Moonlighting’s Fastest-Growing Skills in 2017

We are thrilled to see the Moonlighting marketplace continue to grow well beyond 500,000 members across the US as freelancers, contract, and other forms of non-traditional workers post their services for hire.

Unfortunately, there still are many myths regarding independent workers. Some of the most prominent: they make less money, they’re freelancing out of necessity because they don’t have the skills employers want, or they can’t wait to return to full-time, regular employment status.

The reality is quite different. Business is booming in the gig economy, and unlike full-time workers who may be slow to learn new skills, freelancers managing their own careers are constantly retraining to keep up with new trends in technology and customer needs.

What skills are being added most frequently to Moonlighting?

The following list represents the top skills added to Moonlighting so far in 2017.

  1. Writing
  2. Painting
  3. Marketing
  4. Graphic Design
  5. Photography
  6. Editing
  7. Cleaning
  8. Social Media
  9. Customer Service
  10. Web Design

What other skills are seeing new or continued growth?

The following 5 skills have seen more than 150% growth so far this year and are quickly making up a significant population of the Moonlighting community. Look for these to make the next top 10 list.

  1. SEO
  2. Website Development
  3. Handyman
  4. Transcription
  5. Creative Writing

If you’re looking for freelance talent offering these or other specific skills, the independent pros of Moonlighting are ready to work on-demand with no training required – saving you time and money. Sign up for Moonlighting to join the freelancing movement and start hiring today.

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