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The Best Freelancing Opportunities in 2017

Interesting Facts About Freelancing

Looking for a new freelance gig? Whether you’re trying to quit your job to become your own boss or you’ve been freelancing for a while, it’s important to be informed about the fastest-growing and most lucrative freelance opportunities available in the coming year.

Here’s what you should think about doing from home in 2017.

Virtual Assistant

More and more, entrepreneurs and business professionals find themselves in need of a virtual assistant to manage all their non-essential tasks. Whether you seek a position through a site like Upwork, which matches virtual assistants with the professionals who need them or find a gig on your own, it’s a job that’s growing all the time. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience, you can quickly build skills and gain clients by choosing a niche and becoming an expert. Consider being an assistant in social media, e-commerce, or real estate – those are just a few of the many specialties you can become proficient in.

Even if you don’t have a lot of experience, you can quickly build skills and gain clients by choosing a niche and becoming an expert. Consider being an assistant in social media, e-commerce, or real estate – those are just a few of the many specialties you can become proficient in.

Content Marketer

Content marketing is growing incredibly rapidly; almost every business needs someone to help them engage their customers and build their brand. When you’re good at delivering valuable information to customers, they’ll reward you with their business and their loyalty. If you want to

If you want to set up your own content marketing program, there are tons of great sites that share information on how you can begin. Since the market is full of clients seeking freelancers with this valuable skill, it’s a good place to position yourself if you want to get to work quickly.

Web Developer

It’s one of the most in-demand industries to be working in, and web development has huge perks. But before you become a web developer, you’ll need to decide what services to focus on. Do you want to do front-end development, designing the look of the website that viewers will interact with? Or is server-side, behind-the-scenes development more of your thing? Which programming languages you choose to learn depends on what you’ll be doing for your clients.

Dig deep into the many online classes offered for free or a minimal fee to learn new skills or brush up on languages you already know, then take advantage of this in-demand skill set by marketing yourself to potential clients.

Writer

Are you a lapsed English major or a former novel-scribbler? If grammar, spelling, punctuation, and prose that flows as swift as the coursing river come naturally to you, there are a lot of clients out there who need your skills. Becoming a freelance writer is one of the easiest areas of freelance work to break into; you’ll just need a portfolio to show off to potential clients.

Try starting with Upwork so you can easily connect with clients. You may start off making less money than you’d like to, but after you get some great reviews and some hours under your belt, you’ll be able to charge higher rates for doing what you love – putting your fingers to the keyboard and tapping out articles, blog posts, web content, promotional emails, and more.

Here are some other suggestions for where you can get started.

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