Opportunities, services, solutions, content & even keywords for that matter are growing rapidly at a pace that’s unimaginable. We are constantly building and solving problems leading to more problems and more solutions. We now rely heavily on search engines and we simply key in “ Freelance Jobs for web designers ” in search for projects or platforms that help finding them. You would agree to this belief that we use keywords search for work as a last resort as we fail to find anything relevant around the web.
Is there an end to this ever growing hard to crack internet space ?
You already have an answer to that.
For something as simple as finding a project, there are ample platforms currently out there on the web trying to or willing to connect the demand with supply. They have all gone to crazy levels and make most from the opportunity the web offers to them. In reality, these are not real solutions.
Remember what Steve Jobs – Co Founder of Apple famously said ?
“A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”
We are just victims of these popular platforms that offer “difficult to use” solutions by calling them easy, therefore Leaving us with not more than a few more keywords in search for work that says, projects for “ freelance graphic designers “ & projects for “ freelance designers “ bla bla bla
Real solutions are the need of the hour. Web definitely brings convenience, but not necessarily bring the right solutions for many problems.
What do the current web solutions offer ?
They offer free signups, merely as a show of strength with millions of freelancers to encourage people to post their projects on their platforms and get their work done. Truth is, their algorithms are biased and discouraging for most freelancers as they boost only the tried and tested ones to keep their statistics high. The number of projects posted are limited & is not serious business for most of these skilled individuals who stand dependent on these services.
We interviewed a few freelancers and this is what some of them had to say.
Sanjana Jain, a freelance writer from Mumbai : I find freelance work through networking, referrals and offline events. I rely heavily on networking to find a new client base. I try to get my business name out there as quickly as I can locally.
When asked about the current online platforms for freelance work :
I do sign up on popular platforms but if I have to rely on them, I’d be making a mistake. I ve hardly managed to bag projects from these platforms and I would not recommend anyone to consider it the only means to find work. If you are looking for serious work, its all out there & no online solution is yet that dependable. As of now, life is simpler without them until we can find something more compelling and reliable that can help shed the load of finding more freelance work often.
The experience is lousy for most as only few who are tech friendly like to post work on these platforms. Statistics say it all : The total number of projects these platforms have posted since the day of their inception are far behind the number of freelancers they have signed up, speaking volumes for themselves.
We need solutions that are easily adaptable & by just making web only platforms doesn’t really mean they are the right solutions.
At procallo, we understand the nature of freelancers & seekers, thus encouraging us to come up with solutions that make search & hiring of a freelancer more simple. where you will find real opportunities & will not be left with keywords as the last resort to look for work.
Some Links to videos on youtube that tell you the truth about current web solutions that don’t really get you work, but a thousand other ways to tangle yourself. Procallo suggests you with one simple way : Sign up !
When everything seems complex, how do you make it more complex ?Watch the video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wLc41X5Dg0
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