So what is freelancing? or who exactly is a freelancer? This is a self-employed individual who is not tied down to a single, long term-employer instead they work independently for an individual or companies on a contractual basis. the employer instead Freelancing is one of the best careers for people who want to work from home. Moreover, it provides a platform for you to showcase your skills directly to companies.
There are hundreds of companies online in need of the countless different types of jobs available in the field we term as a freelancing.If you possess or learn these skills(it only takes a few weeks) you can work for such companies and make a good income.
Here are some examples of the top freelancing jobs in Kenya.
1. Web Development and Design
Qualified in building and coding websites, well earn your money online. There were 1.94 billion websites by January 2019, and it’s still going. Internet growth is upwards and it’s not going down anytime soon. Use your expertise to earn decent pay, while creating a portfolio.
Skills in WordPress would also come in handy as a method of web development. It is an easier skill to learn all in all.
2. Freelance Writing
Freelance writing is perhaps the most common form of freelancing. It comes in a variety of forms including copywriters, article and blog writing, research papers and others. Copywriters, for example, specialise in writing content for website pages and description for services and products. You need to have writing skills and must be able to finish articles or essays in the shortest period of time.
3. Sales and Marketing
Sales and Marketing involve generating leads for clients. Enabling the product or service to reach the target market and convert to sales. Email marketing and Social Media marketing are the main forms of marketing used in freelancing. It is best to have experience mainly in affiliate marketing in order to easily handle this job.
4. Graphic Designing
It involves creating graphics for electronic and print media. It requires skills especially dealing with editing software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Corel Draw. It includes designing of posters, brochures, logos and company branding. Graphic designing is not a casual task. You must have done a professional course with some experience before you start as a freelance graphic designer.
5. Mobile Application Development
6. SEO /SEM
Search Engine Optimization(SEO) and Search Engine Marketing(SEM) are common jobs among freelancers. Wikipedia the process of increasing the quality and quantity of site traffic to increase the visibility of a website in order to rank highly on Google. One must be conversant in skills like link building, how Google behaves(Google Panda) etc
7. Branding and Public Relations
A popular job among freelancers for its demand. It involves branding marketing a product to reach the targeted market. It requires a certain level of prowess in online marketing and packaging of products.
You must have a passion for photography and some experience is also good. Your portfolio must be impressive. You must be familiar with editing and retouching of photographs. Ranging from wedding photography to food photography there’s a wide range of areas for you to delve in.
You have to listen and translate texts from an audio file ranging from general to legal to medical files. It requires a keen ear to decypher be able to translate correctly. Medical transcriptions.
10. Social Media Coordinator and Community Manager
Social media coordinator or community manager jobs are not for everyone because you need to have experience. Here you need to know about platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and the individual analytics and algorithms related to each. You have to manage and update all social media platform. Tools such as buffer help you schedule posts to get the work done.
Other freelance jobs include; audio translation, audio and video editing and production, human resource services, legal services. Freelance jobs are the jobs of the future, embrace change.