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Top 10 High Demand Freelance Jobs for Beginners

By | Soumya

After the pandemic (COVID 2019) people can’t afford to remain dependent on a 9 to 5 job. Companies in the USA and around the world are firing their employees in order to cut their losses.

So many people have lost their jobs and are not able to find a good high paying full-time job again.

They are finding it hard to make ends meet!

But in such a grim scenario there is a way out. People can still find high-paying freelance jobs that are in great demand.

You don’t have to work for a particular company; you are self-employed and deal directly with your clients.

Following are 10 such high-demand freelance jobs for beginners. 

1.Writing and Editing

Freelance writing is perhaps one of the most popular jobs that beginners can get. Apart from the monetary benefits writing also gives you the immense pleasure and recognition that you deserve.

You don’t have to be a great writer or literary genius for being able to write.

You can start with writing a personal diary or a blog. I would suggest you write something daily even at least 500 words. If nothing else then you can join social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and express yourself.

After a few years of writing, you will be able to master this art and earn money through various freelancing websites.

Editing is also similar to writing. If you can find writing jobs then there is no difficulty finding editing jobs too. 

2.Digital Marketing

In the coming years, digital marketing is going to replace all forms of traditional marketing like TV, newspaper, radio, etc.

In the last 10 years, digital marketing has become a serious freelance career option, especially among millennials.

Some of the most common digital marketing jobs are

1.SEO, SEM (Search Engine Marketing)

2.Content and Video Marketing

3.Email Marketing

4.E-Commerce Marketing

5.Web Analytics

6.Mobile Advertising etc

SEO is the most prominent freelance job among all other digital marketing jobs. An experienced SEO executive is in great demand and ready to be recruited by digital marketing agencies and businesses. There are many companies like Outreach.Solutions in this field.

Beginners can also offer services to their clients as a freelancer.

3.Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money as a freelancer. Anyone can learn affiliate marketing and become an affiliate marketer. You can make a six-figure income through it, for that you need to have consistent, patient, and have a good marketing strategy.

Affiliate marketing doesn’t require you to buy products or a warehouse to store them. You are just a middleman between a company/vendor and customers.  You can start selling products with a very low investment.

Take the following steps.

ØFind a popular affiliate network like Amazon, Commission Junction, ShareASale, Rakuten, etc, and join the network.

ØCreate a website or blog with content reflecting your niche. Include products you wish to sell in your content.

ØPromote your website on Google search, social media platforms, discussion forums, etc.

ØOnce you start getting visitors, some of them are going to buy your products.

You are going to earn a commission on each sale depending upon the product you are promoting.

4.Social Media Jobs

If you find affiliate marketing a bit technical then you can go for social media jobs. Most of the social media jobs are freelancing jobs.

Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants assist managers and executives online with chores like organizing files, answering phones, managing files, etc.

Social Media Managers

Social media managers moderate on social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, etc.

You manage comments and feedback given by visitors on discussion forums. Sometimes you also delete them if they are deemed to be inappropriate.

Chat/Email Support

Instead of calling on the phone, you will reach out to customers via online chat and email.

You offer these services as a freelancer.


The job of a transcriber is to listen to audio/video files and write them down word by word on a computer.

To be a competent transcriber you need typing speed with high accuracy and great listening skills.

A medical transcriptionist must have a good knowledge of all the medical jargon commonly used in this profession.

Regular transcriptionists earn $15 – $20 an hour. But medical transcriptionist can earn $50,000 – $60,000 annually.

However to become a medical transcriptionist you need some kind of formal training. 

You can easily find freelance transcription jobs online.   

6.Data Entry Work

Data Entry Jobs, we have been listening about them since the advent of the Internet.

Some of the most common types of data entry work are

-Copy and Paste Work

-Formatting documents on MS Word and MS Excel

-Converting digital/Image files into text or Word Documents

However, finding a genuine Data Entry job could be a hell of a task.

I request job seekers to do a thorough background check of a data entry company before joining them. Visit their Contact Us page and if the phone number is given, talk to the concerned person. You can even visit their office and talk to a person there.

Amazon mTurkis one of the most popular data entry work providers.

7.Graphic and Coding

Graphic designers design logos, posters, event flyers, wedding invitations, etc.

To learn graphic designing skills you need to work with apps like Adobe XD, Photoshop, Canva, Illustrator, etc.

You can find free tutorials and graphic designing courses on the internet and learn the basics of graphic designing.

Graphic designers can start working as a freelancer right away on websites like Fiverr. 

Coding is a bit technical but if you can learn to code then you can make a lot of money with it.

Everyday applications and software programs that we use are basically a bunch of codes written in languages like C, C++, PHP, Java, etc.

Developers who design and code Smartphone applications are in great demand all over the world. There is no dearth of high-paying clients for freelance developers and coders.

8.Online Tutoring

Online tutoring is one of the easiest ways to make money as a freelancer. Online tutoring is one of the emerging career options, some online tutoring jobs don’t require any particular degree or experience instead you just need to have expertise on the specific subject. There are many website available which offer you online tutoring jobs, there you can work full-time or part-time as per your convenient.

Your job is very simple. You tutor students from all over the world via Zoom or Skype. You conduct sessions online and each session lasts 45 to 50 minutes.

To become an online tutor you must have a thorough knowledge of the subject you are going to teach. Following are the most popular subjects.




4.Economics & Finance

5.Social Sciences


7.Law etc.

You can earn $10 – $15 an hour.

9.Stock Trading

Stock trading or intraday trading is one of the quickest ways to get rich. However, before you make any money you have to practice trading for years.

Money is great in trading but so is the risk involved. You can lose your entire wealth in just a few days.

But if you have patience then you can stay longer in the game and definitely make good money. Stock trading is always a freelancing job.

10. MLM  

MLM or multi-level marketing is also known as pyramid selling is a very controversial marketing strategy for selling products and services.

But there is a difference between MLM and pyramid selling.

MLM products are mostly health and wellness-related services. You earn a commission on each sale.

So you make money by selling products and not by recruiting members under your network.

You don’t need any educational qualifications or experience to get started.


So these were the top 10 high-demand freelance jobs for beginners. You can choose any one of them and start working very early on.

All of these jobs do not require you to work for a particular company. You can work independently with clients from the comfort of your home.

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