Freelancing As A University Student

It can be done, but it won’t be easy

Why do you want to start freelancing?

Are you looking to make some extra money to buy a few more drinks on Friday nights? Are you saving up to buy a new pair of shoes? Or do you need the money to pay rent?

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work”

- Aristotle

If you are desperate for extra money just to be able to survive, be that by paying rent or buying food, it might be best to consider getting a part time job instead.

What do you intend to do with your freelancing?

This is important, as it is worth thinking about both the short and long-term future. Are you looking to make some extra money now? Of course you are. But are you looking to continue freelancing past your degree? Maybe not.

What are you studying?

There are no specific subjects that suit or don’t suit freelancing, as this is just one piece of the puzzle. However, there are definitely some that need a bit more thought. The first ones that come to mind are any concerning law or medicine.

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Freelance writer and aspiring blogger. Creator of Sophical Content. https://sophicalcontent.com

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