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Great Part Time Jobs for Self-Reliant College Students

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If you are a college student and want to start earning your own money, you don't actually have to wait until you get a degree to start working. College expenses and tuition fees are very high these days which explains why a lot of students like you feel the need to get some extra cash in order to get by. Aside from trying to save up from your allowance, you can start finding a job while you're in college. Here's how.

According to Brie Reyolds, a senior career specialist at FlexJobs, "The key to finding a part-time job for a busy college student is to look for high-quality positions with a flexible schedule that are from a trustworthy source".

To help you get started, here are some of the highest paying part time jobs you can consider:

Freelance writer (Pay up to $55/hour)

In order to become a freelance writer, you must possess excellent writing skills and be able to meet deadlines. The content of your articles will depend on the writing job and who you are writing for.

Content editor (Pay up to $40/hour)

As a content editor, you need to be very well versed with correct grammar, spelling and have the ability to work efficiently especially when there are high volumes of content to work on.

Online Researcher (Pay up to $37/hour)

As an online researcher, you provide support for business professionals and therefore you must have excellent research skills when it comes to searching for a quality content.

Web Designer (Pay up to $32/hour)

Web designers are in charge of the graphic designs of websites, which means that you need to have a design experience to create, update and manage web designs of your clients.

Social Media Assistant (Pay up to $21 per hour)

If you work as a social media assistant, your role will be about management of the social media channels of your client or your company and assist them with content marketing.

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