10 Best Careers for Remote Freelance Jobs Right Now

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In the growing gig economy, more and more Americans are turning to freelance work rather than full-time employment to make a living. There are various advantages to working freelance, including more flexibility and the ability to try new careers without a long-term commitment. Plus, with the rise of remote work, it’s easier to do these jobs whenever and wherever you want.

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If you’re looking to start a remote freelance career, consider one of these jobs, identified by FlexJobs as having the most remote freelance job postings in 2022.

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1. Executive Assistant

Executive assistants provide administrative support, and also conduct research and prepare reports. The average hourly pay is $24, according to ZipRecruiter.

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2. Recruiter

Recruiters are responsible for finding candidates for open roles at a company. The median hourly pay for this remote freelance job is $29.95, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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3. Customer Service Representative

If you’re a people person, you may thrive as a customer service representative. Many of these positions are now available to do remotely. The median pay is $17.75 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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4. Accountant

A bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field is typically required for this remote position. The median pay is $37.14 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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5. Administrative Assistant

“If you’re organized and have a firm understanding of Microsoft Office, you can perform freelance office work from home and get paid quickly,” said Mitchell Stern, owner of the blog SideHustle.Tips. “COVID has dramatically increased the demand for virtual assistant services.”

This job typically pays about $19 an hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


6. Bookkeeper

Bookkeepers maintain financial records and check them for accuracy. The median pay for this role is $21.90 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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7. Graphic Designer

Embrace your artistic side with a graphic design freelance gig. There is particular demand for designers who can create design templates, SideHustle.Tips’ Mitchell said.

“Companies like Canva and Wix are constantly looking for new designs, and all you need is a computer,” he said.

This job pays a median of $24.38 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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8. Copywriter

Those with strong writing skills can seek out copywriting jobs. These freelancers create copy for advertising and marketing materials. The average pay is $24.48 per hour, according to Indeed.

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9. Social Media Manager

If you’re social media savvy, you can earn an average of $21.24 per hour with this remote freelance role, according to Indeed. The top skills required to do this job are communication skills, social listening and creative writing.

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10. Project Manager

Project managers oversee the schedule, timeline, procurement, staffing and budget for a project to create a product or service. This role pays an average of $47.32 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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