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Looking for a freelance job? Here are 7 sectors that hire freelancers

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Self-employment opportunities have widened so well that a vast population today prefers freelancing rather than confining themselves to the rigid office regimes. Multiple research state that over 20% of the people in India do freelancing to make their living.

Likewise, the economy of corporate companies has seen a rising demand for freelancers, for they tend to be much cheaper and better in quality than the in-house resources.

Here are a few top sectors that provide freelancing jobs in the economy:

1. Content writing

Writing in English or any language, maybe a cup of tea for anyone. However, when it comes to professional writing and presentation of the story as you want it to be, expert freelancing content writers are in huge demand.

While every business, big or small, needs content, the field of content writing has attracted a large number of content creators. These include writers for websites, writers for white papers, emails, etc.

Content writing is a field where one will find full-time writers as well as part-time freelancing writers who look forward to making extra money for their livelihood.

2. Digital marketing

Digital marketing freelancers are most popular among start-ups who look forward to building their visibility in the market.

With a new innovative reason that they bring out in the market, these companies hire digital marketers to help them create their visibility on search engines, social media and every possible platform.

Since there persists a huge cost of training for digital marketing in-house, companies prefer hiring professionals and saving on their expenses.

3. Financial advisors

These are another set of freelancing professionals who help individuals, as well as companies, manage their finances.

With a massive experience of serving a variety of clients undergoing different types of problems, freelance financial advisors are most preferred by the people and the companies than an in-house team.

4. Data analytics professionals

Data analytics is another active sector that is seeing a growing number of freelance professionals.

With extensively updated data for various industries, data analytics professionals help the start-ups gain insights into the market as well as help large companies keep up with their business.

5. Web developers

Web development professionals are another set of freelancers high in demand today.

Likewise, the dynamic web environment brings out a huge demand for developers in the IT sector to keep up with IT.

6. Education and training

Large corporates invite trainers to deliver interactive sessions for their employees on different topics that may help in their careers.

For example, corporates call out of trainers for sessions like stress management, management of relationships, etc., to keep up with the well-being of the work environment of employees.

Another educational sector for freelancers is online coaching platforms. With several websites up on the internet that work as a platform for students to take coaching online, freelancing educators can register and deliver their knowledge over their platforms.

And therefore, freelancing education specialists and trainers are in huge demand.

7. Creative design

One of the most popular areas where companies hire creative designers is for presentations.

It is one of the popular budding career options in freelancing economy today.


With a huge population moving towards or adding on to freelancing along with their regular jobs, the freelancing opportunities in various sectors are massively growing. The realization among companies for cost-cutting and deliveries of better-quality services has led the freelancing career to be a promising one.

Likewise, the dynamic minds of the millennials today also go in hand with the needs of freelancing for sticking to a particular thing is no more a trend.

Helping the freelancing economy grow, there are multiple platforms online too that support freelancers in meeting clients and getting leads. You would want to think of starting on a freelancing option yourself too!

- Article by Ayush Goyal, Founder & CEO,

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