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Want to Get in on The Gig Economy? Look to Fields in AI, Blockchain and Robotics to Bring in The Big Bucks
[March 13, 2018]

Want to Get in on The Gig Economy? Look to Fields in AI, Blockchain and Robotics to Bring in The Big Bucks

NEW YORK, March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- No surprise - it's all about the gig economy now.  Freelance work, a major driving force of U.S. wealth for the last five years, is booming, contributing nearly $1.4 trillion to the national economy every year.

But, as discovered, certain gig economy fields are more lucrative than others. takes the guesswork out by listing the most lucrative gig economy job categories for 2018. analyzed publicly available data from leading sources including Upwork and the Freelancers Union, then gathered a variety of data, including fields where client billings grew by 200 percent from 2016 to 2017.  Afterward, the publication compiled hourly rates of hundreds of freelancers in those skill areas from popular gig economy websites: Upwork, Freelancer, People Per Hour, Hubstaff and Guru.

The result? HERE is the publication's analysis and ranking of the 10 highest paying gig economy jobs of 2018.

10 Highest Paying Gig Economy Jobs of 2018:
#1  AI – DEEP LEARNING - $115.06/hour
#3  ROBOTICS - $77.46/hour
#4  ETHICAL HACKING - $66.33/hour
#5  CRYPTOCURRENCY - $65.37/hour
#7  VIRTUAL REALITY - $50.18/hour
#8  REACT.JS DEVELOPERS - $40.75/hour
#9 FINAL CUT PRO EDITORS (Apple Video Editing) - $37.12/hour
#10 INSTAGRAM MARKETING - $31.23/hour

"What's interesting to note is that the number one job on our list – Deep Learning – pays over four times the country's median household income," says Eric Noe, Editor-in-Chief, "The average annual income for deep learning is $239,325, while the country's median household income is $59.039.  But, even if you're a freelancer in the lowest paying gig economy job on our list – Instagram Marketing – you can make a good living with an average annual income of $64,958," adds Noe.

With a rapidly growing monthly readership of more than 1.2 million. is an online publication devoted to helping small business owners.  Its full-time staff of writers spends hours of research, data analysis, and interviews with industry experts to answer the questions that owners want in order to run a successful small business.

For more information on this list and this topic, please contact Sarah Johnson, 191679@email4pr.com917-864-6355.

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