Lets be honest, nobody likes working a 9 to 5 job. They are fatiguing, the deadlines are dreadful, the commute is painful and the time you get for yourself at the end of the day is almost negligible. Why not work at your own flexible hours? Choose and finish projects according to your liking? Here is where freelancing comes into the equation.
Ranked 4th in the world and raking more than $500 million annually, Pakistan has unarguably one of the best freelancing communities with services extending from content writing to web development. Freelancing is a brilliant way not just to benefit a little extra from your skills in addition to a job, but also to learn more and expand your professional horizons. There are many perks freelancing has to offer such as;
One of the biggest issues faced by the youth today is that the degree they pursue, has little relevance with what they do on the field. Freelancing tackles that. There is no strict 9 to 5 schedule. You get to work at your own convenience, you choose your own timings and pick up projects that are best suited to your skill. Moreover, it is also an excellent opportunity to utilize multiple of your skills to benefit monetarily in addition to an office job.
Constantly improving skillset:
Practice makes a man perfect, if you have a set of skills and further wish to polish it, freelancing is the solution. As you work, you polish your skills and add more value to yourself.
There is no limit for you to grow as a freelancer, whether you are working with one skill or multiple, if you are good at it, you will attract clients and value. Moreover, exposure to more clients means more referrals, more projects, and a better network; the ingredients for success.
Freelancing is an excellent opportunity for Pakistanis, regardless of their age. There are students working as freelancers, professionals working on multiple projects on the side in addition to their jobs. Moreover, with a variety of resources such as DigiSkills now teaching freelancing skills such as programming, web development, graphic designing, and more. It has become easier than ever to learn and develop new skills and join the freelancing community.