What skill in the internet world is the most in-demand?

by 7pizza
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Hi,

I am unemployed English teacher. (lost my job when virus spread).

since I have a lot of time, months, I would like to study a skill that I can offer online as a freelancer, something that is in demand
on the current market, it can be web developer, making video, I am quite confused.

All I know is I am willing to study, put the time and master something that can provide a salary for the future.

What is the internet skill that companies are looking and likely hiring me for?
*To clarify, I am not talking about 7$ an hour data entry skill. I am referring to a skill that has potential and give value to the market

thanks a lot

rob.
#indemand #internet #skill #world
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    Worry about what you can offer and not what might be profitable because you need to focus on your talents and not others talents

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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    7$ an hour
    And you claim to be an English teacher...is this what you teach your students?

    In USD the dollar sign goes in front of the amount...no charge for the English lesson.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marque
    I would say sales. Start with sales, because it's something at your level you can start in various industries.

    You will find what you like and what niche/industry you do best in.

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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    I am pretty sure that you can make money teaching English online.
    Although I have not done this myself, I have heard of others doing
    it and making a comfortable living. I would recommend that you
    Google phrases such as "online teaching jobs" and you are sure
    to find something to get you started.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Originally Posted by 7pizza View Post

    Hi,

    I am unemployed English teacher. (lost my job when virus spread).

    since I have a lot of time, months, I would like to study a skill that I can offer online as a freelancer, something that is in demand
    on the current market, it can be web developer, making video, I am quite confused.

    All I know is I am willing to study, put the time and master something that can provide a salary for the future.

    What is the internet skill that companies are looking and likely hiring me for?
    *To clarify, I am not talking about 7$ an hour data entry skill. I am referring to a skill that has potential and give value to the market

    thanks a lot

    rob.
    Rob,

    BRAND... make videos for your students to continue their education, make work sheets, do YOU. CALL your current students and find out how YOU can help them. BE a human.

    YOU are going to get your job back its that simple. be THAT GUY that gave in this time, and in the long run you will receive more.

    This is NOT about whoa is me, I lost my job what else can I get into... this is about EVERYONE is being effected not just teachers of English. YOU are not alone.

    So again think about the BRAND of you "Rob, the English teacher" and build around that.
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  • Profile picture of the author jjshouse
    Because you are English teacher so you have many options to earn money online .... There are many blog who is offering good contents and pay for this .... If not you can ask online by many freelancer portal for contents writing work.

    You can create youtube channel and upload video related to learn or spoke english tricks. You can simply create video with powerpoint also.

    You can simply google also for "English Content Writer or Essay Writer Job". You can have many options to earn from home.
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  • Profile picture of the author top1marktr
    Hello Rob,

    As you have said that you would like to study a skill, something that could provide a salary for the future, we would like to suggest you that you can learn to build App. By that you can also teach and provide teaching materials for every students all over the world and also you can create an income source for yourself which will work for you every day. Also, now-a-days, people are using apps more and more.
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  • Profile picture of the author bradctebeest
    I have been answering this question a lot.

    I personally have been directing people to be freelancers at this time. Still being able to learn a skill that has potential for growth in providing true value.

    Don't be steered away by the name "freelancer" sounds childish i know. But when your paying bills and eating i don't think its very childish then. There is a wide range of freelancing skill sets so grab one that sounds interesting and start executing.

    best,
    Brad C. TeBeest
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  • Profile picture of the author cheese1688
    Originally Posted by 7pizza View Post

    Hi,

    I am unemployed English teacher. (lost my job when virus spread).

    since I have a lot of time, months, I would like to study a skill that I can offer online as a freelancer, something that is in demand
    on the current market, it can be web developer, making video, I am quite confused.

    All I know is I am willing to study, put the time and master something that can provide a salary for the future.

    What is the internet skill that companies are looking and likely hiring me for?
    *To clarify, I am not talking about 7$ an hour data entry skill. I am referring to a skill that has potential and give value to the market

    thanks a lot

    rob.
    Personally I don't think that only one skill will make you money, you need to develop many skills. For example, you learn a photoshop and now you creating stunning Logos, but in order to make money from creating logos you need to sell the service, so it means that only knowing how to create stunning logos won't make you money.

    You need to create a website for your logo creation service, you need to have a portfolio, you need to drive traffic, you need to have good customer support.

    Do you understand what I mean?

    Better decide what business model interests you the most and work with it, you will learn so many new skills and you will move forward with your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author TobiMDD
    you can offer a translation service because you are a teacher already and this would be easy for you.
    another thing which everyone can do is offering voice overs.
    I did that and earned a good amount of money with that already, you just need a microphone


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    social media marketing would never grow old-fashioned and people always need social media marketers. social media only gets updated and better day by day which requires you to update your knowledge about it. I am a marketer and I'm satisfied.
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  • Profile picture of the author link201
    make sure you know where your strengths are before doing anything else, then check to see how valuable those strengths are in the grand scheme of things
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  • Profile picture of the author Van Tan Truong
    I think become the youtuber is great idea. You have skill for make video, teaching english, online marketing,... so it is all of you need for your job. This time have many student must be learn on the intenet, so it is the change for you. Just think how you can do for more people on the world know your chanel. Just do it!
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    OP, if you are a marketer, the #1 skill you need to have is the ability to SELL

    If you build online businesses to sell, your #1 skill is project management
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  • Profile picture of the author Jelena Grgas
    Hi Rob,

    Sad to hear you lost your job. In these times it is the only thing I hear from people and it really hits me bad.

    luckily for us one thing that will last the longest is the internet. What I keep getting as a question from friends, from people I work with is and they are professors like you are is what to do. How to offer my knowledge to the world and my answer to them was E-learning. You might say oh there are many online courses out there, who would get me. But with proper tool, proper placement, making yourself different than others you can succeed. You can use the power of internet and steer your skill towards it, pack it right and sell it to the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Affiliate marketing its a big industry woth billions and you cannot get fail if you become an expert .But the proces of succeding to make a consistent income to survive it takes a lot of time patience failures etc
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  • Profile picture of the author edv
    If you are willing to study, programming and web development is an highly in demand talent, I suggest learning php, mysql, html, css
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  • We are now in a digital world and social media marketing is skyrocketing right now. I would say that focusing on Social Media marketing is not a bad choice. Businesses are using it and it also pays you well. If you can't decide, you could also try general virtual assistant.

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  • Hi,
    AI and data analytics is the most happening thing right now. Everything in online business is data-driven. So I would suggest you should learn this skill. You don't need any technical knowledge. Even if you are an English teacher, you can learn still learn this skill and make a career in this field.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Doug Ward
    My own thought on this is that if I were trying to decide on what skill to develop I would look at freelancer sites and see whats in demand. Finding a balance between pay rate, demand, and ease of developing the skill would be the key.That is not to say those sites are where you should look for a gig...just a good place to see whats in demand right now..could change in a week of course so don't get too obscure ( I have a ton of certs on outdated PBX systems...mostly worthless these days) To replace lost income you should probably do as others have suggested and use your existing skill set...WHILE you develop new skills. Just my 2 cents...good luck oh , If you want a direct answer: Apache Hadoop
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  • Profile picture of the author Nabne1
    Good writers are a;ways in demand. You can sell on many market places, including here. You'll need to build your reputation up at first, and maybe work for less than you would like, but after many reviews and testimonials you can charge top dollar.
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  • Profile picture of the author ValueWorthy
    Hi Rob, I used to be an English tutor for international kids in my local area.

    Since you are well versed in the English language, you can look into becoming a sales copy writer.

    If you become really good at copy writing, the world is your oyster.

    Businesses will pay top dollar for excellent sales copy b/c it makes them millions.

    Yoshi
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  • I would say traffic generation. This is, and will always continue to be the #1 sought after solution when it comes to online marketing. But are you trying to teach people how to do "internet marketing", or are you looking to go into a small niche for yourself and get easy sales? Are you trying to go the consultant route and teach other business owners how to market their website - when you've never done so yourself?

    I think you're starting off looking at it the wrong way. You should be asking "how can i fill a void in a small niche market that needs a demand?"

    From this, YOU will be the one who will need to learn how to generate traffic. And the #2 skill is the art of copywriting. But that may be over your head for right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leecool
    Hi, since you are an experienced English teacher, why not try to find a job to teacher students online?
    So far as I know, online education is slowly gaining popularity. Due to the effects of the new crown virus, people are more willing to learn at home.
    BTW, if you can not find company focus on online education, maybe you can use youtube to start your own English teaching career.
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    Online engagements can be boring if you do not have a passion for a particular field. You have mentioned that you are not interested in the $7 data entry tasks. so my question to you is what does your spirit want to do? I mean which is this thing that you feel passionate about? once we have this info then we can try to help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ettienne
    Originally Posted by 7pizza View Post

    Hi,

    I am unemployed English teacher. (lost my job when virus spread).

    since I have a lot of time, months, I would like to study a skill that I can offer online as a freelancer, something that is in demand
    on the current market, it can be web developer, making video, I am quite confused.

    All I know is I am willing to study, put the time and master something that can provide a salary for the future.

    What is the internet skill that companies are looking and likely hiring me for?
    *To clarify, I am not talking about 7$ an hour data entry skill. I am referring to a skill that has potential and give value to the market

    thanks a lot

    rob.
    Copywriting - Lots of competition, although 99% of copywriters don't know what they're doing so if you can land a client or two with sales numbers and good reviews, you're set.
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  • hey! you mentioned you're an english teacher. ESL teachers are needed right now. try looking for ESL teaching jobs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin smith
    NoSQL and cloud skills, data visualization is one of the most in demand IoT skills for data driven roles specializing are in most demand..
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Daley
    Not sure if this has been covered but what about making an English course and throwing it up on Udemy? I'm pretty sure it's free to host it there and then run traffic from Facebook to the course. Could be a good way to capitalise.
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  • Hi Rob,

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your teaching job to this virus outbreak.

    I agree with most of them here that you do have a skill (that's teaching English) and use that skill and tweak it a little and leverage on today's technology and continue what you are already doing best. I have been taking my French lesson via Skype and it has been working well thus far unless there is a Wifi connection issue on my teacher's side (she stays in Mauritius).

    Unless you are feeling kinda getting jaded with your teaching job, which means this is an opportunity to try something different and new. If so and you are keen to doing something relating to Internet Marketing, you may want to connect with me and I can share further.

    All the best in whatever you choose to do.
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  • Study NLP and copywriting. That's if you want a work from home job, but if you want an online business, then you can create and English course and sell it for about $10 to $15 per course or a copywriting course which you can sell for slightly more at $15 to $20 and sell on a website called ===>> udemy.com

    Once you know how to set up a sales funnel online, then you can build your own website, to sell higher value courses from your own website.
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    Rob,

    The ONLY person that can answer that question is the MAN in the mirror.

    Let me explain...

    When it comes to IM < I love doing SEO, I mean I LOVE IT! From spying on competitors, reverse engineering competitors, keyword research, learning and mastering IMATs, crafting LSI content, crafting IBIs, obfuscating IBIs, crafting stealth PBNs, etc., etc.

    BUT!

    I HATE writing web content!

    I HATE doing graphical artwork!

    I can craft great videos using After Effects, Adobe Premier, Filmora 9, Camtasia, But I DON'T LOVE DOING IT!

    In terms of IM, my passion is the techy stuff!

    That stated, you need to perform a Self-Assessment to help determine where your best fit would be in the online atmosphere.

    Here's your SAT Self-Assessment Test:
    • What technical skills do you have?
    • What about soft skills?
    • What are your interests?
    • What are you naturally good/great at?
    • What things would you do and enjoy, even if you were not getting paid?
    • What type of jobs/careers would you reject even if the pay was GREAT?
    • What type of personality would you describe yourself to be?
    • What are your primary values in life?
    • *What type of person are you? The career type? Job type? CEO type, Entrepreneurial type? Pioneer type? Worker bee type? Self-motivated type? Follower type? Leader type? Risk taker type?
    That SAT will help you determine your best IM fit?

    One reason many people fail online or take years and years and years to make it - is because they never assessed themselves to determine what they would succeed at.

    I know people who tried their hands at providing graphic design work BUT THEY SUCKED! Consequently, they struggled even though they offered their services on forums, freelance websites, paid for ads and paid for SEO. They never hit it big becasue their designs were and are mediocre.

    I want to STRESS... find where your skills, gifts, talents and abilities are, hone them, perfect them and STAY IN YOUR LANE!

    *Choose more than 1 if you need to.

    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author getmoney015
    Lots of people are looking for funnels, websites theres even plenty of companies that would pay you as an affiliate to sell their products, amazon is a great way and people purchase stuff all the time, you can become an amazon affiliate and whenever you hear someone is going to order something recommend them a product and tell them to purchase through your link that you can email or text them..could be friends and family that you can do this with..

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  • Profile picture of the author Jmrunnals
    If you are looking to attract the attention of prospective buyers for your products and services, you can start off with digital promotions. You can market your offerings on blogs and social media platforms. Email Marketing, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) are other forms of digital promotions that will promise you good results.
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  • Profile picture of the author evertdaygadget
    What is the internet skill that companies are looking and likely hiring me for?

    ans: There are many high demand skill such as web design,graphics design,SEO ranking,web developer etc each of these skill are very valuable.I prefer to choose any of these.
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  • Profile picture of the author impellium
    Hi Rob,

    As an English teacher I would highly suggest copywriting as a great way to secure your future and answer "the most in demand skill on the internet" question. With your background you cannot go wrong, it's all about selling in print and you are more than 90% there with your writing ability. Might I suggest you visit https://www.awai.com/. I am not an affiliate in any way, I was recommended them and the training there really is world class.

    Hope this helps
    William
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