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What Kind of Freelancers Are in Demand?

Updated on October 8, 2019
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Prachi has been working as a freelance writer since 2012. When not writing, she helps people with web designing and development.


The best way to earn lots of money is by becoming an expert in an in-demand technology and so does the case with freelancers. While companies hire additional staff to educate their employees on the latest technologies, freelancers need to upgrade their skills all by themselves. The following are the most trending tech skills highly in-demand by individuals and companies across the globe with a fair chance of earning in thousands and millions:

1. Blockchain Technology

What is Blockchain?
What is Blockchain? | Source

As the name suggests, blockchain is the process of creating a chain among disconnected data points to build a stronger data set in a secure manner. The 21st century is the era of data science and blockchain is one of its most crucial technologies. With companies demanding ready-made experts in this field, freelancers have a good opportunity to jump into this street and earn huge profits. Since training office employees incur a huge amount of expenditure, hiring freelancers is comparatively cost-effective.

2. Web Development and Design

Web Development and Design
Web Development and Design | Source

Development and designing of websites have always been in huge demand and crucial for every kind of field. Since people are becoming more and more Internet-friendly, the demand for freelance web developers and designers will never end. Now, it is very important for every company and individual to have a website of their own to introduce themselves in a much effective way.

Freelancers working in this field should have great expertise in user interface and experience as well as usability factor. Websites are the first and foremost step to generate revenue and impact lead-generation, so companies rely on high tech experts and ready to pay extra bucks for an attractive website.

3. Graphics Designing

Graphics Designing
Graphics Designing | Source

To make the product, services look attention-grabbing, the knowledge of graphic designing is a must. It boosts traffic to websites, increases customer engagement rate on social media and facilities marketing strategies. Freelance graphic designers play the main role in delivering customer-oriented design patterns for various digital platforms.

If the design is attractive, the customer is more likely to click on the ad and thus, producing a higher sales conversion rate.

4. Subtitles and Closed Captions

Subtitles and Closed Captions
Subtitles and Closed Captions | Source

More than 50% of online data consumption is accelerated by videos. Companies utilize this fact by integrating their videos with subtitles and closed-captions to make their videos informative and lucrative to the viewers. Through subtitles, the language of video becomes generic and can be understood by anyone across the globe. On the other hand, closed captions help the disabled people to understand the video as it transcripts the video.

5. Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality

Augmented reality(AR) is a hot trend among youngsters. Companies are focussing more on AR integrated devices to lure the young generation. Through this technology, companies have the power to give a realistic perspective on the type of products and services they offer. Social media sites such as Facebook has upgraded their ads with AR to allow companies to deliver their product advertisement with higher engagement when users click on it.

6. Software Development

Software Development
Software Development | Source

Softwares are highly reliable entities when it comes to handling all aspects of the operation including marketing, automation, CRM(Customer Relationship Management) and accounting. Some companies require freelance software developers to develop proprietary software for the optimization of their working capabilities. Besides developing, some of them also demand tech support to customize and manage changes in already implemented software.

7. Social Media

Social media receives more than a billion of traffic on a monthly basis, reaching close to the number of searches done on Google. Thus, companies need someone to manage their social media activities. Freelancers, having expert knowledge of paid and organic social media advertising as well as know how to deal with online customers’ requirements, are in huge demand by companies.

These are some of the high in-demand tech skills, that anyone who wishes to earn more and more, should possess. Some of the online, as well as offline institutes, are also providing certificate courses to help you distinguish from others. Freelancing is the trending workstream of the 21st century, make sure you excel in it by adopting the latest changes happening in the market.

© 2019 Prachi Sharma


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