the most in demand freelance jobs in 2022 freelancing jobs

The Most In Demand Freelance Jobs In 2022

The Most In Demand Freelance Jobs In 2022


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Firstly I will say “Go for your passion”. The only thing that can satisfy you is that “If your passion and profession" are same. Go to learn that skill that you love to learn and make it your niche. In start many newbies confuse that for which skills actually their gut for or they choose multiple skills in start to test, where their actually interest is.

So for this there's a simple formula; chose any two skills that you like the most and start practicing them for At least 3 months. After 3 months, you will notice that your actual skill/niche is still with you but the second one might has lost your interest. It's a type of self-assessment to chose your niche. Always go for that where your gut feelings say “Yes This is for me and I am for it".


So for 2022, you can go for any high demanding skills like


  • Digital Marketing
  • Content Writing
  • Graphic Designing
  • SEO
  • Blogging
  • E-commerce
  • UI/UX

I’ve freelanced for 2+ years now and here are the skills I have seem high in-demand. I will also include the money potential, competition and some details for each one.

  • Graphic Designer
    • Potential: $200 - $1200/project
    • Competition: High
    • Details: Pick a graphic designing niche like illustration design for example.
  • SEO Specialist
    • Potential: $500 - $2000/month
    • Competition: High
    • Details: Pick a specific industry niche to stand out from the competition.
  • Google/Facebook/Instagram Ad Specialist
    • Potential: $350 - $1500/month
    • Competition: High
    • Details: Pick a specific industry niche to stand out from the competition.
  • Web Developer
    • Potential: $1000 - $10,000 (one-time). You may be able to charge maintenance costs when the client needs web updates.
    • Competition: Medium - High (Competition will vary depending on which coding languages you are an expert in)
    • Details: Master WordPress or Shopify as these are the most popular CMS providers.
  • Virtual Administrator
    • Potential: $40,000 - $60,000/year
    • Competition: Medium
    • Details: Focus on being an administrator for busy clients such as business owners.
  • Chatbot/Email Support
    • Potential: $15 - $25/hour
    • Competition: Medium
    • Details: While AI may be the preferred method of communication for many new companies, my thoughts are that you can never replace human interaction.
  • Call Support
    • Potential: $15 - $30/hour
    • Competition: High
    • Details: While large companies will generally higher their own team or outsource to an established support company, if you can work with small/new companies you might have a chance.
  • Cold Outreach
    • Potential: $1000 - $3000/month
    • Competition: Medium
    • Details: Become great at copywriting and become an expert at email, Linkedin outreach.
  • Copywriting
    • Potential: $1000 - $8000 / project
    • Competition: Medium (Not many people are actually good)
    • Details: Once you learn how to create persuasive writing the opportunities are endless. You can focus on website copy, ad copy, email copy, etc.
  • Data Entry
    • Potential: $25 - $50/hour
    • Competition: High
    • Details: If you are an expert with Excel and other data visualization tools you can support industries that rely on data.
  • Digital PR & Link-Building
    • Potential: $1000 - $5000/month
    • Competition: High
    • Details: If you can master digital PR to help brands promote their name while at the same time driving natural backlinks to a clients site, this is priceless.

Freelance jobs I think are starting to die out…

  • Web Scraping - There are plenty of plugins that can automate this
  • Social Media Management - The days of posting have been automated with the help of many free and paid tools.
  • Bookkeeping: Although bookkeeping is still very profitable and is relationship based, there might be a point in the future where bookkeeping can be automated.

For those who are interested in earning a stable income or getting an early retirement, here are some of the top income jobs in the freelance industry.

1. Programming and software development

Programming jobs, especially software and mobile app development, pay the most for freelancers. It's a skill that's pretty hard to master, just because there aren't many good programmers out there. Therefore, the demand for good programmers is quite high. If you want to make money like James, start coding. And that doesn't mean learning from CodeAcademy or Udemy's free courses. They just explain the basics to you. To develop proper programming skills, you need to invest some money and time in learning and practicing.

2. Social video marketing:

No wonder there is a high demand for this skill. Especially considering the rise of video content marketing. Fast-growing social media channels such as TikTok, Instagram videos and YouTube will keep this skill relevant for the next few years. If you can create video content, optimise it for SEO, and captivate your audience with new ideas and marketing strategies, this skill will help you get a lot of appearances.

3. Web design and development

The demand for web designers is high. However, keep in mind that the freelance web design industry is currently quite crowded as it is easy to learn web design and start coding websites. Heck, even I worked on web design for a while and started my own web design agency. Spoiler warning! It didn't work.

4. Content marketing / writing

You need to write a lot, you need to read a lot, and more importantly, you need a creative mind to write a great article that works. A master's degree in literature and college A + essay skills are also useless when working online.

The best strategy is to find a niche in this space. For example, Jonathan Wold used WordPress to build a website and tweak small themes to earn over $ 5,000 a month. By providing the right type of service to the right customers, you will be able to earn more.



I think it could be jobs like:

Data analysis

Many companies rely on data to inform decisions and turn profits. And if you're good at crunching numbers and analyzing data, you could set yourself up with a nice paycheck. The average hourly rate for data analysts is $40 to $100.

Video production

These days, companies are increasingly reaching consumers via social media, and that often means advertising with video. It's not surprising that video production skills are in high demand, and if you take a job in this field, you might command an average hourly rate of $40 to $85.

Search engine optimization

Online advertising has, for many companies, largely replaced print advertising. A good way for companies to generate more organic traffic to their sites is via search engine optimization, or SEO. If you have the right skills or are willing to learn them, you could set yourself up to earn an average of $25 to $75 an hour.

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