Internet has changed everything including hiring trends. Thanks to the internet, people now hire people from all over the world. They can get the best quality of people without cramping their own corporate office and the freelancer has the freedom to not be stuck in a cubicle. There are many different platforms which connect employers to freelancers as discussed from this blog post.
Not everyone is a graphic designer or a programmer in this world. But there are other profitable freelancing gigs in the world. One of them is social media marketing. There are multiple small businesses, startups, independent contractors, and consultants looking for someone to manage their social media pages. They might also expect content writing, blogs, content editing, design, and SEO. And you can do all social media management with tools on a basic laptop with no extra investments to get started as we know that freelance startup cost could add up.
Social media is everywhere. An increasing number of businesses are looking to harness the power of social networks to capture the vast majority of potential customers. For this, they need the services of social media experts. While those new to the field may only charge $15/ hour initially, the cost keeps going higher with experience, with a huge majority of social media experts charging as much as $250/hour.
The demand for online marketers is on the rise, as more and more businesses are looking for part-time professionals that can spread the word about their brand and services and take charge of their marketing campaigns. If you understand branding, marketing, communication, engagement, advertising, targeting, follow-up, and can help clients in marketing their brand through diverse promotion campaigns and strategies; this is a perfect freelancing career for you. Prove your worth by marketing yourself and getting a few clients to write testimonies for you. If you can impress a prospective client through the way you sell your services, you can easily land in your first freelancing opportunity.
This one shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, businesses of all sizes are all in need of talented individuals to implement and manage the day-to-day activities for their social media marketing campaigns. While not as high-paying as more-tech related skills, social media managers average between $67,750 to $94,250 per year.
One of the primary advantages of freelancing is the ability to decide what you are going to be paid. This means you will be earning whatever you decided your time and services are worth, and assuming on your ability to back those rates with genuine quality, of course.
The second primary advantage of freelancing is the ability to work in a field that you love and have expertise in. So if you are passionate about writing, you can write. If you enjoy and are trained in graphic design, you can be a graphic designer.
Our last advice here is to never give your services for free. Rather than trying to tailor your choice in career to meet your financial needs, you should add a price tag onto your skill. You should tailor your rates to meet your lifestyle demands and act accordingly. The thing you love to do the most will become the most profitable career as you will love doing it so much that you can keep doing it.