The so-called ‘gig economy’ is currently equipping people from all around the world with the tools necessary to build a career, a side hustle, or a post-retirement job online. Modern freelancers now get the support they need from social media, global marketplaces, and online payment platforms.
Digital financial services firm Payoneer recently released its 2020 Freelancer Income Report, which gives an analysis of the modern-day gig economy. The Report is backed by a survey with more than 7,000 freelancers from across 150 countries as respondents. Based on the report, up to 70% of global freelancers are millennials. About 67% of freelance professionals in the Philippines are younger than 35.
“The freelancing economy has grown exponentially over the past decade, and I believe we can now firmly say that the future of work has arrived,” said Payoneer CEO Scott Galit. “Obstacles that could slow or hinder freelancers’ ability to grow, connect, and be successful have been removed.”
“Freelancers from all walks of life and every corner of the world are empowered to acquire work, set their own wages, market their skills, and get paid how and when they want. It’s our mission to the complexity and anxiety out of international business for all parties, offering financial services that make it simple for people to take advantage of flourishing global opportunities, and to be a catalyst for businesses to easily acquire the best talent wherever they are and without borders,” Galit added.
If you are among those who are considering getting into the gig economy, here are the top 10 freelance jobs across the globe that can be the online opportunity you’ve been looking for.
10. Project manager (1%)
The role involves planning, organizing, and strategizing measures to address clients’ corporate or business objectives. Professionals with work management expertise can easily ace this online job.
9. Customer support (2%)
You must be equipped with effective people and communication skills to be effective in this job. Customer support service is offered to patrons who have queries or concerns involving a brand or its offerings. This job is also recommended for starters.
8. Administrative (3%)
The job’s mandate is to offer services to businesses from other locations. Tasks range from scheduling appointments to managing activities and supporting end-to-end events/projects.
7. Marketing (6%)
Freelance marketers help clients promote awareness among consumers for their brands. The job is perfect for those who can explore their creative skills while at the same time building a network of contacts. This encompasses different roles from designing, writing, and managing social media, plus more.
6. Translation (7%)
The rise of ex-pats in the country is opening more opportunities for language translators. If you can speak Chinese, Korean, Japanese, or Spanish, this freelance job is for you.
5. Content writing (8%)
Freelance content writers are tapped online to convey clients’ messages in various forms like articles, taglines, online content, and journals. Writers may be asked to contribute articles to be published in magazines or newspapers.
4. Multimedia production (8%)
Creative individuals who can communicate the business message across different platforms (images, videos, mobile apps, and others) are in-demand online. Multimedia artists’ creative ideas are very welcome.
3. IT (10%)
The role of the job is to take care of clients’ computer systems as well as networks for smoother and more efficient operations. Freelancers can do such tasks remotely. To qualify for this role, you must be computer-savvy, fond of exploring new technology, and knowledgeable in software troubleshooting.
2. Programmer (19%)
Web engineers like programmers are unsurprisingly in-demand online. The demand for such professionals continues to increase as there is a constantly high requirement for professionals who are knowledgeable about Java, HTML, wireless networks, C++, Objective-C, and PHP.
1. Web and graphic designing (30%)
Web and graphic designers are tasked to develop logos, infographics, posters, and user-experience (UX) designs. These professionals must be familiar with the latest design trends and must be skillful in using programs like Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and other software for editing. You must always keep a keen eye for detail.