top 10 skills that is required for freelancing

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Technology, marketing, and customer service skills that are in demand for the freelancing world. 

Finding and honing a talent is the first step to take if you want to change careers this year.

The best freelancing talents you may master this year to launch a new profession and make more money as a freelancer are highlighted in this post.

The categories for making the most money as a freelancer are described in my earlier piece about the top paid freelance work. The list that follows distills those categories down to their most basic components to recommend certain abilities you should start honing right immediately.

You'll see that I recommend novices acquire a marketable ability that is in high demand if you've read my book or followed the getting started guide.

I used data from two polls (from Flexjobs, Indeed, and UpWork) to compile this list of the most in-demand talents. Some of these abilities can appear sophisticated or challenging, but if you comprehend them, learning them is not too challenging.

"To remain competitive, every organization is striving for the greatest employees. To find independent talent with advanced skills in fields like technology, marketing, or customer service, one must frequently look beyond hiring conventional full-time employees, according to Margaret Lilani, vice president of talent solutions at Upwork. Our research shows that, in addition to the enormous need for a wide range of professional talents, both large and small firms are changing the way they acquire talent and turning to freelancers to cover important skills gaps.

According to a new Upwork research, skilled remote freelancing is still expanding. This past year, 53 percent of all freelancers offered specialized skills like computer programming or marketing, up from 50 percent the year before. According to Upwork's rankings of the most in-demand talents, highly skilled independent workers will be crucial to bridging talent shortages and meeting organizations' most urgent requirements in 2022.

Upwork’s top 10 most in-demand tech skills:

  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Web Programming
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • PHP
  • Shopify
  • API
  • Graphic Design

Upwork’s top 10 most in-demand marketing skills:

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Lead Generation
  • Facebook
  • SEO
  • B2B Marketing
  • Instagram
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Social Media Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Marketing Research

Upwork’s top 10 most in-demand customer service skills:

  • Customer Service
  • Customer Support
  • Email Communication
  • Phone Support
  • Email Support
  • Communication Etiquette
  • Online Chat Support
  • Answering Product Questions
  • Data Entry
  • Administrative Support

Finding the right skill with good demand is important to earn more money as a freelancer. But, it’s even more important to find something that you enjoy doing.

Don’t try to learn these skills if you don’t have any interest in them. Learn what you’d enjoy doing and you won’t have to “work” a day in your life.