Reasons Why Freelancing During College is Awesome!

Freelance writing can accommodate a lot of lifestyles, providing an effective – and fun! – way to make extra cash while indulging in a passion for words and witticisms. And it’s perfect for college students!

I stumbled into freelance writing during the second semester of my junior year of college, in early 2010. My on-campus job wasn’t giving me enough hours, so I took to the web to look for new opportunities and found a distinct need for quality writers who can create custom content.

Before long, I was making hundreds of dollars a month while still balancing my academic requirements. With so many benefits for students, freelancing means you can make the money you need without resorting to waiting tables or flipping burgers.

Make Your Own Schedule

If you have time to write, write. If you don’t, don’t. Freelance writing is amazingly flexible, providing you with the opportunity to work around existing jobs, family obligations, and class assignments.

A couple of hours here or there is all it takes to write a few articles, giving you the freedom to work around your schedule, on your terms.

Work From Anywhere

The student union. Your dorm room. The cafeteria. Wherever you are, you can write. Unlike most jobs that limit you to a specific place on a set schedule, you can write from anywhere, anytime.

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I’ve worked on articles everywhere from airplanes to coffee shops, giving me the flexibility I needed to keep up my grades. If there’s web access, there’s a way you can get some writing done!

Learn New Things

Since I started freelancing, I have written everything from detailed buying guides on motor scooters and water heaters to complex white papers on agile product development.

Freelance writing allowed me to expand my horizons, giving me the opportunity to explore new and fascinating subject matter that I never would have considered otherwise.

Earn Extra Cash

The biggest benefit to freelancing? The cash. Unlike minimum wage jobs with a schedule and an hourly cap, you can write as much as you want. Pay for freelance writers is often per word, meaning that the more you write, the more you make.

It’s a pretty sweet deal, especially when classes and homework are keeping you busy during normal business hours.

Get Started Easily

Getting started with freelance writing is easy. All it takes is a little personal information and a writing sample before you’re on your way to making some serious cash. And once you get going, there are so many ways to make money.

Check out Crowd Content’s freelance content writing jobs page for more detail on how you can get started. The Crowd Content Community program even lets you earn extra by engaging with fellow Crowd Content Writers!

Freelancing is awesome for college students, making it easier to afford books, tuition, and meals without putting yourself even more in debt. With the ability to work anywhere, whenever you want, as much as you want, there’s no limit to what you can do.


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Rachel has spent her whole whole life writing. In addition to academic pursuits throughout her education, Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in creative writing and a Master of Accounting. She excels in in business writing, including accounting, marketing, finance, investments, and taxation.

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