Best Online Freelance Work?

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banker22
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Best Online Freelance Work?

Post by banker22 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:58 pm

Hi all,

I'm curious to hear your opinions on the best online freelance work? Something with high demand, low supply, good pay, and that would take 50-100 hours to learn to a "professional" standard.

Any suggestions welcome!

Stahlmann
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Re: Best Online Freelance Work?

Post by Stahlmann » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:55 pm

I think somebody will sooner post Venn diagram about your demands than actual job positions.

Probably being proficient in some exotic language (or even better 2 of them) (and knowing them from living in X country, not from paying language schools), taking ,,civilized world" pay (for translations) but living somewhere else.

JamesR
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Re: Best Online Freelance Work?

Post by JamesR » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:00 am

Yes, spend 50-100 hours learning React (javascript framework) and you can make lots of money doing freelance work with that.

SErickson
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Re: Best Online Freelance Work?

Post by SErickson » Mon May 22, 2017 1:21 pm

I would say that the safest bet for picking something up that fast to a maintainable professional standard (because you have to do work of a high enough quality that does not prevent you from getting jobs in the future), is to start with what you have an interest or base set of skills in.

If you know something already or have some skills from previous endeavors, you will be on your way.

People will be able to help you with this if you give some info about yourself to narrow down your interests and existing skill set. Also what you are bad at, or will not do, will help limit some options.

And I don't know of anything that is "high-demand" that is also "low-skill". Then to throw good pay into that, and your education time... Programming is pretty good, as was already mentioned, but from the rumblings, I am hearing, that field is quickly going away due to automated programming systems.

But I think the thing you are not considering is learning the skill never takes as long as learning the industry. You have to take the time to establish yourself before you can just start getting work in any profession. I have hired programers before, and if someone doesn't understand the job, they are going to want to see a resume/portfolio. And if they do know what they are talking about, good luck getting the job with 100 hours of learning experience.

The less dedication you have the more luck you need.

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