Browsing Category: Freelance

Beating Isolation as a Freelancer

One of the perks of being a freelancer is the flexibility of working from home. This perk can, however, turn around to become a huge problem. For me, in the beginning, working alone was quite satisfying. I felt empowered by the possibilities of making decisions without consulting a boss or colleague. I set my work […]

It's About Time Africans Get a Share of the Gig Economy

It’s About Time Africans Get a Share of the Gig Economy

Fast-changing demographics, digitalization, and the growing desire for work-life balance is gradually changing the global employment landscape into a gig-economy, freelance-driven model, benefiting corporations, SMEs and workers too. According to the 2018 Payoneer Freelancer Income Survey, a majority of the world’s freelancers are located in Europe (35.5%), Asia (28%), Latin America (29.2%), Africa (10.1%), and […]

Collaboration Amongst Freelancers – A Goldmine

When the word ‘freelancer’ is brought into discourse, what comes to mind is a lone ranger who seeks to achieve tasks and satisfy clients all by himself within a specified time. The freelancer’s focus is to beat the deadline or deliver on an agreed day and move to the next project while scavenging for other job opportunities. […]