Last Updated on 16 February 2019 by Gertrude
Starting online work in Kenya isn’t easy peasy for would be job seekers , it’s one of the hardest jobs we can do.
Finding info is another thing as it’s not abundantly available like for example, in USA.
If you can’t figure it out you will have to pay millions of shillings (one doesn’t have as a newbie) for info which you can easily browse online.
What??? Google Trends in Kenya shows that majority of us visit Google for News, watching YouTube videos that relate to news or celebrities, football and recently betting.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: WHAT IF WE CHANGE THE TREND TO ACCOMMODATE OUR DYING APPETITE FOR JOB CREATION?
Google trends also say we use social media for passive war without fists.
Sifting through materials to find what works for Kenyans isn’t easy and that includes freelancing websites.
So, the most sought after freelancing websites are actually International, which means we’re competing with someone in India who’s willing to work for less.
Life in Kenya and living in Kenya isn’t easy, the cost of living allows for people with at least 2500 dollars monthly to live modestly and even then, amidst debts from loans and owing banks or hefty student loan fees.
The others living below 2500 dollars are just SURVIVORS and pray for a side hustle and online jobs come to mind.
The nightmare begins when one can’t earn a dime from online jobs and the horror-turned-prayers are recited as, ”HAKUNA KAZI, MUNGU SAIDIA”.
I’d love you to approach freelancing sites with a MINDSET: I shall not be conned, I shall not work for 0 dollars and I am worth it because I know I am a professional.
If you want to be valued in your profession, showcase it on a blog, like I do here. Want to know how to start a blog?
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In this article, we are going to explore:
The most loved freelancing sites in Kenya
How to sign in
How to get started in them without feeling awkward( I’ll write a whole new article about this soon).
The advantages and disadvantages of each freelancing site.
What to avoid and how to avoid getting scammed.
What to do if you can’t find a job with either of them.
How to effectively bid with the connects you have.
TAKE NOTE: This article doesn’t promise to get you a job but will help you figure out the pros and cons of each freelancing site before you sign up.
This is a guide to jump-start your online career. If at all you are fed up to bid like I was, join me as I explain other avenues to explore.