As typical first-generation graduates from India, life and progress for us is all about getting permanent jobs in an MNC or a well-established institution with a decent salary. Well, when we complete our graduation and enter society, what we face is disappointment in the form of education loan, unemployment and underemployment.
Either we or someone we know has been searching for a suitable job for more than five years. But anyhow, once we get a job, it’s not for what we have studied. This leads to instability in the job and inefficient output at the end of the day. We end up hating ourselves and our job.
Karl Marx said that science and technology will always be in favour of the liberating working class. Proving his words as prophecy, hope has been created by a new way wave of service, online platforms for freelancers. The most important thing to be noticed in this case is that these platforms are decentralising jobs and services.
These platforms help create a network through which we can sell our service to customers/clients without the interference of a middleman. This allows us to not only fix prices for our own service, but also allow us to do what we studied and enjoy doing that.
Another benefit of decentralised jobs is the abolishment of consultant agencies. Victims of these agencies are raising day after day. Victims not only lose thousand or lakhs of rupees, but also face harassment, physical as well as mental. I still wonder since when it has became legit to sell jobs for money. As decentralisation creates a direct link between service providers and job seekers, these middlemen, also called consultancy agents, are left with no possibility to loot graduates.
These are a few benefits of online platforms for freelancers. In the upcoming years, more benefits will be explored. Freelancer.com and fiverr are some of the platforms available for freelancers. Don’t forget to check these out.