In addition to working from home or in a location other than the office, more and more people are also should work freelance in the future. For those looking for remote freelance work, what are the best jobs?
According to a report released this month based on 296,000 jobs posted on the Freelancer platform between July 1 and September 30, there are five types of jobs people should keep an eye out for:
Android application development
So what exactly is Android app development? Let’s start with application development in general.
By Higher Education Resource Learn.org, an app developer “creates or writes programs for a particular operating system”, or for the web or a specific device. In this case, developers would create apps for the Android Platformwhich powers devices such as Google phones and tablets.
“An application developer starts a project by describing the specifications (defining what the program does, input and output with all interfaces),” according to Learn.org. “The developer then creates a program or system taking into account all the specifications.”
To create applications, developers use a programming language. They also run tests, maintain, troubleshoot, and update their applications when they are complete.
The median annual salary for this type of work was $109,020 in 2021, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. It requires a bachelor’s degree and Android offers developer guides specifically for its platform.
According to Freelancer.com, Android app development jobs grew by more than 80% between the second and third quarters of 2022.
AJAX and APIs
“An Ajax application eliminates the start-stop-start-stop nature of web interaction by introducing an intermediary – an Ajax engine – between the user and the server,” explained Jesse James Garrett of Adaptive Path, who coined the term in 2005. “It seems like adding a layer to the app makes it less responsive, but the reverse is true.”
Garrett used the example of the immediately responsive Google Maps page to explain how AJAX is changing web development. AJAX developers build these applications.
According to Freelancer.com, AJAX jobs grew by more than 66% between the second and third quarters of this year.
APIs, or application programming interfaces “are mechanisms that allow two software components to communicate with each other using a set of definitions and protocols”. according to Amazon Web Services.
“For example, the weather bureau software system contains daily weather data,” AWS explained. “The weather app on your phone ‘talks’ to this system via APIs and shows you daily weather updates on your phone.”
Similar to Android and AJAX application developer jobs, API jobs require building these mechanisms and managing software. According to Freelancer.com, these jobs increased by almost 60% between the second and third quarters of this year.
Blog and YouTube writing
According to a guide published earlier this year by Shopify, the key to making blogging a business is to “pick a profitable niche” and write sponsored reviews. Part of this process is also to develop a mailing list to send these blogs.
Other ways Shopify recommends to monetize freelance blogging include selling ad space, joining an affiliate marketing program, offering services, selling digital products, selling physical products, creating a community of members, monetizing YouTube videos and producing a podcast with a sponsor.
Companies will also offer freelance blog writing jobs. According to Freelancer.com’s report, blogging jobs increased by 55% between the second and third quarters of 2022 and YouTube jobs increased by around 32%.
Why work from home
During the pandemic, some workers have been ordered to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In addition to disease prevention, research indicates that the increase in remote working has opened up more opportunities for people with disabilities and may have provided some American women with the flexibility they needed becoming a mother for the first time.