If you’ve ever dreamed of ditching your nine to five job for a career that offers more freedom and control, you’re in luck. Right now, more than any other point in history, talented freelancers are in hot demand.
From software development to graphic design, here are ten freelancing skills that could easily become your new career.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Statistics show that a whopping 71% of people will only visit websites that show up on the first page of their search results. If businesses want their content seen, it’s imperative that they figure out a way to get their website on that all-important first page. With this being the case, many businesses are willing to shell out a lot of cash to a freelance SEO professional who is able to optimize their website to show up higher in the search rankings.
In the digital age, marketing has gone through an interesting evolution. By and large, people have grown weary of seeing constant ads. Today, quality content that offers real value and markets their products/services in a way that is less obvious is king. In order to keep their audience interested and to keep their website relevant in the eyes of Google, businesses need to publish large amounts of engaging, well-written content. To get the job done, many businesses are turning to freelance copywriters as their go-to source of quality content.
An astounding 46,700 photographs are uploaded to Instagram every minute, and many of these photographs come from businesses using the medium to market their products and services. As more and more emphasis is placed on visual content, businesses need talented freelance photographers who are able to provide them with photos that are eye-catching and professional. Working as a freelance photographer may require you to appear on-location more than many other freelancing careers, however, it’s still an in-demand profession that is well worth considering if you happen to live in a location that puts you nearby a number of potential clients.
Today, software has infiltrated almost every product and every aspect of how we go about our day-to-day lives. To keep up the innovation, though, companies rely on talented software developers – and right now the supply isn’t meeting the demand. In fact, the need for software developers is expected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow “much faster” than the average of all other professions. Since the job of a software developer can most often be done remotely, businesses frequently rely on freelance software developers to fill the role, making this a great, in-demand freelance profession to pursue.