The trend of freelancing in Pakistan is supporting many people who wish to use their talent for the advancement of their future.
Ayman Sarosh is one of those people who makes thousands of dollars a month from home via the internet. She quit her job 10 years ago and started making money online. She works as a freelancer and has international clients while living in Pakistan and does not have to leave her home for work.
What is freelancing?
Working independently to earn a living while continuously making dedicated efforts to achieve preset goals is known as freelancing.
People in Pakistan can make money online in many ways. One way in this regard is e-commerce, online business and another way is to write content, create content, and create photos or videos that can gain popularity.
Similarly, freelancing is the third source that is gaining popularity among the youth of Pakistan.
While talking to BBC Urdu, Sarosh said, “If you have a good internet speed and a laptop, you can do freelancing from anywhere.”
How big is the freelancing market in Pakistan?
In a 2018 report, citing data from the World Bank and freelancing websites, it was claimed that there are more than 60,000 freelancers in Pakistan.
A report by Global Gig Economy Index was published in 2019, which revealed that freelancing revenue in Pakistan increased by 42% as compared to 2018.
Seventy percent of the population in Pakistan is under 30 years of age. The advancement of technical education has helped the youth of Pakistan to participate in the Gig Economy.
According to the report, more than 57% of freelancers in Pakistan are between the ages of 25 to 34 years.
According to a World Bank’s December 2018 report, Pakistan, along with the United States, India, Bangladesh, and the Philippines, are among the countries where there is a large number of people working through freelancing.
Popular Freelance Jobs
- Web Development and Designing
- Teaching and Tutoring
- Sales and Marketing
- Graphic Designing
- Mobile App Development
- Search Engine Optimization or SEO, SEM
- Freelance Writing and Copy writing
- Creative Design
- Spreadsheets, MS Word or Office
- Branding and Public Relations
- Admin Support or Assistance
- Web Research
How much canyou earn from Freelancing
Most freelancers in Pakistan often find work on Fiverr and Upwork.
In terms of how much money people can make in freelancing, Ayman Sarosh said that it depends on a person’s ability, skills, nature of work and duration of time.
Sarosh further said, “For a single job on different websites, the rate can range from a few dollars to thousands of dollars.”
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