A Decade back, Freelancing and Outsourcing were not even considered as an option by several businesses all over the world. It was considered as an option for small businesses.
The world has changed, at-least the work approach by big organization has. Part of the reason why businesses have began to outsource big load of their work is, global recession, saving massive employee costs. We covered a full article on “how freelancing is getting popular all over the world” some time back.
Let’s take a look at what exactly freelancing means, who needs it, why business outsource their work and how it is shaping the global economy.
The topmost advantage of freelancing is, it covers almost every segment of the economy. If you need a web developer, perhaps a data entry operator or a graphic designer, freelancing is a nice, progressive and low cost way of getting your job done, in a timely manner with excellent final deliverable. Not only it saves businesses time and money, it also reduces the in-house staff expenses and has numerous other advantages.
If you are new to this field, following are the most famous areas where you can find freelancers:
- Website development
- Video editing
- Video production
- Graphic design
- Tour Guidance Consultation
- software Programming
- Web design
- Event management
The Internet is the best way for freelancers to highlight their abilities and and advance their skill and knowledge. All they need to do is, learn a skill online, master it and showcase their talent to the world and along the way, earn money and a reputation.
The ways for Freelancers to expose their skills are:
Blogs are an excellent way of writing about yourself, your services. All major blogs come with good SEO plugins, so if you write good, search engines promote you for your skill which means, being found online and get a business. The writing in the blogs should be unique, focused and beneficial to the reader.
- Freelance Marketplace Websites
Several websites are online which aid as a platform for the capable freelancers to find online work. Few of the famous websites are:
1st Pakistani Freelancing Site introduced in the month of November is https://rozgarpakistan.com
- Social Networks
Social Networks is another option for Freelancers to display completed portfolios, the likes of Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, plus Google+, Pinterest are very influential in online promotion. Freelancers usually overlook this very important tool and do not realize social networking’s true potential, social network is a great way of launching you as a brand.
Whether the rise in the freelancing jobs is because of the global recession or an attempt to save budget, freelancing is even hotter than ever before and is growing very famous because of the technological advancement in communication. World is a global village, internet has reduced the distances, freelancers sitting in Pakistan are doing US work in their timezone.
The silver lining about the freelancing is, there is no restrictions as faced in the full time job, you get to work in your own comfort and timezone.