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eBiz Weekly #57

Make your first $100 as a freelancer

This week:

  • Best Paying Freelance Jobs
  • How To Learn Any Skill For Free
  • $10k/month as an online business coach
  • The marketing genius of Lil Nas X
  • 143,501 Remote Jobs
  • World’s largest work-from-home experiment
  • Make your first $100 as a freelancer
  • Momentos

Best Paying Freelance Jobs

New on eBiz Facts: We Analyzed 2 Million Freelancer Profiles. Here’s Who Earns The Most Money 💰💰💰

Should be helpful if you’re trying to decide what freelance skill to learn.

The top ten highest-paid skills/categories, according to our analysis:

  1. developer
  2. marketing
  3. consultant
  4. software
  5. full stack
  6. web developer
  7. WordPress
  8. SEO
  9. copywriter
  10. graphic designer

We also broke down the best-paying programming and writing jobs.

But this finding was the most surprising for me:

For every 800 freelancers on Upwork, only 1 earns more than $1000 per month.

Check out the full study for more insights »

How To Learn Any Skill For Free

Next week I’ll be publishing an in-depth review of Udemy.

While researching that platform and a bunch of alternatives, I found that you can learn almost anything by taking advantage of all their free courses.

Here’s the sequence I’d recommend:

  • Take the free Learning How To Learn course on Coursera
    That will help you make the most of every subsequent course.
  • Decide what skill you’re going to learn
    This 3-step skill selection process and that aforementioned list of the best paying freelance jobs will help you choose.
  • Look for free courses related to that skill on Udacity
    Start with Udacity since it has very high-quality courses and many of them are free (use the free courses filter to see them).
  • Look for free courses related to that skill on Coursera and Udemy
    Both platforms have a selection of free courses and you can go through them at your own pace. (Search for a topic on Udemy then use the free filter.)
  • Sign up for free trials of Skillshare and Linkedin Learning and take relevant courses
    Skillshare offers a 2-month free trial. LinkedIn Learning offers one month. During the trials you can take as many courses as you like.
  • Fill in the gaps with Google and YouTube
    Anything that’s not covered in courses on the aforementioned platforms, you should be able to find via Google and YouTube.

All that said, keep in mind that paid courses are generally more in-depth and high-quality than free courses. So don’t be afraid to invest in a paid course if you’re confident it will help you learn better/faster 👍

$10k/month as an online business coach

New interview on eBiz Facts: How I earn 6 figures online as an international business coach (and how you can too)

Here’s how 2019 looked for Jacob Aldridge:

Last year I earned just over $200,000 AUS, which is all Gross Profit and works out at about $10,000 per month after expenses and taxes.

That was working part-time because we had our first baby and visited 21 different countries.

Jacob goes into great detail about how he built the business, reveals the best way for remote coaches and consultants to find clients, and offers to do a free webinar for eBiz Facts readers (interested?).

If nothing else, be sure to check out the photo of his “Salzburg office set-up.” That made me laugh 😂

Full interview here »

The marketing genius of Lil Nas X

A short and excellent read from Marketing Examples that has gone viral on Reddit 📈

TLDR – Lil Nas X was a college dropout sleeping on his sister’s couch with a negative balance in his Wells Fargo account. 5 months later he’d broke Mariah Carey’s record for the most consecutive weeks at No. 1. This post tells the story.

Related: Ryan Reynolds pulled a nice marketing move for the Super Bowl.

143,501 Remote Jobs

Get em while they’re hot 🔥

World’s largest work-from-home experiment

It’s happening in China 🇨🇳 due to the coronavirus outbreak 😷

Bloomberg reports that thousands of businesses are scrambling to stay operational with significant chunks of the population on lockdown.

Some managers worry the office exodus will lower productivity, but there’s evidence the opposite may be true. A 2015 study from Stanford University in California found that productivity among call-center employees at Chinese travel agency Ctrip went up by 13% when they worked from home due to fewer breaks and more comfortable work environments.

Make your first $100 as a freelancer

An action-packed article by Neville Medhora, with instructions, scripts, and real-life examples.

One web developer followed Neville’s advice and got several promising leads within 24 hours.

And one photographer rapidly booked two paying clients using the same approach 🚀


My latest personal ramblings are on Patreon. Words about Kobe 💔 juvenile delinquency and a bacterial infection.

That’ll do it for this week.

Was there anything above that you found particularly useful or interesting?

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Until next week, rock on with your legendary self 💪

Niall Doherty – Ubud, Bali
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