10 Online Jobs for Online Students Part 3

It’s easy to talk about the pros of working at home while going to college since 1) I do occasionally work from home, and 2) I just so happen to being going to college. So you can probably see why I would consider myself to be a pro at the pros section. No big deal.

One of my favorite things about working from home and taking online classes is that I can take breaks whenever I want to. If I get writer’s block and I’m stumped by some article I’m writing, I’ll log out for a bit and make nachos. (Or something else similarly healthy.)

When I’m going to school, I’ll take a break and do flashcards or read a chapter in one of my books from class. I really like that I don’t have to bunch up work or school into five (or whatever) hour sections – instead I can sort of blend them together, never quite getting completely sick of either one.

Of course, logging out when you take breaks is important. In fact, my boss informed me that he isn’t paying for nacho time. I was a little confused, obviously, because I distinctly remember him saying, “Work time is nacho time to be eating and slacking off!”

Another bonus, and I’m sure many will agree with this, but I’m always happy when I don’t have to dress up to go to school or work. Have you ever stayed up too late watching something on TV that wasn’t even that good, but not quite bad enough to turn off, and then slept through your alarm? I’m sure you hated yourself and gave yourself a lecture the entire way to the car, shoving your hair into a crappy bun while trying to pretend this “disheveled” look you’ve got going on was on purpose. I don’t want to give anything away, but STORY OF MY LIFE.

By working from home and taking online classes, I don’t have to worry about any of the young attractive potential dates prowling around the office or class, just waiting to say hello on this “disheveled” day. Of course, I never meet hot guys on a day I look cute – no – just the days I don’t. So take the stress out of it and just do it all from home.


Of course, there are some things you’ll miss out by having an online job working from home. You won’t have fellow employees to talk to every day, you won’t get out as much, and you’ll find that you have more pajama pants in your closet than any normal person should. Whether or not you feel the cons outweigh the pros is entirely up to you and your schedule.

With so many online job opportunities, it’s a no-brainer that there will be scams occasionally. Do your research on the company before you get involved. Never fill out personal information until you are sure the job is legitimate. For tips on how to weed out the bad eggs, here are links to three articles on the subject:





You know by now that there are some pretty fabulous pros to working and going to school online , even though there may also be some cons. If you think that this type of schedule is something you’d enjoy, research the jobs listed here and feel free to browse our website for different online colleges and universities . And of course, you can take online classes from StraighterLine, too. There are dozens to choose from, and they’re guaranteed to transfer to our partner colleges upon enrollment!

If you have any questions, give us a call or shoot us an email. Our staff is filled with people going to school and working from home in their pajamas, smugly drinking their steamy mug of Christmas. Oops, I meant “our staff is happy to help with anything you need.”

Seriously though, this is delicious.