150 Types of Freelance Jobs

Browse through this list of potential freelance fields to find out what kind of freelance career might be right for you!

  1. Accounting (CPA)
  2. Administrative Assistance
  3. Advertising – Design
  4. Advertising – Other
  5. Advertising – Sales
  6. Advertising Consultant
  7. Animation
  8. Architecture
  9. Audio Production
  10. Bookkeeping
  11. Bulk Mailings
  12. Bumper Sticker Design
  13. Business / Venture Funding
  14. Business Planning
  15. Business Writing – Brochures / Newsletters
  16. Business Writing – Complaint Letters
  17. Business Writing – Grants
  18. Business Writing – News Articles
  19. Business Writing – Other
  20. Business Writing – Proposals
  21. Business Writing – Resumes
  22. Business Writing – White Papers
  23. CAD
  24. Career Counseling
  25. Catering
  26. Computer Networking
  27. Computer Programming
  28. Computer Technician
  29. Computer Training
  30. Copywriting
  31. Creative Writing – Children’s Books
  32. Creative Writing – Magazine Articles
  33. Creative Writing – Novels
  34. Creative Writing – Other
  35. Creative Writing – Playwriting
  36. Creative Writing – Poetry
  37. Creative Writing – Screenwriting
  38. Creative Writing – Short Stories
  39. Customer Service
  40. Data Entry
  41. Desktop Publishing
  42. Dog Training
  43. Dog Walking
  44. Drawing – Caricatures
  45. Drawing – Other
  46. E-commerce
  47. Editing
  48. Employee Recruitment – Employment Agency
  49. Engineering – Civil
  50. Engineering – Electrical
  51. Engineering – Mechanical
  52. Engineering – Other
  53. Environmental Consulting
  54. Event Planning
  55. Event Promotion
  56. Fact-Checking
  57. Fashion Design
  58. Financial Planning
  59. Fine Arts – Other
  60. Fine Arts – Painting
  61. Fine Arts – Sculpture
  62. Fitness Consultant / Personal Trainer
  63. Graphic Design
  64. Home Cleaning
  65. Home Maintenance
  66. Horse Training
  67. House Painter
  68. Illustration – Cartoons/Comic Strips
  69. Illustration – Children’s Books
  70. Illustration – Greeting Cards
  71. Illustration – Other
  72. Image Management
  73. Interior Design
  74. International Business Consulting
  75. Internet / Web Marketing
  76. Investment Management
  77. Landscape Design
  78. Landscaping / Gardening
  79. Law – Business
  80. Law – Criminal
  81. Law – Family
  82. Law – Other
  83. Law – Taxes
  84. Management Consulting
  85. Marketing Consultant
  86. Mechanic
  87. Medical Transcription
  88. Medicine – General Consulting
  89. Medicine – Holistic
  90. Medicine – Mental Health Consulting
  91. Medicine – Other
  92. Medicine – Physical Therapy
  93. Modeling
  94. Mystery Shopping
  95. Nutritionist
  96. Mural Paintings
  97. Paralegal
  98. Performance – Acting
  99. Performance – Musical Instruments
  100. Performance – Other
  101. Performance – Singing
  102. Personal Assistant
  103. Personal Chef
  104. Personal Shopper
  105. Pet Grooming
  106. Photography – Fashion
  107. Photography – Nature
  108. Photography – Other
  109. Photography – Photojournalism
  110. Photography – Portraits
  111. Photography – Travel
  112. Photography – Weddings
  113. PowerPoint Presentation Design
  114. Project Management
  115. Proofreader
  116. Public Relations Consultant
  117. Public Speaking
  118. Publishing
  119. Real Estate
  120. Research – Customer Satisfaction
  121. Research – Family History / Genealogy
  122. Research – Mailing List Development
  123. Research – Market
  124. Research – Other
  125. Sales
  126. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist
  127. Skills Training – Leadership / Management
  128. Skills Training – Public Speaking
  129. Skills Training – Stress Management
  130. Skills Training – Time Management
  131. Tax Planning
  132. Technical Writing – Educational Texts
  133. Technical Writing – Other
  134. Tee Shirt Design
  135. Telemarketing
  136. Translation – Print
  137. Translation – Vocal
  138. Travel Planning / Travel Agent
  139. Tutoring
  140. Typing
  141. Video Production – Commercials
  142. Video Production – Independent Films
  143. Video Production – Music Videos
  144. Video Production – Other
  145. Video Production – Public Service Announcements
  146. Video Production – Weddings
  147. Virtual Assistant
  148. Voice Talents
  149. Web Design
  150. Web Programming

Can you think of other examples of freelance job opportunities? Share your ideas in the comments below.

This list was originally featured on March 11, 2007.

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  10. I read an article about how to live right. It said to quit your day job and become a freelancer. With no job at all I took his advice and decided to freelance writing children’s books. I feel better now and will re-enroll in a course to learn the craft. It might take some time to complete but you made my day. Thank-you.

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