Pakistan’s freelance market is growing with each passing day. More and more experts are looking for work opportunities online in Pakistan. Pakistan was thus, ranked as the third most popular country in the global online gig market.
The key factors behind this growth includes increase in internet access to over 2000 cities, high number of graduates in workforce, efforts by government to promote freelancing among others.
In the periodical report of State Bank of Pakistan of its 2018-19 fiscal year it was stated that Pakistan has improved significantly in its Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) market.
As per the industry experts, all over the world the BPO market has grown since 2002. It is expected that by 2020 the market will further grow to $250 billion. Working online remotely is getting quite popular around the globe. Freelancing websites like Upwork and Fiverr are highly popular.
Online platforms mange the online gig industry offering employment for a short span. Presently the freelancing industry is still not considered a long-term reliable career, but many youngster do start earning by working online. Then after a short span of time they look for other jobs and change directions.
Individuals associated with freelance and BPO market are facilitated by international payment platforms like Payoneer and Skrill.