How does it mean able to work from the comfort of your home or anywhere that you choose sound you now, if you're even slightly interested and being able to work from home have unlimited income potential and you want to know what freelance jobs can offer those things then make sure you read all this article because I'm gonna cover 10 of the highest paying jobs on Upwork which is a freelance platform that I've personally made over four hundred and fifteen thousand dollars on in less than three years.
All of that is coming right up so if you're gonna be working from home and on your own schedule you're probably hoping to make a lot of money each month right unfortunately most of the articles you will read on work from home jobs will talk about things like filling out online surveys, data entry, selling old things on Amazon and eBay the list goes on.
Now you can make money in those areas their good side hustles to have however they're typically low-paying and certainly not gonna lead you to financial freedom that's where this article differs from all those types of articles because I'm gonna cover ten of the highest paying work from home jobs on Upwork and provide real dollar earning examples of the top freelancers in those positions before we get into the list of the ten high-paying work from home jobs.
I have to make one thing clear these jobs are high paying for a reason, you can't just walk into them you have to develop the skills for the jobs. I'm a true believer that you're gonna get out of life what you're willing to put into it the majority of people are looking for an easy route to be able to work from home, make a lot of money have a flexible schedule the truth is it's not easy it requires a lot of hard work.
It's important to focus on making your actions your work ethic and your hustle match whatever your ambitions are to get you to that point if you want the flexibility to work from your home wherever you choose and make life-changing money that you're going to put the work in that's gonna elevate you to that level. Personally I always keep the mindset that someone somewhere in the world and the same amount of work that I'm in is working just as hard or harder than I'm working that always motivates me to work harder and push to reach my full potential and if you're always trying to reach your full potential you likely never will because you're always gonna find areas to improve on to get better at and that's the beauty of it.
So enough at the click motivational speech I had to get that out there because I want you to know that these 10 jobs do require hard work and nothing great should come easy if you get value out of this article and it provides you with insight into high-paying work from home jobs. without any further delay, let's go ahead and just jump right into it now to start off the list the first job that we have is SEO expert.
1) SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
So before I discuss the job and show you some freelancers on Upwork. SEO Expert who are absolutely crushing it working from home as SEO experts.
What is an SEO expert or SEO specialist? Essentially they work with companies or individuals to help them strategically rank higher in search results, so a great example or use case of this is a client going to Upwork creating a job to rank their website higher in search results in Google then an SEO expert or specialist is hired. They go through optimize the website, optimize everything for SEO. So that they will start ranking higher in Google search so this is a job that requires a certain skill set.
It's very attainable if you're willing to research find free training even on YouTube look up courses on udemy. There's a lot of places where you can find training that will get you moving in the right direction, if you're interested in becoming an SEO specialist or expert. So I have my own website webeera, I developed it myself, I do plan to hire an SEO expert through Upwork to help me optimize it to get my website ranking higher in search results when people go to Google and search for things like sql server free Consulting, sql server training tech training.
I'm gonna be hiring an SEO expert to help me go through my website. So I can optimize it to rank higher now to show you what's possible working from home as an SEO expert. I have some different profiles, now we're gonna go through those and I'm going to show you what they've made on upwork.
So what I did to find these SEO experts and specialists you can also do yourself. I just came to Upwork, I did a filtered search for SEO, I apply the earned amount filter of $10,000 or more and success score of 80% or higher hourly rate of $60 or higher. You can come in and play around with these different search results and look at different freelancers that fall into those filter categories.
Let's take a look at the first example of an SEO consultant or specialist on upwork . Now Jimmy H SEO consultant hourly rate $125 an hour he's earned over $100,000 on Upwork over the course of 75 jobs and 1,700 14 hours and if we scroll down further, we can look at some job history so right at the top of the screen ongoing SEO management. He's made $84 an hour on this job $180000 scrolling down further some fixed price ones $3000, $2500, $1000.
The list goes on just to give you an idea of the earning potentials on Upwork freelancing working from home. He probably also has a full time job this may be a side hustle, he may not be working from home full-time yet but the fact that he's made over a $10000 on upwork. The freelancing working from home or wherever he wants doing SEO specialist an SEO expert job task is absolutely amazing on to the next example of an SEO specialist or consultant on Upwork. We have Laura, she's an experienced CMO.
So she probably started on Upwork again as a side hustle. I look through some of her job history she's fairly new. I think she started in 2017 towards the end of the year. So she's made over a hundred thousand dollars since then probably just on the side, so that's absolutely amazing $100 an hour for the hourly rate and if we scroll down we can look at some of the history so here's an example where she made over $20,000 at $75 an hour on an SEO job for a wordpress website.
2) Graphic Designing
Graphic designing the second high paying work from home job on Upwork. We have graphic designer, Figg designers, design logos, letterheads,print media graphics on websites at payroll graphics. The list goes on so when my freelance work really kicked off really went to the next level. I started my website, I had my logo created , I actually hired a freelance graphic designer to create it for me.
So this is just one example my logo that i had created , I use it on my website, I use into my youtube channel all my social media accounts. I use that logo everywhere that's one example of a graphic design job that you could get as a graphic designer and to give you a couple of examples of graphic designers and the pay that you can make freelancing working from home as a graphic designer.
I did another filtered search on upwork for graphic design we're gonna take a look at a couple of freelancers. So the first example of a freelance graphic designer on Upwork is Morgan.
She's a graphic design and multimedia pro. She has an hourly rate of $95 an hour. She's earned over $100,000 across one 158 jobs, now if we take a look at some of her work history we can see a lot of the different graphic design work that she's done on upwork.
So now we can take a look at some examples you can see, she created a flyer for $95 an hour display art again for $95 an hour creative designer or toolkit template design which keeps scrolling down there's just a ton of graphic design jobs that she's completed and completed successfully with a really really good reviews and then on Upwork a great thing for graphic designers or basically any type of work that you can showcase scroll down look at the portfolio section.
This will give you some real examples of things that she's created if you check her profile, so here's an example of a podcast ad campaign template, she created this ad campaign for this podcast here's a logo that she designed for a company ad campaign for a realty company magazine cover.
This is an example going to give you an idea of things you would do if you decide to move this route start developing the skill sets going through the training and to start moving in the direction of what you need to do to develop the skill set to become a graphic designer.
There are different types of logos that she's created for companies if this is something you think you're gonna like start looking into the training developing the skill sets you're gonna need to become a graphic designer but obviously working from home as a freelance graphic designer can be very lucrative .
3) SQL Expert
SQL Expert I phrased this job as sql expert because if you look at my title I kind of fall into a few different categories sql server, database administration, sql server development and then business intelligence development as well. however I will say that the bulk of my work has been in sql server database administration.
So specifically what I do but not limited to falls into these things database administration this is making sure that the sequel server environments for my clients are all running as fast as possible if they're having issues.
I resolve those, I proactively do things to prevent issues and keep it running very well the second part sql development means developing queries, developing databases, database objects refactoring code.
I do that a lot basically working with poorly written code making it run faster better getting rid of issues that reside in the code and then the third part of what I do I'm not going to talk much about right now because it's in the top ten we're gonna get to it soon it's business intelligence developer but real quick that means developing analytical reports dashboards reporting environments for clients and stakeholders.
So they can use data to make strategic business decisions. Now let's go ahead and take a look at a couple of Upwork sql server freelance profiles to give you guys an idea of the type of work you'd be doing show you the profile some reviews and things like that .
Now we look Ryan profile. I like this profile a lot he really put time into making it look attractive and setup. Well he has an hourly rate of $82.50 an hour. He's made over a $100000 across 57 client jobs which is great and if we scroll down and take a look at his work history and feedback. He has great reviews 5 star reviews good feedback and doing a lot of different sql server jobs as you can see in all the descriptions of these but again for any of these freelancers .
I'm showing you .you can come to their profiles and take a look at all these jobs it will give you an idea of the type of jobs you would be doing so as you can see there's a ton of sql server and database specific relate jobs on Upwork that you can get working from home in 2020 making a lot of money.
So that's why it's in my top ten list, additionally if you want to learn more about sql server go to the youtube, there you will find sql server training tutorials and those tutorials are really high-quality sql server videos and probably some of the best.
So you're gonna find on YouTube I know that because I've watched a lot of them especially when I was first learning about sql server and databases so make sure you check out that videos. There are lot of great videos in it check out the one about installing sql server if you're interested in downloading sql server to play around with it get experience using it make sure you check that video.
4) Web Development
There's so many themes out on themeforest and other websites like that where you can download them and really just customize the GUI around. You don't even have to do much with code. However if you get a website job on Upwork a lot of times, you're probably gonna have to know some HTML.
There may be some custom things or more advanced things that your clients or don't want you to do so it's really important that you learn in that skill set.
Let's go ahead and take a look at a freelancer who are web developers on the Upwork to look at the earnings now before we take a look at some specific freelancers.
I want to show you how many web developers have been successful in Upwork. There are so many so just scrolling through some of these real quick over $100,000 over 200,000 over $300,000 over a $100000. The list keeps going on and there's a lot of different pages of web developers, if I scroll down you can see that there's a ton. So there's so much of money that's been made in web development on Upwork.
I see the jobs all the time this is something that would be useful to get into if you like developing websites you think you would like developing websites it's definitely something that could be lucrative and there's a high demand for it. Now the first freelance profile we'll take a look at real quick is Andy.
We'll scroll down you can see incomplete WordPress website needs help to finish he did that $13,000 on that job $13,000 scroll down a little bit further 855 and $95 an hour making updates to a WordPress website almost $5,000 on another WordPress website web development $29,000 on this job that's a huge job you can see what I'm saying about web development having a high demand on Upwork and being lucrative to get into if you're interested in it. You think you would like it that's the most important things if you're passionate about it you think it's something you could be passionate about explore it see, if you like it you've probably heard this so many times being passionate and loving what you do and your job is going to in turn make you more successful make you more money and make you more happier long-term.
So for web developers the portfolio section is a great great area for you to get an idea of website designs that are doing for clients and most of them are gonna have a huge list of websites they developed take a look at Upwork. Now so Andy has over five different pages of websites that he's developed you can click on them he has screenshots of the website also links to the website. You can go to any of these websites and look at the work that he's done for clients.
Now to give you one more example.
We have Jim he's an expert WordPress developer $115 an hour.He's made over $400K as well across 2400 hours. You can see everything that he focuses on very similar to what Andy focused on and if we take a look at his history. We can see these huge jobs again $125 an hour.
5) Video Editor
The Video editors typically edit video and audio for things like TV shows movies commercials advertisements YouTube videos and more. The video editing is a very attainable skill there's a lot of courses that can teach you it a lot of different products that you can learn their product and learn how to edit videos.
There's definitely a high demand for it on the Upwork and what you could do is you could start out with some lower level projects that don't require a lot of advanced editing work. So on those first get some good reviews, however to get really good at video editing and I mean really good to the level. You could work on TV shows and movies things like that big time advertisements that requires a lot of skill set and a lot of experience to be that advanced.
However on Upwork there's definitely a lot of jobs lower level ones for video editing that don't require a lot of the high end advanced editing skills.
Let's go ahead and take a look at a profiles for Upwork video editors.
So video editor we have is Alex he actually edits all of my YouTube videos, I hired him through Upwork. He does an amazing job makes my life so much easier everything that I've asked of him to do for my YouTube video is to add into it different types of editing.
He absolutely crushes it and does an amazing job and then even outside of video editing he's helped me in a lot of ways he's helped me set up my audio better he helped me set the lighting in my office as well and overall he's just a great person to work with as well.
So he actually hasn't been on Upwork that long yet I was actually one of his first clients so Alex is a video and motion graphics editor. You can see that he's worked with a lot of really high level clients and he's really well-versed and all the full Adobe suite and all the video editing tools that go in with that so if you're interested in video editing make sure you check out the portfolio section on freelance video editor profile so if you look at Alex's this is one of the reasons why I chose him if I click on his profile and his portfolio he has his website we can go to that this is what I went to and I looked at his profile when I was trying to choose a video editor for my YouTube channel but anyway his website speaks for itself it has a ton of great work on here.
He earned more than $10000 from Upwork.
Copywriting is writing with the purpose of causing someone to take action now this action is generally buying something so this all falls into the categories of marketing and advertising. There are tons of copywriting jobs on Upwork.
There are lot of people who have been really successful working from home doing copywriting jobs for freelance clients. So here's a few specifically on the Upwork right now we're actually gonna dive into a couple specifically to take a look at some of the work they've done. So the first freelancer will specifically look at is Gabrielle. She focuses on social media strategy and copywriting and like I said earlier copywriting is writing with the purpose to get someone to take action.
She has a great overview that's really hitting home on that specifically she says your readers want to know why you do business why they can align with your brand without reading a bottomless pit of words.
She goes into talking about brand awareness and making words jump off the page to inspire customers and if we scroll down through her job history.
We can see some of these copywriting jobs that she's completed on Upwork so a lot of great copywriting jobs and she's made a lot of money off of $125 an hour on most of these and then again the main thing I want you guys to focus on is the portfolio section find these top freelance profiles go to the portfolio section if you're interested in the type of work that they're doing working from home.
choose doing copywriting if you have that skill so obviously copywriting is a skill that you can attain but if you enjoy writing it's probably going to be better for you more beneficial if you're thinking about getting in the cosmic writing if you always love writing, writing for a purpose then I would definitely say to explore copywriting.
7) Artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence developers one of the hottest in-demand jobs in the world right now. We have artificial intelligence developers. So artificial intelligence makes it possible for machines to learn from experience and form human-like tasks most of you probably heard about the Facebook AI chat box that were shut down last year the experiment the chat bots were using a different language a bunch of random characters strung together and communicating with each other artificial intelligence is one of the mos intriguing things for me in technology but it's also something that's feared by a lot of people because of how powerful,it is and what could happen long term with AI but the demand for AI developers especially good ones is really high and you can really earn a lot of money doing it.
So you definitely need a lot of programming knowledge to do it python is one of the main languages for AI. I'm actually reading a book on that right now. Let's go ahead and take a look at a freelancer on Upwork working from home as AI developers.
So the first freelancer we have is Andy who's an algorithm scientist working in artificial intelligence and computer vision as well.
He's earned over $200,000 on the Upwork and only 31 jobs to get there and we take a look at his job history we can see some examples of the work that he's done for clients.
So here's one for $33,000 $19,000 12,000 this is an extremely great feedback interview right here a lot of machine learning jobs computer vision jobs advanced algorithms AI jobs.
He has a lot of great experience on Upwork completing these artificial intelligence and machine learning jobs.
8) Blockchain developer
The Blockchain in general is still very much in the early adoption phase and if you don't know what blockchain is.
It's basically a decentralized way to record data digitally so if you have heard a blockchain odds are you've heard about it in terms of cryptocurrency however there's a lot of other potential for businesses to use blockchain for other areas outside of cryptocurrency.
So there's a big demand for blockchain developers not only from a cryptocurrency standpoint but also from business level standpoint and if you are interested in blockchain development you definitely need a strong programming background especially in things like c-sharp or C++.
So let's go ahead now and take a look at a couple of Upwork freelancers working from home as blockchain developers.
The first blockchain freelance developer we have is Steven L who's a blockchain and cryptocurrency consultant. He is fairly new to Upwork not having a lot of jobs completed yet only 11 however he has great reviews all around blockchain and if we scroll down we can take a look at some of those so you can see a bunch of blockchain and cryptocurrency jobs that he's completed this is where he worked as an initial coin offering consultant for a cryptocurrency blockchain specialist overseeing a project and then blockchain research and some cryptocurrency consulting as well and then he has a really cool portfolio item where he worked on an Internet of Things blockchain product and if we take a look at it we can see that he designed the network architecture for the blockchain application and help build the whitepaper for it as well and then he even has the PDF link as well.
You can actually click on it download it and take a look at the white paper and the what's required to be a blockchain developer and get to work from home doing that I would take a look at some these top freelancers look at their work history look at their education skill certifications all those type of things look at all those it's gonna give you an idea of what would be required if you want to try to move in that direction but overall blockchain is a really in demand skill right now.
There are lot of companies are paying a lot of money for really good blockchain developers which is why it made my list.
9) Business Intelligence Developers
Up next and number nine and the top high-paying work business intelligence developers from home jobs on Upwork.
We have business intelligence developers now this is another job type that I rank in you can see on the Upwork now if you search for business intelligence developer I'm gonna show up in the list for keywords so business intelligence developers develop things like dashboards KPIs other forms our reporting mechanisms that businesses can use to make strategic decisions based off data and also view history different types of sales changes things like that anything that can be viewed from a reporting standpoint based on sales products inventory all that falls into business intelligence.
Now let's go ahead and take a look at a business intelligence developer PROFILE on Upwork.
I can give you guys some examples of the type of work that they do working from home as business intelligence developers, so the first business intelligence developer we're gonna look at is Lello.
She's a top-rated business intelligence developer and data science professional on Upwork. She's maintained a 100% job success court working across 21 different jobs and making over a $100000 and if we scroll down and take a look at some for work history, we can see some of the jobs that she's been completing so here we have a big project bi extension work that she's made over $57000 on it's still in progress so this is likely a long-term client that she's got enough work support for power bi power bi budget analysis planning tool.
I personally worked a lot with power bi from a reporting and business intelligence standpoint another power bi data analytics job over $18000 and overall she has a lot of great amazing reviews and great feedback so if you wanted to get an idea of the work you'd be doing as a business intelligence developer you could open up some of these jobs and she has you see that she's using power bi and then that could lead you to go take a look at power bi and look at the different things you can do from it from a reporting standpoint and developed so regarding business intelligence development and a work from home top job in 2020.
I can personally say it's definitely a great one there's really such an immense amount of business intelligence jobs on the Upwork if you search for them it's definitely one of my key skills and one that I'm going to keep focusing on moving into the future and just to give you a couple front end business intelligence tools so you could take a look at and play around with.
I would recommend power bi and tableau.
10) Cyber security
Cyber security on the list that number 10 again is a really in demand high-paying skill to have which is cyber security, so cyber security simply explained is protecting hardware software and data from cyberattacks and these attacks are mostly malicious towards companies to gain access to their systems take them offline steal data and cause permanent damage to companies which definitely explains why cyber security is such a high demand job and well paying as well.
Let's go ahead and take a look of freelancer working from home in high-paying jobs completing cybersecurity projects.
The freelancer we'll take a look at is Howard who's the cybersecurity researcher and developer and he's earned over $30,000 across 61 jobs since around 2018 when he started and then taking a look at his work history. You can see some of the cyber security jobs that he's completed on Upwork the first few are related to cybersecurity research and writing. He's also completed some jobs for encrypting and decrypting as well as cryptography he has really great reviews really great feedback and if he keeps that up he's going to keep getting a lot of great jobs.
So down in his portfolio section he has a couple items related to cyber security research and writing so the next cyber security expert will take a look at his jaw who focuses heavily on penetration testing he holds some really great certifications around cybersecurity and has made over $100,000 only working on seven different jobs so examples of his work and the money that he's been able to accumulate on Upwork in cybersecurity.
We'll take a look at a few of those now so he has one in progress from this month which is creating a penetration testing toolbox he's making 152 dollars an hour on that job and you can see right below that he's been working as a senior cybersecurity professional for this company still in progress and he's made over a $110000 online jobs and again all the other cybersecurity jobs, he's got great reviews on just like some of the other jobs that we just discussed cybersecurity is one of the most important large companies are being attacked all the time and it's evermore increasing as well which makes being a cyber security expert and having those skills really high in demand and it's why it made my list of the top ten high-paying work from home jobs on Upwork in 2020.
The ultimate key to getting high paying work from home freelance jobs in 2020 is to put the work in develop your skill set around whatever job that you're interested in.