Today, we got an update from Freelancer.com that had freelancing jobs trends worldwide for the past 3 months. The update got us wondering about freelancing in Zimbabwe and what, with more accessible internet, the possibilities are for such internet based commercial activity.
How accessible the opportunity is now for the skilled Zimbabwean looking to sell their skill online. Now compared to say, say, 5 years ago. About the hurdles people have to put up with. Or, even more importantly, if there are freelancing opportunities more people could take up that they just don’t know about.
You can be part of the conversation by adding your comment below: Do you freelance online yourself? Which websites do you use? If not, have you considered this? Have you had any issues with the typical problems around internet payments that affect Zimbabweans? Do you think there’s enough skill locally for this industry to grow significantly? What about providing freelance services to businesses in Zimbabwe via the internet?
What about the other way – Do you outsource your software development and design to freelancers outside Zimbabwe? How well has it worked for you? Do face any issues getting payment to them? Does it work out cheaper than hiring a face to face freelancer in Zimbabwe?
The conversation is part of the #ZimBroadband Forum to be held in a couple of weeks.