Freelancing and its advantages


Imagine if, all times were alike. From ancient history till today, all walks of life are same, social ways of dealing and earning bread and butter are done through the similar ways all over the world. It would have gotten sort of meaningless with no change at all! Yes, change is a factual part of the process called LIFE. Over the past few centuries, the rapid change in the ways of earning livings is observed. Technology has taken over the world even within a few decades and it seems to continue till the end of the world.

Out of many blessings of modern technology, Freelancing is one of the favorite careers human has adopted so far. It is Revolutionary due to its nature of work and its lucrative outcomes. Below are some of the advantages of freelancing.

In the current era, where there the industrial-academia‘s gap has increased so much, that the graduates universities are continuously producing, are still mostly jobless. Not everyone can afford higher education abroad, so for these people there are only two options left. Either, they do business or they choose freelancing as a career.

Selling of skills or services online is known as freelancingIt has many services and skill set that can be sold. These skills include the following:

  • Content Writing
  • Graphic Designing
  • Web Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • SEO
  • Blogging
  • E-Commerce Establishment
  • QuickBooks
  • CAD Cam Engineering
  • Data Sciences
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Voice Over
  • Data Entry and much more.

The earnings are immeasurable when it comes to the discussion of profitability of freelancing. There is logically no possibility of getting rich or filthy rich in the start of this career, but surely, through the passage of time, planning and perspiration, it can prove to be extremely productive for your wealth and status.

A portfolio is the most powerful tool you use to showcase your talent to the world. It can take your career to the endless possibilities of success and prosperity. This contains samples of your work to be displayed to the clients to motivate them to hire you. All the items placed in the portfolio must be a good standard, should have a nice variety of work and must be trendy.

 Virtually, there are two main types of freelance marketplaces where this activity takes place.

The traditional freelance marketplace is where bidding is the method used. This means that the client posts the project first and you as the freelancer bid (offer) your specialized services to complete that task. You get foreign remittances in return, which are tax free till date for Pakistan.

In non-traditional  type of freelance  marketplace, client does not initiate the process. Instead, you, as a freelancer, present various gigs or a particular gig relating to your expertise. That is taken as your offer in that open market where your gigs are. All the details of the money you will charge are given in your profile.

Pakistan ranks 4rth in freelancing all over the world. Over a million Pakistanis are freelancers and are providing commendable services around the globe. World is transforming into a digital place having freelancing as its most important mean of living.

Needless to say, as a nation we must strive to make our own identity in this remarkable field, earn for our families and make our country proud. The decision of becoming a full time freelancer can become life changing for anyone, in many positive ways.

You can work whenever you want. You get to choose your own hours, this is called to be having flexible hours of work. If you want to sleep in until noon, if you want to take the weekend off so you can explore the city, by all means, go for it. As a freelancer, you can actually work during your most productive hours, you decide time as you are your own boss!

You get to Work Wherever You Want, whether you choose to work in a local restaurant or while you’re on vacation in Murree or Islamabad. You are no longer stuck in an office or even in your home. Find a place in which you can work best. You could work in a park, at the library, or in your living room at the maximum of your comfort.

In addition, you have the control over the quantity of your tasks and the clients. Unlike jobs where you have to adjust in any uneasy environment led by a rude boss or unethical heads, you just deliver your services in a good manner and you can move on. Being your own boss, you have all the profits for your own self, no need to get any stress of dividing it among your partners. This freedom gives you confidence to use your money as you want or invest in your business to grow further.

With uncountable benefits and heights of success, freelancing is super fun, creative and refreshing. It is very productive in today’s world after a few years of continuous struggle and learning.

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Written by Reem Hanif Malik

Extremely passionate about my career- building. A brave soul making my way to Allah every second of my life! Freelancing is my biggest pursuit these days till the end of my life!! I want to serve humanity as well while being successful In shaa Allah, Ameen. I dream big... I aim at achieving big...!!

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