10 Best Freelance Skills To Learn In 2022

10 Best Freelance Skills To Learn In 2022

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1. JavaScript, CSS, and HTML

Web development is still one of the most in-demand jobs in the freelancing markets. JavaScript in particular was on the top of the list due to many brands and businesses experimenting with interactive elements on their websites. This could be the perfect year to improve your JavaScript skills and leverage the opportunities in the market.

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1. JavaScript, CSS, and HTML

Keep in mind that with more demand comes more competition. You will have to compete with thousands of other freelancers for web development gigs. Find ways to be unique and an exceptional freelancer if you want to stand out from the crowd.

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2. Web App Development

Since the pandemic, many businesses switched to selling their products and services online. This involved transforming their websites into web apps.  Many businesses such as restaurants, pizza shops, and even grocery stores used web apps to let customers shop online and get their products delivered to their homes.

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2. Web App Development

This is one of the main reasons why the demand for web app development saw a rise in 2022. And it will continue to be for a long time while we are adjusting to the new normal. A great thing about web apps is that they work just like a mobile app on phones. This reduces the costs of developing native Android and iOS apps for businesses.

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3. WordPress Design & Development

WordPress offers one of the fastest and most convenient ways of building websites. It’s also quite cheap to make a website with WordPress. As a result, it’s the go-to choice for making websites for small businesses. Designing WordPress themes, developing complex websites, creating online stores, and building membership 

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3. WordPress Design & Development

platforms using WordPress are all great ways to get into WordPress development as a freelancer.

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4. Project Management

Many businesses switched to remote work during the pandemic.  While a few struggled with the process, most businesses embraced this change and decided to make the switch permanent. This process opened up new opportunities for freelancers as well, especially for project managers.

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4. Project Management

Project managers are usually in charge of managing a team, assigning tasks, and making sure projects are on the right track.

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5. Cloud Computing

Indeed.com recommends cloud computing as the most in-demand skills to learn this year. When it comes to cloud computing, there are so many different niches you can explore. Mainly you should focus on gaining an understanding of cloud computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and learning the skills necessary to 

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5. Cloud Computing

become a cloud computing engineer or even a programmer. Then you can seek to join SaaS (software as a Service) businesses and startups to help develop their projects. AngelList has plenty of opportunities for such professionals.

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6. Data Science & Analysis

Data science may sound complicated but it’s a fairly simple skill to learn. In business, it’s mainly about helping companies analyze their sales and customer data to further improve a business. Data analysts earn high-paying salaries and it’s a lucrative skill you can master. But, you also need to have additional skills to interpret data, spot patterns, 

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and more to become skilled at data analysis.

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7. Administrative Assistance

Administrative assistants are in charge of managing things that usually take place in an office, except now it all happens online. As an administrative assistant, your job is to look after the clients, manage social media, keep tabs on your teams, offer virtual assistance, bookkeeping, and other activities. While it may sound easy, 

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7. Administrative Assistance

this job requires lots of skill and the ability to multitask.

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8. Consulting

With the rapid increase in businesses going online and switching to remote work, the demand for freelance consultants is also on the rise. The average salary of a management consultant is over $87K per year. Most consultants usually charge a rate of around $60 per hour for their services as well. Consulting is a difficult skill to 

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8. Consulting

master as a beginner. Especially since it requires you to have experience in the industry you choose.

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9. Video Production

According to the most recent survey from UpWork, Video Production is another skill that’s rising in demand. Especially with platforms like TikTok taking over the social networking space, it’s no wonder why businesses are looking for video producers and editors to make better video content. It’s the perfect time to learn and master your skills as 

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9. Video Production

a video editor if you want to be a successful freelancer.

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10. Building Shopify Stores

It’s hard to believe how popular Shopify really is. In fact, it’s one of the top 10 most in-demand skills on UpWork for 2022. Learning to build online stores on Shopify for clients is a very profitable skill that will allow you to make a ton of profits. On top of charging the clients for designing their online shop, you can also earn a commission from Shopify every 

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10. Building Shopify Stores

time you bring a new client to the platform.

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