Structuring your day as a freelancer can be quite tough. You have tons of tasks on your to-do list, several deadlines fast approaching, interruptions here and there and you can’t seem to focus, especially if you work from home. As a freelancer, you are going to have bright sunny days, when everything is just right […]
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I was barely eight years old when I developed an interest in writing. As I type these words, the picture of how the young, naïve, and diminutive Jerry took a pen and A4 paper to write his life plan. There were several dreams included on my list. Although these dreams were a little bit impractical, […]
Every successful freelancer or independent worker eventually gets to the point where they have learned and discussed enough with bosses, that they become ready to build their own thing. And with the connections you have made doing good freelance work and diversifying your portfolio, you are in the best position to build what you want on your own platform.
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 […]
When new or aspiring freelancers come to me eager-eyed and ready to work, one of the first roadblocks we hit together is their limited knowledge of the digital tools it takes to do their job effectively or use their skills in global or remote teams settings. Sadly this limitation sometimes sends these new freelancers back […]
As I sat at my desk, thinking up arguments to convince any potential freelancer to take a leap already and plunge into the freelance world, it hit me. Gone are the days when freelancing was considered an alternative career option when you couldn’t find a job. Nowadays, freelancing is trendy and lucrative. The freelance landscape […]
Added to the normal everyday Lagos and Nigeria problems, the country’s youths who are savvy, willing and with access to the Internet still face other challenges to freelancer success. As the world moves towards a freelance-first economy (usually called the gig economy), learning new skills, being globally connected and contributing high-quality and consistent value in […]