How to Discover Your Freelancing Skills in 2019?

Freelancing Skills

Are you curious on how to discover your freelancing skills in 2019? or if you have the skills for freelancing? Worry no more.

Today, I’m going to write a personal post that may help you discover your own personal freelancing skills. 

In this content you will learn the following; a. the What and Why of Freelancing, b. How to discover your freelancing skills, c. What are the in-demand freelancing skills in 2018, d. highest paid freelance skills in 2019, and e. what are the freelancing websites available in the freelancing market.

Get your notes and start jotting down as we will dive into some of the important matters in Freelancing.

A. What is Freelancing and why freelancing?

Freelancing is the freedom to work with both small-scale or big companies. As a result, most of the freelancer work at home. Everyone prefers to work as a freelancer because of the hassle-free environment. You can work anywhere with no stressful traffic going to your working space. You can work in your bed, in the coffee shop, or while traveling. For those full-time mommies, they have the chance to be with their kids while working. 

B. How to discover your freelancing skills?

For first time freelancer, the common questions that every newbie ask are “how to discover your freelancing skills?” “do I have what it takes to become a freelancer?” “where, when and how will I start my career in freelancing?”. These are some of the questions that most neophytes asked. Here are some of the tips before you dive into freelancing.

  • Create a list of the skills you know. Then identify the list that you have as expert, average, or beginner. This will help you sort out all your potential freelancing skills.

Microsoft Office – Expert                             

Photoshop – Beginner

Excel – Average                       

Writing – Average

Public Speaking – Expert

  • Find ways on how will you going to improve your skills. Conduct research and practice your skills. This will help you land your first job.
  • Look for possible skills that you think might help you to land a job. (read about the in-demand freelancing skills in 2018 to guide you on this).
  • Go to Google and YouTube. Certainly, these two platforms will not just improve your current freelancing skills but also allow you to learn the freelancing skills that you need to land your first job.
  • If you’re financially able, enroll to courses or look for coach that can help you improve your skills or teach you new skills that are in demand in the freelancing market.

C. What are the in-demand freelancing skills in 2018?

Personally, I choose the skills that might help you improve or that will help you choose as to what skills can you learn easily. With no ranking orders, these are the in-demand skills in 2018.

  • Virtual Assistant
  • Photoshop
  • Social Media Management
  • Amazon, Ebay, E-commerce service
  • Facebook Ads
  • Graphic Designing
  • Instagram Marketing
  • Copywriting
  • Influencer
  • Researcher
  • SEO/Content Writing
  • Engineering skills
  • Accounting
  • Telemarketer
  • Web Manager
  • Real Estate agent
  • Email Marketing
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Apps Developer
  • Transcriber or Voice over

D. What are the highest paid freelancing skills in 2019?

Considering the in-demand freelancing skills in 2018 above, the list below will give you a clear view of the expected highest paid freelancing skills in 2019. There are many freelancing skills that are considered to be the best freelancing skills in 2019. With no ranking orders, the suggestions below might interest you.

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Graphic Designing
  • Building Progressive Web apps
  • Accounting
  • Big Data Analytics Tools
  • Programming & Software Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Copywriters
  • Translator
  • Amazon, Ebay, E-commerce service
  • Video Editors
  • Online Fitness Instructor
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Strategist
  • SEO/SEM
  • Tutor
  • Researcher
  • Software Developer
  • Instagram Marketing
  • Research Paralegal 

E. What are the best freelancing websites available in the freelancing market?

As per review, these are the best freelancing websites that you can browse and look for your potential clients.

  • Upwork
  • Project4hire
  • Freelancer
  • Fiverr
  • Onlinejobs.ph
  • Peopleperhour
  • Elance
  • Freeup
  • Guru
  • Golance

Conclusion

To sum up, it is easy to discover your freelancing skills and become a freelancer if you will follow the suggested guidelines.

Create your personal list (of skills), then find ways on how to improve your potential freelancing skills, target the in-demand freelancing skills, visit Google and YouTube, and enroll in online courses or a personal coach to teach you the skills that may help you land the job.

 

You don’t need to be an expert to land a job, you need to be a SMART Freelancer. Search for in-demand skills, Make a target plan, Act what you wrote, Reassess your skills, and Target your potential clients.

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