10 COMMON SKILLS YOU CAN GET PAID FOR AS A FREELANCER – So, it is common to see people(especially youths) saying there are no jobs to do. Sorry to deprive you of that excuse, there are jobs everywhere! All you need is a soft skill, a phone and a laptop.
Some of you usually complain about being broke because you waste your data on useless things and not things that can fetch you money.
In this article, I’ll walk you through a list of skills you can offer online to fetch you quick and legitimate money.
1. GRAPHICS DESIGN
What if I told you that you can earn a decent living by designing flyers, artworks and wall canvas for people online? Yes! You can!
All you need to become a successful graphics designer is your ability to use Photoshop or Illustrator and a good portfolio.
Are you the type of person that likes writing articles on social media just for the fun of it?
Stop writing content for free! There are thousands of people out there who will pay you to write for them. You can write essays, eBooks and short stories for money!
3. DATA ENTRY
Are you surprised? Don’t be!
People earn money online by offering data entry & analysis services.
What this means is that you can get paid for helping other people convert raw data into Excel spreadsheets!
It always sounds ridiculous until it happens!
Are you a fluent speaker/writer of Spanish, French, German, or any of the world’s most popular languages?
You can always offer to help people translate voice notes or articles from one language to another.
People do this everyday.
5. POWERPOINT DESIGN
Many people are used to designing PowerPoint presentations for one thing or another. Not many people know that they can actually earn lots of money by doing it.
If you’re the type that has a good eye for colors and matching info-graphics, this is for you!
6. VOICE OVERS
Did anyone ever tell you that you can sell custom voice overs? In fact, people go as far as paying voice over artists to help them mimic a celebrity’s voice (especially Samuel L Jackson’s famous “motherfucker”) You can do anything,it all depends on the client.
7. WEB DEVELOPMENT
Do you have that rare ability to spin up functional websites using WordPress or Wix? If no, learn!
If yes, you can make money by building websites for people online. It could be a portfolio site, e-commerce site or any other kind usually specified by clients.
8. VIDEO EDITING & ANIMATION
There are many brands out there ready to pay hundreds of dollars for someone who can use videos to tell a captivating story or sell a product to their audience.
If you can, then what exactly are you waiting for?
9. SEO OPTIMIZATION
There are hundreds of thousands of websites currently on the internet. Each site wants people to be able to easily access their content through search engines. If you have the skills to optimize websites for search engines, start getting paid to do it!
10. SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
Brands have come to realize the importance of social media in business. Most brands require someone to handle their activities on all social media outlets. If you’re an online guru, you can start making a decent income out of it.
There are a lot of freelance sites on which you can offer these services.
These skills listed above are not all you can offer as a freelancer, they are in fact the ones I think are very simple and easy to learn.
There are many others including Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Chat-bot Development to mention but a few.