BECOME A FREELANCER
Freelancing is another popular way to make money after blogging & affiliate marketing. As a freelancer, you can work with small or big companies temporarily & provide them your services.
You can work as a content writer, web designer, graphics designer or provide services like SEO, data entry, video testimonials, digital marketing, etc.
2 things can prove that freelance job opportunities in India are better than any other career option.
First is average freelancer make more money than an average salaried person & second India still has only 15 million freelancers as compared to 53 million in the USA.
So there is a great potential for a freelancer in India because there is high demand for freelancers but the number of freelancers is less.
It does not mean this is not a great opportunity for other countries. Freelancers have great demand all over the world.
There are dozens of freelance sites on the internet where you can find good earning opportunities.
Not all are good but there are few exceptional ones. They have been there for a while now. You can get any job depending upon your skillset.
Top 20 Freelance Jobs Opportunities
You need to remember 2 things here –
- These 20 are not the only freelance job opportunities. There are hundreds of others that you can do as freelancers.
- There is no freelancer without any skills. There are no freelancers who have got that skills by birth.
If you don’t have any of the skills then learn them. It does not take much time. Just check the popular job opportunities below to find what to do in a particular job & how to learn that skill.
So here are they one by one?
1. Website Development
Web development is the work of developing a website for the internet. It has several affairs involved in it like developing the static single page of plain text or like web-based internet applications, social networking, and electronic businesses.
It includes web content development; web server and network security configurations, e-commerce development, etc.
You should take the training from a training institute for website development so that you can be confident of working as a freelance web developer.
2. Web Designing & Web Programming
Web designing involves different skills and disciplines that are performed by web developers for the production of various advanced websites and maintaining them.
The areas of web designing include web graphic design; authoring, user experience designing; search engine optimization, interface design, etc.
The term web design is normally used to describe the design process relating to the client-side design of a website and it is a part of web development.
So if you want to enter into this then you should know HTML5, PHP, Database, WordPress, CSS, etc. So get it done from a reputed institute or learn from the internet.
3. Article Writing & Translation
Article writing is one of the top freelance jobs that is easy if you have a firm grip on few things like the language you are writing in, grammar, sentence construction.
You are given a particular topic to write on. The first and most important thing is to understand what is being required from your article.
Then you can have the necessary information from the concerned websites and write it following the guides
The translation is rather, a very simple task. Things that are important to be taken care of, while translating are the meaning, construction of the sentence, and the grammatical factors.
Article writing is not a hard task & anyone can start this. If a client asks for content on a particular topic then you can search on the internet related to that topic & rewrite the same thing in your words by writing your own reviews.
4. Data Entry
Data entry naturally encompasses some occupations. These include sectors like electronic data processing, word processing, typing, transcribing, coding, and clerical jobs.
The ways of performing data entry jobs vary with the data entry operators who work for micro labor outfits using crowdsourcing techniques and the traditional data entry companies which are generally business process outsourcing firms.
5. Mobile app developers
In the last 1-2 years, demands for mobile app developers have increased significantly. Now, even a small company wants to develop its own apps for smartphone users.
Mobile application development, just like web development is the function of developing application software that applies to Android or iOS smartphones.
6. Design & Multimedia
Multimedia is content that is a combination of different content forms like text, still image, video, animation, audio, etc.
Multimedia has vast usage in all sectors of today’s world including industry, health, administration, engineering, IT, education, and journalism.
So multimedia and designing have also become a top freelance job that is being
accepted by the job seekers of related fields. It has diversified applications in all sectors.
7. SEO Experts
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of bringing a website on the first page of a search engine with the desired keyword when a user searches for that keyword.
It’s one of the hottest freelance jobs on the internet because companies pay you a heavy amount monthly for your work. You need to maintain the rank on search engines.
There are several things you need to do like on-page SEO, link building, site analysis, keyword research, etc.
8. Marketing & Sales
Nowadays, the sectors of marketing & sales have stretched their realms to the world of freelancing widely. The marketing strategies of many reputed companies and their sales jobs are done by freelancers, often, by online services.
Most SMEs (small & medium enterprises) do not have a big budget so they hire freelancers for all their sales & marketing needs.
9. Finance & Management
Just like jobs in the Marketing & Sales departments, which were earlier considered to be a full-time and outside job only, finance & management has also got new recognitions with freelancing.
Whether it is a crucial task of the finance department of a firm or management of a new project, the freelancers handle it all tactfully.
10. Engineering and Architecture
Both Engineering and Architecture have deep relations with technologies and the internet. So, freelancing in these sectors also got wide considerations.
The Architects and Engineers are appreciating it very much to work from home for multiple companies, besides working full time.
11. Project Management
Well, in today’s world of advanced technologies and fast internet facilities handling a project over the internet is not too difficult. While the freelancers get access to all the necessary details, they can inspect them and take wise decisions too, for a project.
Legal works are also included now in the area of freelancing with the advancement of technologies.
13. Software Developers
Software development is a part of web development. There is plenty of new software being designed for computers, tablets, mobiles, and other devices for various purposes.
Continuous up-gradation and maintenance of those are need, for which freelancers are appointed.
14. Virtual Assistants
A virtual assistant is generally a self-employed person who provides administrative, creative, or technical assistance to clients from home.
Generally, they are employed for matters like tax, insurance, or such things. They are well-acknowledged for their productive work.
15. Networking & Information Systems
Functions like managing networks like electricity, water supply, telecommunications fall into the category of Networking. Information System is something that assis
ts to get information on various matters like networking.
16. Administrative Support
This is also a well-known freelance job that supports various administrative affairs sitting at home.
17. Customer Service
Customer service related to a product like an electronic gadget or a home appliance or a car is one of the top freelance jobs one can do.
18. Business Card Designs
This is a profession that is ideal for freelancing. It involves making the business card according to the customer’s choice and requirements and supplying.
19. Logo Design for Clothing
Fashionable clothes, needless to say, have high demands, whatever be the target market. Putting the logo of the brand in the cloth is a business that is good to run from home.
20. Office & Admin
Just like a virtual assistant or project management is done from home or like administrative support, freelancing or doing a part-time job for office and admin is an effective job gaining popularity among job seekers now.