13 BEST TOP PAYING SKILLS FOR FREELANCING
13 BEST TOP-PAYING SKILLS FOR FREELANCING (GUIDE: PART 2 OF 3)
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Because are you aware that there are thousands of freelancing jobs that allow you not only to create more variety, be more inspired, dream bigger and create the ultimate freedom you want but also make serious $$$$$$ too??
With the best skills (we outline below) and some hustle freelancing can easily pay like and more than a full-time job.
In Part 2 of our 3 Part Series on “Best Freelancing Skills”, we Introduce the “13 Best Top-Paying $$$ Skills for Freelancing”.
In Plain English?? The very best top paying $$$ skills that pay you the very biggest, best and largest BIG BUCKS!!
Why do we do this?? Because we totally understand that some freelancers are interested, intrigued and ultimately willing to further develop their skills in order to acquire the very best skills for freelancing that will pay the very best top dollars!!
Ready to start making Freelancing money today online from the very comfort of your own home?? Then let’s begin!!
Please Note: All our 13 Best Top-Paying $$$ Freelancing Skills take into account that you want the comfort, flexibility and freedom of working in your own home!!
Also Please Note: Our Average Salaries are meant to be a “guide only” and have been obtained by researching Google.com. Salary could in fact be more or less than this depending on your acquired skills, expertise and experience.
1) Project Manager (Average Salary AUD $97,446)
Are you a leader and not a follower? Are you able to keep one eye on the big picture and the other eye on the details??
Then why not consider Project Management as a long-term career Path??Project Managers take the lead on projects on behalf of Clients to create, organise and execute plan/s in order to meet specific Client goals. Project Managers must possess excellent communication skills, excellent delegation skills, excellent resolution skills, excellent negotiation skills, excellent motivation skills and ultimately exceptional multitasking skills!
Think you have what it takes??
Businesses are always time-poor and looking for highly skilled, highly experienced and highly talented Project Managers to take-charge and meet goal after goal after goal!
The Best News:
Project Managers are paid extremely well, will always be in demand and at the very top of our pile of the “13 Best Top-Paying $$$ Skill for Freelancing”!!
Able to Keep One Eye on the Big Picture and the Other Eye on the Details??
Project Managers will always be in great demand Worldwide with new projects launching each and every day – therefore it is a serious best top-paying $$$ skill freelancing option worth considering!
Project Manager Further Reading & Courses:
2) Information Security Specialist / Analyst (Average Salary AUD $92,559)
Always ensuring your home is a fortress to intruders? More importantly can you transfer that skill to the online world in order to protect online businesses from online intruders??
Internet security skills are on the rise as every single year thousands and thousands of online businesses are becoming targets of malicious cyber-attacks! In fact, in 2018 it was reported that online crime is costing Australians up to $1 billion a year.
Information Security Specialists / Analysts plan, implement and execute security measures to protect an online business’s computer networks / systems and completely mitigate / control the increasing number of cyber-attacks.
Ready to ramp up time-poor business owners internet protection and make serious money out of it at the same time??
The Best News:
There is absolutely huge growth in eCommerce Worldwide and therefore significant demand for freelancers to test and eliminate all loopholes on eCommerce sites.
Think You Can Make an Online Business a Complete Fortress??
With the growth of technology and the internet there will always be great demand Worldwide for Information Security Specialists / Analysts – therefore it is a serious best top-paying $$$ skill freelancing option worth considering!
Information Security Further Reading & Courses:
3) Digital Marketing Manager (Average Salary AUD $79,880)
Have you got creative flair thrown in with a bit of personality? Think you have what it takes to build and grow a brand’s presence online??
You need excellent communication skills, have the ability to analyse trends and make big data-driven decisions. The pay off? You will be very well rewarded in terms of salary!!
Digital Marketing is critical for any online business as almost half of the World’s population has internet access and therefore businesses are always trying to find new, unique and wonderful ways to increase their reach globally.
Digital Marketing is strongly PR driven and so be prepared to put in the time and effort to showcase your skills with a strong portfolio. Once you establish a name for yourself in the industry you can even get picky and knock back work you don’t want!!
The Best News:
Did you know that 571 new websites are created every single minute? Do you realise that this number will only continue to grow in our ultra-digital age?? If a brand does not have a website it does not exist! Therefore, the importance of Digital Marketing skills should be clear to you!!
Do You Have Creative Flair with Some Personality??
Digital Marketing demand will only continue to grow Worldwide with technology growth – therefore it is a serious best top-paying $$$ skill freelancing option worth considering!
Digital Marketing Further Reading & Courses:
4) Game Developer (Average Salary AUD $79,628)
Are you a video game fanatic? Can’t think of anything better than building (coding) your own games and testing them too??
Well stop for a second because it’s not all fun and games! Excuse the pun!! Because you will need prior experience before going solo as a Game Developer. You must have an understanding of different gaming software for a start.
In a Nutshell: Game development is very similar in nature to app development.
The Best News:
The gaming world has truly exploded with the emergence of new gaming technologies and eSports leagues.
Think You Have the Talent to Develop Super-Duper Games??
The need for new, exciting and creative games Worldwide is certainly not slowing – therefore it is a serious best top-paying $$$ skill freelancing option worth considering!
Game Developer Further Reading & Courses:
- How to Become a Games Developer
- What is Video Game Development? (The Complete Guide)
- Complete C# Unity Developer 2D: Learn to Code Making Games (Udemy Course)
- Complete C# Unity Developer 3D: Learn to Code Making Games (Udemy Course)
- Become a Game Designer the Complete Series Coding to Design (Udemy Course)
5) Brand Strategist (Average Salary AUD $79,337)
Think you have what it takes to build bigger, better and bolder brands? Think you ultimately have what it takes and know how to build a brands presence the right, best and optimal way online??
Branding is critical to any marketing strategy and these days brands Worldwide totally understand the importance of having a strong online presence. Again, if a brand doesn’t have a strong online presence it virtually might as well not exist!!
Business owners are constantly on the lookout for highly talented, skilled and experienced Brand Strategists that can clearly crystallise plans and clearly execute plans to achieve this strong online presence goal.
The Best News:
Bigger better bolder branding is the holy grail of Google and online presence these days. Therefore, business owners are always searching for people who can develop positioning recommendations, guide market research analysis and define the most critical big picture brand elements to success.
Love a Big Challenge and the Ultimate Reward that Comes with it??
Demand will always be popular Worldwide for Brand Strategists with technology and the internet growing every single day – therefore it is a serious best top-paying $$$ skill freelancing option worth considering!
Brand Strategist Further Reading:
6) Technical Writer (Average Salary AUD $77,718)
Do you have the ability to communicate complex technical information easily in Plain English? Do you absolutely love the “technical stuff” and absolutely love breaking technical information down in laymen terms for a target audience??
Technical writers develop white papers, instruction manuals, journal articles, how-to-guides and many more writing materials that are totally designed to communicate complex technical information easily.
Technical writers clearly identify the target audience and their expectations before writing their reports that give the reader enough background on the topic to be informed and make reliable decisions.
Technical writers must constantly keep up to date with trends, rules, regulations and much more in order for them to supply the best possible content to readers. Their “skill base” is constantly evolving and must in order to survive in a fast-paced industry where only the best survive.
The Best News:
We live in a constantly “evolving” and “technical world.” Therefore, Technical Writers are always in demand because business owners absolutely know how critical it is to communicate their message/s clearly to their target audience.
Great with Communicating Technical Information in Plain English??
Technical Writing demand will always be there Worldwide as it is a very niche, specialised and sought-after skill – therefore it is a serious best top-paying $$$ skill freelancing option worth considering!
Technical Writer Further Reading & Courses:
7) Business Consultant (Average Salary AUD $76,684)
Do you have a general interest in business? Or are you prepared to seriously skill up in order to provide serious help to business owners to drive more leads, customers and sales??
Business Consulting is a very “generic term” but please don’t confuse “generic” with generalist! Because Business Consultants are seriously in demand and in a very big $$$ way!!
Becoming a successful business consultant requires comprehensive planning as you will be working with Clients on everything “business related.”
Apart from planning (as mentioned) your time will be spent on strategy, problem solving, training, negotiating, financial advice and the development of business skills and knowledge.
Ultimately your end-goal is this for business owners: Write a successful and winning plan that will enable a business to operate efficiently, productively and generate serious business results.
The Best News:
With the ongoing evolution of business, (largely due to technology), business consultants have never been more in demand than ever. This trend is only set to continue.
Have an Interest in Business and Like to Seriously Help Business Owners??
Jump on this seriously “fast moving train” as it is safe to say demand will always be there Worldwide for great Business Consultants – therefore it is a serious best top-paying $$$ skill freelancing option worth considering!
Business Consultant Further Reading & Courses:
8) UX Designer / Developer (Average Salary AUD $72,173)
Have an eye for design or development? Have an eye for design or development while being able to consider the serious end-need of the end-user too?? UX stands for “User Experience” for those who don’t know it!
Difference Between a UX Designer and UX Developer in a Nutshell: A Designer “envisions” while a developer implements. Simple as That!
UX Designers / Developers who can assess and improve the usability of a business’s site are truly a hot commodity these days! But it is absolutely critical that the UX designer or developer is competently skilled in both technology and marketing at the same time.
Managers these days consider hiring more UX designers and developers as a top priority for their organisation due to the value and results they can achieve. They totally understand app users expect to be “instantly” impressed whenever they visit a website or download an app!
Can You Think Like a User, Be Like a User and Feel Like a User??
In a World where 55% of users spend less than 15 seconds on a website Great UX Designers / Developers will always be in demand Worldwide – therefore it is a serious best top-paying $$$ skill freelancing option worth considering!
UX Designer / Developer Further Reading & Courses:
9) Software Developer (Average Salary AUD $68,029)
Have you got the “technical” magical touch with software? Interested in coding and making some serious $$$ while you are at it??
Firstly, software developers get quite a bit more than standard developers. Great news for you!! Secondly, there is massive demand for “great” software developers Worldwide. And we do mean Massive!!
What does this mean for You?? There are seriously a lot of Software Developer jobs in the marketplace and therefore you can afford to be a little picky!!
Be Warned Though:
You will need to invest some money into learning, practicing and developing proper coding skills. Software developer skills are not the easiest skills to master in the World! But if you develop decent skills in programming languages like iOS and WebGL, you can start earning some serious $$$$$. The need for mobile software developers will only continue to rise too!!
Great With Technology and Have an Interest in Software??
Supply seriously outnumbering Demand for great Software Developers is a trend set to continue for many years to come Worldwide – therefore it is a serious best top-paying $$$ skill freelancing option worth considering!
Software Developer Further Reading & Courses:
- 11 Steps to Becoming a Software Engineer (Without a CS Degree)
- The Ultimate Guide to Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Development and Becoming a Software Developer
- Software Development from A to Z – OOP, UML, Agile and More (Udemy Course)
- Software Development: Better Requirements Gathering Skills (Udemy Course)
10) Legal Services Expert (Average Salary AUD $66,071)
Are you a law abiding with citizen with an “eagle eye for the law? Interested in the law industry and helping people as a whole?? If you have some decent experience from an established (or any for that matter) law firm but can’t hack the long hours and serious pressure anymore…why not take the solo route??
The general public is always seeking expert “legal services” in corporate, criminal, property and family law.
The Best Thing: providing clients with sound and safe legal advice is an invaluable service that will get you seriously thanked, liked and respected by your Clients!
Even Better: It is very easy for anyone (of any age) in the general public to get into trouble with the law…therefore why not be their saviour!!
Law Abiding Citizen with an Interest in Law??
The Law is an Ass! We are joking!! Seriously Data Legal Services Experts will always be in demand Worldwide – therefore it is a serious best top-paying $$$ skill freelancing option worth considering!
Legal Services Expert Further Reading & Courses:
11) Programmer (Average Salary AUD $61,042)
Do you have a serious interest in creating software programs for all types of companies small, medium and large? More importantly, are you interested in learning the code that is behind creating software programs??
Programmers quite simply “build beautiful software” by being up to date with technology, learning technology and ultimately being a Master of Technology!
A Computer programmer can be a specialist in just one area of computers or more a “generalist” who writes code for many kinds of software.
The best thing about becoming a programmer is that there are so many courses out there (in the marketplace) on “becoming a better programmer” it is not funny!!
Be Warned Though:
Many beginners find it straightforward learning the basics of programming (e.g. writing expressions, conditions and loops). But when beginners are asked to step it up a notch they struggle!
Seriously worth looking at! Why?? MySQL is the World’s most popular open source database which requires serious knowledge, skills and expertise in web-scripting languages. Meaning Serious $$$$$ will be paid for those skills!!
Interested in Software and in Particular the Coding Behind It??
The demand for “Great Programmers” is not going anywhere and it is a growing trend Worldwide with the rise of Technology – therefore it is a serious best top-paying $$$ skill freelancing option worth considering!
Programmer Further Reading & Courses:
12) 3D Modeller (Average Salary AUD $60,322)
Got the “visual eye” and an eye for detail? Are you a visionary that is great at “visualising” your problems, mapping them out and ultimately executing them??Then why not consider 3D Modelling as long-term career path!!
3D Modelling skills are very much in-demand in many different industries. From video games to virtual reality to 3D printing to marketing to TV to motion pictures to scientific / medical imaging.
The list is truly endless and so to is the demand for this particular skillset!
3D Modeller in Plain English:
Just think of them as a “multimedia artist” (or even an animator) who creates three-dimensional models or visuals using many different types of computer software programs and tools.
Hold on you will need some decent training and a decent skillset in 3D modelling before you can start to command the serious $$$$$. Our Udemy courses mentioned below (in 3D Modeller Further Reading & Courses) are by no means definitive but act as a great starting point!
Interested in Visuals and in Particular 3D Visuals??
3D Modelling is truly a unique “skillset” that is seriously valued by Companies Worldwide – therefore it is a serious best top-paying $$$ skill freelancing option worth considering!
3D Modeller Further Reading & Courses:
13) Copywriter (Average Salary AUD $56,243)
Got the Magic Touch with Words? Got the “Magic Touch” with Words but Also the Unique Ability to Engage, Motivate and Ultimately Persuade People (namely customers) to Take Action Right Now??
STOP. WAIT. THINK.
Are you looking at our “Average Salary” figure above (for a Copywriter) and wondering how it even made our list!! Do not be fooled is what we say to you!!
The Gift with Words (essentially a Copywriters “big picture skillset) is an extremely unique, an extremely in-demand and ultimately an extremely highly-valued skillset hailed by business owners around every single corner of this planet!!
Why?? Because Business Owners (again from every corner of the Globe) Will Always Need to Motivate Their Customer Base in Order to Drive More Leads, Customers and Sales!!
Make Sense?? The Sky is the Limit When it Comes to a Copywriters Earnings.
How Great are you with Words?? Top Copywriters (Worldwide) these days command anywhere between $120-$200 per hour.
THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?!
Can You Motivate, Persuade and Ultimately ENGAGE Readers with Words?? Engagement, Motivational and Persuasive Skills are Seriously Valued by Business Owners Worldwide!! Why?? Because Business Owners Always Need More Customers Leads and Sales – therefore it is a serious best top-paying $$$ skill freelancing option worth considering!
Copywriter Further Reading & Courses:
WRAP-UP : 13 BEST TOP-PAYING $$$ SKILLS FOR FREELANCING (GUIDE: PART 2 OF 3)
✓ In Part 2 of our 3 Part Series on “Best Freelancing Skills” Guide we Introduced the “13 Best Top-Paying $$$ Skills for Freelancing.”
✓ The “13 Best Top-Paying $$$ Skills for Freelancing” are skills that anyone can acquire, learn and further develop with the right training.
✓ We crafted this post because we totally understand that some freelancers are interested, intrigued and ultimately willing to further develop their skills in order to acquire the very best skills for freelancing that will pay the very best top dollars!!
✓ All our “13 Best Top-Paying $$$ Skills for Freelancing” take into account that you want the comfort, flexibility and freedom of working in your own home!
✓ If you are looking to quit your nine to five, want more inspiration / variety / freedom and just looking / hoping / dreaming for something more in your job then these best top paying $$$$$$ freelancing roles are all options for you!
With these 13 top-paying $$$ best skills (outlined above) and some hustle freelancing can easily pay like and more than a full-time job.
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