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About this Course

With the boom in technology along with an ease of access, the freelancing economy has grown exponentially over the past decade. The freelance workforce across the globe is primarily dominated by youth with nearly 70% of freelancers being under the age of 35.

Approximately, 77 per cent of Pakistan's population falls under the age of 35 and hence, naturally is more tech savvy than its previous generation. This along with an overall 4G internet coverage at reasonable rates across the country, has encouraged a lot of youngsters to take up e-lancing opportunities. Consequently, Pakistan has been ranked as 4th fastest growing freelance market globally.

This course is formulated to encourage and prepare you to explore the arena of e-lancing with a specially designed online training program by PSDF. The purpose of this course is to help you map out the entire journey of becoming a freelancer and help you get a comprehensive understanding of two commonly used e-lancing platforms (Fiverr and Upwork).


What you will learn

Understand the landscape of e-lancing world

Identify potential e-lancing opportunities

Register and use Fiverr and Upwork

Understand and develop required skillset for a freelancer

This course is free and open to all

Trainees taking this online course can participate in other PSDF courses/trainings as well

Approx. 3 weeks to complete

Time commitment: 3.5 hours per week

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Module

1

Introduction to E-lancing

Key Topics: What is freelancing/e-lancing, Scope and demand of freelancing/e-lancing
Outcome: Understand career opportunities for e-lancers

Module

2

Traditional vs Non-traditional

Key Topics: Understand traditional and non-traditional marketplaces, introduction to formal and informal platforms
Outcome: Identify relevant e-lancing platforms

Module

3

Fiverr and Upwork

Key Topics: Detailed understanding of Fiverr and Upwork, How to Differentiate yourself, Creating a winning bid, Pricing & Payments process
Outcome: Creating Profile & Portfolio on Fiverr and Upwork

Module

4

Skills necessary for a freelancer

Key Topics: Communication skills, Computer literacy , Time management and Client management
Outcome: Understand and polish required skills

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