All of us at some point in our lives have juggled the thought of having a job that pays good money with ample freedom to do other fun things in life. But the question is how many of us end up having that ?
According to survey,in the past 3 years (2009-2012), self-employed Pakistanis surged from 33.3% to 39.9%. This rate of growth has only been made possible primarily due to access to the Internet. Not only are a lot of people have been getting jobs from there, they are doing the job over it as well.
Hello Freelancing! With more than 5 million broadband users in Pakistan, the Internet has truly revolutionized the way we all work – a report from Freelancer.com, the world’s largest online job marketplace, mentioned that Pakistani online workers have already earned over $13 million from the website. Pakistan is the third top country using the website, (but still behind India and USA).
But its not only rampant unemployment that is fueling this growth its the fact that a lot of people are just driven to do more and do better. And contrary to popular belief its not that we work cheaper due to our economic conditions. The underlying cause seems to be that all these online workers have finally found a way to prove that they’re as talented and determined as everybody else.
All evidence points to a huge increase in freelance work throughout the world. The freelance model of business is growing in leaps and bounds and the Internet is delivering a dramatic shift to society by unsettling the global labor market. There have been times even I have done some freelance assignments and frankly its like added cheese to your burger. It is basically freedom to choose what you do, for how much you are gonna do it and at time of day you are going to squeeze it in.
I guess all of the people who have graduated with a honors degree know how to burn the midnight oil.It is great specially for females in our country and also those who don’t live/ in/can’t travel to major metropolitan areas. So how would one start looking for one? That is the question. Watch out for this space as I will be posting more details on freelancing and the right place to start it from.