5 top-paying freelance jobs
You’ve got the skills they require. They’ve got the work you need. Being a freelancer can be summed up in this simple equation of barter. But, which job is your most lucrative option to turn your back on the corporate chaos and turn a freelancer? That is a difficult question to answer. After all, you’ll have to give up on a lot to begin a new career. However, once you find your feet, you can get the cash registers ringing again.
The merchant of words – Writer: weave your thoughts into a brand story and get paid for it. If you’re good at holding people’s attention with what you pen down, you can walk away with an annual compensation running into six figures and above. What’s more? You need not spend on any special equipment to get started. Just put your head to it. Look up websites that offer freelancer writers a chance to prove their mettle or coax your peers into letting you handle the writing duties for their business and there you go!
The lender of voice – Voice-Over artist: lend out your voice and you’ll be paid handsomely in return. A voice that’s settled on the ear is worth as much as INR 20, 000 for recording a 30 second radio spot. While voices still finding their place can ask for as much as INR 6000 for the same piece of work. Freelancing doesn’t get easier and more rewarding than this.
Seize the perfect moment to ease the flow of your finances – Photography: ?you’ll need to back up those skills with an investment in photography gear. Good cameras will cost you. But get a good break and you can break-even in a jiffy with the amount of money involved. Like a freelance wedding photography contract can help you cash in on up to INR 40,000 for a few hours of shooting and editing. Though there are various other specializations that vary in price tags.
The online promotions wizard - Social Media: social media may have only gained popularity few years ago, but understand the game of consumer engagement well and you can laugh your way to the bank. Newbies can set their value at around INR 300 per hour. And with experience on your side coupled with a proven track record, you can demand as much as INR 1000 per hour. You’ll need more than just expertise to climb up the pay grade ladder, though. You’ll have to try and get associated with high-paying industries that don’t have in-house social media teams.
App good as it gets - Mobile Development: developing good and useful mobile apps and iOS & Android mobile application jobs can take hundreds of hours and you can name your price for it. Some corporate clients are willing to reward you with lakhs of rupees for your efforts. As the great Joker said in The Dark Knight, “when you’re good at it, never do it for free.” It’s time to make your move to freelancing and prove him right.
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