Fifty Essential Skills That Will Earn Nigerians Forex



Upwork releases Q1 2018 Skills Index, ranking the fastest-growing skills for freelancers

As skills become more specialized, companies either need to invest in reskilling to prepare workers for the jobs of tomorrow or leverage freelance professionals who are nearly twice as likely as traditional employees to proactively take reskilling upon themselves.

Many of today’s Fortune 500 companies are already doing this, and the adoption of flexible workers will increase as hiring gets harder. said Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Gender, Education and Work.


The country is getting tougher economically with every passing day. It seems like no matter how hard one tries sometimes to make ends meet, things simply do not just seem to add up. Indeed, making money is not easy. Therefore, one has to think outside the box.

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Earning money in foreign currency is a smarter way to beat inflation and earn amounts significantly higher than the minimum wage.

Upwork: Recently, I was going through the website of Upwork — the largest freelancing website in the world, where you can get paid no matter where you are located for doing jobs online.

In-demand-jobs: The website releases a quarterly skills index report showing the biggest in-demand-skills. So, I gathered all the quarterly reports for 2018 and aggregated 50 skills I feel Nigerians can learn to make money depending on what area piques their interests.

It is easy and cheap to learn these skills: Some of these skills can be learned in less than 4 hours for free online or very minimal cost of say $15. More importantly, some of these skills show the future of jobs, therefore it is paramount for us youths to position ourselves strategically right now to take advantage of the ability to earn foreign exchange and also secure our place when it comes to global competitiveness.

Below are the skills I aggregated:

  • Blockchain
  • eLearning
  • Content Strategy
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Risk Management
  • Product photography
  • Dropbox API
  • Equity Research
  • iPhone UI Design
  • Molecular Biology
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Art Direction
  • Computer Vision
  • Subtitling
  • Voice Over
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Tensorflow
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Augmented Reality
  • Chatbot development
  • Media Buying
  • Customer Retention
  • Articulate Storyline
  • HR Consulting
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Oculus Rift
  • Proposal Writing
  • Vuforia
  • Instructional design
  • Lesson plan writing
  • Google App Engine API
  • js framework
  • Hadoop –
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Intercom
  • Interactive advertising
  • Invision
  • Employee Training
  • OAuth
  • Autodesk Revit
  • App Store Optimisation
  • React Native
  • Go Development
  • Scala Development
  • Instagram API
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Machine Learning
  • 3D scanning
  • Social Customer Service
  • Learning Management Consulting

To view the complete index by quarter, visit the links below;

Upwork releases Q1 2018 Skills Index, ranking the 20 fastest-growing skills for freelancers