Top Online Jobs for Freelancers Revealed

A new report from reveals the top online jobs for freelance workers based on findings from an analysis of over a quarter million jobs completed during the third quarter of 2012 on the site.

Key Findings for Top Online Jobs for Freelancers

  • Android developer jobs saw significant growth at 16%, primarily due to the success of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean release.
  • Apple jobs suffered during the third quarter of 2012. As Apple developers waited for the release of iOS6 in September, growth of iPhone jobs dwindled to just 8%, which is significantly lower than the 30% increase seen during the second quarter of 2012.
  • HTML5, jQuery, and PHP jobs all experienced double-digit growth as businesses looked to increase their mobile offerings.
  • eBay jobs made a surprising comeback and grew by 41%, thanks to the company’s release of new designs and features to strengthen its position in both social and mobile channels.
  • Facebook jobs saw 11% growth, which is a big change from the 14% drop in Facebook jobs experienced during the second quarter or 2012 following the company’s poor IPO.
  • Social networking jobs grew 15% overall after stagnating at just 1% growth during the second quarter of 2012.
  • Copy typing and jobs requiring translation of paper documents to electronic jumped by 145% during the third quarter of 2012.

More Statistics for Top Online Jobs for Freelancers

  • Internet marketing jobs were up 12%.
  • SEO jobs were up 12%.
  • Link building jobs were up 8%.
  • WordPress jobs were up 27%.
  • Proofreading jobs were up 26%.
  • User interface / IA jobs were up 23%.
  • Graphic design jobs were up 21%.
  • Logo design jobs were up 21%.

Susan Gunelius

Susan Gunelius is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Women on Business. She is a 20-year veteran of the marketing field and has authored ten books about marketing, branding, and social media, including the highly popular 30-Minute Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing for Dummies, Blogging All-in-One for Dummies and Kick-ass Copywriting in 10 Easy Steps. Susan’s marketing-related content can be found on,,,, and more. Susan is President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing communications company. She has worked in corporate marketing roles and through client relationships with AT&T, HSBC, Citibank, Intuit, The New York Times, Cox Communications, and many more large and small companies around the world. Susan also speaks about marketing, branding and social media at events around the world and is frequently interviewed by television, online, radio, and print media organizations about these topics. She holds an MBA in Management and Strategy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

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