Have you ever felt the urge to quit your 9-5 grind and work for yourself? Freelance jobs are on the rise. So we set about to bring you 10 of the most well paid freelance gigs you can do. Let's take a look.
1. Website Creation
Website creation is in high demand. If you have an eye for design and a strong understanding of technology, you can make a lot of money building websites for entrepreneurs, business owners, and anyone else who wants to showcase their products or talents. Prices for website design vary widely, bout you can charge anywhere between $500-$5,000 per website. You may search for job vacancies here.
2. Voice Talent
Do people frequently tell you that you have a great voice or that you should be on the radio? If so, you could work as a voiceover artist. Voiceover artists are needed for how-to videos, advertisements, and other videos. Fiverr is one of the most popular websites where you can provide your services. You can record your voice from home and send the files to your clients online.
Many companies have turned over the recruiting portion of their businesses to freelancers. You would be responsible for attracting potential employees, weeding through them to find the best candidates, and then either hiring them or sending them to your client for an interview. If you decide to start a career in the following field, FlexJobs can be a helpful job board for you.
If you are a creative writer, copywriter, resume writer, or ghostwriter, you can find great opportunities all over the Internet. Notable sites for writer can be websites like Upwork or FreelancersCareers, which connect freelancers to clients, as well as different custom writing services where you can create a profile and build a client base. The pay for writing jobs varies based on your experience and client base, but you can make up to $50/hour for some kinds of writing.
Translators are in huge demand in the freelancing community. As a translator, you can work in business, social media, writing, editing, and a variety of other disciplines. Depending on the rarity of the languages you speak and the fluency you have mastered, you can make about $40 or more per hour.
6. Virtual Assistant
Are you great at customer service, data entry, or cold calling? Do you want to help someone run a busy business from the comfort of your home? You might make a great virtual assistant. Virtual Assistants are usually billed hourly, and can perform any work the client needs, from drafting and sending emails to returning calls or managing social media.
7. Graphic Design
8. Social Media Manager
If you’re talented with social media and understand SEO, Google Analytics, and all the major social media channels, you can be a social media manager from home. You’ll be contracted by a business to manage the social campaigns, respond to customers, and promote the company online.
If you’re comfortable behind a lens, you could work as a freelance photographer. You’ll be in higher demand if you specialize in a certain kind of photography. You can charge anywhere from $1,500-$2,500 per project. You can work with individual clients, big businesses, or publish your work in magazines. Indeed suggests a great variety of career oportunities for photographers.
With the increased prevalence of things like webinars, tutorial videos, video conferences, and the like, transcription has become a booming industry! You just have to convert the audio files to written content. You can charge about $12/hour when you’re starting out.
If you have a marketable skill, freelancing is definitely a viable option for a career. Just choose a path you’re passionate about and then pursue it with ruthless drive.
Julie Petersen is an English language tutor and a content marketing specialist. She is the author of AskPetersen educational blog, where she shares helpful tips, guides and reviews for students. Check one of her latest blog posts about GradeMiners. Contact Julie on Linkedin.