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2018’s 25 fastest-growing online jobs revealed

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Side hustles are the new normal for those who want to build their wealth.

It’s even one of the 12 things millionaires have in common.

Not only do employees look for flexible and remote work, employers are now also outsourcing skills and tasks that can be done at a more competitive price by someone living, arguably, anywhere in the world.

If you’re thinking of landing yourself some extra income, have crunched the numbers and uncovered the 25 global online jobs that grew the most in demand in 2018:


The top 10 online jobs Aussies are doing

Fastest-growing jobs across the globe is one thing; but the jobs Aussies can actually do with their particular skillset is quite another.

What are the skills that Aussies offer?

According to, data entry and writing jobs featured as some of the jobs most popular among Aussies.

“Data entry jobs tend to be quite popular in many of the markets in which operates, with the global marketplace offering businesses in many regions an answer to their back office needs,” a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance.

Australia also sees a “particularly high number” of writing jobs given to local freelancers. While many of these are coming from domestic employers, many come from other regions and countries.

“The high rate of writing jobs being awarded to Australian freelancers from other markets likely has a lot to do with the concentration of professionals with those skills in the local market, and of course Australia tends to have a very high ratio of native and fluent English speakers available who can craft content for businesses in regions where English may not be a first language,” the spokesperson said.

These were the 10 most popular online jobs in Australia:

  1. Data entry

  2. Excel

  3. Proofreading

  4. Article Writing

  5. Graphic Design

  6. Editing

  7. Data Processing

  8. Photoshop

  9. Article Rewriting

  10. Microsoft Office

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