like any other skill you can learn about it and start doing it for a profit.
My name is Muhammad Islem I’m a college student, I have 3 years since I started learning about digital marketing, I like talking about businesses, marketing, books, and ways of making money.
I’ve created this blog to talk about things that interested me and to help young entrepreneurs start their own businesses and escape their boring 9 to 5 jobs.