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Thanks to the pandemic, remote freelancing work has seen a spike in popularity.
According to data from freelancing platform Upwork, four easily accessible, high-paying industries have enjoyed acute growth: network security, marketing strategy, ecommerce, and email & marketing automation.
Freelancers can learn skills and pick up certifications to qualify them to work in these fields using free training from sites like Coursera, Skillshare, Udemy, and Hubspot.
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According to data from the freelancing platform Upwork, demand for freelance workers has risen dramatically in the last several months, especially in industries whose emphasis is on facilitating the shift to digital, remote work.Upwork, which specializes in placing remote freelancers, conducted a survey in June of more than 1,500 US hiring managers. Nearly half said they’re more likely to hire freelancers, and 72% are continuing or increasing their use of independent professionals, according to prior reporting from Business Insider.Hayden Brown, the president and CEO of Upwork, told Business Insider that one of the best ways to find success as a freelancer is to discover what skill sets employers are looking for and then become proficient in those areas. In recent months, employer interest in several fields has risen, …
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