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10+ Best Freelance Skills To Learn In 2022

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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.

Not just any skill but a marketable 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. It takes some research to find a skill with enough demand to market as a service. 

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

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How To Invoice As A Freelancer: Step By Step Guide + Tips

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If you ask any freelancer what the favorite part about their work is, you’ll only get one answer—Getting paid!

There’s nothing like that moment when you receive the payment for a project you’ve been working on for days or weeks. Then seeing the numbers go up in your bank account is an incredible feeling.

Creating an invoice is one of the first steps that lead you to that moment. Without an invoice, your clients will not pay you for your work.

Today, I’ll show you how to invoice as a freelancer. I’m going to use Bonsai, one of my favorite tools, to show you how to create, send, and automate your invoices.

This guide is for both beginners and experienced users. Keep reading for all the tips.

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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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How To Stay Motivated Working From Home: 20 Methods

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Being able to work from home feels like a dream come true.

At least that’s how it feels at first.

But after a while, it gets a bit old. Then you get tired easily, get bored, and get distracted all the time.

It’s like a cycle that you have to go through from time to time. And it has happened to me many times over the years.

During these periods, finding the motivation to work can be a challenge of its own. Thankfully, I have found a few methods that worked really well for me.

These are some of the things I do to stay motivated when working from home. And I guarantee you’ll find at least one method here that will work for you as well. Have a look.

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5 Benefits Of Registering A US Company For Freelancing

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I missed out on many great opportunities over the years.

I turned down clients who offered much higher rates. And I had to turn down partnership offers from some great companies.

These deals would’ve made me a much better freelancer. If only I had a PayPal account.

Popular payment services like PayPal and Stripe are still not fully available in developing countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. And it looks like the service won’t be coming to these countries any time soon.

Most clients don’t want to pay freelancers via direct wire transfers. And having to register with weird payment services that they’ve unheard of, always makes them less excited to hire freelancers from developing countries.

This has been a problem for me for many years. It’s not just about PayPal either. When I mention I’m located in Sri Lanka, a third-world country, many clients make lowball offers. And sometimes even never replies to an email.

I recently realized that there’s actually a solution to all these problems. And that is to register a company in the US.

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How To Write An Upwork Cover Letter: 5 Tips + Free Template

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One of the reasons most freelancers struggle to land clients on Upwork is failing to write a convincing cover letter.

The cover letter is the main component of your job proposal and if you don’t write it well, you won’t be able to get the client’s attention.

Each client who posts a job on Upwork gets dozens and sometimes hundreds of proposals from freelancers. And the only way to grab their attention is to write a cover letter that addresses their needs and requirements.

So if you’re new to Upwork and trying to land a client, keep reading. This guide will help you write better, more focused, and well-optimized Upwork cover letters to get more responses from your clients.

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