Friday, September 7th, 2012

Freelancing: CDI College Shows Students How to Make More Money

CDI CollegeEvery college and university student wants to earn more money. Part time jobs are great, but maybe you can do something even more flexible. Consider offering your skills out to companies on a freelance basis.

“Employers and potential workers can make contact, complete their work and administer or receive appropriate pay all by using digital platforms, making the office space for many information technology (IT) professionals look uncannily similar to the inside of their kitchens or the nearest coffee shop,” said CDI College in a recent blog.

Through a bit of networking, most students can find an organization (often times, a start-up) that has a specific need for the skills that tech students are learning. Once they connect with a student, they’re usually ready to offer up lucrative piece work and freelance projects that can be done on evenings and weekends. You can potentially make more in 8 hours of freelancing than you could working 20 hours at a part time job.”

“While they are learning about the latest software and coding systems in class, they can practice their knowledge after hours by doing contract work for a variety of businesses.”

At the same time, freelancing helps you get the word out about your skills. This gives you a portfolio full of work and solid industry contacts before you even start looking for your first big job.

Advantage: You.

Schools mentioned: CDI College

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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