GlobeSkill promises to change the Kenyan freelancing industry. Read on to find out why.
As freelancers in Kenya, we have experienced a lot of ups and downs. Some of the challenges that we have been experiencing over the years include withdrawal from PayPal, working with ClickBank (not possible yet) and getting a payment system that pays us directly and affordably. Having been online for quite some time, a lot of stuff lands on my inbox, phone and social networking platforms. This blog is 100% focused on helping Kenyans to succeed online. The latest I have heard of is GlobeSkill.
What is GlobeSkill?
This is a freelancing website where freelancers can be hired for different skills including the following:
- Web design
- Graphic design
- Article writing
- Sales management
- Project management
- Financial Planning
Note that the list above is not complete; there are many more opportunities that you can find there.
How Does it Work?
GlobeSkill takes the model of Freelancer, Elance and other major freelancing websites. It does not only have an edge for Kenyans, it is fully open to both Kenyans and the worldwide community. The model goes as follows:
- A client posts a project
- A freelancer bids on the project
- The client chooses the winning bid and may negotiate with the freelancer on payments
- The freelancer chosen may request for an escrow payment (which is always advisable)
- The client deposits cash into his GlobeSkill account
- The freelancer does the project as agreed
- The client releases the cash
- The freelancer withdraws the cash to ePay-Kenya at no additional costs. This can then be withdrawn to Airtel Money, Orange Money or M-Pesa. International freelancers can receive their cash through PayPal or Skrill.
Having partnered with ePay-Kenya, the website is very friendly to Kenyans. You will only be charged 3.5% of the nominal fee. This should be the lowest fee that freelancers get charged. Other websites charge up to 20%. Therefore, as stated above, the website is friendly to the whole worldwide freelancing community.
The site is still at its initial phases and definitely there will be some launch bugs that need to be sorted out. Feel free to contact the site support or leave a comment here or anywhere else you find them to help them clear any bugs.
Support Kenyan Businesses
This is a fully Kenyan business and therefore worth checking out and nurturing. It is also international but as we all know, charity begins at home. The main reason I started this blog is to make sure we promote ourselves online to the level where we have thriving, million-dollar online businesses. Remember if we have a big enough, active online community, it will be easier for you and me to make it online and meet both Kenyan and international needs. You can check out this post on how to make your first million freelancing in Kenya and you’ll discover that it all starts somewhere.
As stated, the site is still on its initial phases. My recommendation is that we all register, take a moment to check it out and then wait to be informed when work starts flowing in. Click here to check out GlobeSkill and sign up. In case you notice a flaw or a bug, feel free to notify the site admin or leave a comment here. I am sure it will feel great to earn online from one of our own. Keep it FreelancerKenya to stay notified on the progress of this and other major news on the Kenyan freelancing scene.