Online Courses For High-Paying Freelance Skills


A recent study uncovered that 93% of freelancers have invested in skills-related training or education. This means freelancers see the value of not only investing in growing their skills, but also unlocking new avenues for generating income.

When freelancing, the broader your capabilities the broader your windows for opportunity.

Ready to take your skills up a notch? In today’s post, I’m sharing a list of courses for learning in-demand, high-paying freelance skills.

Web Developer

Every business needs a website. Learn this skill to help entrepreneurs, brands and small businesses establish their online presence.

Recommended Course: The Web Developer Bootcamp

Video Editing

If you love to tell stories through moving images, up level your skills and learn how to create compelling brand stories and social media videos for your clients.

Recommended Course: The Cutting Edge

Drone Pilot

While anyone can fly an over-the-counter drone (up to 400 ft.), the FAA has pretty strict regulations for who can get paid to fly a drone for the purpose of capturing video for any business. We’ve shared why we think it’s important to invest in your drone pilot license, but this is the place to learn the steps to acquire it.

Recommended Course: Drone Launch Academy

Coaching

The world of coaching is incredibly popular and often difficult to navigate. If you’re considering this path, make sure you invest in an accredited course to help you stand out from the rest.

Recommended Course: International Coach Federation (This is not an actual course, but a database for finding the right one to achieve your coaching goals)

Coding

Learning how to code can open up a world of opportunities from computer science, data science and web development. Learn the basics with this course and identify the areas where you want to grow your skills.

Recommended Course: Code Foundations

UX Design

User Experience, commonly referred to as UX, is an extremely valuable skill. Learn how to help companies enhance their customer’s interactions with their websites, services and products.

Recommended Course: Design Thinking : UX and Advanced Topics

Social Media Management

With so many social media platforms out there, it’s no surprise the demand for experts to help manage and grow business’s accounts is steadily on the rise. Learn how to offer this service to your clients.

Recommended Course: Hootsuite Academy

What skills are you interested in learning?


AUDREY ADAIR IS THE FOUNDER OF ‘THE SCOPE’ AND A GLOBAL FREELANCE COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL. SHE STARTED ‘THE SCOPE’ TO PROVIDE RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY TO FREELANCERS AND THE SELF-EMPLOYED. CONNECT WITH AUDREY ON INSTAGRAM, YOUTUBE AND LINKEDIN.