Freelancing is sometimes referred to as the “gig” economy. In the gig economy, instead of a regular wage, workers get paid for the “gigs” they do. This can include anything from mowing a lawn to painting a house, from compiling annual accounts to designing a company logo or website. Pretty much any job can be done on a freelance basis.
Freelancing is a huge global industry with opportunities for people to connect through technology.
What exactly is freelance work?
Freelance work involves selling your service by the hour, day, job, etc. rather than working on a salaried basis for an employer.
What are the pros and cons of working freelance?
If you choose to work on a freelance basis then you get to decide what work you want to do, when you want to do it and how much you want to get paid. On the flip side, you will have to find work, manage your own time and may not receive the benefits that many permanent employees receive.
Why do people choose to work on a freelance basis?
People may choose to work on a freelance basis for a number of reasons. Many people like the idea of being their own boss and enjoy the freedom of being able to pick and choose the work they want to do and when they want to do. Others want an additional source of income or to pursue a second interest or career.
What type of services?
If you have access to a computer or smart phone then you have the basic tools needed to find freelance work. Popular jobs available on a freelance basis include:
- Trades (electricans, plumbers, joiners, handymen etc.)
- Education (teaching, coaching, music tuition etc.)
- Events (musicians, entertainers, photographers etc.)
- Health & wellbeing (hairdressers, counsellors, coaches etc.)
- Home & garden (childcare, cleaning, cooking etc.)
- Motoring (drivers, couriers, mechanics etc.)
- Profesisonal services (accountancy, IT, writing and transalation etc.)
How do I find freelance work?
You can easily create a FREE profile and search for work at www.gigs.gozambiajobs.com.
Is there much freelance work available?
Yes! The amount of freelance work available is increasing every year. In 2014, just one international freelance website reported total freelancer earnings of more than $941 million!
What do I have to do?
You just need register and create a FREE freelancer profile. You will then be able to see work being offered and apply for jobs.
Don’t forget to spend a few moments adding information to your profile and ensuring that it portrays you in a positive manner. This will boost your chances of securing work.
Want more information?
You can find out more about how this amazing new platform works at www.gigs.gozambiajobs.com/how-it-works.
Search for Jobs
To search for the latest freelance jobs in Zambia just visit: www.gigs.gozambiajobs.com
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Is this freelance available in Zambia?
Yes! Please refer to the links provided in the article! We wish you all the best should you choose to pursue freelance work.