New freelancers always worried whether their skills would be in demand and would receive a good amount of work to sustain themselves.
Here I will mention five in-demand and most selling skills of the freelance industry, which will help you stay afloat.
Social Media Administrator / Manager
The demand for social media administrators has increased by more than 30% in the last two years. Some companies prefer senior profiles, while some startups hire fresh graduates with zeal.
Either way, this is a challenging job that will let you manage different types of social media accounts on popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Linked In & Pinterest.
As per the nature of work, time management expertise is also required. A good pay scale can be expected from this job profile.
Blog/ SEO Writer
Freelance writing or blogging has become more popular in the past few years.
Companies look to improve their brand image and generate leads through informative blog posts and articles that help readers gain knowledge and information about products and services.
One can start this career by opting for freelance portals on various blogging websites like Fiverr, Upwork, oDesk, Elance, Freelancer, etc.
More than 65% of search engine users claim that visual content is important to their purchase decision-making process.
Therefore, businesses are looking to invest more in talented graphic designers who can create eye-catching logos, banners, ads & infographics, which would help them grab eyeballs and increase conversion rate, eventually leading to improved productivity.
This will undoubtedly bring a good pay scale as well as status symbols for freelancers.
Marketing Executive / Technical Support Executive
Every business needs marketing executives who can generate leads through social media channels, branding techniques & SEO expertise.
Tasks may include email marketing, customer outreach via social media, sales & Tele-calling. Technical support executives also remain in high demand to solve customer technical issues via remote access, phone calls, etc.
Virtual Assistant / Personal Assistant
Virtual Assistant is one career profile that has been on demand for decades where the freelancer acts as a manager and sometimes handles personal tasks as well of their boss or client.
In this job profile, no two days will be the same where you have to handle administrative tasks like managing social media accounts, booking events, movie tickets, etc.
In contrast, sometimes you may have to accompany your employer for meetings and business trips too. Job profiles of virtual Assistants are increasing, especially with rising needs for time management and multitasking skills.