What is a Freelancer?

Tracy Levine

Tracy Levine

A Freelancer is a term used to describe a skilled self-employed person who gets paid to complete projects or jobs. 

 

They are responsible for getting their own customers, billing the customer to get paid, and performing the job.  

 

On average, freelancers make more money than 70% of all other types of U.S. professionals.  And Forty percent of Millennials are freelancers. (Deloitte Millennial Study)

Freelancers constantly update their skills to have in-demand skills.

How do you prepare for a disrupted future? By planning for the new jobs.

Examples of top in-demand skills being hired across multiple freelance platforms:

 

 -Augmented Reality

 -Blockchain Technology

 -Cyber Security

 -Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

 -Data Science

 -Virtual Reality

 -Digital Marketing

-Investment banking analytics

-Financial Modeling & Valuation

-Digital and Technical Project Managers

-UI and UX Designers

-Writers

-Graphic Designers

-Digital Product Managers

-Business Analysts

-Enterprise Product Managers

-Equity Research Analysts

-Due Diligence Consultants

The top 20 fastest-growing skills, Q2 2019:

 

 

 –ServiceNow

-DaVinci Resolve

-Social video marketing

-Highcharts

-PyTorch

-Keras

-Caspio

-LearnDash

-Kendo UI

-Technical recruiter

-Neo4j

-Statistical modeling

-Salesforce Lightning

-Relational databases

-d3.js

-Motion graphics

-MATLAB

-Packaging design

-SEOMoz

-Microsoft Azure 

Trends are changing the nature of work and careers.

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