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Looking for in demand jobs with NO college degree?
Researching jobs that are in demand is a good move for anyone looking for employment or a career change. There are many jobs in demand in traditional industries, but also in the Gig economy.
I’ve discovered some of these opportunities thru my own online adventures. Online entrepreneurs are looking for help with many aspects of creating, publishing and marketing content.
These in high demand jobs do not require a college degree, however you may need to upgrade your skills. This learning is made easier by Google, Youtube and other teaching platforms.
Acquiring some of these skills is also possible with a quality online course. Mastering one or more of these in high demand jobs means you can have a good career in the Gig economy.
Here are 7 in-demand jobs for the Gig Economy, NO College Degree
These jobs don’t require a college degree. You do need some skills to do these specialized gigs. These also offer flexibility and opportunity for creative work.
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Good website designers are in demand and always booked. I see it often on forums; people looking for good designers. This is not a job for everybody. You need some specialized skills that can be learned on your own and not necessarily in school.
Web designers are creatives and have an artistic eye. They are also able to listen to their clients. A willingness to work with passionate and sometimes stubborn entrepreneurs is a must.
I have found that the best web designers are the ones who can realize their clients’ visions. If you can do this, you may have a lucrative career in website design.
2. Video Editing
Demand for content in video form continues to grow across platforms. Video shooters and editors can command high prices. To shoot and edit high quality videos you need to learn the basics of editing.
Rules such as video footage, video length and angles are technical in nature. However, videographers also have freedom to use creative and artistic skills.
Much like a website designer, a video editor, needs to be able to work with others, like entrepreneurs and content managers.
Video editing skills can be learned in formal schools, but is not a requirement. These skills can be picked up online and with online courses. Lots of practice, of course, will help build your video skills too.
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3. Pinterest Specialist
Pinterest is one of the largest “search engine” at the moment. The site is credited for driving traffic to e-commerce sites and blogs.
Pinterest’s distinguishing attribute is the use of images. Images can help you drive traffic from Pinterest to your site.
Pinterest specialists create images and pin them appropriately to get discovered and to drive traffic. They also find related content and pin them from your website’s account.
These specialists also learn Pinterest SEO techniques. These techniques help to increase website’s traffic and brand awareness.
4. Facebook ads manager (Social Media Manager)
Facebook claims to have over 1 billion users worldwide. This reach makes the platform an advertising powerhouse.
Small and large businesses can leverage Facebook audience because of its size and diversity. Companies in any industry or niche can find an audience in this platform.
As a Facebook ads manager you set up advertising budgets, create campaigns to drive traffic, increase engagement and sales, target specific audience and monitor campaigns results.
Your success as a Facebook ads manager can lead to well paid and permanent jobs. So, if you’re social media savvy, creative and results driven, you may find a niche as a Ads manager.
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5. Online course creator
Online learning is becoming one of the popular ways to obtain new skills. These courses can be used to gain specific skills in a short amount of time and within budget friendly prices.
If you can create a quality online course for an in demand skill, you can carve yourself a niche. Side hustlers, entrepreneurs, freelancers are in search of new skills and are increasingly using online learning to get them.
Copywriters write on the internet, create emails, brochures and sale materials. Freelance copywriters can earn money, while working from home and on their own terms.
You don’t need a formal education to become a copywriter, even though there are many who do have a college education. Copywriting continues to be an in demand job for freelance writers.
A storyteller is an engaging creative writer. Storytelling has been with us for a long time and continues to grow in new forms and platforms. Digital platforms for storytelling include Amazon, Storify, Medium, Shorthand and social media.
Storytelling uses words, feelings and interactions between writer and listeners to bring a story to life. Storytellers usually rely on first person’s thoughts and feelings and personal experience.
There are many job opportunities for good storytellers in commercial platforms and on blogs. These writers provide creative content for brands wanting to engage customers at a deeper level than advertising can.
Other jobs from the Gig economy worthy of mention: Blogger, Podcaster, YouTuber.
You can start in one of these 7 in-demand jobs not requiring a college degree at any time. You may need to upgrade your skills to secure these opportunities. However, you can obtain this education online, sometimes free or at a budget friendly price.
Mastering one or more of these Gig economy jobs can help you secure long term work in growing industries. These are also great opportunities for side hustling.