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Have You Heard About This Alternative To Summer Jobs For College Students?
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Have You Heard About This Alternative to Summer Jobs for College Students?

There are a number of traditional summer jobs for college student that they can try to earn some money. But, are they really worth it? There is a very nice alternative to traditional jobs which can change your life for the better.

In this article I’m going to expose some traditional jobs a student can get for summer time, and by the end of the article I’m going to drop a very nice alternative to them which can lead you to a whole new world of possibilities.

1.- Freelance writer.

Its pros are that you can choose where, when and what you work on. And, you also choose who you work for. It’s the exact opposite to being the “slave” of a company which rules over your life in exchange to pay you.

However it has some inconvenient you should know about, too.

As freelancer, incoming work isn’t guaranteed, as you must find your own work to do. And that can lead to inconsistent monthly income, and to make potentially less money than if you worked for a company. And, don’t forget this, as a freelancer you must do your own accounting.

2.- You can work as a server, too. But, serving tables is hard. If you are to become a waiter during the summer, then get ready to keep your head cold under the pressure of your boss and the customers. However, if you love freedom, I highly suggest you to not do it, unless you have no other choice. After all, isn’t only money what you really want, but money and freedom, right?

3.- Internship. The main con of being an intern at a company is that many internships are unpaid. Others offer trifling compensations for your hours, but, from my point of view, it’s not worth the money. Of course, if you become an intern at a company and work hard at it, you could have a better position than others when you apply for a job there after finishing your career, but you can’t be sure about that. But once again, you would be working yourself off for the company, as if you were a regular employee, but you surely won’t receive any money for it… Is it really worth for you to work for someone for free?

4.- Nanny. Busy parents will often pay nice rates to a sitter who could appropriately take care of their children for them. I guess that this is pretty self-explanatory and you don't need me to say the kind of things you already know you would have to endure by being a nanny...

5.- Become an entrepreneur. If you have trouble finding work or just want to become your own boss, summer is an excellent time to do it. You would be your own boss, but you would have to face some high costs, depending on which business you want to start.

However, there is an opportunity that, in my opinion, stands above all others, as it involves the benefits of being a freelancer, without its cons.

Have you ever heard about internet marketing? Becoming an online marketer is an excellent way to earn some extra money or even a full-time income from the comfort of your home by selling your own products or promoting sales of products of some company for a commission (that is what's called affiliate marketing).

To be an affiliate marketer has the same advantages of being a freelancer: being your own boss, doing things your way. But you can manage to skip the disadvantage of unstable income, as there are some affiliate products out there which are monthly subscription products and, when get a customer, as long as the customer pays his subscription, you would receive commissions for it every single month. How about doing your work once and being paid for it for months to come?

Suppose you are promoting a membership site which costs 40$ per month to users. Suppose that, when someone joins by your recommendation, you get commissions of 50% of each payment. That means 20$ on your pocket for each month for each referral you got so far, without doing any more work at all.

Suppose now that you got 100 referrals. How about the possibility of 2000 extra $ on your bank account each month?

That’s why I firmly believe this: the future is in internet business. By starting an online business, you will become your own boss and earn your own money. And if you learn the right techniques and take enough action on them, you will surely reach economic freedom.


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