Half of the population of the UK is self-employed, 35% of the US workforce are freelancers, and India’s independent workforce comprises of over 15 million people, which makes for over 40% of the total freelancers in the world.
As you can see, the number of freelancers is increasing around the world and so are freelance jobs. By taking up remote or freelance work, people are able to get a better work-life balance and the clients are able to get great work at affordable prices. All in all, it’s a win-win situation for everyone.
If you too are interested in work from home jobs but cannot find the one that peaks your interested, then here are some of the top freelance jobs that you can do from anywhere in the world:
Content and copywriting
There is an abundance of freelance writing jobs currently in the market as the requirement for fresh content is growing everyday. With the boom in online publishing, there are clients who are looking for great quality content and freelance writers who can deliver on their promises. To get started, create a writer website, start putting your portfolio together, and then find freelance writing jobs.
2. Website Development
With new websites popping up every second, there is also a constant need for website development experts. You don’t have to have years of WordPress experience to be eligible for website development jobs. There are many tutorials online which you can use to learn WordPress. Most people (like me) hire web developers because they just don’t have the time to create their own website.
3. Search engine optimization
For websites, search engine optimization is also necessary. It allows websites to rank higher in Google searches. But again, there is a lot that goes behind the scenes to help a website rank. SEO experts usually get paid a fixed monthly pay per project, depending on the number of keywords. That could mean a fixed monthly income for you, which is very difficult to find in this freelancing world.
4. Digital marketing
Digital marketing means handling a brand’s social media pages and making sure they are getting the maximum engagement. If you are a social media addict, then this might be the job for you. But before you make up your mind already, you should know that – It’s not just about pasting funny jokes and memes.
Social media optimization is more about analytics and understanding your target audience.
5. Graphic designing
Whether you are a Photoshop expert or you can create great graphics for social media – You are bound to find a job in graphic designing. Like website development and content writing, graphic designing has also seen a sudden increase in freelance jobs.
That is because, no matter what business people have, graphics have become a must for them and you can take advantage of that.
No, you don’t have to be a Chartered Accountant to be able to apply for accounting jobs. Most clients are looking for freelancers who can manage their accounts by organizing data into the right Excel sheets and stay ahead on all their finances.
If you can read and write two or more languages, then you can easily work as a translator. You don’t even need to know a lot of international languages, there are Indian clients who are looking for freelancers that can translate regional languages as well.
If you have a knack for teaching, or better, you have been a teacher before, then you can become an online tutor and help kids get better at studies. You can choose to charge hourly or a fixed pay.
At the end, it all depends on where your interests lie and you are bound to find freelance jobs accordingly.