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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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How To Learn The Top 5 Freelance Skills With Online Courses

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You don’t need a bachelor’s degree or even graduate from college to become a freelancer.

But, you do need a set of skills to offer as a service to your clients.

Whether it’s coding, writing, or even data entry, you must learn how to do the job before you can offer your services.

This guide is all about helping you develop the right skill set that you can monetize as a freelancer. Here, I will show you how to learn 5 freelance skills with the highest demand by enrolling in the best online courses to get started and master each skill.

Let’s begin.

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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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4 Reasons Why Hourly Pricing Is Bad For Freelancers

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When starting a new freelance career, one of the most important decisions you have to make is deciding whether to charge per project or by the hour.

This decision will determine how well you earn and how much work you have to do as a freelancer.

Both pricing methods are used by different types of freelancers, but which one should you choose?

The short answer—don’t use hourly pricing!

And here’s why.

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