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8+ Best Skills To Learn Online In 2021 (+ 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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Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) Replace Freelancers?

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Will artificial intelligence (AI) replace my job? What will we do when that happens?

It’s a question that most people are now starting to think about.

To be honest, I’ve often wondered about it too.

Just recently, I came across a software that writes articles using Artificial Intelligence (AI). That’s basically my job automated by a robot.

My first thought was that this software won’t be able to replace me. It will probably generate some robotic articles with words scraped from the Internet. And boy was I wrong.

This AI software is capable of generating high-quality articles. You only have to enter a few keyphrases and it generates an article as if it was written by a human.

As a full-time freelance writer, this was very concerning for me. And the scary part is that it’s not the only software I came across. There are many other AI software and platforms that are already replacing my job.

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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 (And Why) To Use The 52/17 Rule To Boost Productivity

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All it takes is just one email, a single Facebook notification, a Like on your latest Instagram post to distract you from your work.

Once you’re distracted, it takes a long time to get focused and go back to work.

I know this better than anyone because I used to face this problem almost every day. It’s something you have to deal with when you’re working from home.

People working at an office can at least stay focused on the work at hand out of the fear they have for their boss. But for a freelancer working from home, procrastination is an ongoing war.

Thankfully,  I’m no longer procrastinating. And I’m slowly becoming more productive. Thanks to the 52/17 method.

I found an effective new strategy to boost my productivity. And if you’re like me and have trouble focusing on work, you might want to give this strategy a try.

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110+ Easy Freelance Job Ideas For Beginners

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Still trying to figure out where to start your freelancing career? Here are more than 100 freelance job ideas to help you get started.

With some dedication, skill, and hard work, you’ll be able to make more than $500 a month following these job ideas. You can also do these jobs at home, full-time or part-time. The choice is yours.

I came up with these job ideas after doing a small research on popular freelancing marketplaces, including Fiverr, UpWork, Envato Studio, and People Per Hour. There were plenty of job postings and freelance professionals following these job skills on the marketplaces to guarantee that these job ideas work.

Check out the list and see if you can find a job idea more suitable for your skills.

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10+ Easy Work From Home Jobs For Disabled People

If you’re living with an illness or a disability that prevents you from getting a job. And looking for an easy way to earn money from home. Then this post is for you.

Trying to provide for yourself, your family, and make money while being disabled can be tough. I understand this struggle better than anyone.

A few years ago, my mom was in an accident. While crossing the road, a bus literally ran over her. After going through several surgeries she survived but it left her disabled. She couldn’t walk or even stand.

My mom lived and worked in the UK. She provided for herself and our family here in Sri Lanka. Her accident affected all of our family.

It affected her mentality more than anything because she is an energetic person who worked with a passion. Being disabled made her powerless and unimportant. As a result, she was diagnosed with depression.

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