Freelancing Industry is indeed here to stay— this is what Donanza’s Search Engine Results and Rankings imply. If you are in doubt that this is for real, check out these three categories which can show you how the virtual home based scene has evolved from an unemployment option into a fulltime home based position.
50 Most Required Skills
Together with Donanza’s mission to expose all the freelance jobs available over the web comes a need to monitor market trends, provide statistics and present these data in an organized and unbiased manner. This category, together with the rest that will appear in this post, are going to be a constant content of this page as Donanza continually gives you a bird’s eye view of the freelancing industry’s movements. Below are the 50 Most Required Skills based on all the freelance websites’ job posts collected and tabulated.
|DoNanza’s Index Skills Trends – July 2009|
|#3||Graphic Design||#28||Script Installation|
|#17||Web Promotion||#42||Market Research|
|#20||Data Processing||#45||Video Service|
|#23||Content Writing||#48||Admin Assistant|
Topping our 50 Most Required Skills chart are Php, Website Design, Graphic Design, SEO and Data Entry— all of which happen to be working together as a team to come up with an ‘attractive’ webpage. By attractive, we mean pleasing to the eye and search engine friendly.
An increasing trend on content-related skills (Copywriting, HTML, WordPress, Content Writing, Link Building, Blog and Article Writing) is also notable. This is obviously brought about by the increasing number of businesses with online presence which requires regular content updates for marketing purposes. Needless to say, content is a critical part of any webpage which may even determine a page’s affectivity over internet browsers and site visitors.
15 Most Popular Searches
|10 Most Popular Searches|
The best part of reading this is that you get to know which amongst the 50 Most Required Skills are consistently on every prospect clients’ watch list. Here is a table showcasing the top performers in Donanza’s search engine.
Landing the top spot is writing, which is a common freelance job, outsourced by clients from around the globe. Admin Support also finds its place in our list’s Top 5 as more and more people are already outsourcing administrative freelance jobs which includes (but are not limited to); web research, e-mail correspondence, diary management, blog posting, article submission to directories and business call handling.
Our Top 5 Most Required Skills also made it in our 15 Most Popular Searches. A common factor simply implies that there is more to come for these industries for a long period of time. Therefore, if you have the gift of gab or competitive programming skills, you are surely going to be in for some great freelance job appointments!
Funniest/Weirdest/Most Romantic Freelance Job Post
The last, but surely not the least category will be Donanza’s Funniest/Weirdest/Most Romantic Freelance Job Post. Let us cut out some slack and entertain ourselves with a job post which will have you wonder how a future bride would feel if she knew that her future groom’s efforts to make his marriage proposal to her extra special has even made its way to the virtual freelancing world!
This is a proof of how limitless freelance job opportunities can be. This is not unique at all. Sure it is separable from the lot, but if you’ll care to browse some more, you will know that almost anyone can go on freelancing through the use of their valuable skills and a little self promotion.
Watch out for next month’s Search Engine Results, Rankings and Market Statistics, and continually make use of these data to be able to properly strategize and demand-proof your freelance career goals.