8 High-Income Skills You Can Teach Yourself In Your Spare Time.


8 High-Income Skills You Can Teach Yourself In Your Spare Time

There are many skills you can possess that will increase the likelihood of making more money. The more skills you develop and the stronger these skills are, the more value you can bring to companies when looking for jobs.


The best part is that you don’t need a significant amount of education in order to acquire these skills. You can start acquiring these skills now so that you can demand a six-figure income.

In this article, we are going to be talking about these high-income skills and what you can do to start learning and developing them immediately.

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1. Video Editing

As the world goes digital, video editing is a skill that is going to only benefit you. There are many freelancers out there who are making a full-time living from editing videos. As companies move to focus more of their attention on online media, the need for video editors is only going to increase.

According to ZipRecruiter, a video editor can make an average of $47,000 per year. While this might not seem like a lot, you also have to remember that this is a skill anyone can learn without a degree. If you are good enough, you can take your skills to Upwork or Fiverr where you can make much more money — anywhere between $50-$150 per hour depending on how good you are and the projects you’ve completed in the past.

How do you learn how to edit videos? You can honestly go on YouTube and watch thousands of different videos from highly-skilled editors who are willing to teach you their tricks. Additionally, you can take courses on SkillShare. All you need is a video editing software such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, or even AfterEffects.

2. Digital Marketing

Digital marketing plays such a huge role in the success of a business. It used to be a job that businesses gave their interns, but it has become a full position due to the importance of it. If a business does not market itself, it’s likely not going to succeed. Companies throw a lot of money at digital marketing — usually around 60–70% of their overall ad budget. As they are spending so much money towards digital ads, they are going to pay top-dollar to individuals who can create strong and engaging digital ads.

There are many focus areas to digital marketing. You can get into social media marketing, email marketing, SEO marketing, content marketing, etc.

If you want to learn how to market effectively, it’s going to take more than just being able to tweet all day. You will need to learn how to create engaging ads that are going to draw consumers towards the product or service you are marketing. If you are wanting to further your skills, you can find helpful information on SkillShare and YouTube. Also, do yourself a favor and get comfortable with an image editing software such as Canva or Photoshop to create engaging ads.

3. Content Creation

If you are somebody who loves to be creative and doesn’t really care about what others think, content creation might be a good path to explore. There are many things you can do when it comes to content creation, such as: YouTube, Twitch, or even being an Instagram and Tiktok influencer. There are many out there who are making hundreds of thousands of dollars from using their creative juices.

How does this work? Essentially, you create something you’re passionate about in the form of a media, audio, or visual format. Then, you upload what you created for the entire world to see. If people like you, they might follow or subscribe to you. Once you grow a large following, you can start making money on ad revenue or sponsorships from various companies.

When it comes to content creation, literally anybody can do it. You don’t need a degree to start a YouTube channel or a Medium account. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want, and there is so much potential to make some serious money in the long run.

To get started, you can try one of the following platforms to create content:

A YouTube channel
Personal Blog

4. Project Management

Not going to lie, this title can mean a lot of things. Project managers do a wide array of jobs from construction, designing new roads, or management. Really, it’s leading a team of individuals in any professional project. In order to show strong project management skills, you need to be highly organized, have good management skills, be time-sensitive of deadlines, and have strong people skills as you are going to be leading a group of people.

If you are wanting to further your project management skills, there are many courses you can take. It might even be beneficial to invest in a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification, which will definitely increase your chances of securing a high-paying job.

5. Copywriting

If you are somebody who loves writing and wants to write for a living, copywriting might be a skill you already possess and can make great money with.

A copywriter is somebody who is going to write engaging content for advertising and marketing agencies. They provide customers and consumers with short, to the point, and engaging content that will draw others into buying a product or service.

According to ZipRecruiter, the average salary for a copywriter is $59,084 per year. Similar to a video editor, this is another skill that you can make far more money with by offering your services on platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr, where you can make over $100 per hour.

6. Sales

Selling goods and services is a skill that has been around for thousands of years. Back in the day, people would go knocking on doors trying to get others to buy a product or service. It takes a lot of persuasive skills and often isn’t going to be the sexiest career option. Still, though, it is a skill that can make a lot of money.

Developing your sales skills isn’t going to come by sitting in a classroom for four years. It’s going to come from taking action and getting your feet wet. Not to get into religious beliefs, but Mormons tend to have great sales abilities. Think about it, out of high school, they go on a two-year mission where they knock on doors as they inform others of the Mormon religion. Can you imagine how many times they’ve had the door closed on their face?

When they are done with their mission, they have become so used to being rejected and have gained skills on how to persuade others where they can sell nearly anything at a high level. If you can sell something at a high level, companies are willing to pay you insanely large commissions depending on how much you sell.

All in all, it’s takes a lot of skill to be great at sales. You have to be knowledgeable on the product you are selling, you have to be persuasive, and you have to know how to close a deal. If you can do that, you’ll be golden.

7. Finance and Investing

I still can’t believe our education system doesn’t include classes on how to manage and invest your money as it’s such an important skill to possess. If you can manage your money, you’re going to be so much better off.

There are so many people out there who work incredibly hard for their money but have little to show for it once they retire. Why? Because they were never taught what to do with their money.

The good news is that no matter how old you are, there’s still time to teach yourself how to manage your money and where to invest it. It is a skill that anybody can learn no matter how old they are or how much money they actually have. The hardest part is just getting started.

If you are wanting to expand your finance and investing skills, YouTube is a great place to start. There are so many videos on YouTube that will teach you the basics of money management and investing, and a lot of the information is coming from individuals who live and breathe what they preach. Otherwise, as it’s my favorite teaching platform, Skillshare has many classes taught by quality instructors on how to manage your money and where to put it.

Trust me, teaching yourself the basics of finance and what to do with your money is a skill you are going to want to learn. It will definitely pay off in the long run.

8. Coding

Coding is still such a valuable skill, and it’s going to be for a long time. Developers are in high demand, especially as companies transition to a remote structure and tech companies continue to boom. What’s even better is that you don’t need a computer science degree in order to be a developer. You can teach yourself and start applying these skills on your own.

When it comes to coding, there are many places you can go to teach yourself. There is Udemy, Skillshare, Codecademy, and FreeCodeCamp just to name a few. If you are somebody who likes working behind a computer and engineering websites, this is a skill you will want to learn.
There you have it… 8 skills that can help you make a lot more money. If you did enjoy or think I’m leaving anything out, please let me know kindly in the comments.


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