What are the most sought-after professions in Freelance? What profession to do in Freelance?
New technologies evolve extremely quickly. In 2030, we will no longer use the same tools as today. Should we anticipate or keep up to date? What profession to exercise as a freelancer, which will not be totally forgotten in a few years?
Answer in this article!
On the web, we notice that the freelance jobs that come up often are not, in the end, the most requested by companies. Get out of your preconceptions.
And more and more employees want to freelance. In France, we have more than 1 million freelancers. This figure has been steadily increasing since the health crisis, which teleworking requires.
What is the most sought-after profession in freelance?
We’re not going to beat around the bush. Clearly, the most sought-after profession in freelance is IT development. The second most sought-after freelance profession by companies is all information technology: social networks, etc.
Technical programming knowledge is certainly required for the most sought-after career in Freelance. Know that there are different fields, different languages. An IT developer specializing in WordPress may be less in demand than an expert in the Python language. Why? Simply because there are more IT developers who knew WordPress CMS than Python. There are almost more offers than demand.
Here are the top 10 most requested and sought after freelance professions:
1. IT web developer
2. Community management
3. Software and mobile app developer
4. UX – UI Developer
5. Project manager
6. SEO copywriter
7. Coaching and training
8. Virtual assistant
9. Graphic designer
10. Videographer / Photographer
We have noticed a great “breakthrough” in the training and coaching professions. As there are more and more people who wish to become freelancers, they need to be trained in their future profession, or in addition to their activity.
A lot of people think of graphic design and copywriting when it comes to freelancing. However, these fields are almost doomed to “disappear”, increasingly competing with tools accessible to all or even artificial intelligence.
Freelancing jobs are evolving, there is a real change between the advent of freelancing (graphic designers were in high demand) and today (developers are the most sought after).
Freelance professions most in-demand in 2021 and in the future
Several studies, often American, prove that there is a strong demand on the part of companies looking for specialized freelancers.
The world’s best-known freelance platform Upwork has published figures on the hottest freelance fields:
AngularJS specialized web developer: + 149%
UX development: + 140%
Specialized WooCommerce web developer: + 135%
Content Marketing: + 135%
Virtual assistant: + 55%
Specialization, the most sought-after freelance jobs in the near future
With the number of freelancers growing, it is questionable whether there will not be “competition” between all freelancers. Prices will be more and more competitive, and some freelancers will have to specialize in a specific field, in a niche, to stand out.
If, for example, you are a graphic designer, know that you are now competing with thousands of graphic designers in France and even millions around the world! It will therefore be necessary to find a niche and specialize in a very specific sector. For example graphic designer for an environmentally friendly company. The codes are not the same as, for example, the large distribution companies. You can then create a portfolio close to your values and specialized in a field.
Generalized skills continue to be successful in the freelancing world. According to the companies, some ask for “jack-of-all-trades” freelancers.
It will therefore be necessary to handle both sides: specialize in a specific area to reach customers and obtain more specific missions (and often better paid). But also to remain “generalist” to be able to garner several missions which may be simpler.
Most sought-after freelance professions: look to the future
You are looking at the occupations that are the most sought after in freelance today. But will they be the same in 5 years, in 10 years? Or even next year? Technology is changing so quickly, that one “step ahead” is not too much.
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Many employees can see free access to training, funded by their employer. Unfortunately, when you are a freelancer, you often turn to self-training. It is essential to keep abreast of technological advances and news in your field. The goal is to keep your skills and learn new ones, so you can have more and more missions.
For freelancers, the ideal, to train at a lower cost, and to follow webinars or free training on Youtube for example.
You must also keep abreast of the economy of your sector. If you are a freelance writer, you should always keep up to date with the latest news in this area: new writer’s platform, prices charged, tools used, etc.