If you haven’t yet considered starting a freelance career, or if you’ve been thinking about it, this article is a must-read! Remote work, also known as freelancing, is more accepted and available than ever. As a Buslifer, the main benefit of building a freelance career is that you can work while traveling! In fact, you can decide your own working hours. Sounds like a match made in heaven, right?
The freelance boom
The demand for remote workers has grown rapidly over the past few years. A major trend is the increased digital presence of businesses around the world. This has led to a demand for specific skills that are relatively new in the marketplace.
Examples of such specific expertise include:
- Facebook Ads
- Google Ads
- Social Media Management
- Web Design
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Graphic Design
- Video Animation
- App Development
- Project Management
While freelancing was already booming, the COVID-19 pandemic has opened up a whole new chapter. Companies have been forced to let their staff work from home if possible. This unique experience may well be a lasting one. In short: This is the time to build your freelance presence!
Self-education is key
Think about your expertise, past experiences, educational background, and interests. Is there anything that stands out for you? Perhaps you are interested in writing. One of the high-demand freelance jobs is website copywriting.
Even if you don’t have the right experience, self-education can bring you very far. Self-education is essential because the digital world is constantly changing. If you want to be a successful remote worker, you need to evolve your skills. Therefore one of our main tips is to continuously educate yourself. Even if it’s just a few minutes per day. This could be reading an article online or following a Udemy course.
Get Started On Upwork
Did you know that the Buslifers workforce consists of freelancers from all over the world? Most of our team members have been hired through a platform called Upwork. We highly recommend you check it out and create a profile. Upwork is by far the most popular freelancing platform in the world.
Some of the key benefits of Upwork
- Create several specialized profiles to highlight different skills
- Large database of jobs
- Guaranteed payment through Upwork’s Escrow system
- Get paid by the hour or opt for a fixed price
- Dispute mediation for freelancers
- Get more profile views and job offers by obtaining a top-rated status
If you’d like to, we can dive deeper into the Upwork platform in a separate blog post. Let us know in the comments!
4 other remote work platforms to check out
We do not have direct experience with other freelance platforms. However, here’s a list of four popular websites you may want to look into:
Are You Ready To Dive In?
This is a time of great opportunity, especially for Buslifers around the world. It is possible to live a simple life and to travel while earning money. In fact, it has never been so easy. Has this article awoken your interest? What is your dream career? Let us know if you’re ready to give freelancing a try.