Podlancer is ready to receive Freelancers
Uh la la! www.podlancer.com officially got launched on Wednesday 24th of February 2021.
Though it was a virtual event, we had an impressive number of people join us. We also had three wonderful guest speakers; Tunde McIver (CEO of Musterpoint Co-working space), Chiko Chupa (Co-founder Meet the owner) and Ope Wemi-Jones (CEO Smart X Business Hub).
Podlancer is a premier outsourcing market place and we have two categories of people who can sign up on the platform: those who post and need a job done and those who can get the Job done. For those who post jobs, they post their jobs and hire registered freelancers on the platform to get the job done; they pay them at completion of the job. For those who carry out the project, they find work, manage their work from anywhere and get paid when they are done.
As a freelancer, you are not loyal or tied down to any particular organization or employer. In fact, you can even be working on several jobs for multiple clients at one time. Why choose to be a freelancer? The flexibility and freedom alone are not enough reason though seems enticing.
When you feel passionate about what you are doing and what you want to achieve, you will take the necessary intentional actions to make your goals a reality. Our first speaker in the launch Mr Chiko Chupa speaking on ‘Side Hustle: From Idea to Income’ said “your ‘why’ should fit in to your goals and values”. A misalignment could make you completely miserable or even trigger depression. What you do should also solve the problems of a certain category of people. Who are your target audience or likely customers? In the words of Mr Chiko Chupa, “when you try to market to everyone, you market to no one”. With a clearly defined target audience, it is much easier to determine where and how to market your service or product. “You could do all the research in the world, but if you don’t take action it would have all been pointless…start in the smallest way possible” – Mr. Chiko Chupa. When you take action, not only do additional resources come your way, but you get feedbacks that help you adjust your course and refine your approach. Taking action is the one thing that separates the winners from the losers. Signing up on the Podlancer platform is one way of taking action, you put yourself in the brightest position to be seen by clients who need jobs done.
Some may ask, is there any difference between freelancers and self-employed? Well, the answer is not so farfetched. People are of the school of thought that as a freelancer, you are self-employed. However, the major difference is that, Self-employed people own a business and work for themselves while freelancers work for clients and through that, work for themselves.
Our second speaker, Mr. Tunde McIver who spoke on ‘What’s in the Name: Entrepreneur, Self-employed or Freelancing’ said “a self-employed person can go hungry if the business does not do well but for a freelancer, if business A has a problem he moves to business B or business C finding people that can pay him” A freelancer is not tied down to a particular company and is not also expected to be loyal to any business. Talking about the Entrepreneurs, Mr Tunde McIver pointed out that “Entrepreneurs are about extracting value from an existing system, they are all about value; they are able to take risks”. Freelancers must think entrepreneurially. It’s common for many freelancers to start finding other things to get involved with. This, in most cases start with creating a side project that they are passionate about, selling digital products on online marketplaces like www.myproservices.com or even partnering with other freelancers to create an all-in-one business solution.
There’s no better time to be a freelancer than now. Our third and final speaker Ope Wemi- Jones who spoke on the topic ‘The Emerging World of Freelancing’ said “Before you can wear the ‘Freelancer’ tag or title, you must have skills that people are willing to pay for…freelancing in itself doesn’t suggest you work from home, it could be from out of a client’s office or a co- working space”. She also believes that freelancing is the future of work because of the flexibility and multiple streams of income it affords the younger generation.
If you need a platform where you can trade your skills, www.podlancer.com is the website for you. There is an escrow service on Podlancer so you don’t have to worry about your payment, it’s already settled before you finish your job. Once your client is satisfied with the job done, you receive your payment.
Welcome to the “Future of Work”; Welcome to Podlancer!
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