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3 Work-From-Home Jobs That Pay Hundreds Of Dollars Per Project

More Americans are experimenting with freelancing, either as a side hustle or a full-time career.
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Cover Image Source: Pexels | Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

Whether as a side hustle or a full-time career, freelancing offers numerous opportunities that leverage your skills and earn you a substantial income from the comfort of your home. According to recent research conducted by Upwork, the number of professionals freelancing in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2023, with 64 million people, constituting 38% of the U.S. workforce, engaging in freelance work. This surge is attributed to various factors, including businesses increasingly relying on freelancers to streamline operations and reduce overhead costs.

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One platform at the forefront of this revolution is Fiverr, which has observed dynamic shifts in the types of services in demand. Yoav Hornung, head of verticals and innovation at Fiverr, notes that businesses are continually seeking specialized skills to adapt to emerging technologies and consumer preferences. "Businesses are increasingly relying on freelancers to save on headcount and real estate expenses," he said.

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Video games | Pexels | Photo by Alexander Kovalev

One of the most popular freelance jobs is video editing, with two particular niches experiencing significant demand: AI video editing and social media video editing. AI video editing, which utilises artificial intelligence to enhance various elements of video production, has particularly witnessed a remarkable surge.

Freelancers proficient in this domain can command substantial fees, with projects typically starting at $100. Similarly, the rise of short-form content on platforms like Reels, Shorts, and TikTok has created a need for skilled video editors capable of crafting engaging content tailored to these platforms.

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Representative Image | Pexels | Photo by Photo by Ivan Samkov

Furthermore, with the increasing importance of maintaining a strong online presence, social media management and content creation have become vital for businesses seeking to connect with their audience. Projects in this domain typically start at $150, reflecting the value placed on effective social media marketing strategies. 

"One skill that will be 'especially valuable' for freelance social media managers to possess in 2024 is the ability to create content that feels 'authentic and genuine' for clients as more consumers demand authenticity and transparency from the brands they support," Hornung added.

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Mobile app development | Pexels

According to, people recorded nearly 77 billion mobile app downloads during the first half of 2023, up 3% from 2022, making mobile app development a lucrative field. Searches for "app development" on Fiverr have demonstrated a steady rise since the beginning of 2023.

A growing number of brands are embracing mobile-first approaches in response to consumers' increasing inclination to engage with businesses via their phones rather than computers or physical visits. Therefore, freelancers proficient in mobile app development can expect to earn substantial fees, with projects starting at a minimum of $500.

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Photo by Nappy | Pexels

While technical proficiency is essential in these freelance roles, soft skills and endorsements play a huge role in establishing credibility and trust with clients. According to Hornung, successful freelancers distinguish themselves by demonstrating strong communication, organization, and reliability. Moreover, building a reputation for delivering high-quality work and fostering positive client relationships is paramount to thriving as a freelance professional.