Every quarter, freelancer.com releases statistics about the fastest growing freelance sectors. Below are the eight fastest growing opportunities of 2013.

Of course, take these with a grain of salt -- these are sectors that are commonly hired for short-term gigs on online platforms, which is still interesting but may not be reflective of growing freelance sectors as a whole.

Creative fields continue to dominate freelance work opportunities. We were surprised that the fields listed below beat even app development (at 14%) and web development.

1. PowerPoint Creation

There has been a 35.4% growth in PowerPoint creation in the first two quarters of 2013.

What this is, day-to-day**: **Some clients are just looking for PowerPoint design, but many are looking for you to create a PowerPoint just by handing you the text of their speech, which requires that you structure and conceptually break down their topic, understand how to present information visually, and perhaps even coach the client through their speech. Experience in speech writing, business development, marketing, and graphic design are all pluses.

Rate per hour: $50-80, or $150 per slide

Fields you could pivot from:

1. Photoshop/Illustrator expertise

2. Graphic design

3. Speech/copywriting

2. Accounting

23.3% increase in job opportunities from Q1 2013-Q2 2013.

What this is, day-to-day: The great thing about accounting is that you can work in so many different fields, and get to meet a lot of different people over the course of your career. This makes envisioning the “typical” day hard. But mostly, it involves measuring, tracking and reporting on financial information for a business, which involves lots of number crunching, a knowledge of changing laws and tax structures, and a focused, analytical mindset.

Rate per hour: If you’re a CPA, upwards of $50/hour, $200-300/hour for experienced tax professionals

Fields you could pivot from: Unfortunately, you can’t really pivot into this career. A Bachelor’s or Master’s in Accounting is normally required.

3. Report Writing

There has been a 20.5% increase in report writing in the first two quarters of 2013.

What this is, day-to-day: Freelance report writers often begin as copywriters or technical writers, but report writing is a specialized field that often requires you to parse legalese and complicated financial information. Normally it involves turning a combination of raw data, company mission statements, and project outlines into a comprehensive, professional document that highlights a company’s purpose, objectives, successes, and prospects for next year. This may require employee interviews.

Rate per hour: $40 (low) to $80

Fields you could pivot from:

1. Copywriting

2. Business consulting

3. Technical writing

4. Project management

4. Illustration

19.9% increase in job opportunities from Q1 2013-Q2 2013.

What this is, day-to-day**: **Creating art for web/video/print.

Rate per hour: This one has a very wide range, since it covers so many different types of projects. $40-150/hour.

Fields you could pivot from**: **

1. Graphic design

2. Fine art

5. Photoshop Design

19.4% increase in job opportunities from Q1 2013-Q2 2013.

What this is, day-to-day: Creating graphic designs for web/video/print or editing photographs using Photoshop.

Rate per hour: Depending on scope of project and level of creativity required: $30-100/hour.

6. 3D Rendering

17.3% increase in job opportunities from Q1 2013-Q2 2013.

What this is, day-to-day: A rendering is simply a picture used to represent something, usually a building or the packaging of a product. 3D renderings are images created by a 3D artist on a computer that represents three dimensional space (normally provided by a wireframe model) in two dimensions. Mostly work comes from architectural firms, medical tech, and videographers.

Rate per hour: $30-50

Fields you could pivot from:

1. Construction

2. Graphic design

3. Product/package design

7. eBay Auctions (listings and fulfillment)

16.2% increase in job opportunities from Q1 2013-Q2 2013.

What this is, day-to-day: Taking a photo and information about a product from a client, listing it online, and handling the logistics of gathering and cataloguing order information. Usually for wholesale clients who don’t have time to do eBay listings themselves.

Rate per hour: $10-20

Fields you could pivot from: This career is entry-level.

8. Facebook Marketing

16% increase in job opportunities from Q1 2013-Q2 2013 .

What this is, day-to-day: This is not the management of a Facebook social media account, but both the consulting and process of buying Facebook ads. Clients will come to you with either with an existing Facebook post they want to promote or, more likely, advice on how to maximize their ad dollars.

Rate per hour: $50-125

Fields you could pivot from:

1. Social media management

2. Community management

3. AdWords sales

4. Copywriting

Here’s an infographic from freelancer.com with their top findings: