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Is Freelancing a Good Career in Pakistan?

Is Freelancing a Good Career in Pakistan?
 Published on: Jul 16, 2019

Sitting at home in your pyjamas and working the way you like without following office decorum is the dream! And get paid for it! Omg! Working whenever you want and wasting time as you wish. There’s a lot to like about the all new, unconventional field of freelancing.

With the job market being very saturated in Pakistan, youngsters are looking to join big firms and companies like KPMG, Deloitte, Mobilink and Nestle etc. But there are a lot of people who like to work independently and do not want a boring desk job. A 9 to 5 office job in Pakistan demands you to be a corporate slave following office decorum, meeting deadlines, conference calls and meetings. Waking up early and sleeping late, stressing a person completely are the main features of an office job. Then there’s the BOSS, always bossing around and ordering the employees. People in Pakistan do not like being bossed around that much, but joining the corporate world demands to follow orders. And who likes orders? Yup, that’s right. 

Freelancing allows you to be your own boss. People who are disciplined and are good at handling themselves have chosen this field. Elance, one of the leading freelancing sites, revealed that Pakistan ranks third in the total registered members. The first two are US and India. Another website, freelance.com also has a high number of registered members from Pakistan. The top categories of Pakistan in freelancing are in IT and Design. In monetary terms, Pakistan is earning about $0.5 billion entirely from freelancing and is ranked the 4th most popular country for freelancing. This shows Pakistani freelancers have so much to earn from freelancing.

 

In monetary terms, Pakistan is earning about $0.5 billion entirely from freelancing and is ranked the 4th most popular country for freelancing.

 

People in Pakistan want their children to join the same field they themselves are in e.g. a doctor wants his child to become a doctor, business-oriented families want their children to become a part of their business. They either want you to become a corporate slave or join their business. They even disapprove of becoming a freelancer but there are a lot of people who prefer to choose freelancing as a career. When the workload increases, it can be even outsourced by hiring more freelancers. Many people have started their business through freelancing and some are planning to do so.

As the US and Europe time zones do not match, freelancers mostly have to work night shifts which is difficult for some people but it pays good so all that lack of sleep is somewhat worth the pay, obviously not good for the health though. For women in Pakistan who are not allowed to work, freelancing is a great opportunity to earn for themselves while sitting at home. This makes them independent so they spend the money on themselves or their family. There are some threats to women working outside and freelancing saves them from all the threats as they just have to sit at home and work as much as they can. 

Also, freelancing is the bestest way for students to earn some extra pocket money as it is easy on the hours so they don’t have to worry about clocking in for work or meeting odd hours for deadlines while maintaining classes and homework. Students can easily find gigs online and make cash to pay off their student loans or just party it out! Who doesn’t love an extra money flow? So to sum it all up, freelancing sure is making its way to Pakistan and has already caught up with the trend which makes it a success as a career here in Pakistan. Sure, its unstable but hey at least you’re your own boss! 
 

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    Nadia

    Aug 24 2022 6:18PM

    I want to learn the freelancing course.

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    Aniqa

    Jul 31 2022 10:24PM

    I want to learn the Freelancing course offered on this platform.

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    Ayesha

    Jul 29 2022 12:47PM

    Hey, I would like to learn freelancing skills.

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    Sana

    Sep 3 2021 6:08PM

    I want to learn freelancing at Digiskills.pk.

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    Ehsan

    May 24 2021 4:31PM

    I am Ehsan, and I would like to learn this freelancing course.

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    Muzzamil Abbas

    May 15 2021 5:25AM

    I am muzzamil abbas and I want to learn Freelancing at DigiSkill.pk

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    Hafiz Muhammad Zahid

    Feb 28 2021 10:20AM

    Digiskills.pk is the life changing platform.

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    Owais Ali

    Jan 1 2021 3:48PM

    Sir Hisham is a great mentor. He taught me like a friend. He is a highly skilled freelancer. And through this platform, I learned so much about freelancing. Thank You.

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    Muhammad

    Oct 3 2020 11:08AM

    I am interested in learning freelancing. DigiSkills.pk is the best platform to learn different courses, especially freelancing.

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    Abdullah Tahir

    Sep 13 2020 10:34PM

    I am a student and would like to join DigiSkills.pk, so I can learn how to earn money as a freelancer.

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    Qammar

    Jul 21 2020 1:09AM

    I want to learn to freelance, so I can teach it once I have mastered it.

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    Muhammad Yousaf

    Jul 16 2020 3:04PM

    DigiSkills is the best platform to learn different courses, especially freelancing.

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    Zartasha

    Jul 1 2020 12:54AM

    I have previously worked as a lecturer for eight years, and now I want to focus on only teaching English. I believe the Creative Writing course, offered by DigiSkills.pk can help me achieve my goal.

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    Jun 30 2020 1:50PM

    I am enjoying all the courses offered by DigiSkills.pk. It is indeed a great platform to learn.

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    Tehreem

    May 31 2020 2:26PM

    I also want to work as a freelancer. Really impressed by the initiative. Such a great opportunity!

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    Asad Shahzad

    May 9 2020 11:34AM

    I want to do data entry.

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    Mudassir Ahmed

    Dec 6 2019 10:17AM

    This is very good opportunity, especially for woman those sitting in home.

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    Dankash

    Dec 5 2019 3:15PM

    Freelancing is one of the best and the easiest source of earning a healthy income while you relax at your home. I started my freelance career as a writer which ultimately became the main source of income for me.

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    usman

    Dec 4 2019 4:36PM

    It is a very good initiative indeed, and we must appreciate it. I have registered myself in a couple of courses, and referred my kids to do so too. Definitely they will like it too.:)

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    Abdul Manan Khan

    Oct 22 2019 1:05PM

    Yes of course! It is a better opportunity to earn money and polish your skills.

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    M shahmeer

    Oct 15 2019 12:48AM

    Best.

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    Zahid Anjum

    Oct 10 2019 2:20PM

    It's a great opportunity to have Digiskills Program. It will help us to enhance our earning and achieve better lifestyle. In sha Allah!

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    Waqar

    Sep 24 2019 4:27PM

    You can earn in this field if you are loyal to yourself and more importantly loyal to dear homeland, Pakistan . If someone among us cheat a client at online marketplace, he does wrong with himself and the other freelancers.

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    Nasir Mehmood

    Aug 5 2019 5:02PM

    It is greatest program started by DigiSkills. I am always eager for learning.

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    Sami Ullah Khan

    Aug 3 2019 8:22PM

    I started learning a few days ago. Its looks easy type of work but somehow, concentration to work, dedication and honesty are very important key factors. Full awareness about computer skills and good communication skills also count a lot.

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    ziaullah

    Aug 1 2019 10:46PM

    I have found the best learning platform of my life. In sha Allah Digiskill will create a lot of experts in Pakistan. It will fulfill our dream of becoming no.1 freelancer.

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    MUHAMMAD WAQAS

    Aug 1 2019 9:42AM

    It is a very good platform in Pakistan to make us enable of earning money online. In some years Pakistan will be the first country in Freelancing world. IN SHA ALLAH!

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    Muhammad Shahbaz Ashraf

    Aug 1 2019 3:19AM

    For every PAKISTANI, DigiSkills is the biggest platform to LEARN MORE & EARN MORE. We hope that in future we can learn different languages from this platform too. Thanks in advance all the respected teachers & the team of Digiskills.

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    sajjad haider

    Jul 31 2019 11:12PM

    I think it is the greatest achievement of Virtual University team and very popular Instructor of this field. They have greatest ability to convince the young generation and to pick up Pakistan on the world`s map as on number 1. All the instructors are very professional and sincere to train the Pakistani Qoum. Pakistan nation will be greatest nation in the world .

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    M.Usama Naveed

    Jul 31 2019 12:28AM

    Very exciting step taken by the Govt. of Pakistan. Excited to look forward to it and earn huge money.

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    Jul 28 2019 7:53PM

    Wow! This is a good platform for all students because of the free of cost courses. In sha Allah! I will do all the courses from this platform.

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    adeel

    Jul 25 2019 8:24AM

    I think pakistan ma first time aisa hoa hai k Govt. ki taraf se aisa platform open kia gya hai, achi baat hai is se Pakistan aagay ja sakta hai. In Sha Allah.

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    Mohsin Razzaq

    Jul 25 2019 12:24AM

    This is very good step of Govt. DigiSkills.pk is a useful initiative from Govt. Everyone can access all DigiSkills courses from anywhere. I enrolled two courses and successfully completed Digital marketing and Freelancing.

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    Muhammad Rashid

    Jul 24 2019 1:59PM

    It is very good opportunity for the poor students. It is a good step for the Pakistanis.

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    Jul 24 2019 12:36PM

    What DigiSkills has built is a trust. Earlier people were thinking that online earning is not possible. They were caught by scammers. Now they are sure that yes we can earn. So main thing that this platform educated people is how to earn differently and to look in different dimensions by thinking out of the box.

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    Muhammad Mujeeb Ur Rehman

    Jul 24 2019 10:12AM

    In Pakistan we are seeing increased number of graduated labor with every passing year. An illiterate man is earning more than educated engineer, pharmacist, IT and several other fields except doctor and lawyer because in Pakistan diseases and crimes are never ending factors. So in a country with major issue of joblessness, this is a good initiative from Govt to enable us earn some money to bear our own burden at least.

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    Jul 23 2019 7:37PM

    DigiSkills.pk is a useful initiative from Govt. everyone can access all DigiSkills courses from anywhere. I enrolled two courses and successfully completed digital marketing and freelancing

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    Jul 21 2019 3:40PM

    The best thing about the platform is the flexibility of time and place, moreover the courses are also up to mark and applicable in the field of online market place. Somehow, the response for the first project is a bit difficult but there is dire need of continuous efforts for winning the award of first project.

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    Muhammad Zahid

    Jul 21 2019 1:12PM

    This is very good step of Govt. with collaboration of VU and Ignite. This is a good chance to earn extra income or become full time. In Pakistan no one guide to anyone the ways, how to earn from internet sources. This is very bold initiative of the to teach Pakistanis for free of cost these techniques. Thank you, DigiSkills.pk Team.

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    Jul 19 2019 10:42AM

    Mashallah, nice platform, Keep it up DigiSkills and live long Pakistan.

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    Jul 19 2019 9:57AM

    Great initiative Digiskills.pk Love to listen to Sir Hisham Sarwar and Yasir Javed and others Coaches as well. It is playing role in lessening the burden of unemployment here in Pakistan, although new to this field and to this platform, but committed to chase the destination.

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    Jul 19 2019 8:38AM

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    Jul 19 2019 8:19AM

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    Jul 19 2019 7:39AM

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    Jul 17 2019 5:43PM

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