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I’m Roshan Jerad Perera, a freelance writer/blogger and the founder at FreelancingHacks.com. My goal is to help other people get started in freelancing and guide them toward a successful career and financial freedom.
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8 Best Freelance Skills To Learn In 2021

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If you’re looking to switch to a better career this year, the first thing you should do is find and develop a skill.

In this post, I’m showcasing some of the top freelance skills you can learn this year to start a new career and earn more money as a freelancer.

My previous post about the highest paying freelance jobs outlines the categories for earning the highest income as a freelancer. The list below goes to the barebones of those categories to suggest specific skills you should start developing right away.

If you’ve read my book or followed the getting started guide, you’ll notice that one of the first steps I suggest for beginners is to find a marketable skill that has good demand.

For this list, I gathered data from two surveys (from Flexjobs, Indeed, and UpWork) to find the skills with the highest demand.

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How & Why To Take Safe Risks As A Freelancer

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If you hate Mondays and feel bored out of your mind while at work, you’re not alone.

It’s natural for you to feel bored and unsatisfied even while doing something you love. This happens when you keep doing the same type of work over and over again every day.

After a while, you’ll get so used to the work you do that most part of it will happen in automation.

Just like driving a car or brushing your teeth in the morning.

When it comes to your job and work, the boredom creeps up when you’re not challenged enough.

In order for work or anything in life to be more interesting and engaging, it needs to be challenging. Not too challenging. Just a little to ensure that you get to activate your brain and keep growing.

Finding this balance is not that tough. Here are a few things I did to make this happen.

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15+ Easy Productivity Tips For Working From Home

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If you’re new to the whole working from home thing, here are a few tricks you can use to keep yourself productive all day long.

In this post, I share some simple and easy productivity tips for working from home. Ones I’ve been using during my own freelance career.

Many people are working from home these days, especially due to companies switching to 100% remote teams.

Working from home may seem like a challenge at first, but with the help of these tips, you’ll be able to adjust to the new normal in just a few days.

Let’s dig in, shall we?

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21 Reasons You’re Not Getting Any Work On Freelance Sites

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You’ve been applying to dozens of jobs on freelance marketplaces.

Sending proposals for all kinds of gigs.

But you’re still not getting any freelance work.

Sounds familiar?

If you’re going through this same phase, don’t feel bad. Every freelancer has to go through this phase.

Some admit defeat during this time and go look for a normal job. And a handful of others choose it as an opportunity to learn and fix their mistakes.

Let’s face it, if you’re not getting any work on freelance platforms, you’re probably doing something wrong. Let’s find out what it is.

In this post, I talk about some of the most common reasons for not getting any work on freelance sites and getting rejected by clients. See if you’re making any of these mistakes.

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20+ Best Freelance Job Boards To Find Your Next Gig

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Are you tired of paying freelance marketplaces a huge chunk of your earnings as platform fees?

Are you tired of having to compete with thousands of other freelancers to land a job?

Are you tired of getting jobs from terrible clients who forces you to overwork for low payments?

Then it’s time you switch to a freelance job board.

In this post, I’ll showcase some of the best job boards you can use to find a job without having to rely on freelance marketplaces like UpWork or get into bidding wars with other freelancers.

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8 Best Skills To Learn Online In 2020 (+ Online Courses)

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There’s never been a better time to learn something new than right now. 

The freelance industry is booming. The demand for remote work is rising. And finding jobs online is getting easier. 

If you’re wondering about what are the best skills to learn today, I have a few suggestions for you.

In this guide, I explore some of the best skills to learn with high demand. Plus I’ll share a few online course suggestions to help you get started on learning each skill.

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