15 of the Best Part-Time Jobs for Students in India
It does not matter whether you are in high school or college. If you want to pay for your education by yourself or want to meet expenses from your own earnings, you are qualified to look for a part-time job. It does not just add a few more notes to your wallet, but also teaches you valuable time management skills that will stay with you forever.
But the key question is what part-time job should you choose? Or what are the best part-time jobs for students in India? You surely do not want to get trapped in bonded work. You also do not need to get into something that saps your work and leaves you with little energy for your studies.
Today, we are going to talk about some of the best part-time jobs if you are a student in India.
- Data entry executive
There are three reasons any student can take up a part-time data entry job:
- There is no full-time commitment
- The work is easy
- Most data entry positions do not require a college degree
Moreover, if you manage to work with a company that is reputable and has a record of timely payments, there is some easy money for the taking. However, you must be cautious about fraudsters, especially the companies who offer unbelievable payments.
The best way to spot if a company is an interview itself. If you receive any indication that the interview is fake, you can easily conclude that it is a fraudster masquerading as a legit company. Apart from this one red flag, everything is fine with a student taking up data entry work.
- Online translator
Most Indians have bilingual fluency that often goes wasted. Also, with the advent of numerous jobs in tech and associated domains, the translator profession has lost much of its charm. However, students can easily cash in on the void and make decent money through online translation.
But where can you find such translation work? You will be glad to know that there are websites like Freelancer and Upwork where you can easily find online translation gigs. Given that few students know about this, you will be at an advantage with the competition. Also, you can charger a lot lower than professional translators to win bids easily.
- Content writer
If you are good with language, you should consider content writing as a part-time job. And no, it does not have to be English alone. Content writing work is available across all global languages, including Indian languages. Yes, you can make real money writing in your mother tongue.
In case you are fluent in English and another language, you can easily become an online translator and a content writer. You will be surprised to know that several freelance content writers make more money than many full-time employees in many other professions.
If you are good at content writing, you can use it not just as a part-time job, but in the long run as well.
- Graphic designer
One cool job that you and your friends must have heard of is that of a graphic designer. A graphic designer makes logos, creatives, and edits images as well. Yes, doing all these requires for you to learn designing software like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Yes, there are new tools like Canva as well. But nothing gives you results as professional as Photoshop or Illustrator.
With graphic designing, the question is not how you should do it. It is more like who should do it? Not everyone should look at graphic design as a viable career. The best way to find out if graphic design is for you is to look at one of those tutorial videos on YouTube.
The test is not to find out if you can use the tool. You will obviously need considerable practice for that. Find out if you like what is being created. If you would love to create similar stuff, you will find a way to learn the tools. Say hello to a happy career.
- Video editor
Video editing is seen by many as the natural progression for graphic designers. However, it is totally a legit career path in its own. Like graphic design, it is not something that everyone should try their hands on. However, if you are a student of fine arts or digital design, you can make hay while the sun shines. Source video editing projects from your contacts or bid on projects on freelancing platforms.
Video editors are also in demand because of the ever-growing number of YouTube channels that are popping up in every field. As it is, the larger channels are also expanding and creating more/better videos and need extra help for the same.
To find video editing work, you can bid on freelance projects. Additionally, you can also tap on growing YouTube channels. If you have content skills alongside video editing, you can well be on your way to creating a YouTube channel of your own.
- Website developer
For engineering students who have hands-on experience with HTML, web development should be a natural choice. It is a rewarding career for both students and full-time employees. Several advanced coders have been web developers in the past.
If you are into programming and want to take up programming jobs eventually, web development experience will also set you apart from the competition. This is particularly because you will have a head start.
Once you have successful web development gigs under your belt, you can show the experience even before your first interview. This is a trick that not everyone under the sun is using right now. You can do everything you want with this new superpower of being a “fresher with experience.”
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- Bar attendant
If technical stuff like web development do not appeal to you, here is something that will. The highest qualification you will need to become a bar attendant is to be 18 years of age. Most college students should be able to meet this criterion.
In case you do not know, several bars use students as attendants in a part-time manner. This happens because of the higher footfall at bars in the evening hours. You will not just get some extra cash to fuel monthly expenses, you will also know how to meet and greet new people.
Part-time jobs like these are especially advisable for introverts who lack social skills. You can overcome your inhibitions overtime as you will be compelled to socialize in a professional way.
- Online tutor
Are you someone who finds themselves teaching their classmates the evening before the examinations? Yes? You should quickly consider using online tutoring as a viable way to make money while studying.
With the advent of online tutoring platforms like Byju’s and many others, there is no dearth of platforms willing to appoint college students as tutors.
You do not even need to be an expert at any other subject to be a part-time tutor. All you need is great teaching and persuasion skills. On most occasions, the teaching material and training is provided by the platform.
The best part is that your platform will load you with generous referral bonuses when convince students to join them.
- Game tester
Like playing games? Here is the blueprint for being a game tester:
- Play games
- Find out what you enjoy and what you do not
- Report your findings
Yes, that is about all you need. Yet not many people know about the existence of this profession in the first place. To become a good game tester, make sure you understand logical flows, outcomes, and deductive reasoning.
The tricky part is there are several games that have multiple branches arising out of each node. You must check the documentation or instructions before making a comment on the legitimacy of any one such branch. If you are ready to factor that in, you are in for some quick and decent money.
If you have not identified with any of the jobs so far, how about tele-calling? You do not even need to leave your home to start a part-time tele calling job. You can stay at your home and expect the company to provide you with a tele calling solution.
If you have persuasive communication skills, this job will ensure that your skills are honed to perfection. If you do not have effective communication skills, you will strengthen them through a job like this. You absolutely do not need to worry about who is on the other side of the phone. Just put your heart into training and make clever use of it.
In case there is a sales angle attached to the tele calling job, make sure that:
- You understand what your targets are
- You are comfortable with them
- You do not mind losing the job in case you do not meet the targets, and finally
- There are handsome incentives for meeting the targets
If you are comfortable with the above points, taking up a new tele calling job should be no trouble at all.
- Delivery executive
If you have a vehicle and a valid driving license, you can make effective use of your off days with a delivery gig. There is no super-competitive interview that you must crack or any new skill that you must learn. Just stay committed to the job and be punctual.
In case you are doing this only as a part-time job and do not intend to carry on with it later, be sure to mention the same to your employer. You should not leave them high and dry as soon as your income targets are reached.
While there is no need for exceptional skills, make sure you are:
- Always on time with deliveries
- Polite and courteous while speaking to customers
- Organized in terms of vehicle maintenance
- Extra cautious about avoiding rash driving
And that is about it. If there are any additional rules shared by your employer, make sure you follow them as well.
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- Outdoor marketing
You might have seen students sharing paper or printed handouts with passers-by. These are students who have enrolled in paid outdoor marketing jobs or internships. The interviews for these part-time jobs are extremely easy as they take anyone that is available to do the job for them.
There is just a tiny precaution that you need to take. Many people with jobs such as these do not executive their duties honestly. You surely do not want to be one of them. If your job is to hand out 100 pamphlets, all 100 should go to human hands only.
- Application tester
Application testing is like game testing in some ways. But unlike games, here you will need to test any random mobile application. It could be an ecommerce store, a food delivery app, a taxi app or even a dating application.
However, the basic rules of testing mobile applications are same as testing a game. You will be asked to follow a certain logic and see if the application flow matches with the logic. If it does, great. If it does not, check if there are any acceptable exceptions.
If the logic does not match the outcome and the test case does not also follow an acceptable exception, you should be ready to raise a ticket for the app developers.
- Warehouse/supermarket stock manager
If you are more kinesthetic than perceptive, a job at a supermarket or warehouse could be for you. Make sure to not enroll for one of those jobs that require you to stay active for lengthy hours. Instead, choose the roles that require you to stay active for just a few hours.
Stock management at warehouses and supermarket happens in the later hours of the evening after the stores close. Choosing such jobs makes sure you do not have to sacrifice studies or college either.
But there is one thing you must keep in mind. Jobs that require you to manage stock have a limited margin for error. You cannot afford to slack if you are dealing with sensitive numbers. Moreover, having knowledge in MS Excel will be a huge advantage for you.
- Event assistant
Be it marriages, corporate events or just an old-fashioned birthday, a lot of help is needed. These are odd jobs that require for someone to be extremely nimble-footed and quick. Since professionals with suck skills are highly paid, event managers are always on the lookout for students who charge lesser fees per gig. If you have multiple contacts around the town, you will have a bigger advantage.
Unlike some of the other part-time jobs mentioned in this list, event assistance might require you to be available for at least a full day at a time. The job duration might go even further up if it is an outstation job. But so will the pay. All you need to make sure is you are leaving yourself with enough balance time to take care of your studies and skill enhancement.
That was our compilation of the best part-time jobs for students in India. If you are a student and want to supplement your studies with a stable income, download the EZJobs app today. The EZJobs app has over 15 lakh candidates looking for jobs from 71,000 different locations in India. You can choose from full-time or part-time jobs in over 40 categories including the ones mentioned above.