Most in-demand technical skills to acquire in 2021

Learning new skills then it may be related to your current profession or just something different is always good for your growth. Skill can make you self-employed. New skills can add different perspectives to the way you live your life. Learning new skills does not only help you to improve yourself as a person but also can help you achieve your other than professional goals. Skills can include anything from just learning how to meditate to learning coding. For example, you work in an office where you have to make reports but as we know reports are boring to read and no one reads them with all the words. But you can learn skills to change that data into charts and tables and make that data beautiful, in this way you can impress your boss and maybe get an early promotion.

1. Blogging

Blogging is considered to be one of the top side-hustles people choose then it may be to earn some money or just for fun. Blogging involves many types like traveling, Food, Fashion, Photography, Social Issues, Technology, and much more. You can choose one of the above topics or any other topic depending on what you like or you have more knowledge of.

You can do blogging in a professional way which will help you earn money or just for passion without investing. For professional blogging, you should go for your blogging website which will help you manage your content and earn you some money.

Professional blogging involves some investment in the starting for web hosting and domain. Once you are done with setting your web hosting and domain you can focus on your content and start earning money as soon as you get enough traffic for your blogs.

You can refer to the following detailed article on how to start your blogging website.

2. Copywriting

If you are good at selling your ideas to your friends and family, this is a place for you. All you have to do is write a pitch and sell a product. This can be anything from ads you see on the roads and markets or Instagram and Facebook posts or marketing emails. Currently, companies need more copywriters than even for their ads, campaigns, or for the content they want to show on their website. The demand for copywriters is high right now and it’s increasing every day.

According to Payscale, a copywriter earns an average of 3 lakh (rupees) per year. With the experience of less than a year, you can earn 3 lakh per annum and with experience of about 5–10 years, you can earn 6 lakh (600k) per annum. So, if you got a talent for selling something you can earn big bucks being a copywriter.

Some of the best websites where you can find copywriting jobs are: –

  1. Contena
  2. SolidGigs
  3. Flexbox
  4. ProBlogger

3. Cyber Security

With expanding online presence people and companies are getting anxious about their privacy and safety online. With daily news of cyberattacks and data leaks, people want their info and data to safe and therefore demand for cybersecurity professionals is increasing.

Every organization needs cybersecurity professionals also known as network security engineers and cybersecurity analysts. Both of these jobs are essential for the organization to protect its data. Since a cyber attack can cost a company a fortune they are willing to pay handsomely to these people.

According to Payscale, a cybersecurity professional with 0 to 1 year of experience can earn 5 lakh per annum in India, and with 5 to 10 years of experience, it can go up to 10 lakh per annum.

Here are some of the best online courses to get started with cybersecurity.

  1. The Complete Cyber Security Course: Hackers Exposed! (Udemy) (
  2. IBM Cyber Security Analyst Professional Certificate (

4. Web Designing

Web Developers are responsible for planning, creating, and coding websites or web pages. Mainly Web Designers create the design and layout of websites. If you have basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and some frontend frameworks like react, angular you can design responsive web designs.

Learning platforms like Udemy, Coursera, Codecademy, and youtube channels like freecodecamp are some of the best places where you can learn web designing. If you are a beginner you can start with

A web Designer in India earns an average salary of 3 lakh per annum.

Best courses for web designing online

  1. Web Design for Beginners: Real World Coding in HTML & CSS (
  2. Web Design for Everybody: Basics of Web Development & Coding Specialization (

5. Podcast

In this type of work you interact or talk to your audience about a particular topic or any current event happening around you which interests your audience. These discussions can range from a scripted conversation to just casual conversation.

To start your podcast you need to follow some steps: –

To start your podcast you need to follow some steps: –

  1. Choose your topic
  2. Choose a title for your podcast
  3. Record your podcast with good equipment’s which you can buy on amazon. (LINK)
  4. Edit
  5. Choose your podcast service (BEST PODCAST SERVICES)
  6. Post your podcast.
  7. Promote your podcast on social networks and let your audience know about it.
  8. Start making money with your podcast.

You can earn money through your podcast by advertising or sponsorships. The company pays you if you talk about them in your podcast. You can promote equipment you are using or software you are using by joining amazon’s associate program.

Best Platforms for starting a podcast: –

  1. Buzzsprout (
  2. Manicpod (
  3. Myroadcast(

5. Online Tutoring

Sharing knowledge with others is a noble cause but what if that cause can help you earn some money. Yes, it is possible. Due to the recent pandemic, all academic institutions are relying on online education. You can take advantage of this situation to start tutoring those who need your knowledge and earn some money for that.

After one or two courses you get to know what your audience wants and can improve your course which will attract more audience.

Below are some of the best platforms where you can start tutoring

  1. Chegg Study
  3. Preply
  4. Skooli
  5. Tutapoint

You can start on any one of the above platforms and you can start earning money for your knowledge.

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Nitesh Padghan

Nitesh Padghan


I work with brands that operate with a healthy dose of impatience to scale fast, connect with the culture, and steal back attention from their competitors.