With unemployment still at all-time highs and with people finally waking up to the fact that they don’t need to get a traditional job to make their own ways in life, we can expect more people to opt for freelancing in 2014. If you have the proper skills, an indomitable spirit and a solid support system, you too can earn a respectable living as an entrepreneurial free-spirit. The following niches are ripe for the right freelancers to take over. If you think you have what it takes, start putting focus and energy behind your new venture and never look back.
Freelancing in 2014 should see a surge in the amount of writers who opt to work from home. Writers can work as copy and ad writers, bloggers, content writers, book and e-book writers, creative writers or script writers. If you have a flair and passion for writing and the skills to engage readers and please clients, you could soon become the next in-demand freelance writer to hit the market.
Artists, graphic designers and web designers no longer have to work for an advertising or marketing agency to carve their own niches in life. Thanks to the ultra-powerful software program Photoshop and its free counterpart GIMP – along with countless offshoots – there is no reason why an artist can’t stay home or at least work independently as a graphic designer to complete 2014 freelance jobs. Graphic design, photography editing, comic/graphic novel illustration and web design are just a few of the opportunities that are primed for freelancing in the coming year.
Social Media Professionals
Businesses of every ilk and industry have taken to social media as of late, but not all are succeeding. This is a great opportunity for social media consultants and managers to hit the scene in the New Year. You can tell businesses how to post, when to post and where to post, or you can take over posting duties for the clients you work for. Either way, if you like to be social online and you have what it takes to help businesses succeed, freelancing in 2014 may be in your very near future.
International travel started the trend and the Internet cinched it – the world is getting smaller by the day and business as a whole has become far more competitive. This means that more businesses will be advertising 2014 freelance jobs to help them succeed. Start-up coaches, marketing consultants, tax consultants and accountants, sales trainers, virtual assistants, travel planners and insurance inspectors are just a few of the positions that would be perfect for a few good freelancing professionals.
Do you have an eye for photography? You might have what it takes to make it as a wedding photographer, news reporter or paparazzo. For those handy with a video camera, you might find success with whiteboard videos, how-to videos or you might even become the next YouTube viral video sensation.
Many business owners are coming to the realization that they don’t need to hire IT professionals full-time. IT consultants and professionals can make their own ways as a 2014 freelancers. If you know how to write code, create games and applications for smartphones and tablets, you could prove to be a hot commodity in the New Year.
Don’t be dissuaded if you have your sights set on a freelancing career but you don’t see your niche listed here. The beauty of freelancing is that you can become virtually anything you want to be, as long as there is a pressing need for the services you will be offering. Virtual teachers and tutors, interior designers and architects are just a few of the 2014 freelance jobs to look out for.
The key to freelancing in 2014 is to follow your gut, your passion and to continually hone your skills so that you remain competitive as more freelancers vie for top billing in your chosen field. With a few clients, an impressive portfolio under your belt and a positive attitude, freelancing in 2014 might prove to be very lucrative. If you don’t have a portfolio and you still want to get started, fake it ‘till you make it. Create your own projects that you can display to potential clients, remain confident in your abilities and keep advertising your services to everyone who might have a need for whatever 2014 freelance jobs you happen to be offering. Yes, freelancing may be the way to succeed for a few chosen and highly-driven business professionals.