FREELANCING IN AFRICA – A SOLUTION TO UNEMPLOYMENT
In recent times, the unemployment rate in Africa has continued to rise without friction. Most qualified people find it very hard to get employed and most of the few who do are grossly under-employed and the truth is no one is to blame but the African system.
With the African economy being run down by the inadequate and inefficient government, running a company in Africa incurs so many expenses and there’s only so much these organizations are willing to part with in terms of paying off their employees if they are to make profits.
This eventually leads to the laying off of employees just to cut expenses, which in conjunction with the fresh outpour of graduates into the labour market ultimately creates a gigantic gap of unemployment.
Therefore there is a need for both employers and the unemployed to think outside the box, if they hope to
productively tackle the obvious challenge facing them.
A good approach to this challenge is freelancing. With freelancing, everybody comes close to getting what they want.
For the start-up or mid-level company, instead of hiring in-house labour they can’t afford, they can hire freelancers on short term contracts for the period that they need their services.
Also, for the unemployed, instead of waiting for that big job appointment, or taking an underpaying job that will most likely be time-consuming, they can develop and hone specific high sort after freelancing skills and work as a freelancer.
These skills range from, web development to writing, digital marketing, customer service, mobile app development, graphics, and animation designs and to so much more.
Freelancing is a win-win for both parties (i.e the employer and the unemployed) and can even prove to drive the economic productivity in Africa.
Subscribing to the freelancing option helps a company; cut costs on employment, eliminate redundancy time of labour and produce high-quality products, while also helping the unemployed be flexible, work on various projects concurrently and earn more.
Various platforms have been created by different groups to solve the problem of where to get service buyers (companies or individuals) and quality freelancers.
One such platform is Proville.net, which is owned by a Nigerian based company known as Proville and is into the business of linking business owners with service providers.
Signup on Proville.net today and get that job done or if you are a freelancer
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