The Mylittlejob Experience

"I can divide my time up how I want and with that I can chose which jobs I accept“

Mylittlejob has spared me a lot of additional stress when I was studying for my Bachelor’s degree. Alongside writing my thesis, I also had an internship which took up a lot of my time but which didn’t make me much money. With all these other commitments, having a job was out of the question although bills still had to be paid! A friend recommended Mylittlejob to me, as he was experiencing the same problems as me and suddenly all my problems were solved. I was able to divide my time up how I wanted and I could chose which jobs I accepted. This was incredibly practical, as I had very little time and I was very unflexible when it came to other commitments. However, this was no problem for Mylittlejob. When I can work, I work and when I can’t, then I can’t! With this job I am always guaranteed work and it fits right into to my every day life. Now I’m finished with my Bachelor’s degree and my internship and have bridged my time between my studies and my job. This is great, and thanks to Mylittlejob I have no more financial worries!

„There’s always something exciting to do and you are able to do jobs for big-name companies!”

The work here is incredibly diverse and is never boring. There’s always something exciting to do and you get to work for big-name companies. Personally; I like doing product descriptions most of all as I studied marketing, and I learnt how to apply my skills. I know how to best execute these jobs and I always look forward to good feedback, which I can then use to apply my marketing knowledge. However, I also like doing translations and categorisations for online shops.

„Personally, product descriptions are the most fun for me as I studied marketing so I can really apply all that I've learnt."

Moreover, Mylittlejob is the proud sponsor of my new laptop! I had spilt coffee all over my old one just before my thesis was due. This was very annoying and I couldn't imagine how I would cope without a laptop. However, with my flexible work from Mylittljob, I could save and buy a new one.

„The idea of replacing time consuming application procedures with earning money quickly and based on your own abilities really interested me”

I discovered Mylittlejob through an advert on social media. The idea of replacing time consuming application procedures with earning money quickly and based on your own abilities really interested me. The website made a really positive impression on me. The page is clearly laid out and makes it easy to familiarize yourself with the platform.

First, you must take a test to check whether you have the required qualifications. The test is a challenge, but shouldn’t pose too much of a problem for students. On your personal profile you have a 5 star valuation. Initially, you can only accept jobs with one star. Once you submit a job it is checked and then rated by the company. Your personal valuation improves with every good rating received from companies. I like the rating system because it’s an incentive to provide satisfactory results and then be able to accept more challenging jobs.

"Your personal valuation improves with every good rating received from companies"

I have already accepted and worked on several jobs. These ranged from product descriptions to writing highly diverse articles. The platform offers many other jobs including transcriptions, translations and programming. Each job as a displayed timeframe which gives you the chance to check if your time schedule allows you to finish this job with a satisfactory result.

Once you have uploaded the file with your result, the company will check it. If they are pleased with the result they accept the job, rate your work and approve the payment to your account. In my opinion and considering the flexibility and comfortability of these jobs the payment has always been very good.

„In my opinion and considering the flexibility and comfortability of these jobs the payment has always been very good“

What I particuarly like about Mylittlejob is that you can work whenever and from wherever, be at university, in your favourite coffee shop or on the train. It’s up to you, when you work and for how long. At the beginning of the term or during term breaks, there are many jobs to work on and to earn some money. Taking jobs regularly not only improves your skills but with that your personal valuation. Despite all the good things I have to say about this platform, I don’t think this platform has reached full potential yet. There are new functions or improvements to be found on the website. I can only recommend that each student takes a look at the site for themselves, sign up and read through the various job descriptions. There is most likely something there for you, and the more well known Mylittlejob becomes, the greater the choice of jobs will be. For me this site is literally worth its weight in gold.

„I can work on jobs all day long and then pause for two weeks“

I heard about Mylittlejob through a friend. She told me about it a few weeks before I began studying at university. I immediately liked the sound of the idea behind it: "Working whenever and from whereever you want". So I registered roughly a year ago. Sometimes I am very active, other times not so much. I can work on jobs all day long and then pause for two weeks. When there’s something particular I want to buy, then I take on more jobs. With Mylittlejob I really can decide myself what I want to work on, being my own judge if i have the right skills.

„I have always liked writing and Mylittlejob allows me to indulge this passion."

I have mainly worked on jobs concerning text creation. I have always liked writing and Mylittlejob allows me to indulge in this passion. I started with 5 product descriptions and since then I’ve worked on numerous product texts, articles and advisory texts. I particularly like articles about themes I’m interested in, such as sport and culture. With the research jobs I learned a lot of new techniques. To me this feels like a real-world training and it provides me with new ideas and approaches to problems.

I can also use my own knowledge for the creation of the texts. The time you have to complete the jobs is more than sufficient and I never had time pressure to work right to the end of the allotted time. Most of the times the payment is very appropriate. Especially considering that i often use time between classes or very boring lectures to work on jobs. Thus, when i come home from uni - i often still have enough free time to meet my friends and also can afford going out with them.

„I often use time between classes or very boring lectures to work on jobs.“

There is a wide range of jobs to choose from. Therefore it would be nice to have a way to filter them better. The feedback from the companies has often helped me to further improve and be better on following jobs. Accordingly, the quality of texts would improve if more companies used the feedback function. The Mylittlejob team is always ready to help and provides constructive solutions, both via chat or by telephone.

All in all, for me Mylittlejob is a great choice. The platform allows me to work spontaneously and flexibly. So I can earn some money whenever I have an internet connection. This makes it perfect for the ever-changing life of a student.

“Since I’m not that flexible at the moment, the concept of Mylittlejob is great!”

I found out about Mylittlejob about a year ago through a friend, who had also discovered it through a friend. At the time I was looking for a part time job for a bit of extra money as my temporary job just about covered my rent and living expenses. Since I’m not as flexible as an employer would want at the moment, the concept of Mylittlejob is great; I can decide when I work a lot and work in the comfort of my own home-perfect for a night owl like me. I mainly use Mylittlejob to fund the little things in my life, that I’d have had to have done without otherwise. It’s so practical: you can wait until you’ve earned as much as you want before being paid, which means the money you’ve earned doesn’t go straight into paying your every day bills.

“The different jobs range from simple transcription jobs to more creative tasks”

The different jobs I’ve done since signing up range from simple transcription jobs to more creative tasks, such as writing reviews. These require a bit more time and effort, but they’re fun to work on. The biggest advantage of the platform is there is normally a big selection of jobs on offer, so you can always find something to suit how much time (and patience) you have, and what you want to work on. You’re also given a very generous amount of time to work on the jobs, which means you have plenty of time if something else comes up at the last minute (a telephone call etc.).

“There is normally a big selection of jobs on offer, so you can always find something to suit how much time (and patience) you have, and what you want to work on.”

In my opinion the platform is missing two things which would make it even better. First, I would like to have jobs that you could plan in advance (for example, a customer needs something in the next two weeks. I would then have this long to hand in the job, even if the job only took me 2 hours). Also, it would be useful if we could ask questions directly to the companies, so you could clear up any issues whilst you’re working on the project, or before you start it.

“Once you’ve completed the welcome assessment you’re part of the community!”

There are certain situations that all students are familiar with: unreasonable lecturers, a huge work load, pressure to succeed and short or long term financial worries. Because of this, it’s useful if you can earn a bit of money alongside your studies-and one possibility is working for Mylittlejob.

Mylittlejob offers you the chance to take on work flexibly and as often as you want. I heard about the platform thanks to my weekly university newsletter, which lists offers with big name companies and firms. Under the “part time jobs” heading I found the homepage, and once I’d completed the welcome assessment I was part of the community.

“Having fun whilst you work is one of the best aspects of Mylittlejob”

As a new member I initially only had the choice of low paid jobs -when you do these successfully you improve quickly and begin to work on better paid jobs. The higher ranking jobs have a higher star rating in their profile. I normally took on jobs consisting of product descriptions or writing pieces of advice.

Having fun whilst you work is one of the best aspects of Mylittlejob: the jobs on offer are not boring and there really is something for every taste. When I do certain jobs, I really get the impression that I’m learning things, especially when I work on translation or proofreading jobs.

“By doing this, I was able to earn an extra income for my books and I don’t have to carry my old rucksack back home from the library anymore!”

Personally, I would like to see a few jobs which allow you to be a bit more creative. Maybe a few more research jobs, that end up in professional reports. It’s also important that you accept jobs that are thoroughly described so that you can successfully fulfil the criteria and so all parties are happy at the end!

All in all, Mylittlejob is a great platform for earning a bit of extra money and feeling that you have worked hard on something independently. I could earn the extra money I needed for my books by myself and I don’t have to carry my old rucksack home from the library anymore. I’ve also treated myself to a city break and went out in Cologne; a really great weekend, that I wouldn’t have been able to afford without Mylittlejob ;) .

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