Skills Required in Freelancing

What are the skills required in freelancing? This is the most asked question to freelancers.

People often ask me about the skills required in the freelancing world. So I thought I should write a short article about some of the most famous and high in demand skills in the freelancing world.

Freelancers of today provide a wide range of services to clients around the world. Clients can get every kind of work done from freelancers. You just name it, we have it! The following list of skills

The following list of skills has been taken from famous freelancing platform Upwork:

Web, Mobile & Software Development

  • All Web, Mobile & Software Development
  • Desktop Software Development
  • Ecommerce Development
  • Game Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Product Management
  • QA & Testing
  • Scripts & Utilities
  • Web Development
  • Web & Mobile Design
  • Other – Software Development

IT & Networking

  • All IT & Networking
  • Database Administration
  • ERP / CRM Software
  • Information Security
  • Network & System Administration
  • Other – IT & Networking

Data Science & Analytics

  • All Data Science & Analytics
  • A/B Testing
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Extraction / ETL
  • Data Mining & Management
  • Machine Learning
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Other – Data Science & Analytics

Engineering & Architecture

  • All Engineering & Architecture
  • 3D Modeling & CAD
  • Architecture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil & Structural Engineering
  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product Design
  • Other – Engineering & Architecture

Design & Creative

  • All Design & Creative
  • Animation
  • Audio Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Logo Design & Branding
  • Photography
  • Presentations
  • Video Production
  • Voice Talent
  • Other – Design & Creative

Writing

  • All Writing
  • Academic Writing & Research
  • Article & Blog Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Creative Writing
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Grant Writing
  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Technical Writing
  • Web Content
  • Other – Writing

Translation

  • All Translation
  • General Translation
  • Legal Translation
  • Medical Translation
  • Technical Translation

Legal

  • All Legal
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Paralegal Services
  • Other – Legal

There are the skills required in freelancing. These are the skills that make clients spend and freelancers earn billions of dollars each single year.

There are some more skills that are also required by some clients in the freelancing world. I will write about rare skills in another blog post! Thanks for your time!

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