Freelancer.com unveils 50 fastest growing online jobs

SYDNEY

The Freelancer.com ‘Fast 50’ charts the top 50 fastest growing job types or most influential movements in the online labour market on a quarter-by-quarter basis, providing a continuous measure of job activity and trends in the online economy.

An analysis of more than 279,000 jobs posted in Q2 2017 (up 5% from Q1), reveals that there is a back to basics approach from SME’s using the Freelancer.com website. Increasingly, SMEs are turning to external support for core business functions and finding the answer in freelancers around the world.

“The Freelancer ‘Fast 50’ data is the leading forward indicator of trends in online jobs related to industries, technologies, products, and companies”, said Chief Executive Matt Barrie.

For today’s entrepreneurs, the need for regular original content has never been greater, so it’s not surprising to find skills in ‘Word’ (up 32.3pc from 3,151) and ‘Copy Typing’ (up 30.3pc from 4,118) so popular this quarter. Content has always been a critical feature to define your brand and to craft individuality and stand out from the crowd. However, as online audiences have become more sophisticated, and the proliferation of content sources has made information less trustworthy, readers are getting better at discerning between substantial and meaningful content from “fake news” or “click bait”.

Once you’ve attracted that audience, giving them new content regularly remains the key.

Freelancers are not only powering content updates, they are powering business models. Savvy entrepreneurs are turning to freelancers not just to power their content strategy; they are using them to develop their ‘Business Plan’.

The Fast 50 include, but are not limited to or defined by; Script Install, Word, Copt Typing, Excel, Design, Data Entry, eCommerce, SEO, Solidworks, Fashion design, Photography and Drupal.

Ten-time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by a total number of users and jobs posted.

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