8 Freelance Jobs That Show You the Money

Katie Sweeney

While working as a freelance independent contractor has its perks, it also has its pitfalls. Mainly, you owe a lot of taxes and you have to pay for your own health insurance. Of course, if you’re making a good income doing freelance work, it’s definitely worth it. So what are the careers that have high-paying freelance gigs? Money came up with the following list:

  1. Marketing: If you have a background in marketing, you could earn between $46 and $52 per hour freelancing. Money says, “Find a company that loves you, and you may have a flexible, long-term job.”
  2. Voice acting: Some people happen to have a great voice. If that’s you, consider becoming a freelance voice actor—you could earn up to $72 per hour.
  3. Recruiting: Many companies find it more cost-effective to hire a freelancer rather than have an in-house team of recruiters. Get in on this trend now.
  4. Programming: Freelance programmers can work from anywhere in the world—as long as there is internet connection—and make up to $60 an hour.
  5. Infographic design: Everyone is into making infographics these days, and if you know how to make them, start peddling your services for up to $65 an hour.
  6. Writing: Good freelance writers make about $55 per hour. Money warns, however, “There are many, many low-paying freelance writing gigs out there. Hone your skills and do your research so you don’t end up making a lot less than you should.”
  7. Search engine optimization: Love SEO? Become a specialist and market yourself out to companies for $50 per hour.
  8. Translating: If you’re bilingual, take a $25- to $40-per-hour gig translating from Korean to English or Spanish to English.

To learn three more freelance jobs where you could make the big bucks, visit Money.

Get the 411 on freelancing by reading The Freelancer’s Bible.

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