If you are a student and you want to earn some money to manage your daily expenses then freelancing is the best way to earn it bcz the freelancing market is growing in Pakistan. But if you decided to do freelancing but are unable to decide which skill you should learn then I can help you with this problem. Because I am going to share the top 10 freelancing skills to learn in 2023. These skills can be very useful for you and can be used as a proper source of income furtherly. You can survive long term with these skills also. I have created this list on the basis of the demand for these skills which is growing day by day.
What is Freelancing?
You might be hearing the name freelancing for the first time but I will clear all your doubts in this blog. Freelancing is basically providing services over the Internet. In freelancing, you have flexible hours you can work at. Instead of being employed by a company, freelancers tend to work as self-employed, delivering their services on a contract or project basis.
There is a large number of freelancing platforms available you can work on. Here is the list of the top 10 freelancing platforms:
But the most popular freelancing platforms are Upwork and Fiverr. They have a large number of buyers and sellers. But if you are a beginner then I recommend you start with Fiverr because it is more helpful for beginners especially.
Sources of Learning:
There are many sources available from where you can learn these skills free of cost. Youtube is the best example of learning new skills. Youtube has a very vast library of courses available for every field.
Furthermore, there are some platforms that are dedicated to providing courses on different skills. These platforms are Udemy and Skillshare (popular nowadays). These both have the same content but Udemy offers some free courses also while Skillshare has only paid courses. So Udemy can be preferable because as a beginner you might not be able to manage expenses for buying courses.
1. Digital Marketing
The first skill on our list is digital marketing. Digital marketing is very popular nowadays because of its demand. In digital marketing basically, you have to promote the client’s business through some digital platforms. In short, you behave as someone’s social manager. Every business needs a digital marketer to highlight its business in the digital market and probably no business can grow without a marketer. You might have to generate sales for its business through your marketing. As such it is not a very complex skill you can learn it easily if you have some interest in social media. Digital marketing is a very vast field but the most famous category is social media marketing (SMM) which includes social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, etc. You can also learn Google ads, bing ads if you have decided to choose digital marketing.
The next skill on our list is Shopify. Shopify is actually a platform where you can create and manage your e-commerce store. Shopify is growing very rapidly nowadays for the creation of e-commerce. As e-commerce is growing simultaneously e-commerce tools are also becoming popular and competition is increasing out of which Shopify is the most popular tool. In this skill, you might have to create an e-commerce store for your client or you may have to manage an already created store. This platform is growing fastly and if you learn this skill then this can be the most valuable skill for you. You can earn a lot if you sell this skill on Upwork and Fiverr. Because this skill is one of the most in-demand skills on freelancing platforms.
3. Web Development
Web development is a very vast field. Nowadays a modern and attractive website is the need of every business. Because we cannot think to run a business without having a website. So web development is also one of the most in-demand skills. You can learn this skill easily. A lot of tutorials are available on Youtube which can make you an expert web developer. There are basically two ways of developing a website. You can create a website by coding. But building a complete website from scratch by coding is quite a lengthy process. And the other method for web development is a website builder. In the market, there are a large number of website builders available but the most famous are WordPress and Wix, etc. And I suggest you start with website builders and furtherly you can move on to coding if needed.
4. AI & Machine Learning
Today is the world of Artificial Intelligence. Artificial intelligence although in the adoption stage in World, is now utilized in most industries to solve complex problems. The major industries using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) include Agriculture, Education and Infrastructure, Healthcare, Transport, Banking, Cyber Security, Manufacturing, Entertainment, Hospitality, and others. Now if you get into the field of AI & Machine Learning then you will really benefit because this field is in its triumph nowadays.
5. Video Editing
Video Editing is a very popular skill. It’s a very interesting field you can choose. Nowadays everyone needs a video editor because it’s an era of social media. If you consider youtube only then there are a hundred thousand of people looking for a video editor. And they are always in a search of a good experienced editor to fulfill their daily editing needs and manage their editing works. Certainly, video editor has a demand in every field. Because everything is presented in the form of video nowadays. Advertising is also done in the form of video. Video animation is also a big industry in the video editing field. Furthermore, if you become an expert video editor then you can become a film editor also. Some famous video editing software is Adobe Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve, etc.
6. Graphics Design
The next skill on our list is graphics design. You might have heard a lot about graphics design because it’s a very famous skill. Every newbie starts with this field because it’s quite an easy skill. And really designers have too much demand in the market because it’s necessary for every field of business and personal use. Some peoples hire a designer for their personal use also. Every business needs a designer for its website, its logo, for its social media posts. So in short 50% of a business depends on a designer. Graphics design is also a long-term skill and you can be independent in it also. For graphics design, you have to learn tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc. These are some dedicated tools for graphic designers.
7. BlockChain Development
Blockchain development is the process of developing and maintaining a blockchain platform. This involves creating the infrastructure that allows for the creation and management of blockchain-based applications and services, such as digital currencies, smart contracts, and distributed applications. It also involves developing the tools and technologies needed to support the platform. A blockchain developer is a software developer who focuses on blockchain technology.
Demand for blockchain developers is high because they work with disruptive and exciting technology. As a result, job opportunities in this field are abundant. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a 22 percent growth in software development jobs between 2020 and 2030. Studies suggest the blockchains market will climb to over $39 billion by 2025.
If you are brand new to the blockchain industry, you will likely start by learning how to code. Many blockchain developers begin their careers with degrees in computer science or information technology.
8. Content Writing
Content writing is the process of planning, writing, and editing web content, typically for digital marketing purposes. It can include writing blog posts and articles, scripts for videos and podcasts, as well as content for specific platforms, such as tweetstorms on Twitter or text posts on Reddit. For content writing, you should have a knowledge of SEO(Search Engine Optimization). This is used when you are writing a blog for someone. So SEO is used for ranking on Chrome.
Bookkeeping is the need of every business to manage its daily transactions. Bookkeeping is the process of recording your company’s financial transactions into organized accounts on a daily basis. It can also refer to the different recording techniques businesses can use. Bookkeeping is an essential part of your accounting process for a few reasons. Bookkeeping is a very easy skill you can learn by practice only. If you work on it for 1 to 2 months then you can learn it easily. Bookkeeping is recommended for people having an interest in accounting. You can learn bookkeeping on QuickBooks if you want to sell your service on Fiverr.
10. Mobile App Developpment
Mobile app development is also an important skill in business. Everything is now been converting to apps from websites because mobile is a more in-hand accessory as compared to a computer or laptop. If you get into this skill then you can acquire many international clients because apps are very famous in the USA and other developed countries. Mobile App development has two basic categories iOS and Android apps. Both use different technologies and languages and they have a different methods of development. Apple’s iPhone market is increasing globally and iOS apps are also more costly as compared to Andriod. But for the development of iOS apps, you have to arrange MAC System.