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10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by loverboys: 11:44am On Sep 26, 2018
Freelancing is an increasingly popular way to work. Over the years, Freelancing is becoming more and more popular in Nigeria as ordinary unemployed Nigerians are now banking several millions from the comfort of their homes or offices as freelancers. But what is freelancing, why do people freelance and can I make a career out of it? This article answers the 10 questions Nigerians are always asking about freelancing.

1. What is freelancing?

Freelancing occurs when someone offers his or her services for an agreed period in return for a fee. Freelancers (also known as contractors or service providers) are independent of the businesses or individuals that hire their services. Generally, freelancers work on jobs of a short duration although contract periods do vary in length and can be and are often extended.

2. Who can become a freelancer?

The short answer is anyone. There are no restrictions as to who can become a freelancer. As long as you have a skill or service that a business or individual needs then you can offer your services and be a freelancer.

3. Who hires freelancers?

Freelancers are hired by individuals and organizations, including micro enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises, large companies, like Tesco, charities, local and central government, e.g., HM Revenue & Customs, and public bodies.

4. What services do freelancers offer?

Freelancers offer a diverse set of services. There really isn't a fixed list. Some services offered by freelancers include:

event planning and management (e.g., weddings, birthdays, etc.)
book-keeping & accounting
car valet
virtual assistance (e.g., email & diary management, call answering, etc.)
IT support & customer helpdesk
Website design & development

As a rule of thumb, if an organization or individual can micro outsource it, then it can be freelanced! you can learn the different freelancing services that can be done without having a special skill here

5. Which services are in demand?

Demand for services varies but research has shown that the demand for freelance workers increases during "times of economic uncertainty". So this is a great time to freelance! Job information sites such as itjobswatch or just searching and counting the number of freelance opportunities can provide useful information on the demand for freelance services.

But don't be discouraged if your service doesn't appear popular. In fact, offering a service that has low demand also means that there is less competition and that's great for your future earnings!

6. What are the advantages of being a freelancer?

There are many advantages to freelancing. Some of my favorites include:

Being your own boss. Freelancing is one of best ways to start your own business. Being your own boss also allows you to decide how many hours you work, when in the year and in which locations.

Getting paid to travel. If you enjoy traveling, then freelance work can take you around the world or further a field. What's more, you can travel at someone else's expense!

Working from home or remotely. If your preference is to work from home then freelancing offers this flexibility and freelancers can enjoy a successful business doing just that. The Internet has created remote working possibilities that businesses across the globe are keen to use.

Earning money quickly. Freelancers can be paid not only more quickly and frequently than permanent employees but they can earn much more in a given period than a permanent employee doing similar work.

7. What are the disadvantages of freelancing?

But being a freelancer has some disadvantages, too. Some of which include:

Having to find work. If you're a freelancer then there's no boss to give you your first (or next) job. So, it's up to you to find work. Luckily, there are Web sites that specialize in freelancing that can assist to make this process easier.

Having to maintain your CV. Your CV is what's going to help you get your next job, if not your first one, so you'll need to update it as jobs are completed and new skills are acquired. This can become a chore but it's necessary if you want to convey your current experience and knowledge.

8. Where can I freelance?

As mentioned, an advantage of freelancing is that it allows you to travel. Depending on your skills and the service you offer, you may work on freelance jobs locally, nationally or internationally. For example, you might offer a gardening service, which would be more likely offered to local individuals and businesses. Or you might freelance as a personal trainer and offer services locally and regionally.

You can also work from the comfort of your home as a data entry operator, article writer, CCTV operator, proofreader and so on. As indicated, the Internet has opened numerous opportunities for people to work remotely without the need to be at a client's site.

9. How to get started?

today, their are many micro jobs websites globally that generates hundreds of millions of jobs annually. to get started, you need to know the top performing of those sites and the way around them. as their are a lot of other freelancers across the globe that are also competing for those jobs, Nigerian freelancers have to know their way around those websites. i have written a well explained and down to earth step by step guide that will help ordinary Nigerian freelancers to make millions of Naira annually from those sites. you can see the guide by clicking this link.

Fortunately, there are specialist sites that can help you freelance your services. On these sites, you'll find jobs with differing requirements and budgets. You'll also be able to advertise 1 or more services, indicating your skills, daily or hourly rate and locations, if you also wish to work at a client's site. And unlike job boards or CV aggregators, you'll also be able to use the site to interact with job providers to, for example, clarify requirements or work with them once you've got the job!


10. Can I make a career out of freelancing?

Absolutely, yes! If you're currently working, you can try out freelancing in parallel with your main job before deciding whether to do it full-time. If you're between jobs or on a career break then freelancing is a way to quickly earn some money whilst filling the empty space on your CV. And who knows, you might just like it!

Summary

Freelancing has become an increasingly popular way to work and has many advantages over traditional employment. This article has covered 10 questions most frequently asked about freelancing by Nigerian freelancers, what is freelancing, why do people freelance and can I make a career out of freelancing?


lastly, if you are interested in learning how i made my first million naira from freelancing in just 21 days, click on this link

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Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by loverboys: 11:46am On Sep 26, 2018
WHICH OTHER QUESTIONS DO YOU THINK SHOULD BE ANSWERED? drop your comments.

dayo2me:
which niche can I do on fiverr with my phone?

their are many niches that you can render freelancing services using your phone on fiverr. fiverr now have a phone application that makes the entire process much easier. any niche that does not require any special software to run on your computer can be done using your phone. e.g article writing, some academic research, academic projects, basic graphic editing, surveys, data entry, etc. you can learn them extensively in here

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Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by Nobody: 11:49am On Sep 26, 2018
loverboys:
WHICH OTHER QUESTIONS DO YOU THINK SHOULD BE ANSWERED? drop your comments.

CC:lalasticlala
which niche can I do on fiverr with my phone?
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by WetinConsignMe: 5:03pm On Sep 26, 2018
Depends on your location and demeanor.

Thiefnubú has nothing to do with it.

The truth is, Ambode is a FAILURE!!
Be honest, is Lagos better, cleaner now than when he came in?

Sub standard projects, poor quality jobs by thieving contractors, bloated figures, negligence, arrogance, defiance, dirtiness, sheepishly trying to copy New York.........its endless

And don't forget sacking and throwing a priest out of his residence the next day because his wife had to stand in line like everyone else.

And APAPA WHARF area

Ambode is a failure. Ambode is a scam!!
#AmbodeMustGo!!

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Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by SIR0: 5:04pm On Sep 26, 2018
OK
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by ttaluko(m): 5:04pm On Sep 26, 2018
I don't have anything to say
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by GentleMoney: 5:04pm On Sep 26, 2018
Hmmm
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by rapmike(m): 5:04pm On Sep 26, 2018
dayo2me:
which niche can I do on fiverr with my phone?
Loverboys, please answer this question because its important to me. Please don't come and say any job because I have not seen Photoshop for Android phones!
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by Raizo007: 5:05pm On Sep 26, 2018
After completing a job and your employer refuses to pay, what happens next?
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by WetinConsignMe: 5:07pm On Sep 26, 2018
Raizo007:
After completing a job and your employer refuses to pay, what happens next?

In a sane country, u go to court. In Naija u contract a soldier u know to visit them with koboko grin

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Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by loverboys: 5:12pm On Sep 26, 2018
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Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by Godfullsam(m): 5:13pm On Sep 26, 2018
I want to learn web design, graphic design, information marketing and SEO.

How/where can I learn this skills @ cheap rate.

Ayam not financially strong embarassed
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by loverboys: 5:15pm On Sep 26, 2018
Raizo007:
After completing a job and your employer refuses to pay, what happens next?

the system is setup in such a way that in most cases, a person will have to pay before doing his work. so, the issue of you working and not getting paid is usually irrelevant. to have an insiders view of the entire process, i strongly recommend you check THE FIVERR BOSS
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by Gr8lex(m): 5:27pm On Sep 26, 2018
This land is not for sale
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by telim: 5:30pm On Sep 26, 2018
Guess who is op? The op is a close pal to one of the MODs and the most desperate affiliate marketer AKA affiliate jagaban with many monikers on nairaland promoting same ebook every now and then while using same landing page.

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Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by dreh17(m): 5:34pm On Sep 26, 2018
Thanks but I'll stick to my gas work.. I'm myself boss and I make thirty thousand a week after taking out my daily regular expenses

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Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by TemmyT002(m): 5:36pm On Sep 26, 2018
Nice one.
Another advantage of freelancing especially if you work for foreign people is that no matter Naija's economy, you won't suffer.
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by Culin(f): 5:37pm On Sep 26, 2018
Can you be a freelance girlfriend/boyfriend or even friend?
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by sammirano: 5:40pm On Sep 26, 2018
Culin:
Can you be a freelance girlfriend/boyfriend or even friend?

I think i will subscribe to that, no attachment.
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by bluefilm: 5:40pm On Sep 26, 2018
Culin:
Can you be a freelance girlfriend/boyfriend or even friend?

Are you kidneying me?
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by Artzdanielsz(m): 5:47pm On Sep 26, 2018
dreh17:
Thanks but I'll stick to my gas work.. I'm myself boss and I make thirty thousand a week after taking out my daily regular expenses
Bros like how much can one use to start this cooking gas business
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by loverboys: 5:48pm On Sep 26, 2018
dayo2me:
which niche can I do on fiverr with my phone?

their are many niches that you can render freelancing services using your phone on fiverr. fiverr now have a phone application that makes the entire process much easier. any niche that does not require any special software to run on your computer can be done using your phone. e.g article writing, some academic research, academic projects, basic graphic editing, surveys, data entry, etc. you can learn them extensively in here
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by akinjuly77(m): 5:50pm On Sep 26, 2018
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Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by Premiumwriter: 6:07pm On Sep 26, 2018
akinjuly77:
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Training Period is 2 Today's

Learn :

1. How to Build a Mobile Friendly Website with the right ingredients.

2. How to Optimize your website and make it Rank on First Page of Google. A lot of people will say they do know it, but they don't have proof. I Do!

3. How to target the right audience

4. Learn how to Display your Ads banners on Popular websites and Apps.

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the way you guys call money for training always make me I want to think.

How many Nigerian youth earn up to 20,000 in a month before they will give 20,000 for a single or even a week training?

You guys take this things above people who are ready to learn!

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Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by Nobody: 6:14pm On Sep 26, 2018
Culin:
Can you be a freelance girlfriend/boyfriend or even friend?
Sure. They are called escorts. They accompany clients to events as partners and also warm their beds in their hotel rooms.
It's all contracted and they take home huge cash and benefits from their rich clients. Life is easy. smiley

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Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by akinjuly77(m): 6:20pm On Sep 26, 2018
Premiumwriter:
the way you guys call money for training always make me I want to think.

How many Nigerian youth earn up to 20,000 in a month before they will give 20,000 for a single or even a week training?

You guys take this things above people who are ready to learn!

Thanks for your observation so how much do you suggest?
Re: 10 Questions Unemployed Nigerians Are Asking About Freelancing by emperorblog(m): 7:25pm On Sep 26, 2018
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