Want To Quit Your Job? These Freelance Skills Are In Hot Demand

Freelancing trend is spreading rapidly worldwide. People are now preferring to quit their job and work as freelancer. 55 million US citizens are self employed and work as freelancer.

What is Freelancer?

Freelancer is self employed, they are boss of their own, they work from the comfort of couch in drawing room, they get the job done and make money. There are many freelance Marketplace websites that have tons of projects related to different skill set and freelancers from all over the world bid on these project and make money.

The top 10 countries where its freelancers are located are:

1. India, 2. US, 3. The Philippines, 4. Pakistan, 5. Indonesia, 6. the UK, 7. Brazil, 8. Bangladesh, 9. Australia, and 10. Canada.

Employers find it easy to higher freelancers from these countries and pay less than what they would pay for a permanent resource in USA or Europe.

How to build an effective freelance profile.

Here are the 10 fastest growing online skills for Q3, 2017:

    1. Adobe InDesign
    2. 3D design
    3. Creative design
    4. HTML5
    5. WooCommerce
    6. Website management
    7. Branding
    8. Angular.js
    9. Business cards
    10. React.js

Here’s Q3, 2016 for Comparison:

  1. Photography
  2. Jobs with German language skills
  3. Video editing
  4. Virtual Assistant
  5. Branding
  6. Blog install
  7. Fashion design
  8. Photo editing
  9. Amazon web services
  10. Google AdWords

Are you ready to be boss of your own and live an independent life?

The article originally appeared on Forbes website.


Written by Hisham Sarwar


That is all you ever need to know about me but let me warn you, freelancing for me is a journey, certainly not a destination :)