Most sought after jobs for freelancers are sector specific. This is more so when you notice the current situation both during and post COVID 19. Although online freelancers do well with anything so long as they are connected with Internet, yet for experienced and professionals some sectors do allow them to earn more money that rest.
Some specific sectors that offer good returns for freelancer’s time and effort are few and these can be segregated as five best sectors. These sectors are IT and Computer, Medical and Health Care, e-commerce, Accounting and Finance and Service sector.
5 Best Sectors for Freelancing
1. Computer and IT Sector
This is almost well known in industries that computer and IT professionals are society’s best paid employees. However, this sector also demands very high proficiency and skill in information technology and computer application. The nature of job may extend to software application and development, web development, cloud computing, computer programming, system analysis, IT maintenance and management, mobile application and above all cybersecurity. The jobs in this sector may be small to large projects and freelancers get paid by the hour or for each project.
2. Medical and Health Care Sector
This is one area that has seen tremendous increase in growth due to the pandemic. Professionals in this sector like doctors, nurses, lab technicians and so on are most sought-after even when all other sectors were doing badly. This sector has also proved to be recession free as most people have health issues these days and with COBVID 19 there are reports of dearth of such professionals. It has currently ended up as very highly paid for freelancers.
Jobs for freelancers in this sector includes providing contents for medical journals and health magazines, research collaboration, consultations, medical transcriptionists, software developers and specialists for customers and patients.
3. E-commerce and Retailing Sector
It has been seen that e-commerce and retailing attracts most freelancers. There are numerous specialized jobs that need online experts and freelancers. These are digital marketers, virtual assistants, e-commerce website managers, social media marketing, content creators and so on.
Jobs are done by freelancers within or outside the country and therefore are able to provide quality service to end consumers with extensive collaboration by freelancers and store owners.
4. Accounting and Finance Sector
As most enterprises have gone online there is a rise in demand for accounts with specialized software for keeping day to day records including finance for small and medium organizations. Currently, full time accountants are hired to work remotely so that cost of additional labor is avoided.
5. Service Sector
Due to phenomenal growth of various industries the rise in number of online services has also risen. In other words, service sector freelancers offer specialized services without cost overheads that small to medium enterprises have to incur. A separate facility offering customer service may be quite costly so online remote facility is the best way such enterprises can keep their cost down. There is no need for additional training of employees too.