In this post we will be covering :-
1. What are skills?
2. The 3 different types of skills
3. The top 10 high income skills to learn in 2020
Starting from the time we gain our senses till our last day on this universe we never really stop learning. Learning is what makes us feel alive and fundamentally worthy as a person. We learn a lot of things during our life time but it’s the high income skills we have that determine our real worth and professional value.
What are skills?
Skills are the expertise or talent necessary to perform a certain job or task. There are three types of skills that consist of job, life and personal skills.
The 3 different types of skills
Life skills are extremely important for us to learn in order to survive and live an easy life. These are the most general type of skills that come in handy while performing day to day tasks. Some examples of these are as follows
- Learning how to cook
- Cleaning your room
- Grocery shopping
- Doing the laundry
- Driving a car
- First aid and CPR
Job skills have a crucial role in determining our standards of living. All of us know that we need money in order to fulfill our basic needs and wants. It’s simple, if we possess higher value job skills we get paid better too. Some examples of such skills are as follows
- Web development
- App development
- Ethical hacking
- Logo designing
- Professional writing
- Photo/Video editing
The last but surely not the least category of skills is called personal skills which are also known as the people’s skills. These set of skills are also very useful but they are pretty hard to teach. These are the type of skills that build your personality. Some examples are
- Communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Time management
- Team work
- Willingness to learn
Well now that we are done mentioning the three different types of skills that exist it’s about time we come to the most interesting part of this post.
Yes you got it right, I’m talking about the part where I share with you the top 10 high income skills to learn in 2020. Learning any of these skills might seem like a challenge at first but if you’re hard working and persistent then you will master them in some time. From that point onwards your life would be much easier and these skills will lead you to your path to success .
What are the most in demand skills to learn in 2020?
1. Web development
As of today there are millions of websites on the internet. Everyone wants to have their own website nowadays whether it’s for their business, blog or just portfolio.
Most of them don’t want to go through the hassle of creating websites on their own . It’s a complicated process and in some cases requires you to know html and css coding. This is where the web developers come in their job is to create websites for you according to your requirements and get paid in return. Web development is one of the many highest paid skills that has a huge demand nowadays.
2. Social media management
Social media was created with the intent to connect people and was merely used for socialising and having fun in its early days. As time passed all of us started seeing the huge potential and perks that these social platforms could provide us with.
Today social networks like Facebook and Instagram are the giants of the online market place and industry. Just to give you an idea there are currently 2.45 billion active fb users around the world. You can share your message with the whole world in a matter of seconds which is the reason behind most businesses having a fb page. Now there are businesses that are not able to take advantage of being active on social networks and are missing the chance of increasing sales by almost 50-100 percent.
This is where social media managers come in they manage the social accounts of multiple businesses for them. This process is highly beneficial and time saving for the businesses which is the reason why they are willing to pay a good amount for the service.
3. App development
This is one of the most hard earned skills since it requires you to learn special coding and you need to be somehow smart in order to be a master of this skill. That is also the reason why it is one of the most rewarding skills to have in modern times like today.
As long as there are cell phones there will be apps and the developers who create them. I personally think that the market for smart phone apps will always be here or at least until we are alive. If you think about it as long as people will use smart phones there will be a market for apps .
4. Translation and Languages
Now this one is different from all the ones listed above since they are kind of new in demand but this one has maintained its place in the most demanded skills list since more than 2 decades. It’s basically about learning as many different languages as you possibly can and making sure that you’re good at understanding and speaking those languages.
Then you can eventually check out the translation opportunities the web is filled with. The best part about this skill is that you would be getting a lot of offers and very less competition because not many people succeed at learning other languages. It’s hard to master a whole language from the very beginning which is why the amount you will be paid for this will also be very good.
This one on number five has also been one of the old school methods and skills people have learned for years to be able to earn a good living for themselves. Writing nowadays has so many new forms such as content writing, email writing, copy writing , article/blog writing etc. I personally am a blog writer and it has proven to be a very convenient source of income for me.
6. Videography and editing
This trend of making and editing videos is on it’s peak nowadays because of platforms like YouTube and TikTok. I’ve witnessed an eleven year old kid creating and editing his own videos for TikTok . What he creates is amazing he also has a million plus followers on the app. Learning this skill is not that complicated but yes you need to be really creative since it’s all about the ideas and your creativity. If you have that then there are a lot of ways to earn just from anywhere in the world.
7. Graphics design
No list of the most in demand skills would be complete without the one and only graphic designing skill. Graphic designers are basically artists that several businesses hire to design stuff for them including logos, business cards, covers etc. Graphic designers can easily find jobs or gigs online and their work has a world wide demand so I would recommend this to you if you have creativity skills and basic knowledge of designing.
8. Search engine optimisation(SEO)
Search engine optimisation is the skill that teaches us to apply certain methods and techniques to any blog or website in order to make it appear on the search engines like google , bing , yahoo etc. The best seo experts aim to get ranked on the first search page. Seo is basically used to attract organic traffic and increase overall engagement. The best seo jobs or gigs can be found online on freelancing sites like fiver etc .
9. Affiliate marketing
On number 9 is one of my personal favourites it’s called affiliate marketing. It’s one of the best ways if you are interested in online earning. Affiliate marketing is basically promoting the products or services of a business and earning a commission on each sale made through your reference. What’s even better about being an affiliate is that you don’t have to invest a single penny just sign up for free as an affiliate with different businesses that are offering you good commission per sale and then start promoting their services or products on your social networks, blog etc. There’s no limit to how many sales you make in other words there’s a huge possibility to earn thousands of dollars every month if you are hardworking and do the marketing right.
10. Trading forex / options
The last but certainly not the least skill that’s in demand nowadays is forex and options trading. If you master the skill of trading and have knowledge of how the market operates then trust me you can make a hell lot of money in a very short amount of time
I have personally witnessed a couple of my friends who had 9 to 5 jobs in order to support their families. Somehow they found out about trading and decided to borrow some cash and trade after weeks of learning about all the trading strategies , indicators etc . Today they are millionaires and have their own trading institutes where they teach others how to trade
This was my list of the most in demand skills to learn in 2020 . Do comment below if you know any other in demand skill that I might have missed .