High-Paying Jobs To

Kickstart Freelance Career

in 2023

In January 2022, when we were all still living in a world without war, and even without ChatGPT, we made a post with a list of High-Paying Jobs To Kickstart Freelance Career in 2022.

So much has changed since then, that we believe an update is required. Some of those jobs are not relevant, some became even more hot and others became more accessible thanks to free course opportunities that Ukrainians have.

So, here are High-Paying Jobs To Kickstart Freelance Career in 2023:

1. Prompt engineer

What it is: A prompt engineer’s role entails developing and refining AI-generated text for improved responses. Such prompts help fine-tune an ML algorithm for specific use.

Courses: You can start with a free course from DeepLearning.AI, or $19 Udemy bootcamp, but there are also plenty of more substantial courses if you really decide to pursue this job.

Estimate salary: Bloomberg says the average prompt engineering salary ranges from $175,000 to $335,000 per year. There are also 800+ open job posts on Upwork for this skill.

2. Data analyst

What it is: Data analysts gather, study, and interpret data to transform it into valuable business insights. It is used to improve business operations and foster data-driven decision-making.

Courses: There are plenty of online courses. We suggest to check out Coursera – they have Data Analyst courses from Google, IBM, and John Hopkins University.

Estimate salary: $50k–120k per year according to Indeed. Average rate on Upwork is $20–$50/hr.

3. Data scientist

What it is: A data scientist is a more advanced role than a data analyst. They have a more in-depth knowledge of machine learning algorithms, predictive modeling, and programming languages to create new ways of capturing and analyzing data.

Courses: For example, Harvard has 40 courses on Data Science, many of which are free.

Estimate salary: $92k–190k per year according to Indeed. Average rate on Upwork is $25–$50/hr.

4. Chat-bot developer

What it is: A chatbot developer is a person who develops applications that automate communication and customer services.

Courses: You can start with no coding skills using Dialogflow, Luis, or other platforms with a visual builder that simplify chatbot building. For more complex solutions, you’ll need to explore programming languages.

Estimate salary: The average salary for a Chatbot Developer is $75121 per year in US according to Glassdoor. Upwork found 600+ open job posts.

We’ll tell about AI/ML engineer, Low/No-code Developer, Cybersecurity analyst, and DevOps Engineer, so stay tuned!

More Articles

The Future of Freelance: 3 Main Trends

We will talk about 3 main future trends in freelance!

International Safer Internet Day: Tips for Freelancers

In this article we will tell about the most important measures for the safety of a freelancer on the Internet and provide practical recommendations.

Soft Skills in Freelance: How to Stand Out from the Competitors

In this article we tell about how to stand out among competitors and build a successful freelancing career!

TOP 8 AI Tools for Freelancers In 2024

Find out about top AI tools that will help to make your work easier, more efficient and to save your time!

Everything about freelance for beginners and how to start on Upwork

In this post, we collected answers to all the questions about freelancing for beginners with a list of useful articles on Upwork at the end!

How To Optimize Your Upwork Profile: Key Steps and Useful Tips

Read today's post about optimizing your Upwork profile. It will be useful for both beginners and experienced freelancers

The Difference Between Remote & Distributed Teams: Pros and Cons

Remote and distributed teams may appear synonymous. But it’s important to understand the difference if you want to choose the right for you!

Upwork Uplook 2023: New Features and Launches This Year

Did you already see Upwork Uplook 2023? Read are the most interesting updates from the last year in our post!

Autumn 2023 Recap: Etcetera Highlights!

Another season flew by, and Etcetera's team gathered traditionally to discuss our results and plans! Read more in the post!

8 Rules How To Write Cover Letter on Upwork

Are you sending out proposal after proposal with very low response rate? Check if you are following these easy tips in Cover Letter on Upwork

7 Challenges in Managing Remote Teams And How To Solve Them

Managing remote teams is complex. Here are the 7 main challenges you may encounter and pro tips from Etcetera PM Elen 11 years of experience.

Health Insurance for Digital Nomads [Comparison of 8 Providers]

We’ve compared health insurance for digital nomads, so you can evaluate costs, features, benefits and choose the right coverage for you!