The world of freelancers continues to grow. As of 2021, there are more than 6 million independent professionals in the U.S., according to freelancer platform Fiverr’s 2022 Freelance Economic Impact Report.
Fiverr defines “independent professionals” as those who earn their income outside of traditional employment, who do not employ others and who offer creative services like video producing, technical services like IT, and professional services like accounting. They make up 3.9% of the U.S. labor force and earned an estimated $247 billion in revenue in 2021.
While some of their skills are regularly in demand, the work their clients need can change over time. Fiverr analyzed data from its millions of searches across the platform for its Small Business Needs Index, to see which services have seen significant increases in the past six months, compared to the previous six months.
Here are five of those “trending skills,” as Gali Arnon, Fiverr’s chief marketing officer, calls them and how much freelancers are charging for them.
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The term saw a 453% growth in search over the last six months.