Use Your Language Skills To Earn Pocket Money!


College students spend so much time in front of their computers, mobile phones or iPads watching various TV-shows and movies.

With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that the average amount of unique words a college student uses has grown exponentially in the last few years, meaning that we are becoming linguistically smarter as a whole!

That is all well and good but quite conversely, students often find themselves strapped for cash and in dire need of any sort of money just to survive the following few days.

This doesn’t have to be this way, it is kinda sad to observe that where we have gained in intelligence, we have lost in creativity and innovation.

To fix that image, we will show you that it is possible to make use of your skills if you do the necessary research.

We hope that this little list will inspire you to do some deeper digging of your own so that you too can become an even better and more independent human being!


1)    Article Writing

If you have ever written an essay in your life, you will be capable of writing an article.

Research is mostly done by browsing Wikipedia and there are many websites that pay a lot of money to writers.

Why is article writing so in demand you may ask?

Because there aren’t many people actually in the business as it requires the writer to show profound knowledge in the English language.

The most dependable websites for me personally were UpWork and Fiverr, enabling me to go from zero to hero by letting me set the rates.

There is a downside to this, you will have to find the clients on your own but with a bit of diligence on your part, you will most definitely succeed!


2)    Translation

Don’t get me wrong, you don’t have to be a polyglot or have extensive knowledge in thirty-six languages.

Your main concern should be whether or not you are capable of speaking English fluently and secondly, if you know the ropes around any other language besides English.

If you have been through high-school you will most likely be acquainted already with a little bit of Italian, German, French or Spanish.

These are all very much in demand and while I was a translator I found that transcription services were always hot and you would always find an odd job or two in that line of work.



3)    Proofreading

The best way to make money in this world is to find a need, find a reason why that is a need and then try to fill the gap.

This is what we call value.

There is nothing better in this world then earning money from your colleagues, as their laziness and bad attitude force them to pay someone in order to their job for them!

This is where you come into place, offer to proofread their homework, assignments, seminar, essay or anything else.

They will most likely accept as they ‘just can’t be bothered with it’.

After word gets out that you do the dough, your business will expand on its own and you will never have to worry about earning money on the side ever again!

To summarize, there is a lot of talent on our little blue planet and most of it is unused, sadly.

By line for Linda Anderson

I’m a writer and musician residing in Boise, ID in the United States, although I spent a small amount of time (about three years) living in the UK growing up, due to my father’s occupation. I graduated from the College of Idaho with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a focus in marketing in 2014.



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