What are Freelancers?

What is a Freelancer?

Freelancer is a term used to describe a skilled self-employed person who gets paid to complete projects or jobs. They are responsible for getting their own customers, billing the customer to get paid, and performing the job.

On average, freelancers make more money than 70% of all other types of U.S. professionals.  And Forty percent of Millennials are freelancers. (Deloitte Millennial Study)

Freelancers constantly update to have in-demand skills.

Examples of top in-demand skills being hired across multiple freelance platforms:

  •  Augmented Reality
  •  Blockchain Technology
  •  Cyber Security
  •  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  •  Data Science
  •  Virtual Reality
  •  Digital Marketing
  •  Investment banking analytics
  •  Legal Services
  •  Accounting Services
  • Financial Modeling & Valuation
  • Digital and Technical Project Managers
  • UI and UX Designers
  • Writers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Digital Product Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Enterprise Product Managers
  • Equity Research Analysts
  • Due Diligence Consultants

According to UpWorks (one the top freelance platforms), 75% of the top 20 fastest-growing skills were new to the index in 2019

  • U.S. Taxation
  • Hadoop
  • Robotic process automation
  • Explainer videos
  • Computer-aided manufacturing
  • Financial planning
  • Urban design
  • Software documentation
  • Salesforce Commerce Cloud
  • Geospatial
  • Julia development
  • Kubernetes
  • Magento
  • Employee training
  • Shopify templates
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Vue.js framework
  • Leadership development
  • Architectural rendering
  • Podcasting


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