How To Make Extra Income As A 5-9 Freelancer in Africa

By Toka

Let’s face it, times are hard, and it’s sad when you have too little at the end of the month to cater for your financial needs. It’s a well-known fact that many people in Africa are in financial difficulties and with the ever increasing cost of living coupled with wages not always increasing in line with these costs, it’s no wonder that people like you and I are looking for ways to supplement their income.

So what’s the way out?

It sounds so easy, but there are two options – cut your costs, or make more money. If you’re on the breadline as it is were, cutting your expenses can be almost impossible, and if it’s not possible to ask your employer for more money, then you’ve got to find another way of bringing home the bread. This is why taking up freelance jobs is becoming a trusted route for those willing to work in the evenings. Not only do you have the freedom to make more money doing something you’re good at – whether writing blogs, designing logos or perhaps something completely different – but you can make some really good money doing things you enjoy for people who need your services.

What is a Freelancer?

A freelancer, by definition, is someone who “is self-employed and hired to work for different companies on particular assignments” according to the Oxford Dictionary. If you possess skills in any area – let’s say you’re an admin assistant – you can use these skills for other clients outside your working hours. Platforms like eWorker are built to support freelancers, and act as a marketplace of sorts, where businesses that value the skills freelancers have to offer and those who want to make some money doing what they’re good at can connect. It’s much simpler than you’d think to get started on these platforms, and you can advertise any skills you have quickly and easily, in addition to looking and bidding for jobs or tasks that potential clients have posted online.

Cashing in on the need for 24/7 service

There’s absolutely no reason you can’t get started quickly and easily, and whatever kind of work you’d prefer to do, or whatever shift patterns you currently work, you can make money in your “downtime” by becoming a freelancer on eWorker.

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