Upwork Listed Cryptocurrency Affiliated Gigs as the Highest Paying for Freelancers

By Alo Kingsley   Aug 24, 2019 2 Min Read

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The Chief economist in one of the biggest freelance platforms Adam Ozimek has said that there has been an increase in the demand for freelancers with some tech-savviness.

It was reported that there has been a tremendously growing need for workers who are tech-savvy or have one form of tech skill or another; most employment providers have also been looking for individuals with a background or knowledge in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

BTC statistics put up by Upwork

Going by the growing attention towards blockchain and cryptocurrencies on the fin-tech space, it is therefore not surprising to see that executives of tech companies and startups are on the lookout for persons with the slightest familiarity/ understanding with the operations of Blockchain.

Furthermore, the need for people with some orientation in this technology serves as a solid pointer to the fact that it is gaining sufficient relevance, hence the increase in jobs that have a cryptocurrency affiliation.

Upwork has been seen to have gained some reputation with the average earnings freelancers being fair. In a previous blog post made by Upwork, approximately 73% of their customers say they have since begun earning more as freelancers then they did through full-time jobs.

The chart below highlights the highest paying skills in Upwork.

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Source: znet.com

Adam Ozimek said:

" This data illustrates that work of a very high skilled nature is being done by professionals on Upwork. Highly-paid skills aren’t just anecdotes or limited to one field. They range from law to marketing to finance to high tech, and a significant percentage of U.S. freelancers earn quite high hourly wages on the platform."

 

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About the author

Alo Kingsley
A blockchain/cryptocurrency enthusiast and writer with immense interest in the decentralized power inherent in cryptocurrencies and the growth of the disruptive innovation of blockchain in, Africa.




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