Top Freelance Jobs

This blog is written by John Rampton, and does not necessarily reflect the views of Western Union.

It’s not surprising that more people, thanks to technology, can work remotely, set their own schedules, and even handle all of their accounting needs, such as invoicing.

But, not all freelancing job opportunities are worth your time. For example, accepting gigs on Fiverr may not cut it if you’re living in San Francisco. However, finding a freelance job that will pay the bills can be possible if you find one of these high paying freelance jobs.


Voice Acting

If you have a “golden voice,” or always wanted to act but are too camera shy, then you could make a comfortable living by voice acting. Depending on where you live and the competition, voice actors can make anywhere from $20 to a couple of hundred dollars per hour. On average, however, you can expect around $72 per hour. And, with so many companies using videos for their marketing companies, there is definitely a growing demand for voice actors.


As long as you have a computer and reliable internet connection, you can can do this job from anywhere in the world. Considering that you can charge around $60 per hour, although some programmers can clear six figures annually, making programming one of the more lucrative freelance career paths.

Infographic Design

If you enjoy doing design work, and have the skills, then consider becoming a freelancer focusing on infographic design. I’ve seen freelancers charge $70 per hour on freelance job sites. And, more importantly, since people enjoy visual content, there’s definitely a demand for this type of work.

Financial Writing

Freelance writers can charge anywhere $40 to $79 per hour if they have experience within a specific niche. However, one area of focus that can command a higher rate is finance. With so many exciting trends and technological advances occurring in the world of finance, don’t be surprised if these rates rise in the not-so-distant-future.


Do you know one or more languages? Then put that knowledge to work and start charging others as a freelance translator. You can make anywhere between $25 to $40 per hour. Or, you could translate documents and charge per word, per page, or per hour.

Internet Security Consultant

Cybersecurity is a major concern for all of us. That’s why internet security consultants are thriving right now, as well as in the distant future. In fact, the average salary is $81,465 per year, or around $50 per hour.

App Development

We’re in the midst of a mobile revolution where eventually everyone will seemingly own a smartphone. That means the mobile app market isn’t going to dry-up anytime soon. Of course, these has to be developers who are responsible for creating those apps. Right now, they can charge between $50 to $150 per hour.


If you have an eye for spotting talent, then you could be making between $75 to $150 per hour. Because many organizations have realized that it’s more cost effective to hire a freelancer to find talent than doing so in-house, this is another career option that has plenty of potential.


Can you make a living as a photographer? After all, everyone has a camera on their smartphone. The thing is, there’s still a demand for professional photographers for special events or for stock images. Believe it or not, photographers can charge more than $600 for a half day of work. Of course, this varies depending on your specialty and where you live.


John Rampton is an entrepreneur, investor, online marketing guru and startup enthusiast. He is founder of the online invoicing company Due. John is best known as an entrepreneur and connector. He was recently named #2 on Top 50 Online Influencers in the World by Entrepreneur Magazine and a blogging expert by Time. He currently advises several companies in the San Francisco Bay area.

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