Keeping students’ safety in mind as the world continues with the COVID-19 health crisis, parents and teens may want to consider online alternatives. We have compiled a list of 5 awesome job opportunities for every type of student.
The summer of 2020 in New York City looks extraordinarily different from past years. Our city was often used as an example and compared to many other states and countries around the world adapting to a global pandemic. As businesses started to slowly open, safety remained the topic of heavy debate. Not only are adults coping with the shortage of unemployment, but students also found themselves without a summer internship or a job opportunity as planned.
For teens who love theater or are interested in broadcasting, we suggest working as a voice-over actor. This is a cool way for those interested in acting or entertainment to find part-time work and learn about the industry from the comfort of home.
Teens as young as 13 can register with Voices.com as long as parents or legal guardians manage the account and agree to comply with the terms for keeping kids safe online. The site is free and connects actors with clients.
Voice-over actors can find work doing commercials, podcasts, video games, and radio. The rate per project will vary; however, it is a fun opportunity for self-discovery with a diverse set of genres.
The Music Lover
Do you enjoy listening to and discovering new music? We found your ideal summer job! Become a music reviewer starting at age 13 for a website called, Slice of Pie. This platform allows you to review songs, which ultimately helps artists, record labels and brands make important decisions on the content they created. The more helpful your review and your overall-star rating will determine how much you will earn.
For example, a 1-star reviewer earns $0.03 per track review, while a 5-star reviewer makes $0.15 for each track reviewed. You can collect payment via PayPal once your account has a minimum of $10.
For younger teens, parents should monitor what their kids are reviewing
If you love writing, why not start a blog! During the summer, would be the perfect time to start building your writing portfolio. Become a freelance writer for clients at age 13 using Fiverr for age 18 using Upwork.
You may be great at catching other people’s mistakes or more comfortable with translating or transcribing. In which case, you would make an excellent proofreader/editor.
Jobs on Fiverr are referred to as ‘gigs,’ and you can write or edit for blogs and businesses on your schedule.
Harnessing your skills with design software and programs like Adobe InDesign and Photoshop? Why not start working as a graphic designer for sites like Redbubble and Society6? You can upload your designs to these sites that you can then sell on coffee mugs, pillows, and stickers
On Society6, designers can earn about 10 percent of the retail price while the average artist on Redbubble earns 17 percent. You must be at least 16 years old to use these platforms.
Don’t be shy to market your work independently on social media to get more sales.
This is a chance to express yourself. Being a graphic designer means creating eye-catching imagery to reflect a brand, company, or your ideas. Go brainstorm!
Are you the type of person who enjoys talking on the phone? Are you internet proficient or comfortable with different project ways of project management? If so, working as a virtual assistant could be the perfect fit for you!
Virtual assistants respond to emails, conduct research, handle general social media management, and more depending on the client’s needs. A client may ask you to work on a needed-basis or for a set number of hours.
A virtual assistant can work for a company or as a solo entrepreneur. You can manage how often you work, your rates, and if you will take on more clients. This is a great opportunity for a problem-solver looking to learn new skills.
Students age 13 and older can use platforms such as Fiverr, Instagram, and Facebook. However, you must be 18 to use Upwork.
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