All About Freelancing/online work/work from home
Technology is fast changing and empowering workers with internet access to showcase their skills, work for companies across the globe and earn more. Technology allows workers to overcome the traditional limitation of geography and infrastructure by creating a level playing ground for all workers with specialized skills and talent irrespective of location and size. Workers are findings ways to remotely complete tasks based on their schedule and earn. The availability of technology has boosted employment status of many vulnerable groups such as women and the youth by enabling them to work and earn online from the comfort of their homes. Technology has developed an environment in which people across the globe work for themselves by completing various tasks and projects for companies and people. Technology allows companies and people to harness the strength of distributed technologies and the ability of human brains to solve problems. In turn, this offers advantages such as flexibility, saving costs and faster execution of tasks as well as transparency, which are vital in the technology era in which speed is the key. Technologies such as mobile computing and the cloud have made geographical location irrelevant and online work a reality.
So, what is online work/work from home/freelancing?
A few weeks ago, my cousin asked me what is it that I do. I told him that I am a freelance writer. He seemed confused and did not understand what I really do. He kept asking, what do you write about? Let me answer this question and many others that I have been asked by my peers, particularly those who are not conversant with freelancing or online work culture. Given the proliferation of work from home scams across the web, it is vital to define and describe what online work is about, how it functions, the different types of online works or work from home jobs and how you can use your skills to earn by working online or by being a freelancer without falling into the traps of scammers. I will not deal with all these topics in a single article but I will be dealing with each topic in my series “All About Freelancing.” Before beginning to delve into the online work topic, let me first write about online work scams or work from home scams. Then I will delve into the first topic, the description and definition of online work/freelancing/work from home jobs.