5 Flexible Freelancing Jobs For Millennials

In today's gig economy, it's no surprise that more and more people are choosing to freelance. Whether it's a side job or their full-time job, many folks under 40 are freelancing in favor of the professional autonomy and freedom it provides.

There are up to 400 million entrepreneurs worldwide, and nearly 50% of the Canadian workforce is expected to be freelancing by 2020.

If you're looking to step into the freelancing business, but you're not sure where to start, we've compiled a list of some of the top freelancing jobs for millennials. Check out some of the gigs here:

  1. Resume writer. Nothing can you back in the job-hunting process more than a bad resume. And unfortunately, many job hunters don't realize why their resumes are in bad shape. In fact, 95% of job applicants have falsified at least some facts on their resumes. You can help to make applicants' resumes better and give them a leg up in the job market with freelance resume writing.
  2. Event planner. Event planning is a great freelancing job opportunity because there will always be a market for your work from children's birthday parties to weddings. Corporate events alone are the second most popular type of event for organizers to plan. Consider finding a niche within the event planning industry that you really like doing and go from there.
  3. Travel writer. Travel writing is a popular contracting job that works well for those who love to experience new places and can write well about their experiences. Whether you're traveling to Ireland -- the third biggest island in the European continent --  or Brazil, travel writing consists of researching, pitching ideas, writing, and travel planning. It's not for the faint of heart, but for those who love it, travel journalism can be seriously worth it.
  4. Web designer. There are many DIY website applications out there. But, the truth is, even with these DIY sites many people still need help creating a good-looking website that's professional and appealing. That's where you come in. Web designers are great for creating custom websites or customizing DIY website applications to meet the needs of their clients. If you're web-savvy and know how to code, or you're willing to learn, consider making this your next job opportunity.
  5. Grocery shopper. You might not think of grocery shopping as a full-time job, but many people would pay good money to have someone go out and do their grocery shopping for them. Some folks can't reach certain products in the store because of disabilities or other physical restrictions. Others may not have a schedule that's open enough for them to go to the store and buy healthier food. That said, if you're good at organizing and you have a vehicle, professional grocery shopping may be right for you.

Freelancing isn't for everyone, but if you're interested in dipping your toes into the waters of entrepreneurship, consider taking on one of the gigs above. Whether you're interested in creative work or you're fond of marketing, there's something in the gig economy for everyone.

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