Freelance jobs are gaining a lot of popularity in today's economy for two main reasons:
First, people who have lost full-time jobs during the recession are frequently trying to make it on their own by freelancing in their preferred field.
Second, companies facing a money crunch are turning to freelancers because they save on the cost of benefits like insurance and pension grants.
While the government does not keep scores of all freelance works – estimates range from 10 million to 30 million in the country – some fields are especially attractive to freelancers and can yield salaries high enough to turn a laid-off worker into a full-time freelancer.
We've prepared a list of 10 high-paying freelance jobs in the US now.
1. Freelance Artist
Artists are in high demand in many different industries, from newspapers to book and software publishing to advertising and marketing companies. Computer design also requires artists along with the movie and video industries.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), about 60 percent of the 221,000 artists in the US were self-employed.