People Are Earning Six Figure Incomes from Freelancing, According to a major Freelancing Platform

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Making six figures from home might sound like a dream, but in an era where everything is online, it’s possible — if you have the right skill set and a fast internet connection; 

Nearly 44% of Americans have a side hustle, according to a December 2022 LendingTree survey of 2,100 U.S. adults.

Freelancer.com has identified five in-demand side hustles that can be done from home, based on more than 300,000 listings posted on their database between October and December 2022. The earnings information comes from this sample of projects.

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While coding, programming, and other tech specialties have always been sought-after side hustles, the recent spate of tech layoffs has prompted “unprecedented fluctuations” in demand for niche tech skills like Android app development and different programming languages as companies lean on freelancers to reduce costs, Matt Barrie, the CEO and founder of Freelancer.com says.

Afterward, you should build a digital portfolio to share with prospective clients. Ultimately, however, you don’t need to be a tech wiz to build a successful side hustle. Other jobs that offer part-time, remote opportunities, including tutoring, blog writing, and business consulting, have also seen growing demand on Freelancer.com, Siseles adds — and some of these gigs can pay up to $100 per hour.