It is no surprise that college students are very bogged down with going to classes and studying. Even college students who attend classes completely online are very busy, even though they can do all of their coursework from home. Due to the economy right now, finding a job as a college student has become even a bigger challenge then it used to be, which is why some students have turned to Internet marketing to earn a part time income while they are in college. But Internet marketing does take time, which as noted is something that college students do not have a lot of. So what are some Internet marketing jobs that college students can do in between classes?
Not all Internet marketing jobs are the same or take the same amount of time to do, so it is important that students who wish to dabble in this career know the differences so that they can choose the one that best fits their schedule. Some types of online marketing take a little longer to start up, while others are very simple right from the start. Here are a few of the main types so that students can make an educated decision.
Affiliate marketing is very popular because it does not take a long time to learn and many people have heard about how other affiliate marketers have made a good living. Keep in mind however, that no online marketing job will make a person rick overnight and time and dedication is needed. Affiliate marketers promote the product or services of other companies. They do this by setting a website or websites and then place text or graphic based ads on their website which have been approved by the company. When an Internet user clicks a link or a graphic and they end up making purchase, the marketer receives a percentage of the sale from the company. To get started, a student would typically have to have a domain name and their own hosting, which costs less than $100.00 per year. Many free blogging platforms have restrictions regarding affiliate marketing and affiliate links, so it is best to pay the little bit of money so that the marketer does not have a huge amount of restrictions.
During the college years, a lot of knowledge is gained. If a college student knows a subject matter very well, they can consider writing an E-book or doing a set of instructional videos to market online. The E-book or videos would be sold for a fee. Marketing methods for the website that the book or video package is being sold on can include using pay per click ads or through search engine optimization.
Blogging can also be used as well. Even though blogging is not directly marketing, a blog can be used to direct market the products or services that a student is selling or it can be used as a place to have affiliate links and graphics.
Finally, a college student can become an article marketer. An article marketer writes articles about certain subject matters that inform people about a niche. Often times a person who works as an article marketer will work for another person who is a direct marketer, or they will do it in order to gain their own website more exposure.
For college students who are just getting started, starting out quickly might seem like a good idea. However, take some time to learn the ropes by reading marketing blogs, talking with other people in the field and developing a game plan before jumping into it. The better prepared you are, the less up front time it will take.