For those who want to make the most money by freelancing at home, leaving the conventional office, the skills in data analytics and the virtual assistant will be most beneficial. Recently, the demand for skilled workers has increased the most in these two sectors.
According to Freelancer.com, a popular online marketplace in the field of freelancing, the demand for employee knowledge of data analytics and virtual assistants was highest in the July-September quarter. Freelancer.com has recently published a marginal skill index called ‘Fast 50’.
Data analytics, virtual assistant, Microsoft Office, copy typing, transcription, Russian translation, bookkeeping, e-mail handling, and customer support are among the most sought-after skills in that list. Those who have skills in this type of work can do well in the field of freelancing if they want.
According to Freelancer.com, data analytics and virtual assistants’ demand grew by 57.9 percent and 55.6 percent, respectively, in the last quarter. From July to September, 4 lakh 83 thousand freelancing jobs have been posted on their site. ‘Fast 50’ comprises a list of the 50 most in-demand jobs in the online marketplace. Here are the five most sought after freelance jobs:
Data Analytics: Market analysts say that the demand for data analytics in the freelancing marketplace will continue to grow. By 2023, the data analytics market will grow to ৭ 275 billion. In the last quarter, the demand for data analytics at Freelancer.com increased by 56.9 percent.
Employers are taking various projects for skilled workers to understand the current business trends and plan accordingly. So for those who are interested in freelancing, this skill will open the way for additional income.
Virtual Assistant: In the last quarter, the number of jobs as a virtual assistant in Freelancer.com has increased from 8,925 to 12,329 posted in the previous quarter. In other words, the demand in this sector has increased by more than 55 percent.
Those who work as virtual assistants have to help the employer with various tasks. From customer service, social media marketing, blog posting, you have to work as an actual office assistant in a virtual office. In this case, there is an opportunity for income on a specific project basis or an hourly basis.
Microsoft Office: The last quarter has seen a massive increase in the demand for skilled workers in Microsoft Excel. Excel skills are a bit more complicated than simply typing or data entry tasks. An employee with Excel and programming skills can save the employer time by automating the work. In many cases, 20 hours of work is done in one hour. Skilled workers in such work can earn a lot in a short time. Those who are interested in getting involved in freelancing can acquire skills with Excel.
Copy Typing: Copy Typing is one of the top 10 most sought-after jobs in two consecutive segments. Its demand has increased by 53 percent in the last quarter. The copy typing worker has to do various things like making clear information from detailed and random information, converting handwritten posts into editable posts.
There are opportunities to work on specific projects on a specific budget or hourly basis. For those who can type fast and accurate copy, there are job opportunities in the freelancing market.
Transcription: There is a massive demand for freelancing for those who are good at translating. Currently, the demand for skilled workers in transcription is increasing. In the last quarter, the demand for freelancer.com has increased by 52.2% for skilled workers in transcription work. Those who want to start a new freelancer can become proficient in translation. The more languages you know, including Arabic, Russian, Mandarin, French, the more you can earn.
Others: There is a huge demand for writing books for others in the freelancing marketplace. If you can write books on time according to the employer’s needs and instructions, you will earn a considerable income even by freelancing.