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In many ways, the year 2020 has been a disaster for businesses, particularly those that require a physical location. But for every Yin there’s a Yang, the upshot is that online marketing is booming which is creating all kinds of excellent opportunities for freelance professionals. If you have industry experience of skills developed through a particular passion, 2020 is the year in which you might think about applying them to a marketplace and earning an income.   

Stock Photography

In 2020 it’s harder not to have access to an excellent camera. This wasn’t always the case. In the past, you had to invest in a good DSLR if you wanted to be a freelance photographer. While a DSLR is a good option, it isn’t necessary to start a lucrative freelance career with your photos. Use your excellent camera phone to make stock photos for websites like iStock, Shutterstock, and Getty Images. If your photos met their criteria, you can partner with them and earn a small commission.

Content Writing

If you’re a dedicated writer, then many opportunities exist on the internet to put your skills and talents to good use. These days content is king, so whether it’s blogging for businesses, content writing for websites or writing transcripts for videos, there are plenty of ways to earn a living. Freelance marketplaces such as Fiverr, Upwork, iWriter, and ProBlogger, are good places to start looking for work. Even if you are relatively inexperienced, you are likely to find someone willing to give you a chance.    

Specialist Freelancing 

Many people have specialist skills they have developed through training or on the job experience. If you have expertise in audio or visual production or management but aren’t currently employed, it might benefit you to offer your services as a freelancer. Freelance marketplaces like Lasso are an excellent place to discover new audio visual jobs. Signing up to the Lasso platform means you don’t have to worry about invoices and you can get paid weekly for the work you do. The best part is it’s totally free.  

Graphic Design 

Graphic design has always been in high demand, even before the internet took over. Now, with so many brands needing logos and websites, there is a shortage of quality graphic designers. If you have what it takes to create visually unique and inspiring graphics for logos, packaging, or content marketing you could earn between $200 and $400 per day depending on your experience, niche, and portfolio. Work can be found on similar freelance platforms to content writing.  

Online Course Production

One way to generate a strong passive income in 2020 is to create an online course that imparts the wisdom and industry secrets that you’ve built up over the years. Maybe you’ve recently retired or been made unemployed, but you have a wealth of experience in a particular area. Learning how to put a course together and where to present it is easy with a little bit of general research. After it’s made, it can continue to help successive generations of students and provide a steady long-term income for you. 

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