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30 freelance jobs in high demand during the pandemic

Although the struggling artist is a popular stereotype of freelancers, freelance jobs can be very lucrative. Plus, if you’re having trouble making ends meet during coronavirus or you want to make the most of quarantine, freelancing could be the solution to your problem.

Keep reading to find out what freelance jobs could be the right fit for you.

What is freelancing?

First things first, what is freelancing?

Simply put, freelancers are self-employed workers. Instead of working for a set salary at a company, freelance workers are hired for specific projects or tasks. They may also perform services or sell goods.

One of the benefits of freelancing is that it provides great flexibility in your scheduling (since you’re your own boss) and you can often work remotely (depending on the type of gig). 

Many freelancers use their side hustles as a way to supplement their income and meet specific financial goals, but others may freelance instead of having a traditional 9 to 5 job. In fact, freelancing has become so popular that in 2019, freelancers in the US made around $1 trillion

Since freelancing is a catch-all term for independent workers, how much you could make in freelance jobs varies widely. Some research suggests that most freelancers earn between $5.00 – $75.00 per hour!

The great news is that freelancing opportunities are endless. Some folks are freelance musicians, virtual assistants, customer service representatives, writers, or coders. If you have proficiency in a particular skill, chances are you can use it to join the gig economy!

High-demand freelance jobs during the pandemic

Nearly everyone has experienced changes in their financial lives as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Perhaps you need a new way to make ends meet or you want to beef up your emergency fund just in case.

Whatever your specific situation, check out these high-demand freelance jobs to see if any might work for you:

Creative freelance jobs 

If you consider yourself a creative type, you won’t have any problems freelancing. There are plenty of ways you can capitalize on your love for art, writing, music, and other skills to make extra money.

  • Freelance blog content writer for websites, apps, and startups
  • Freelance editor of internet content for websites, apps, and startups
  • Graphic designer
  • Photographer
  • Product description copywriter
  • Gig musician
  • Sell your arts and crafts (at a site like Etsy!)

Tech-related freelance jobs

Since the tech sector continues to be one of the fastest-growing parts of the economy, there’s no shortage of freelance jobs for tech-savvy folks.

  • Social media/community manager 
  • Google analytics consultant
  • Affiliate marketing consultant 
  • Data entry assistant
  • Virtual assistant (look into these platforms for VA’s!)
  • Website design/upkeep
  • Programming/coding
  • App developer

Service-related freelance jobs

As independent and online businesses boom, so does their need for services. With the pandemic in full-swing, many folks are also turning to freelancers online to find services (like tutors and teachers) that they might normally seek out in person.

  • Customer service representative
  • Accounting/bookkeeping (see if you can get listed with Guru!)
  • Recruiting
  • Translator or interpreter 
  • Academic proofreading/editing 
  • Online tutoring of academic subjects (check out Chegg tutors!)
  • Online teaching of dance, fitness classes, music classes, cooking, or other skills

Hands-on freelance jobs

Even if you’re not tech-savvy, there’s a ton of opportunities for hands-on freelance jobs, from nannying to helping folks get home projects taken care of.

  • User tester of new products
  • Driver at Uber, LYFT, Wingz, or other cabbie services
  • Delivery driver for GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash, or other services 
  • Home care (plumber, electrician, property maintenance, painter, mover, etc.)
  • Family care (babysitter, home health aid, personal grocery shopper, house sitter, pet sitter, etc.)
  • Random tasks (take a look at TaskRabbit!)
  • Survey taker (check out Survey Junkie!)

If you’re not the starving-artist type, don’t worry. There’s still plenty of high-demand freelance jobs available to you, even during the coronavirus pandemic.

To learn more ways to make money and investing tips, check out the rest of the Investium Academy library! 

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