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How Foreign Students In South Korea (And Other Countries) Can Relieve Financial Burden With Their Professional Skills

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One must always possess marketable skills apart from whatever they do, especially in times of uncertainty like the COVID-19 pandemic.

During an anonymous interview, foreign students from Korea were asked how they earn their living, and the predominant number of the interviewed students said that they work part-time at restaurants and cafés as this is the most adequate alternative and also probably among the types of part-time work allowed legally in the country.

Are you fed up with hustling for tips as a waitress, or making peanuts as a cashier at your local supermarket? Did you know that according to Investopedia, the average student leaves college with $37,584 worth of debt!  Not to worry! With the increasing popularity of online freelance marketplaces like Fiverr and if you’ve got a hobby or passion that pays, you can actually earn to alleviate the financial concerns especially on daily expenses and student fees. Here’s a list of 3 common skills that the gen Z today may already have or take up easily – which are, by the way, highly marketable

Freelance Writing

If writing is your thing, there are plenty of ways you can share your talent with the world and get paid for it. Think about it like this, there are approximately 400 million active websites in the world, and all of them need content. Not everyone has your skill, and there are people and organizations who will gladly pay you to write on their behalf. You can write in many capacities, from blogging to writing e-books, newsletters for businesses, and much more.

Today, professional essay writing services like CustomWritings are of much use among young learners. If you’re good at writing papers and other academic material, you will find that there are plenty of academic writing services for college students.

Graphic Design

Like writing, graphic design is a big business because all companies have an online presence and want to make their products and content stand out from the rest. You will get to work with a variety of clients taking on a range of exciting projects.

Social Media Management

Some people are just naturally good with social media. They have deep insights into platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and they are knowledgeable about the strategies required to make content go viral. From the biggest companies to family-owned businesses, these days everyone wants to have an impactful online presence.


Indeed, there can be more sought-after marketable skills which are in high demand, yet hopefully the above list will help you to take a step forward and to reduce the financial pressure in a way or another.

And if you are serious about turning that professional skill you have into incentives, now is the time. If there is one thing this COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it’s that job security doesn’t exist, and the only way to ensure you survive during an economic crisis is to have multiple streams of income. Your skills and even your hobbies can become your greatest asset if you’re willing to put the work in.

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