Looking for a job? Better yet, looking for a job that could actually make you rich in the future? Well, Bitcoin just became the fastest growing skill for freelancers in the world.
Did everybody else arrive at the bitcoin party that much earlier than you? Does your trading strategy feel like a scientific proof of Murphy’s law? Perhaps you still haven’t bought your first Lambo? Well don’t worry, I have a tip for you: Education, Education, Education. Bitcoin just became the fastest growing skill for freelancers.
I know… That sounds like a concept which doesn’t really understand what it’s talking about.
Essential skills for this position include excellent time management, Microsoft Office, and bitcoin.
Buying bitcoin, check. Buying things with bitcoin, check. Selling bitcoin, check. Transferring bitcoin to friends for the meal we just had when I realize I’ve forgotten my wallet, check.
Yep, I’d say I have some skills in bitcoin, so… dammit, time management!
The full list was published by global freelance website, Upwork, and they don’t really explain what they mean either.
The report mentions “demand for experts familiar with bitcoin as many look to develop their own cryptocurrencies.” It also says that attention is turning to blockchain. Although surely neither of those are technically bitcoin skills?
I was tempted to post a dummy job asking for bitcoin experts, and waiting to see who applied. But I needed to sign up to do that, so I searched the freelancers with “bitcoin” listed as a skill. My results included a mixture of developers and writers. Which means I do have bitcoin skills… Erm, arguably.
The words of the prophets
In the digital age, with remote working becoming increasingly easy, the freelance market has exploded. According to Forbes, around 35% of the US workforce freelanced last year, and predicts 50% within the next ten years.
Necessity means that freelancers are always preparing for the future of the job market. To remain in demand requires continuous reskilling, so this statistic is a good harbinger of what is to come.
So if your investments are never going to make you rich, then perhaps you should think about an online course or two? I for one am going to update my CV and head straight down to the local job center. I’m sure they’ll appreciate my bitcoin skills.
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Written by Emilio Janus @ http://bitcoinist.com/rich-bitcoin-skills-freelance/ February 15, 2018 Emilio Janus