Susan Mukami,Oketch Austine, David Kiriinya, Irene Wanjiru Gichuki and Billy Muyeka Muchesia work exclusively from the cyberspace, capitalising in the ever-increasing opportunities online. They tell us so how ‘cosy’ it really is to function through the couch, when you look at the comfort of these homes. PHOTOS| CHRIS OMOLLO, PHOEBE OKALL AND DENNIS ONSONGO
- They don’t yearn for any office job many graduates that are young of; freelancing they state, suits them just fine
- This discerning group of young professionals we have interviewed work exclusively in the cyberspace, capitalising regarding the ever-increasing opportunities online.
While a significant amount of young Kenyans are freelancers for lack of ‘proper’ jobs, you will find people who choose this route due to the flexibility, the freedom therefore the number of opportunities that include this method.
This discerning group of young professionals we have interviewed work exclusively regarding the cyberspace, capitalising regarding the ever-increasing opportunities online. They tell us just how ‘cosy’ it is to get results through the couch, into the comfort of the homes.
Susan Mukami, 25
Education: Environmental Studies and Community Development (Kenyatta University), Public Relations (Nairobi Institute of Business Studies)
In primary and senior school, Susan would write letters for classmates for their relatives and buddies, over time, she graduated to drafting and editing scripts for plays. This is the way she started writing.
Why writing that is online?
I’ve had a essay writer long-running passion for words, and freelancing allowed us to practice what I like. Before this, I worked as a projects coordinator in a government ministry. The role was taxing, I hardly had any time I had to wait an entire month for my pay for myself, and. I needed flexibility, thus I went and quit into freelancing.
Share with us your experience to date…
Freelancing helps someone to grow pretty fast since you are in charge of this development of your income and career. I write for Potentash, a blog that publishes fiction, technology, finance, entertainment, lifestyle features and product reviews. Since joining the working platform in 2016, We have grown within my writing and editing skills as well as in the process that is general of creation. The ability happens to be nothing short of amazing.
Today, the largest audience that consumes written material is found online. Writing online has therefore given me a wider audience. Secondly, being a lifestyle blogger has exposed us to a network that is large of in several industries. We have previously been contracted as a copywriter or a content creator by the government, an NGO and an events-organising company. Additionally, online freelance writing has a feature of freedom to it. I am fully in control of my schedule. I only take assignments that I am able to finish, and have time for you take part in my hobbies. The pay is also decent if you’re consistent and have now built a clientele base that is good. Most online writing jobs pay from Sh2,000 for a 150-words piece of work. With a significant wide range of Kenyan graduates not able to get jobs, online writing jobs have become an alternative that is attractive. All you need is a laptop, a Internet that is strong connection willingness to understand and grow. With the right freelancing sites, it is possible to make as much as Sh100,000 in per week. Determination and patience are foundational to in this job. Many may well not consider online freelance writing a worthwhile job, however it is, it builds your resume, cultivates your discipline and work ethics and pays your bills exactly like a ‘regular’ job would.