How to Find Freelance Jobs in Kenya
If you haven’t paid a visit to a recent Truelancer blog post titled “Freelance Jobs in Kenya, 5 Ways To Earn Money Online”, I’d like to recommend you to do so first before continue reading this blog post. The reason why, is because this blog post will be discussing Kenya freelance jobs, and the previous post have discussed 5 tips how you can earn money online by working as a freelancer. Meanwhile, through this post, we hope you can understand the benefit of working as a freelancer in Kenya, how can you find Kenya freelance jobs, and how can you utilize freelancing platforms such as Truelancer to work as a freelancer.
Working as a freelancer, in Kenya or in any other part of the world is basically the same. While you have the freedom to arrange your own working schedule, in the same time, you’re also responsible for the work you’re hired for, including meeting the deadline set by the employer. The best thing, however, by working as a freelancer, is your income won’t be deducted by tax regulations imposed by the government. Kenya employs PAYE (Pay As You Earn) tax calculation that varies between 10% to 30% depends on your earning. By working as a freelancer, you can start earning without complicated tax procedures. However, you may have to keep in mind, that regardless of your international payment method, certain degree of service tax will be imposed.
Now that you have understand the benefits of working as a freelancer, you may wonder how can you find Kenya freelance jobs? Especially in countries where freelance job isn’t popular, like Kenya, finding prospective employer may be difficult. The solution? Be alert to any kind of job opportunities. What I learned the hard way, is that sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone. You may feel like only a certain job suits you, and start turning down other related jobs. For example, if you’re confident in your language skill, try out different kinds of writing, translation, or even editing work. By doing so, you can improve your skill while earning money in the same time.
In Truelancer, you may find ample of Kenya freelance jobs. To do so, you simply have to click the Find Jobs section after signing-up. Whether you’re hiring or seeking jobs, the sign-up is free of charge. Sending proposals and posting jobs are also free, and you can upgrade your membership to send more proposals. With basic membership, monthly, you’re given the chance to send out 20 proposals for free. As time goes by, you can also boost your reputation, since feedback given by employers would be displayed on your profile.
Earning money online isn’t as challenging as you thought it’d be. Instead, it’s as simple as few clicks. Once you’re hired, you and your client would be bound in a contract to ensure that (1)the client pays for the work done and (2)you get paid accordingly. Over 11.000 Kenyan freelancers have joined Truelancer, and many have found freelance jobs that are suitable to their skills and interests. Are you interested in joining the rank of Kenyan freelancer in Truelancer? Sign-up now and start earning!
An Indonesian native, a linguist, and an enthusiastic writer. As a writer, Fawnia has written hundreds of articles that you can read in various websites. A passionate worker that would like to share the beauty of words with readers all over the globe