10 BEST QUICK START SKILLS FOR FREELANCING
10 BEST QUICK-START SKILLS FOR FREELANCING (GUIDE: PART 1 OF 3)
Looking for “Best Freelancing Skills” But in Another Context?? Sure!!
Are you looking to quit your nine to five boring mundane uninspiring job??
Are you looking for more inspiration, variety and freedomin your job??
Are you looking, hoping and just dreaming for something more in your job??
Then read on!
But please take your traditional “job” hat off for a moment, get ready to engage your mind and ultimately open your mind!! Because are you aware that there are thousands of freelancer jobs that allow you not only to create more variety, be more inspired, dream bigger and create the ultimate freedom you want while earning decent $$$ too??
With the right skills, the best skills and some hustle freelancing can easily pay like and more than a full-time job. In Part 1 of our 3 Part Series on “Best Freelancing Skills” we Introduce the “10 Best Quick-Start Skills for Freelancing.” In Plain English?? The skills that anyone can acquire, learn and develop extremely quickly.
Why do we do this?? Because we understand not all freelancers want to further develop their skills (even though the learning curve is not steep) but rather start freelancing work immediately and start making money today! Ready to start making Freelancing money today online from the very comfort of your own home??
Then let’s begin!!
Please note all our 10 Best Quick-Start Freelancing Skills take into account that you want the comfort, flexibility and freedom of working in your own home!!
1) Virtual Assistant (Average Salary AUD $54,000)
If you know your way around a computer and are a great multitasker then working as a “Virtual Assistant” might be a suitable option for you. The learning curve is by no means steep and what you don’t know can easily and quickly be learnt online in days not weeks, months or even years.
Businesses are always looking to streamline their work processes, restructure and downsize. Therefore, business owners are constantly on the lookout for virtual assistants to help manage any type of admin tasks. These tasks might include responding to emails, scheduling appointments and other internet related tasks.
The Good News? Anyone with a bit of know-how, computer skills and an internet connection can do it!
Are You a Great Multitasker and Know your Way Around a Computer??
Virtual assistants demand will only continue to grow worldwide with technology growth – therefore it is a serious quick start freelancing option worth considering!
Virtual Assistant Further Reading & Courses:
2) Content Writer (Average Salary AUD $50,444)
Master of the pen and got the gift with words? Or are you a complete natural with words or just a great crafter with words??
We still have great news if the answer is No!
The best way to become a great writer is to practice, practice and practice by writing, writing and then more writing! At the very least you require expert level fluency in English (or the language you will be writing for), good research skills, awareness of news/current affairs and decent general knowledge.
The best news? Everyone has access to good old Google these days and therefore with some grunt research work you can easily pick up the “artist tricks” that are required to make your content shine from a to z and beyond!
Got The Magic Touch with Words??
Content Writers will always be in great demand worldwide – therefore it is a serious quick start freelancing option worth considering!
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3) Transcription (Average Salary AUD $48,000)
Businesses are always on the lookout for fast, reliable and affordable transcription services. The best thing? Recording interviews, recording conversations and recording information from meetings has never ever been easier!
Current technology allows simple recording at the touch of a button and this ease means the need for transcription services will only continue to grow in the future for business owners.
A transcriber’s job is simply to convert those audio files into written digestible content. This content is often used by business owners across additional media channels.
Details Person and Got a Great Touch with Words??
Transcription services is not a difficult task and demand will only continue to grow worldwide with technology growth – therefore it is a serious quick start freelancing option worth considering!
Transcription Further Reading & Courses:
4) Voice Over (Average Salary AUD $72,178)
Friends, family or colleagues always compliment you on your great voice? Always been able to communicate your thoughts and ideas clearly to other parties??
The beauty of voice over work is that very little training is required because you have either got the right voice or not in most cases!
The rise of video, audiobooks, podcasting and other media creates a strong need for voice over talent because clear, crisp and proper narration is critical to connect with the target audience right the first time.
Think You Have Got The Voice?
Voice over talent demand worldwide is not slowing – therefore it is a serious quick start freelancing option worth considering!
Voice Over Further Reading & Courses:
5) Pet Sitting (Average Salary AUD $68,027)
First, we must point out that this is the only one our “Ten Best Quick-Start Freelancing Skills”that you can’t actually do in the comfort of your own home! But we believe it deserves an honourable mention because it is so easy and allows you to do other freelancing tasks only in someone else’s home environment!
With 57% of people owning pets Worldwide there certainly is not going to be any decline in the need for animal care for people going on vacations and business travels.
Pet sitting can be seriously easy money but prepared to do some work as pets need a lot of love, care and general looking after.Pet sitting is wonderful because it can act as an additional source of income for you while you continue to work in your day job.
Love Pets and Want to Look After Them??
Pet sitting demand will always be popular worldwide – therefore it is a serious quick start freelancing option worth considering!
Pet Sitting Further Reading:
6) Bookkeeper (Average Salary AUD $55,033)
Have you always been great with numbers or just working with and analysing numbers? Do you realise many small business owners actually cut significant costs by doing their own bookkeeping themselves??
Well if small business owners can do their own bookkeeping then you can easily learn the skill too quickly and offer this as a service to business owners Worldwide.
Need more good news? Every other business owner simply does not have time or does not want anything to do with bookkeeping and that is where you come in!
Small and medium size business owners simply want to focus on their core day-to-day activities and take their business to the next level by growing as quickly as possible.
Great with Numbers??
Bookkeeping demand will always be there Worldwide – therefore it is a serious quick start freelancing option worth considering!
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7) Proofreader (Average Salary AUD $55,033)
Got the eye for details with words and a stickler for poor grammar? Or are you just naturally great with words but not so fussed on becoming a writer and creating content yourself?? Why not try Proofreading!
Think about it…by checking out our “Proofreading Further Reading & Courses” (below) you can be up and running in no time and getting paid to check other people’s grammar for a living is pretty cool when you think about it!
Proofreaders simply read content (copy) and ensure there are no grammar, spelling and typographical errors. Proofreading is a mixture of both art and science, but the most successful proofreaders would no doubt argue they are “word artists” not word scientists!
Great with Words and Got Great Attention to Detail??
Dictionaries are constantly evolving with technology and therefore it is safe to say demand will always be there Worldwide for great Proofreaders – therefore it is a serious quick start freelancing option worth considering!
Proofreading Further Reading & Courses:
8) Editor (Average Salary AUD $61,497)
Yes, that’s right…Editors get paid a little more than Proofreaders because a little more work is involved! What type of work? Actual editing of full sentence structure (for example) rather than just grammar, spelling and typographical errors.
It is more common these days to have a job title as Proofreader and Editor rather than just specialise in one area. We have separated them here merely to show the different salary potential of both (again Editors get paid a little more!).
Both proofreading and editing tasks work in unison with each other and therefore for a little extra money why not choose to specialise in both!
Great Finesse with Words and Got Great Attention to Detail??
Humans will always need to communicate with each other by “words” and with technology constantly evolving it is safe to say demand will always be there Worldwide for great editors – therefore it is a serious quick start freelancing option worth considering!
Editor Further Reading & Courses:
9) Resume Writing (Average Salary AUD $35,000)
Are you great at selling yourself? Got the magic touch with resumes and seem to land interviews easily every time? Most importantly are you great at selling the benefits of others too?? Because guess what?? Resumes really do scare people and we do mean that!!
Good news for you is that not only will there always be a market for resumes but that it’s a skill (copywriting one essentially) that is easily picked up with a little bit of know-how, training and expertise.
Not only will checking out our “Resume Writing Further Reading & Courses” links below help but drawing inspiration for resumes is very easy with many templates online, LinkedIn and the fact that once you master the craft you simply transfer the resume skill from one industry to the next.
Let’s face it…many people are lazy when it comes to doing their own resume and selling themselves so why not help them out and making some $$$ at the same time!!
Great at Selling Yourself and Others??
Technology may force redundancies, but it will also create more jobs too and therefore it is safe to say there will always be a demand for resumes Worldwide – therefore it is a serious quick start freelancing option worth considering!
Resume Writing Further Reading & Courses:
10) Data Entry (Average Salary AUD $43,571)
Last but by certainly no means least why not consider data entry??
While data entry generally involves you to have a high accurate typing speed it is very basic and common skill that anyone can acquire easily! Data entry can be performed by anyone with basic computer skills and basic language skills.
While some people do find data entry to be very boring, mindless and uninspiring work it is in fact very well suited to others with a lot of patience, discipline and hard work ethic.
Whilst a quick typing speed is important for most employer’s accuracy is their underlying big picture concern. Do you have this trait??
Quick Typer with High Attention to Detail and Some Patience??
Data Entry demand will always have a need Worldwide – therefore it is a serious quick start freelancing option worth considering!
Data Entry Further Reading & Courses:
10 BEST QUICK-START SKILLS FOR FREELANCING (GUIDE: PART 1 OF 3) WRAP-UP
✓ In Part 1 of our 3 Part Series on “Best Freelancing Skills” we Introduced the “10 Best Quick-Start Skills for Freelancing.”
✓ The “10 Best Quick-Start Skills for Freelancing” are skills that anyone can acquire, learn and develop extremely quickly.
✓ We crafted this post because we totally understand not all freelancers want to further develop their skills (even though the learning curve is not steep) but rather start freelancing work immediately and start making money today!
✓ All of our “10 Best Quick-Start Skills for Freelancing” take into account that you want the comfort, flexibility and freedom of working in your own home!
✓ If you are looking to quit your nine to five, want more inspiration / variety / freedom and just looking / hoping / dreaming for something more in your job then these all options for you!
With the right skills, the right training and some hustle freelancing can easily pay like and more than a full-time job.
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