In this guide, I’ve compiled the top 7 freelancing niches I found highly profitable based on my experience working as a business owner and freelancer myself, hiring hundreds of freelance developers for my company, and teaching thousands of freelancing students through our books and courses.
Each niche is presented with a video where I show you how to make money in this particular niche. This guide is not meant to be watched from the first to the last video.
Instead, feel free to check out the table of contents and choose the niche video that interests you most:
Niche 1: Dashboard Apps
$30 to $185 per Hour Creating Dashboard Apps on Upwork
Niche 2: Tableau
$100/h+ Tableau Freelancers on Upwork
Tableau Revisited – Data Viz Gigs That Pay $400
Niche 3 – Streamlit
Bar Charts — Learning Streamlit with Bar Charts
Niche 4 – Cryptolancer
A Quick Cryptolancer Market Overview on Upwork
This Crypto Gig on Upwork Shows How to Scale as a Freelance Coder
Niche 5 – Financial Python
Financial Python Coders: $70 to $125 per Hour on Upwork
$400/day as a trading bot developer on Upwork
Niche 6 – Solidity and Smart Contracts
10 Solidity Freelancers Making $60/h on Upwork
Smart Contract Developers Make $120,000 per Year on Upwork
This Niche Continues to Make $100/h for Freelance Devs on Upwork
Niche 7 – General Python
$70/h as a Python Coder on Upwork
10 Python Freelancers on Upwork Making $60/h and More … to Len
Niche 8 – Data Science
Simple Data Science Freelancer on Upwork ($60/h)
Becoming a NumPy & Pandas Data Science Freelancer on Upwork
When to Start Freelancing? $5/hr to $250/hr as a DATA SCIENTIST on Upwork
$85 per Hour as an Upwork Data Scientist to Crunch Customer Data
Niche 9 – Spark and Graph Analytics
Freelance Apache Spark Developer
Niche – GraphX (Spark) Freelancer on Upwork
Neo4j and GraphDB freelance coders make $65/h on Upwork
Niche 10 – Writing Technical and Crypto Content
WWW: Writing Web3 Whitepapers as a Cryptolancer
Upwork for Introverts – Writing Crypto Whitepapers for $100+ per Hour
Niche 11 – Machine Learning
$70/h as a TensorFlow Deep Learning Engineer on Upwork
Are TensorFlow and OpenCV still Six-Figure Opportunities on Upwork?
From Keras to $65/h+ on Upwork
Niche 12 – Web3
The Web3 Transformation on Upwork
Niche 13 – Web Developer
$120/h on Upwork as a Backend Web Developer
Niche 14 – Creating Decentralized Apps (dApps)
Can dApp Developer make $100/h on Upwork?
Niche 15 – Web Scraping
How Rüdiger Makes $157/h as a Web Scraping Expert on Upwork!
$200/h Web Scraping LinkedIn as a Pro [Upwork Gig]
Where to Go From Here?
Enough theory. Let’s get some practice!
Coders get paid six figures and more because they can solve problems more effectively using machine intelligence and automation.
To become more successful in coding, solve more real problems for real people. That’s how you polish the skills you really need in practice. After all, what’s the use of learning theory that nobody ever needs?
You build high-value coding skills by working on practical coding projects!
Do you want to stop learning with toy projects and focus on practical code projects that earn you money and solve real problems for people?
🚀 If your answer is YES!, consider becoming a Python freelance developer! It’s the best way of approaching the task of improving your Python skills—even if you are a complete beginner.
If you just want to learn about the freelancing opportunity, feel free to watch my free webinar “How to Build Your High-Income Skill Python” and learn how I grew my coding business online and how you can, too—from the comfort of your own home.
While working as a researcher in distributed systems, Dr. Christian Mayer found his love for teaching computer science students.
To help students reach higher levels of Python success, he founded the programming education website Finxter.com that has taught exponential skills to millions of coders worldwide. He’s the author of the best-selling programming books Python One-Liners (NoStarch 2020), The Art of Clean Code (NoStarch 2022), and The Book of Dash (NoStarch 2022). Chris also coauthored the Coffee Break Python series of self-published books. He’s a computer science enthusiast, freelancer, and owner of one of the top 10 largest Python blogs worldwide.
His passions are writing, reading, and coding. But his greatest passion is to serve aspiring coders through Finxter and help them to boost their skills. You can join his free email academy here.