If there is one thing which empowers and individual in no other manner, it’s technology. It has changed the way we work. It has provided us with flexibility, ease and comfort. Today, we do complex things at the touch of a button. Technologies like Internet and Computers have helped many people achieve what they have always wanted.
The internet revolution is nothing but a technological upheaval which has taken India by storm. Earlier in this decade this boom in online activity was constrained to urban areas and metropolitans like Delhi NCR, Bangalore, and Chennai etc. Gradually it spread to second tier cities like Patna, Jaipur and a host of others.
Today, internet, computer and smartphone technology has reached rural India too. More and more of our village folk are increasingly transforming into rural skilled workforce and banking on the opportunities which modern technologies have to provide. Believe it or not, they are freelancing!
The question to ponder about is that are we creating opportunities for our rural skilled workforce to enrich their quality of living? Are we creating a truly level playing field for all?
To know this, we should start with the most basic question:
Is the rural skilled workforce available on Truelancer?
Have a look at the above infographic. It is exceedingly clear that the majority of Indian freelance comes from the metro cities like Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai etc. This is justified as freelance is in itself a new work ideology in India and its slowly catching up to the tier 2 cities like Jaipur, Vadodara and Patna as we see a share of 20% coming from such cities.
What is remarkable that the current education initiatives in rural India have certainly had an impact! This is clearly evident as 10% of our freelancers come from very remote locations like Anand, a small district in Gujarat.
This shows that some the rural skilled workforce is aware about opportunities on the internet.
Another reason why the rural skilled workforce finds opportunities in freelance is because Truelancer as a platform is a great equalizer. At our platform the chances of you getting a gig is purely based on your skills. It is up to you; how you communicate with the clients, the quality of proposals you send, the quality of work you do, deadlines you meet, feedback you generate and more.
This way every freelancer over here has an equal opportunity at each gig and there is absolutely no bias. Thus, we urge our rural skilled workforce to realise their full potential and improve their prospects and quality of life.
What can we at Truelancer do in order to make these rising opportunities in freelance available to our rural skilled workforce
- Create more awareness
We will do this by increasingly writing similar posts and informing you about opportunities which are good for you. Our goal will be to be as informative and accessible as possible so that the rural skilled force gets an equal chance as realising them.
- Find more opportunities
Just like our recent partnership with Payoneer which is a step towards increasing online payment freedom and flexible cross-border payments so that our freelancers get a chance at global opportunities and improve their career prospects, there will others to come too!
In our own bid to grow, we take a step further and decide to grow with our freelancers. Therefore, we inculcate the practice of maximising the use of our platform because the opportunities are abundant, work is present and there is a promise of good future prospects given you take it seriously and plan accordingly.
What does our rural skilled workforce keep in mind
- To consistently keep searching for opportunities
- Not give up easily
- Expand your skills and learn more about the freelance world
- Keep trying at bagging opportunities in the form of work
- Keep networking
- Learn more about digital media and online careers in freelancing
- Try and take steps to better the digital infrastructure in your areas
- Create awareness so that more of you can get a chance at realising your potentials
In this BBC video, a digital Indian from rural background talks about how the rural skilled workforce is becoming increasingly aware of the opportunities:
Video Credits: BBC India – in Hindi & English
In this video we see how rural India is also taking part in the ecommerce boom which is currently sweeping the country:
Video Credits: ET NOW
One can clearly see that rural India is increasingly becoming aware of global technological advances and is bound to take steps to have a chance at these big opportunities which promise financial freedom and a higher quality of life.
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What do you have to say about freelancing opportunities in India? Do discuss in the comments.
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