5 Most Valuable Skills To Develop As A Freelancer In 2023

If you want to earn a Halal income online in 2023, nothing is more valuable than starting as a freelancer. As a freelancer, you can offer existing entrepreneurs and business owners skills and earn an income online without having to deal with the headaches of building your own business, marketing your products and services, and managing an entire business infrastructure.

In this blog, I’ll discuss the five most valuable talents you can build as a freelancer today to gain Financial Freedom to become Rich. This data is derived from research and studies conducted by the most popular freelancing platforms and my personal experience as an entrepreneur who mentored and coached hundreds of other entrepreneurs. 

Let’s dive in to explore.

#1 Video Editing

Number one, there’s no getting around it, video editing is one of the most profitable and sought-after talents right now, and it’s only going to rise in demand because every single platform out there is now catering to video content.

When it comes to video content, Instagram favors reels. If you open the YouTube app right now, the first thing you’ll see are YouTube shorts rather than long-form content.

This means that instead of releasing one 20-minute video a week as you used to, you now want to release one YouTube short, one Tiktok video, or one Instagram reel per day. There is too much video content being produced to meet this demand, and the business owner needs help to keep up with it. As a result, there is a massive gap in the market where a large amount of video content is produced or must be delivered. Still, there need to be more video editors to go around.

Video editing is one of the highest-paying skills you can learn today to level up your career as a freelancer earning that income online inshallah.

One piece of advice I can give you if you want to become an expert at video editing is that you should be able to cut up clips, add graphics, and create interesting transitions. Still, you also want to make sure you can color-correct footage to make it look as good as possible. I’ve noticed this when hiring video editors, which shows if they need to improve color-correcting.

#2 Social Media Marketing

There are other platforms under social media marketing that you may focus on and master, including Facebook advertising, YouTube advertising, Google advertising, LinkedIn advertising, Tiktok adverts, and possibly a boatload of more that I’m not aware of.

However, you should concentrate on social media marketing. In that case, I recommend you look into YouTube advertising because, in Myspace right now, working with other entrepreneurs and online business owners, we’re seeing a significant shift away from Facebook advertising and toward YouTube advertisements.

Many company owners, like me, have shifted away from Facebook and toward YouTube. Suppose you want to stay on trend and truly master a skill that will be in demand and will increase in demand in the coming years. In that case, I highly recommend that you master social media marketing, specifically YouTube advertising, because it will be a highly in-demand skill in the coming years. If you master it, you will be able to make more money.

#3 Web Programming

There are many different languages within web programming that you can focus on, including JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and PHP, and the truth is that all four of these languages are still in high demand.

You might think, “But Abby, there are so many website builders and templates. WordPress offers all these pre-made websites, and there’s Wix and Squarespace, and all kinds of websites are out there.” But the truth is that those website platforms fall short for seasoned business owners and organizations that want something customized, and the demand for web programmers is still rising every day.

Looking at these statistics and one of the most popular freelancing platforms, Upwork, we’ve seen that web programming languages JavaScript CSS and HTML PHP are still among the top 10 most in-demand skills on the platform. So it’s highly beneficial if you can learn one of these coding languages to help people build amazing and beautiful websites, and that’s going to be a skill that will earn you a consistent Highland income only.

#4 Graphic Design

No matter what position you take with a client—web programmer, video editor, virtual assistant, developer, etc.—there will be a component inside that position that involves graphic design, which includes knowing how to create something visually pleasing and appealing to clients.

So graphic design is a highly sought-after skill, and popular platforms to focus on include Adobe Photoshop and Canva. These are the two most common platforms, and software business owners now use to create their businesses’ visuals.

The truth is that visual content is increasing in quantity every day and every year because more and more businesses are creating social media profiles that require an online presence on these platforms. They require visual content, designs, pictures, Instagram carousels, and graphic designers to help them truly create the brand image that they seek.

#5 High Ticket Sales

This gets us to number five; this in-demand ability is fast expanding; it’s a thriving market right now, and it’s strongly related to the e-learning and coaching industry, which is expected to reach 460 billion by 2030. This ability is strong ticket sales.

Today, more and more people are creating online businesses that sell coaching programs, courses, consulting services, and agency services that cost $1,000 or more. When you have a product or service that costs $1,000 or more, the selling process is typically to sell over the phone, which requires you to speak with your customer and understand their needs and desires.

Many coaches in this billion-dollar industry are looking for salespeople to market and sell their coaching programs and services. These coaches pay a 10% commission and more, so if you sell a $1,000 product, you’ll make $100 for each sale; if you sell a $10,000 product, you’ll earn $1,000 for each sale.

This is a quick way to increase your income and develop a high-income skill that will allow you to achieve the financial freedom you seek.

Spin Selling by Neil Rackham is one of the books I’ve read that has helped me advance my sales abilities. This book will teach you about high ticket sales and how to close deals at a thousand dollars or more. Once you have this skill, I advise you to reach out to business owners, coaches, consultants, and course creators and offer to help them sell their products for a thousand dollars or more.

I’m sure they’ll be delighted to work with you because, just like the hundreds of entrepreneurs we mentor and work with, all of these entrepreneurs require salespeople to go out and sell their products and services. If you can develop the skill, you’ll be able to generate thousands of dollars and have that income online.

Written by Abby El-Asmar

Abby is a business & marketing consultant – and the founder of Ummahpreneur. His passion is to nurture a new generation of Muslim entrepreneurs that will impact the world in a positive way while uplifting the Ummah!

December 9, 2022

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