15 Best Freelance Jobs

                          The following are some of the top freelance jobs in different industries if you are interested in finding the best freelance work available:-

1. Web developer

                                Primary duties: Using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other programming languages and tools, web developers plan, design, build, maintain and update websites and software applications. Along with creating the website layout, they determine its technical features, performance, content capacity and traffic capabilities. They may back up files to local directories, identify problems through customer feedback and evaluate code compatibility with industry standards, devices, operating systems and browsers. The web designers who do front-end and back-end development are known as full-stack developers.

National average salary: ₹16,715 per month

2. Graphic designer

                         Primary duties: Graphic designers follow client briefs to develop relevant concepts and use different hand tools or design software on computers to transform these concepts into visual images, designs and layouts. With these visuals, graphic designers can communicate various ideas to the target audience. Their creations include reports, advertisements, posters, banners, brochures, logos, websites, web applications and covers, layouts and illustrations for magazines and books.

                        Graphic designers generally create roughs in the required size, style and arrangement, submit them to the client for approval, make changes and then work on the final versions. Depending on the project, they may collaborate and coordinate with marketers, web designers and other professionals.

National average salary: ₹17,422 per month

3. Video Editor

                                   Primary duties: The primary duties of an editor include establishing, implementing and monitoring the publishing standards and goals of a company. They review, research, proofread and edit content for accuracy, writing quality and suitability as per the publishing style and specifications. They may edit informative, educational, entertaining or promotional content for websites, newspapers, magazines, books, manuals, brochures, leaflets and other purposes. Editors evaluate content to ensure it is appropriate for the target audience, generate new content ideas, establish content budgets and set publication deadlines.

                                     Editors come up with titles or headlines and approve final proofs before publication. Aside from improving the work they edit, editors hire writers and guide them on best writing practices to improve the writing flow and make it more engaging. They also collaborate with artists, designers, photographers and printers in their work. Some editors specialise in specific areas, such as copyediting, book editing and story editing.

National average salary: ₹18,569 per month

4. Videographer

                                   Primary duties: A videographer’s work responsibilities include assembling necessary filming equipment and recording videos of parties, weddings, rallies, meetings, conferences, training programs, legal proceedings and other live events. They also work on planning and filming advertisements, documentaries, short films, television shows and movies. Aside from filming various projects, they also edit the footage and do other post-production work. Generally, videographers collaborate with a creative team and may give filming directions to other video camera operators during the video shoots. They keep up with industry and technology trends to produce visually appealing films.

National average salary: ₹18,527 per month

5. Tutor

                                       Primary duties: Tutors assist students in person or online in revising academic topics they have studied in school or college. They have an excellent grasp of the subjects they teach and can explain complex concepts to make it easier for students to comprehend them. They research various learning resources and prepare standard-appropriate lessons for the students. Tutors also stay updated on what the students are learning in their academic institutions. They use different teaching methods, techniques and activities to facilitate the learning process and evaluate the students’ progress in their lessons.

National average salary: ₹18,677 per month

6. Content Writer/Creater

                                   Primary duties: A writer may work full-time, part-time, freelance or on contract for multiple clients to create a range of content for informative, promotional, educational and entertainment purposes. They create content as per the client’s brief and meet deadlines in submitting the content. They write short-form and long-form content for articles, blogs, social media posts, product descriptions, manuals, brochures, newsletters, advertisements, infographics, scripts, news stories and books. Writers also plan, research and customise content to suit different platforms and audiences.

                               Many writers work on their own, get feedback on their work from editors and clients and make necessary writing revisions. They may also collaborate with other writers, artists and designers on various projects.

National average salary: ₹19,056 per month

7. Financial consultant/Coach

                         Primary duties: Financial consultants assist their clients in making financial plans to achieve long-term and short-term financial goals. For this, they evaluate the clients’ earning capacity, financial health and the life changes that could affect their finances. They also monitor economic conditions, financial markets and legal rules related to finance. Financial consultants also help clients handle their financial expenses and advise them on saving their money. They work with them to create retirement plans, make investments, buy assets and pay off debts. They also advise them on making tax payments and getting insurance plans.

National average salary: ₹20,064 per month

8. Business consultant/Coach

                          Primary duties: A business consultant gathers data about the business practices of their clients and prepares analytical reports. They identify operational weaknesses and needs and propose appropriate solutions. They advise clients on adopting and implementing specific strategies to improve their work efficiency, performance and productivity to reach their business goals. Business consultants track how effective the projects are and guide clients in overcoming any challenges they encounter. Business consultants may provide consultancy services in various business-related areas, such as marketing, sales, management, human resources, manufacturing and finance.

National average salary: ₹22,757 per month

9. Marketing specialist

                        Primary duties: Marketing specialists undertake market research for clients to understand what consumers want and gather data on what they buy, why they buy, when they buy and how much they spend. They also research the brand competitors and analyse their marketing strategies. They then use these insights to help their clients to plan, develop, launch and oversee appropriate traditional and digital marketing campaigns to attract their target customers. These professionals also create or commission content for multi-platform advertising, promotions and sales such as email, newsletters, banners, advertisements, SEO optimisation, website content, social media content and online and offline events.

                        Marketing specialists may collaborate with other marketing professionals and vendors in coordinating brand awareness and other promotional goals. They analyse web traffic, campaign results and conversion rates and devise new strategies for future marketing success. They also network online and offline to maintain relationships with existing customers and gain new ones.

National average salary: ₹16,715 per month

10. SEO Specialist/Expert

National average salary: ₹17,422 per month

11. Social media specialist

                              Primary duties: Social media specialists are in charge of planning a social media strategy to promote their client’s businesses. They research their target customers and the platforms on which they are most active. The social media specialist then creates and publishes engaging content on them to attract this audience and persuade them to visit the brand’s website. By regularly sharing such content, they build an online presence for the business and develop brand awareness about it amongst the public. They interact with followers, engage with social media influencers and organize online events and contests to publicize the brand.

                             Social media specialists use various analytical tools to measure and analyze content performance and traffic metrics. They use the information to adjust the social media strategy to get better results. They also collaborate with marketing professionals to improve customer engagement and launch social media campaigns.

                         Social Media such as FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER, YOUTUBE, etc. are becoming more important for marketing and influencing customers. 

National average salary: ₹18,569 per month

12. Typist/Data Entry Operator

                                   Primary duties: Transferring data from paper formats into digital files or database systems ,Transcribing documents from audio tapes and Taking notes and creating detailed texts .

                                  A successful Typist is responsible for typing company documents and material, including reports, correspondence and policies. If you can type fast and accurately and can check documents for grammar, spelling and punctuation errors under tight deadlines, we’d like to meet you. For this role, it’s essential to handle sensitive information with confidentiality.

National average salary: ₹18,527 per month

13. Mobile App Developer

                                       Primary duties: The Scope of android app developers has increased and will increase in the coming years in India. Big companies like Samsung, Vivo, One Plus are launching mobile phones with a new update every year, that has increased the demand for android. There will be no loss in Android App Development in the coming years. With a growing reliance on mobile devices, it’s not surprising to see a promising job outlook for app developers. Jobs growth in software development is expected to grow 22 percent by 2030. According to the BLS, an estimated 409,500 jobs will be added to the economy in this field 

                                     Demand for mobile app development skills in Android and iOs is high. Demand for quality developers is even higher. Of course you’ll have to start small and take the gigs you can get. But once you get a few projects under your belt, you’ll have ample opportunities for work as a freelance app developer


National average salary: ₹18,677 per month

14. Logo Designer

                           Logo Designer salary in India ranges between ₹ 0.5 Lakhs to ₹ 7.6 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 2.1 Lakhs. Salary estimates are based on 35 salaries received from Logo Designers. There are loads of buyers out there on online market places like Fiverr and Freelancer, who are looking for creative logo creators! Also check – web designing courses. One may even make this a full time job, but in that case, one must have ample self-confidence and good skills.

National average salary: ₹19,056 per month

15. Digital Marketing Consultant

                    As a freelance digital marketer, you’ll help businesses bolster their online visibility and lead generation to increase sales. You can achieve these objectives through various activities, such as search engine optimization (SEO), email marketing, social media marketing, content marketing, and online advertisements. In addition, clients can tap into your expertise to solve specific digital sales and marketing challenges.

                   In return, you can expect excellent pay rates. In fact, average hourly rates for digital marketers on Upwork range between $15 and $45, depending on various factors (e.g., project scope).

National average salary: ₹20,064 per month