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10 Hottest Skills You Should Learn in 2020 to Stay In Demand

Updated on September 15, 2020
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Amit is a freelance writer who also works full-time for an IT


We are living in a digital world where we can see the boom in technology. In this, if we don't have a conspicuous skill set, we probably won't be in demand. So let us discuss the ten hottest skills to learn in 2020.

Do you know on an average a person spends a lot of time watching TV, scrolling endless social media posts, and wastes a lot of time pursuing things that they are not going to do after some time? Why? Because they do not have a worthwhile goal to achieve and they do activities that are not going to add up to their skill set.

Well, instead of engaging in all these activities, you can utilize your precious time in learning some new skills. In the digital epoch, developing new skills and brainstorming unique ideas is very important.

The pandemic continues and many have lost their jobs. Therefore, this is the best time to learn new skills and expand your horizons.

Here, we will discuss 10 hottest skills that you should learn to stay in-demand.

1. Freelance Writing

Freelance writing is the best way to earn in 2020 and to start your own online career. A freelance writer can work from home or office. There are many topics on which you can write and start the journey.

Start writing on topics such as health, finance, travel and cooking. The types of content for which freelance writers are in-demand are the following:

A. Website page writing
B. Blog writing
C. Newspaper article writing
D. Writing for magazines
E. Writing for travel portals
F. Press writing

The list does not end here!

2. Graphic Designing

Graphic designing is again an amazing skill. A graphic designer is a person who instills his creative talent and utilizes art, color, font and element to craft digital photographs, interactive videos, info-graphics, banners, flyers, brochures, business cards, logos, motion videos and packaging material.

3. Social Media Management

A social media manager is a person who looks after all the online social channels of an organization or brand. They respond to comments, run ad-campaigns, and use new ideas to create content.

They help an organization bring its target audience to the landing page. Social media managers actually grow businesses through social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

4. Web and App Developer

This is an extremely demanding skill whether you are a full-time or freelance developer. This skill has always remained in demand. A web developer develops web pages while an app developer develops a mobile application for Android and iOS.

5. Blogger

If you like writing then you can definitely become a blogger. A blogger writes opinions, experiences, and shares valuable knowledge on a number of topics. You can start your own blogging website on which you can write for your online audience.

In 2020, one of the best decisions to make is to create your blog website. To become a successful blogger, it is very important to choose the right niche first.

6. Online Teacher

In 2020, online classes have become a very essential part of our lives. If you have a great command on subjects, such as science, maths, and robotics then you can make a lot of money as an online teacher.

There is no need to contact any institutes, schools, or colleges to create online modules. You can make more money if you will focus on creating your own modules and sell courses online.

You can start this skill as a part-time teacher and take online classes on weekends and then scale to full-time leaving your job.

7. YouTuber

If your intention is to become an influencer then this could be the best option for you. YouTube is a very popular platform. Billions of people watch videos on YouTube every day. We all spend our time on youTube looking for new songs, study material, and more. If you want to earn a passive income then create your Youtube channel and upload quality and unique content at no cost.

To start your own channel, first of all, select a niche on which you want to make videos, such as music, gaming, interviews, vlogs, entertainment, educational, DIY, cooking, animation, teaching, beauty and fashion, and health channels.

The videos range from tutorials, entertainment, cooking and travel among others. There are many more successful topics that you can start with.

8. Proofreader

Proofreading is the final stage of publishing. Here a proofreader verifies sentence structure, grammar, spelling mistakes, capitalization, punctuation, numbers, formats, layout, and content compatibility.

The content required for proofreading can range from job applications, official documents, and articles to books and educational items.

9. Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant is a person who provides many services to businesses, brands, and entrepreneurs from a remote location.

Big brands that do not want to hire a person at their physical address can prefer a virtual employee to manage their work such as digital marketing, online media, and channels, office events, reports, documentation, hotel booking, insider management, etc.

10. Freelance Transcriptionist

A transcriptionist writes speeches, lectures, interviews, and research studies by listening to audio or video. Freelance transcriptionists are paid on the basis of per minute or per sentence. The benefits of being a professional transcriptionist are flexible working hours and working from home.


Many people want to learn new skills but if your mind is not ready to absorb the newly acquired information then maybe at trouble. The best way to overcome this issue is to create your mindset and fix a broad learning goal. The next step is to divide your main goal into various short-term learning activities. This process will help you in learning quickly. This will also help you in reaching your destination

When I was 16 years of age, I loved reading and designing. After high school, I started enhancing my designing skills. I used to make posters for social media accounts.

And after following all these baby steps, I switched into graphic designing started crafting logos and banners. Then my interest started growing in this field. To add more value to my skills, I bought a website designing course.

Today, I am a web designer, content writer, and graphic designer. If you are also looking to learn a new skill or you have already learned one, please share your experience in the comments.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Amit Masih


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    • Amit Masih profile imageAUTHOR

      Amit Masih 

      2 days ago from Jaipur, India

      Once again, thanks a million, Shibangi! Yes, you can start what you love and I will help you with everything.

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      Shibangi Das 

      4 days ago from Paradeep, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha

      All that you have mentioned in this article are in high demand and there are a lot of skills to acquire. Currently, I'm only engrossed in writing. But I will love to try my hands on graphic designing as well as creating videos on youtube. This is really a nice and valuable article. I'm sure everyone who will read this will beat back the 2020 well.

    • Amit Masih profile imageAUTHOR

      Amit Masih 

      7 days ago from Jaipur, India

      It means a lot me, Poonam ma'am! I just have no words to express my feelings. Just want to take a moment and would say "thanks a million".

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      7 days ago from Faridabad

      A timely article full of useful information, presented so nicely. No doubt you are doing so well, Amit. I wish you all the very best for your future endeavours.

    • Amit Masih profile imageAUTHOR

      Amit Masih 

      7 days ago from Jaipur, India

      Just want to say thank you for your comment. I am so lucky to have senior member and reader like you! You have no idea how much your lovely words mean to me.

      Yes, indeed it has been a challenging time, and everyone must learn new skills to stay in demand.

      Thanks again!

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      Risha Khan 

      7 days ago from Bhilai, Chhattisgarh

      You have written an amazing article, Amit. All the jobs that you have mentioned are definitely selling like hot cakes now. These times when "Work from Home" has become the norm, being an online teacher, YouTube influencer and virtual assistant are excellent mediums for learning and earning as well. I have also tried my hands at web and graphic designing. Now, I am into content writing.

      Your article will definitely help many people to opt for career choices that you have listed out. Keep writing and all the best for future!!!

    • Amit Masih profile imageAUTHOR

      Amit Masih 

      8 days ago from Jaipur, India

      Well, thanks a lot for your kind words, Nikhil! Yes, we must learn at least one of them to remain in demand.

      In fact, there are plenty of opportunities to become popular and earn huge money in the present times but this will only happen when we take the initiative to learn new skills.

      It means a lot to me that you have shared your views. I really appreciate it. Lots of love!

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      Nikhil Sharma 

      8 days ago from India

      All the skills that you've mentioned in the article are really demanding in almost all kinds of industries.

      We can take the benefit of this opportunity and learn at least some of these in-demand skills to get better job opportunities or start something on our own.

      Good job, Amit! Congratulations.


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