Top 7 Freelance Jobs – You can do where ever you are.
What is freelancing?
A freelancer, freelance worker, or freelance is a person who is self-employed and is not committed to a particular employer long-term. These workers are sometimes represented by a company or an agency that resells their labor and that of others to its clients with or without project management and labor contributed by its regular employees. [wikipedia]
Freelancers may work part-time or full-time. Because they are not considered employers, freelancers are allowed to work for other employers and are usually permitted to perform tasks in their own way, so long as the work gets done to the client’s specifications.
Whether you’re just looking to earn some extra income on the side or you want to do freelance full-time, there are freelance opportunities that can at least match your full-time employment, if not earn you even more. I have selected 7 best freelance careers you can start, you might be doing these as a fulltime job or one of the bellow might be your hobby, and if that’s so this is the time to convert your hobby to a freelance job, which might lead to your own business.
1. Graphic Design
Job Functions: Creative Designer, Web and Mobile UI Designer, Graphic Designer
The main job of a graphic designer is to design visual elements for the web and print, such as layouts for websites, posters, brochures, business cards, logos, flyers or advertising campaigns (both in web and offline).
2. Web Development
Job Functions: Web Designer, Web Developer, Web Application Developer, Web Content Developer
Every business needs a website for their online presence, website has become a compulsory part on any business, so it means there is a high demand for web developers, developing website is not a simple process it needs good knowledge of the current technologies and should meet the client requirements.
Good to read: How to Become a Web Developer from Scratch!
Web development is a good way of doing freelance works, since you can operate anywhere in the world, your only requirement is “Internet”.
3. Mobile Development
Job Functions: Native Mobile App Developer, HTML5 Mobile Web Developer, Hybrid Mobile app Developer
Mobile Apps have been growing day by day, Android has over 1 Million apps on Android Play, and Apple has over 1.2 Million apps on Apple apps store. Learning mobile aps for a particular platform (Android, Apple or Windows) is comparatively easier than learning web technology (as per my experience).
While web designers and developers, in general, can make a lot of money freelancing, mobile developers, in particular, can earn a lot too.
4. Teaching and Tutoring
Job Functions: Subject Teacher, Education Coordinator, Consulting Teacher, Instructor
Teach is Sharing the knowledge in a productive way, if you are good in explaining others the skill or knowledge you gain through your experience, then you are good in teaching, why don’t you make it as a second profession a ways to earn an extra income.
You can teach for individuals, for groups or even you can teach online, there are many ways you can teach online. There are professional sites where you can register yourself as a teacher then the students will subseries for your lessons. Or you can create your own website to teach.
5. Writing & Blogging or Translator
Job Functions: Content Manager, Copywriter, Editor, Technical Writer, Blogger
There are freelance writers who manage to earn more than six figures every year. It takes quite amount of work, but the upside to writing is that you don’t need any special equipment to get started. There are lots of sites that list freelance writing that can help you find your clients easily.
If you’re fluent in a second language, translation can provide an excellent opportunity for freelancing. In this way you will upgrade your second language and earn a reasonable income.
Job Functions: Marketing Consultant, Network Marketer, Product Promoter
The activities of a company associated with buying and selling a product or service. It includes advertising, selling and delivering products to people. People who work in marketing departments of companies try to get the attention of target audiences by using slogans, packaging design, celebrity endorsements and general media exposure. The four ‘Ps’ of marketing are product, place, price and promotion. [Investopedia.com]
Marketing is one of the industry which has been for ages and still growing, it is an industry which never dies (I would say 🙂 ).
Good to Read : Part time Business opportunity in Dubai – UAE (Middle East)
Job Functions: Nature Photography, Wedding Photography, Modeling, Sports…
Not everyone wants to be a full-time photographer. There are plenty of people who love shooting images and taking beautiful pictures — and who still want to keep doing a day job, but that doesn’t mean they can’t also turn their photography skills into a source of income. Most us love to take photos and upload them on facebook, Instagram and many other photo sharing sites. If you are good in photography and if you want to generate an income from the photos you take you simply have to publish them on the sites where you can sell them.
Good to Read: 30 Types of Photographers Exposed – Which One Are You?
Start up your own business be your own boss.
If you are an open minded person with a burning desire who does not rely on a single job, or if you are financially challenged and your full time job is not helping you to overcome your problems or a person who hate to be an employee, then there is a high chance you will look for a part time (freelance) opportunity.
On the long run many freelancers do not notice that they have already started their own business. It is in your hand to convert your freelance work in to your own business to be your own Boss.
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