In the modern age, people prefer to be self-employed because of the freedom it brings to their lifestyle. As a freelancer, one can work at their own pace and offer skills online and make good money as compared to a 9 to 5 job. There are many skills that are in high demand on different freelance marketplaces. Upwork recently published the list of hot skills in demand in the 1st quarter of 2019.
Not all skills are for everyone. However, there are few skills people can learn easily and if they master those skills, money could shower their bank accounts regularly.
Before I go at length and explain those 5 skills, please be clear in your mind that freelancing is no scam like other make money from internet Ponzi schemes that eventually rip you off and you lose your hard earned money. Freelancing means making money only by offering your services using a computer. You have to work, it is challenging but not outrightly too hard, after all, you are your own boss.
Here is how a typical freelance process is:
- Client posts a project in different categories i.e web development, graphic designing etc.
- Freelancer bids on the project, they give their best price as ‘bid’.
- Once a freelancer proposal is selected, they are awarded the project
- Freelancer gets the task done, submits the files and gets paid
Let’s take a look at 5 freelance skills you can learn today and make money by offering your services on different freelance marketplaces.
With the growth of the internet, Logos, business cards and website designs are in high demand. By learning this skill from your nearby institute or taking courses from Udemy, you can offer your services as a graphic designer and make good money. Salary of a good web designer could actually surprise you.
Mobile App Development:
With many e-commerce businesses flourishing on the internet, the demand for mobile app developers is also rising. By learning hybrid app development in platforms such as PhoneGap, you can offer your services and charge up to $40 per hour.
If you have completed the education of at least 12 years, you can easily offer your services as a content writer. All you need to do is install Grammarly widget on your computer that will correct your spelling mistakes and start writing. Here are 400 websites that pay well to freelance writers.
WordPress is in high demand on all freelance marketplaces. Starting from installing a basic theme to developing a plugin or creating a simple to a complex e-Commerce site, WordPress is the first choice of many businesses. WordPress developers easily earn up to $50 per hour.
Don’t want to learn WordPress, no liking for writing or coding, Data entry is your answer. While it is low paying, the hurdles to do this job is quite low and you can make $1 to $2 per hour. More work would land in more money.