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:
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- Programming: Freelance programmers can work from anywhere in the world—as long as there is internet connection—and make up to $60 an hour.
- 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.
- 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.”
- Search engine optimization: Love SEO? Become a specialist and market yourself out to companies for $50 per hour.
- Translating: If you’re bilingual, take a $25- to $40-per-hour gig translating from Korean to English or Spanish to English.