After eight good years of working as a freelance journalist, I keep getting questions from budding freelancers on how they can get into the gig world. My answer usually varies from people who want to make quick money to those who want to nurture a skill.
Truthfully, there is no single answer to these questions. Hence, I came up with a resource book to help new entrants and those already engaged in the freelance world, on how to push their brand and secure more jobs.
This is my answer to those seeking the freelance lifestlye, as honest as I could. I also interviewed entrepreneurs who are building these platforms in Africa and what their hopes are for the African talent. I also spoke to six top-rated freelancers to give an insight on their journey and tricks on getting clients.
Finally, I have included a list of over 100 gig sites, both continental and international to give you places you can begin your freelance journey.
My hope is that this book will inspire and guide those seeking more opportunities online.
About the Author
Vincent started his freelance career in 2012 and has never looked back. He is specialised in tech and business journalism writing for major publications such as Mergermarket, CIO.com, IDGConnect.com and ITWeb.Africa. Previously, he has worked in a book publishing company in Kenya.
Freelancing in Africa is his first self-published book seeking to inspire those in the freelance economy with expert views and testimonials from African practitioners.
He studied Communication at Daystar University, Nairobi. Vincent is a husband and a father.
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