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Most In-Demand Jobs for Freelancing

Most In-Demand Jobs for Freelancing

With a rapidly changing era of technology, the world has entered into a new phase of globalization. Firstly, this impacts how we do business or seek jobs. For the past 5 years work from home or freelancing jobs are on rising. Secondly, the world has seen an 80 % rise in freelancing jobs in 2021 as compared to other fields, mainly because of pandemic restrictions. Here we are going to highlight the top 5 and most in-demand freelancing jobs.

1)- Software Development & Programming Jobs:

A well-paid google coder (James Knight) left his job and started his career as a freelancer, he is making twice as much as his regular 9-5 job was paying him (Resource: Bloomberg) With the right programming skills you can earn up to $1000 per hour while working with multinational companies.

Firstly and most importantly one of the main reasons that Software or app development is most demanding is because of the highest paying rates, an intermediate freelancer can earn up to $200 per hour.

In Conclusion, for all the programmers, and developers out there it’s the right time to join the world of freelancers.

2)- SEO Managers:

Search Engine Optimisation shortly called SEO is 2nd most in-demand freelancing skill. SEO Managers help digital marketing teams by optimizing company website content.

According to search engine journals on average, an SEO manager earns up to $117 per hour.

3)- Content creators:

The world has seen a rise in demand for social media content creators, and big brands and businesses engage with content creators to make content to support and advertise their business. The most used content creators’ platforms are Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, snack video Etc.

4)- Virtual Assistants/managers:

With Covid-19 work restrictions in place, most multinational companies are outsourcing their business processes. Virtual assistants can assist in scheduling meetings, client dealing via emails, data entry, etc. Virtual assistants’ demand is also increasing in the health sector. Surgery centers and Outpatient clinics in the US are outsourcing their work for scheduling patients, prior authorizations, adding data into EMRs, etc.

According to Upwork Virtual assistants can earn up to $20 – $40 per hour.


Hunt for freelancer bookkeepers and accountants is on rising in the international market. A survey conducted by Intuit stated the bookkeeper per hour rate increased by 6.8% in 2021.

According to average bookkeeper per hour, rate ranges from $20-$40


In Conclusion, With the increase in technologies and platforms, technical-focused jobs are in high demand. Now that you have a basic idea of the most demanding freelancing jobs you can start a career where you will be your own boss, there’s no restriction of time, and no managers to rule you. In order to excel in the world of freelance, the above skills are must to have.

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