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Airtasker’s 5 most in-demand business skills

Jessica Yun
·2-min read
(Source: Getty, Airtasker)
(Source: Getty, Airtasker)

If you’re a photo or video editor, website or app creator, or a graphic designer – you might be missing out on lucrative opportunities.

According to new data from Airtasker, the freelancing platform has seen demand for business-related skills jump by nearly half (48 per cent) in the last six months.

And among those business-related skills, photo and video editing skills were the most popular, surging 30 per cent compared to the same period last year, followed by website and app development (21 per cent).

Graphic designers also saw an uptick in demand (20.8 per cent), as well as software support (15 per cent) and copywriting and editing services (10 per cent).

The data suggests business owners are becoming savvier about their business, with market research-related tasks up 145 per cent in the last six months as they look to better understand their customers.

Telemarketing tasks also nearly doubled (90 per cent), with social media support also very popular and experiencing growth of 45 per cent in the last half year.

According to Airtasker chief and co-founder Tim Fung, economic uncertainty often led to “real innovation”.

“Setting up a new business or expanding an existing one can be super tough, so it’s great to see Aussies asking for help and working together to get through this particularly challenging time,” he said.

Airtasker was a way to connect entrepreneurs with skills they need for their business, as well as help other Aussies earn extra income, Fung added.

According to LinkedIn, people are spending more time during lockdown up-skilling – in fact, three times as many hours in July 2020 than the same month in 2019.

Strategic thinking was their most popular online learning course, followed by coding language Python as well as training courses on Excel.

And as the pandemic forced millions to do their jobs from home, LinkedIn’s course on remote work saw an eye-watering 10,925 per cent rise in popularity between February and March this year.

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