Online freelance jobs are on the rise, and it appears creative opportunities are dominating many of the top spots, as more and more companies seek tech-savvy creative professionals with a wide range of skills.
For the yuccie — young urban creatives — who want the chance to be recognized and paid well for their creativity, this is good news.
Said to be the cultural offspring of yuppies and hipsters, yuccies are a cross between "the yuppie's new money thirst for yachts and recognition with the hipster's anti-ambition, smoke-laced individualism," said self-proclaimed yuccie David Infante, who coined the term in a Mashable post last June. Yuccies, he says, are "a slice of Generation Y ... infected by the conviction that not only do we deserve to pursue our dreams; we should profit from them."
Sebastián Siseles, director of International for Freelancer.com, says they have seen an uptick in job growth across creative industries. "It's never been easier to make a viable creative career as a freelancer," he said, explaining that the Internet has enabled this demographic to provide services such as graphic design, video production and writing to a large number of businesses around the globe.
Freelancer.com has listed more than 8.5 million jobs since its inception in 2009 and post an average of 6,000 new jobs per day across its platform of more than 18 million employers.
Check out which creative fields top the list.
— By Barbara Booth, CNBC.com
Posted 28 March 2016