Freelancing in Pakistan has become a sizable business buzz, in today’s world Freelancing as a career has really taken off in Pakistan.
Every individual in development, content, designing and countless other fields augment his or her monthly earning with freelancing.
Today I am going to show you a man who has earned more than $1 million in freelancing.
Hisham Sarwar, his story is also alluring because Hisham has managed to successfully translate his earnings into a successful entrepreneurial field.
Based on the company, having a regular job in the United States, He hastily found out that as a creative designer,
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Hisham poorly wanted freedom and space. Actually that was not possible with this stupid average 9 to 5 job in a united States.
Hashim started freelancing in 2007 and soon went to provide development and designing services to customers on freelance marketplaces such as Elance, Freelancer, and Guru.
In an interview with ProPakistani he said: “In my opinion, if you can monetize your passion, it is far better than a full-time job and working for someone”
From the last 5 years, Hisham has narrowed his focus only to Guru and it is proven to be an awesome decision.
In a very short time, Hisham has earned more than one million US dollars as a freelancer; His name comes among the top 10 freelancers on the portal.
Currently, he has more than 20 employs and provides services in the Graphic Designing, Web Development, and Mobile application domain.
Giving Back to Community
He is also a digital philanthropist who provides solutions for social problems, Konbola is a mobile app which helps individual reach out to his or her closed ones in trouble, He is running the first freelance marketplace in Pakistan named as “Rozgar Pakistan”.
Freelancing as a Viable Career Option
Everyone is talking about the benefits of freelancing Actually, Freelancing is not for every individual. There is also the fact that if you are not IT (Information Technology) literate or have been doing an office job for a long while, Here is what he has to say to those thinking about taking the plunge:
Offer something of value to your clients when you bid. For example alongside showing your portfolio, tell them you are willing to talk to them over phone/Skype and that is where you nail it. Bidding requires a lot of patience, persistence and one who is resolute wins eventually. You could earn anywhere from $100 to $10,000 per month and people are realistically earning these numbers. So approach it with absolute seriousness.
To reduce unemployment, we should boost the service sector and exports. Freelancing might be the solution to a host of problems plaguing Pakistan and it is high time people realize that.