There are many different types of online jobs in Pakistan for students available for those who wish to make some extra money whilst they are studying. Online jobs have become a very good way to make a bit of extra money and there are some people who decide to dedicate all of there time working online if they are making a very beneficial income through the job.
Here are some of the most well known jobs available online that can give students another source of income and in some cases, references and recommendations to add to their cv at a later date:
Writing has become a very popular online job and there are a lot of companies hiring freelance writers to complete a diverse variety of writing jobs. Freelance writers do anything from writing articles for companies, blogging on certain web pages, academic writing where writers help students to write out their assignments, editing and proofreading and ghost writing books and in magazines. People who wish to become an online freelance writer must, however, have a certain charm when it comes to their work and have the wish to dedicate time to the research needed to complete assignments. Writing is one of the best ways to earn extra money using the internet as there are a lot of jobs available and by choosing a simple writing task within a web page, students can guarantee a bit of extra money at the end of the month.
Pakistan also offer a large selection of data entry jobs online which are quite time consuming but do have good income benefits. Data entry basically consists in copying and pasting documents into other document formats, for example, a pdf document that has to be converted in to a word document or vice versa. When searching for data entry jobs online, only accept those from legitimate company and never pay any money upfront to start working with a company. A lot of people build up mock web sites to scam people out of their money by offering large amounts of money for a simple data entry job, data entry is a simple task and therefore companies do not offer a lot of money as a return, however, the more work that is done, the more cash is earned.
Transcription online jobs have also become very popular within Pakistani companies, although these types of jobs are more suited to those people who can type fast and efficiently and that also have good hearing. Transcription consists of listening to audio files, these can be general, like interviews, medical, legal or technical and then converting the audio into text by typing out what is heard on the audio. It is necessary to be a fast typist as it generally takes a professional half an hour to transcribe and convert a ten minute audio file. People looking for transcription jobs may only apply for general projects unless they have or are studying towards a higher education degree, students studying medicine or law may be eligible, within certain companies, to take on certain projects.
For students that do not wish to spend their free time typing away in front of a computer but still want to use the internet to make a bit of extra money in their spare time, there are other ways to do so. The internet has opened a whole new world of buying and selling hand made products, such as paintings, clothes, decorations for the home, clothing accessories etc. And this gives people a chance to spend their free time making products as a hobby and then selling them on the internet. However over the past few years, this has gone from being a hobby to becoming peoples business and there are now companies hiring freelance painters and designers to help sell more products than usual, paying either a percentage of the sales to the artist and in some cases, the company will buy a certain amount of products at a wholesale price and then sell them at a different price that they choose.
Another high demanded freelance job in Pakistan and world wide is that of web page designers. This type of job is perfect for some one with a basic knowledge of online design or for people who are studying design as a degree. Professional web page designers are few and far between and due to this companies are hiring freelancers with a certain level of knowledge but are not professionals. Students can make the most of this as this type of online job is very well paid but it does require a high level of work involved. As students can take advantage of these jobs, companies do the same as it is cheaper for them to hire a freelance designer instead of a professional company to create their web sites.
For students who speak more than one language, another online door is open to them as there are hundreds and hundreds of companies that hire freelance translators and interpreters in a wide selection of languages. Translation has a higher demand of clients within companies and these translations can be anything from medical or legal documents to publicity advertisements and interviews. Freelance translations pay very well depending on the company that is hiring, other pay a lot less but may have a higher flow of work generated for the translator. Interpreting is a bit harder to find, but freelancers that are equipped with a web cam, speakers and a microphone can offer real time interpretations for companies all over the world. These type of video conferences are in very high demand at the moment and people who have the advantage of speaking other languages fluently can apply for them and earn quite a bit of extra money whilst studying.
All of these jobs, if hired by a professional company can help students gain necessary experience that they may need in the future and after they have finished studying for their degrees. Pakistan offers all of these online job opportunities for students that are well paid and enables the student to work and study in their own time, without having a fixed working timetable.