Every day, the world continues to demand for skilled people. Acquiring lucrative skills can set you apart from the rest of your competitors in any business. It is such an advantage especially if you’re venturing into a new career path (profession).
Interestingly, not many companies consider degrees anymore, this is not to say that academic qualifications are not important but rather, employers are keener on what’s profitable you’re bringing to the table, otherwise known as Sabificate. In essence, they are after skilled persons with or without degrees and are ready to recruit and pay them salaries or pay for their services on contract basis.
Acquiring a new skill set can be very rewarding as well as tasking. Also, the beautiful thing about it all is that “no knowledge gained is a waste“. So, even if you’re not using it for work purposes immediately, somehow, somewhere, someday, the knowledge you’ve acquired will come in handy.
In this article, we’re going to look at the top 10 Skills which are in demand that you can learn this year to make you millions if not Billions of hard currencies (once you’re willing to put in the work required). So, here goes the much awaited…
List of in-demand High income skills to learn
- Crypto Trading
- Email Marketing
- Affiliate Marketing.
- Web Design
- Graphics Design
- Video Editing
- Mobile App Development
- Digital Marketing
- Cloud Computing.
So, let’s look at them one after the other.
1. Cryptocurrency Trading
Since there are restrictions to crypto trading in Nigeria, a lot of entrepreneurs are making money leveraging this gold mine. Contrary to popular opinion that considered investments into crypto trading a scam, when you properly learn the skills, it is one of the fastest ways to making legit money online in the world of today.
However, if you do not want to go through the rigorous process of learning the art of trading online as a beginner, you can buy some of these coins and keep them for one year or more. By the time you’re ready to sell them, the cost of the coins would have appreciated and you will end up getting 10 times of the money invested and free of hassle too. How much more when you learn the skill of trading these coins as the market prices fluctuates daily?
Asides this approach, there are other various opportunities which come with crypto trading, one of which is Blockchain technology and an avenue to get paid thousands of dollars should you land a job in this area.
Some of the online platforms offering comprehensive courses on Crypto trading you can learn from right now include the following:
All you need do is to search for crypto trading and choose the niche you’re most comfortable with.
2. Email Marketing Skills
Email Marketing is one niche that many people do not focus on but it is fetching a lot of people good money. Email marketing entails selling products and services to subscribers on a mailing list. If you know your onions well enough and you hit big brands, you can make as much cash as possible to make you comfortable without having to struggle for a 9-5 ever again. Platforms such as Shaw Academy, Learnali and a host of others offer this course at an affordable rate where you can learn as much as you want at your own pace and get awarded a certificate at the end of the day.
3. Affiliate Marketing
If you have an affiliate marketer on your WhatsApp contact list, you would notice they’re always particularly excited about Fridays. Guess why? That’s a payday, a day where they get credited with commissions for other people’s products and services that they have successfully sold and that’s pretty much what affiliate marketing is all about. So, even if you don’t have a product of your own, you can master the skill of helping others sell theirs. Therefore, if you want to make serious money this year, you should consider venturing into affiliate marketing after you have learnt this skill using learning platforms such as Udemy and/or Coursera.
After you must have learned everything there is to grab, popular platforms to register as an affiliate marketer include but not limited to 72IG, Expertainaire and Clickbank.
4. Copywriting skills
This niche keeps growing by the day as more and more people are beginning to see the gainful employment opportunities present in this skill. And if we must be true to ourselves, writing copies that’ll convert to sales is pretty much hard work and it requires all the dedication it can get. You can learn how to write emotional, moveable, touching and persuading contents on any learning platform that you can think of, some of which we have looked at previously.
5. Web Design and App Development
You have probably heard that tech guys are making a lot of money and you don’t know where to start from, web design is a great way to start. Interestingly, most online classes and private tutors have found a way to make it easy even if you don’t know how to code or have no prior experience / knowledge of programming. Some of the platforms you can learn the art include the following:
On the other hand, Mobile App Development is one of the skills you can learn that can fetch you the quick money that you desire. Think about all the mobile apps you know and how much revenue they’ve been able to generate over the years, starting with social media apps to business apps. You too can start yours. One beautiful thing about learning this skill is, it can be done on your mobile phone. You don’t necessarily need a laptop. Some of the places you can start learning include Skillshare, Udemy, Coursera and Shaw Academy.
So, it is up to you to take the bull by the horns and get all that you can from the Tech space.
6. Graphics Design
Although very similar to web design, graphics design appears to be a lot more flexible since it is a visual content using pictures and typography to make ends meet. There are different types of graphic design to learn which are UI, UX design. And because there are so many people crowding this space already, you need to be grounded, hence, the need to master this skill as much as possible especially if you want to make money from it. There are many platforms where you can start from. If you ever get confused, you can refer to the ones previously mentioned.
7. Video Editing
There is a rising need for video editors as more content creators make use of more videos to explain events and happenings. Asides that, the film industry has continued to expand, hence the need for as many editors to fill up this mouthwatering space as possible. But how does the space get filled when there are no skilled people to occupy it?. If this is a niche that excites you and you’re ready to make money from it, here is a list of platforms courses you can begin learning it with:
American graphics institute
Inside the edit
8. Search Engine Optimization
It is no longer news that people are using search engines daily to find resources on the world wide web that is of interest to them. As a result, there have been this increased competition for who tops the page for each query. Therefore, the need for Search Engine Optimization arose and have become a multi-million worth of skill should you learn the craft in it.
The work of an SEO specialist or expert is to make web pages of a client to be worthy to be considered relevant and rewarded with higher ranking by major search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, Duckduckgo, Yandex and others.
He or she does that by optimizing different sections of a website like it’s meta titles and descriptions, contents writing, internal links, use of structured data and Schema.org markups, text formatting, keywords research, backlink attraction and many more. In fact, a qualified SEO expert is a mini coder. These and a few more arr the major things to learn to be on your way to real money in this year. Don’t miss out, use any web-based online course to learn SEO.
9. Digital Marketing
The world has gone digital and will continue to advance in this regard and because of that, there’s a need to keep up with the trend and innovate even more. Else, an individual or corporate body might soon go out of business. Digital marketing includes using every digital tool conceivable to market products and services.
My one recommendation to you as you read this is to learn from advertisement agencies. I mean, where would you rather learn than from agencies or brands that are grounded in it.
10. Cloud computing
If you’ve heard about Google Cloud before now, then you most probably know what cloud computing is about. Many people think it is a hard skill to acquire which is why it is a fertile ground, an area that not many people have explored already. You see, if only you’re willing to dedicate the time and resources to learn this skill, I promise you, there’s a lot of money waiting for you make.
Bonus Skill 1: Social Media Marketing
The world is indeed advancing. This have affected how we relate and communicate with friends and families, acquaintances, well-wishers, fans and lots more. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tiktok are adequately living up to their responsibilities of connecting the dots and these can be efficiently explored with the help of a Social Media Marketer who deals on planning, posting, scheduling contents so as to increase the awareness of a given brand. It doesn’t end there as their work extend to organizing events and other meetings to reach out to the fanbase and get feedback from them.
Bonus Skill 2: Search Engine Marketing
This is a digital skill aimed at promoting goods and services especially e-commerce products on the paid advert listings of search engines like Google Inc.
This is done by leveraging Google Ads, formerly AdWords to bid for keywords targeted at searchers, then convert them to leads and finally sell to them.
Many companies are hunting for individuals who possess these kind of skills and are always willing to pay for their services.
Explore as many platforms as you can, you can do this and even more in this promising year.
In conclusion, grab as many free courses as you can and as you advance, pay the price to learn even if it’s going to cost a lot because the truth is, it’s going to be worth it at the end of the day.
And now that you have all this information, tell me, what’s your excuse for not making money this year would be?