One of the major problems facing African countries is the escalating rate of unemployment. Nigeria, which has the highest rate of unemployment, for example, recorded an outrageous number of 11 million unemployed people in 2017. This figure continues to increase with the rise in population leaving thousands of youths jobless and unemployed. However, times are … Continue reading The Rise of Freelancers in Africa
One of the unusual but sometimes experienced and encountered in the Freelance industry is the issue of certain clients struggling/resisting to pay for the services enjoyed. First, it is wisdom to establish that this ailment is not a Freelance ailment. This is an issue that bothers every industry, business and career and you begin to … Continue reading WHAT TO DO WHEN A CLIENT DOESN’T WANT TO PAY FOR YOUR SERVICES
To be sincere, I’d rather write up an entire lengthy article or book than edit. Editing stresses me, as well as proofreading. I like to get away from work that I’ve done as fast as possible and I’m guilty of not re-reading because it makes me feel like deleting the entire article. Stephen King said … Continue reading 7 Ways to Sharpen Your Editorial Skills- Without Breaking a Bank
Digital marketing sums up the activities involved in the promotion of products/services using online digital technologies and other digital media including mobile phones as well as display advertising. Digital Marketing is also referred to as online marketing, internet marketing or web marketing. Digital marketing assumed widespread use with the proliferation of smartphones and other devices, … Continue reading 10 places to get freelance digital marketing jobs in Africa
Your perception game must be strong as a freelancer, especially when you would like to get referrals from clients. Many freelancers work with people whom they’ve never seen, and will probably never see, and this is one of the beauties of freelancing. However, it can also pose as a challenge because at least while looking … Continue reading Identifying Types of Clients by the Tone of their E-mails
How Should a Freelancer Deal with Dry Spells? As much as there are days filled with jobs, jobs and more jobs, there are also some terribly dry days in freelancing. One freelancer calls it the land of Peaks and Pits. The peaks are those never –ending days filled with jobs, while the pits are those … Continue reading Some Days are Dull
One of the inexhaustible topic areas in Writing and Freelance is Inspiration and this is because it is what fuels Freelance/Writing like petrol to a car. More reason there is and always will be new angles to anything said or written about this topic because it is that topic that never goes away. There is … Continue reading FREELANCE INSPIRATIONS: ARE YOU EXPLORING ENOUGH?
Many companies today can be described in one sentence sometimes even a word. You name a company and a picture comes straight to your mind, this is the effect of branding. These companies have worked over the years to develop their brand, by painting themselves in a particular manner so that the public will associate … Continue reading Branding 101 for Freelancers
Do you know that Contract is one of the easiest things to sign in Freelancing? But as much as that is true, it is that one document that some Freelancers don’t take their time to read through before appending their signature and this act is not only very wrong, it can be pretty risky. Nobody … Continue reading Before You Sign that Contract. . .
If I had a dollar for every time I hear a university student make the statement "I'm broke", I would be a close competition to world's richest man Bill Gates. Maybe I would have built a university. Being a student requires hard work and for most university students, one of the biggest problems of schooling … Continue reading 5 useful tips for every student freelancer