Earning While You’re Learning

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If there is one thing that all students can relate to it is the financial struggle they experience while they go about getting the qualifications they require for their dream job. No matter whether you are going to university or you are doing a one-off course, you can still earn while you learn. Here are some of the options available to you…

Choose a course that involves some form of payment

There are lots of different options available for people who want to get an education or learn skills while they are earning at the same time. You can get paid while training for CDL, for instance. You can also take one of the many apprenticeships that are available. You don’t have to go to university to get the qualifications you need! Other options can mean qualifications and income in one.

Become a nanny

Another way to earn while you learn is to become a nanny. A lot of students decide to become a live-in nanny, which means they can take a training course and then during the rest of the time they can help a family and earn some money in the process. Of course, this is better designed for older students, as you will need to have some expertise regarding working with children.

When applying to join a nanny agency there are several things that you need to be aware of in order to give yourself the best possible chance of being accepted as part of the agency’s team. First and foremost, you need to recognize that whilst work experience and qualifications are usually the be all and end all when applying for jobs, being a nanny revolves around so much more. It is your personality that is likely to be judged more than anything because your employers will trust you with their children and allow you to live in their home. Make sure that you appear friendly and don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through – this is encouraged.

It is also important to show all sides of you. If you have certification or qualifications which are unrelated to childcare then still include them. The more you have to offer, the better, because it shows that you have many depths to you. You may think the fact that you took a six-week art course is irrelevant, but the family may see that it means you are a creative person, that you are independent, that you have character and that you can help their child with their art homework or entertain them with drawing together. In addition to this, useful skills – such as having a clean driver’s license or being trained in first aid – make a wealth of difference and so it is recommended that you attain these if you have not already.

Earn money online

Another option for people that want to earn some money while they learn is to make money online. There are a number of different ways you can go about this. You could, for example, sign up to paid survey websites. This won’t make you rich but it can boost your monthly income.

You can also do freelance jobs. There are many different websites whereby you can apply for freelance jobs that are available, for example, People Per Hour is a popular choice. From writing and translation to software development and admin, there are many different types of freelancing jobs. If you have a skill that can be delivered over the web, this is definitely worth considering.

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