Kenya youth unemployment has risen to alarming levels. The facts are, eight out of every 10 unemployed persons in Kenya are youths. Combine that with the fact that Covid 19 is hitting Kenya‘s economy hard and the country is mostly an agricultural economy. This leaves little for youth employment in the near future, which will lead to continuing generational issues.
If you’re in design, graphics, a content creator or engineer, and you published online content, you can provide and post global gigs. Posting your services online allows you to make money and with some websites, such as Freelance Global Gigs (FGG) Low Cost Marketplace, even more money as a percentage of sales. Most people in the gig world start out simply, doing it part time, and eventually work full time into a career.
Freelance Global Gigs (FGG) Low Cost Marketplace and Communal News (CN) have launched their service in every major Indian language. They are developing a global low cost platform in news and gig services where India has become the seconded largest country in readership and contributions, behind only the Untied States. “We would like to thank you for your support,” the company said in a statement.
When selecting or working with a gig platform or marketplace, whether buying or selling gigs, you need to understand: what is the total cost? You should always try to compare the total cost of a gig platform so you know what you’re dealing with. Often the higher percentage the gig provider takes or charges, the more confusing or complicated they make it in presenting those costs; so if it’s hard to understand the total cost on a platform, that means they are often very high and don’t want to openly disclose the costs.
The number of buyers coming into one low cost Freelance Global Gigs (FGG) Low Cost Marketplace platform is exploding; the monthly number of buyers that have signed up with the FGG platform increased over 200% in just the month of March alone. We believe the large number of buyers are attracted by three facts about FGG:
- Buyers prefer Lower Cost.
- Buyers want True Global Resources.
- Connection to a Global Newspaper Increases Awareness of Freelance Services.
When reviewing freelance gig platforms we recommend the first item you consider is total cost. Many of the large gig platforms charge very aggressive rates; some as high as 27-28% of every dollar. Thus, if you are working on a gig platform charging such a high rate, we would recommend that you consider a slow plan to migrate off it. Over time you should make more money. With every dollar you earn (everything being equal) the buyer and seller are paying double the transaction fees of low-cost gig platforms (only 12%). That is substantial, especially over several years.
First you need to understand gig platforms are a different category from freelance jobs. The whole concept, structure and solutions are uniquely different. So today we are only reviewing gig platforms.
The first thing you need to review and measure is the total cost of a gig platform. When you look at the total costs of the leading gig platforms today, it definitely has a price-shocking feel to it. For example the leading platform charges sellers 20%, then often adds on 5% more to the buyers, and then possibly an additional 2-3% for service fees. The total costs come in as high as 27-28%! That leaves only 73 cents of every dollar for the gig provider doing the actual work. That is just gut-wrenchingly high.
Spanish is the fourth largest language in the world behind English, Chinese and Hindi. There are 23 counties that have Spanish as their official language and those countries are spread over four continents. Now all Spanish speaking countries of the world have access to post their Freelance Global Gigs (FGG) Low Cost Marketplace services in Spanish which is then available in over 100 leading worldwide languages.
Egypt has a massive population of over 98 million people, with the current GDP per capital at just over $3,000. Egypt has invested in human capital but according to Professor Ragui Assaad, Egypt’s economic growth is “jobless growth,” and has “no impact on employment rates or the quality of jobs…but poverty and inequality have increased. Growth has essentially not been creating good jobs despite the apparent decline in unemployment.”
Do you have a technology idea, article or concept that you want to write about, but don’t have the distribution platform to get the word out? Well the internet has changed and your articles are welcome here.
Communal News has a global platform where you can publish your technology news on our website. This same technology news is then translated and published in the globe’s largest languages, including over 100 languages worldwide. It is also published on Google News and posted on our social media sites.
Mexico has created a tough path for itself economically. On the job creation front, the government raised the minimum wage by 20% in the middle of a recession– the second major increase. The combination of a poor economy and low-end job losses can lead to tremendous strife among the poorest Mexicans.
The Russian population peaked 28 years ago at over 48 million, just after the USSR collapsed in 1991. Today the Russian population is about 144 million (the current population dos not include the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol). Domestic GDP per capita is under $12,000 per year. The Russian GDP per capita is equivalent to only 93% of the world average.
Russian computer usage is remarkably high at 71% (in 2016) and the Russian Global Gig Economy Index is 8th in growth at a strong 20%.
Nigeria is working hard to transform itself from one of the world’s poorest commodity-based economies, where the per capita GDP is just above $2,000 per year, into a high skilled information-based economy. Nigeria, unlike Ukraine and other Asia countries, does not have a bordering country where the young and highly educated can easily migrate and dramatically improve their financial situation. Nigeria has more of its population in poverty (by definition under $1.90 a day) than even India. It is estimated that over 87 million people, about half of Nigeria, currently live in poverty.
Ukraine currently has a shortage of almost all skilled labor. The number of Ukrainian workers has decrease from 18 million in 2013 to around 15 million today. According to Ukrainian Presidential Advisor Oleg Ustenko,
“Ukraine continues to lose labor resources, which carries serious risks and threats to the country. If the current pace of the outflow of human resources continues, then fulfilling the ambitious task set by the president to sharply increase the rate of economic growth will not be feasible.”
Indonesia is the largest economy in South East Asia, with a population of over 270 million people, making it the 4th largest populated country in the world behind China, India and the Untied States. Indonesia is behind on the internet revolution with only about 18% of the population having access to the internet, but that number is growing rapidly. Most of the jobs in Indonesia, including freelance work, are repetitive and low paying– often data entry in the English language.
The Global Gig-Economy in 2019 has ranked the Philippines sixth in the world for the number of its freelancers. The ranking found that the island nation freelancers and freelance gigs grew at a amazing 35% from the year before, bringing the total Philippines population working as freelancers to 2%. As the nation of freelancers is growing, so is the internal need for freelance services.
In 2019, the national freelance award went to M Shamir Hasan from Bangladesh. He, like millions of others from Bangladesh, started freelancing as a profession because he claims, “I wanted to support myself financially.” India, which almost completely surrounds Bangladesh (at one time they were part of the same country), has seen very strong growth in online freelancing. Many in India believe the following three things contributed to that country’s strong freelance growth:
The freelance gig market is where you offer for sale your expertise in a specialized service. For example, you might be an expert in: building websites; launching a social media presence; buying Google and/or Facebook advertising; providing coding; editing and writing; creating educational or online books; or translations. The world is unlimited.
The online gigs service market is now global in nature. It already allows independent coders in India to provide services to us in America, but now the world is changing again. Communal News just announced their decision to publish freelance global gigs and articles in over 100 global languages. Not only is the site now available in nearly every language on the planet, but Freelance Global Gigs Marketplace (FGG) Low Cost Marketplace will continue to provide leading news and technology coverage and links in related articles on Google news.
Many skilled Canadian professionals are finding news ways, utilizing online web services, to attain high levels of professional freedom combined with even higher earnings. David Rosenberg, a chief economist, was very bearish on the Canadian economy, putting odds of a recession at 80%, as slowing global growth swamps any future financial stimulus.
Today the freelance market for skilled workers is out performing 70% of traditional jobs according to CNBC. By 2020, over 40% of the US workforce will be freelancing. The fast growth of the freelance market is driven by the Human Cloud. We believe the fastest growth in the Human Could is the gig market.
The Human Cloud is a sub-segment of the gig economy that includes firms that match workers to work through an online/digital platform such as Freelance Global Gigs (FFG) Low Cost Marketplace. This is a sub-unit of the freelance industry where all work arrangements are established and completed via a single digital online platform. The Human Cloud had very robust growth in 2019 with total sales of $126 billhttps://communalnews.com/2019/09/16/are-gig-economy-platforms-changing-the-worlds-job-structures/ion so far is changing the traditional job world.
To attain higher paying freelance gigs you should focus on markets that are growing and require unique skills. Even if you are just a beginner posting freelance gigs, or want to find other opportunities and platforms to offer your high level of service, here is a short list of skills that are in high demand, that can easily be turned into outstanding freelance gigs:
Many retire people want to become self employed and they just don’t know how to do it. They would love the freedom of working at home and scheduling work around their other retirement schedules of walks, golfing, or coffee with friends.
The biggest ways the freelance gig economy benefits businesses:
What is a Freelance Business Gig? Workers are the most flexible option for gig employers. They can often level the playing field with larger more well established competition, by providing access to very large, talented, diverse, and highly skilled resources from around the world, at affordable prices. Gig workers allow for flexible scale and deployment opportunities, leading to a more efficient use of working capital.
Freelance business services are specialized services you can acquire through the internet. If you hire an attorney to create a will, use Uber, or hire a coder to fix your website, these are specialized business services. However, we are mainly referring to the unique specialized business services you can acquire over a freelance gig platform.
Here are a couple of true stories about how freelance online services have helped our many small businesses:
A freelance gig platform is a listing of gigs (jobs) for business services. The number of gigs on a platform can be unlimited. The world is moving to micro specialists– someone who is an expert in a small specialized or micro field. A gig is a specialized service, such as writing superior press releases, or a product launch specialist. If you’re a specialist in say hydroponics, WordPress, or cryptocurrency, it can be difficult for potential employers to find your services. Maybe you want to get onto a platform that supports business, that will help you access an industry with explosive growth? Being on a diversified gig platform, people can drill down and find more specific services that they need.
There’s a strong need for product marketing specialization within the freelance gigs marketplace. With the gig industry for services exploding, one of the best new opportunities is going to be in product marketing. Companies are having a very hard time launching products in the new digital age. Amazon was the avenue of choice until it became a place for unlimited fake reviews. Today’s business leaders know that competing on the Amazon platform means committing to joining in the Jeff Bezos illegal fake review fraud. So that opens up other options including: video, social media, influencers, websites, and online publishers of articles and news. However, according to current surveys, only 1% of gig workers uses these alternative platforms, so those who gain a significant foothold could do very well financially.
IBM closed the Redhat $34 billion dollar buyout about one month ago. Now comes the hard work for the everyday companies that utilize Redhat’s software. Redhat is not only the fastest growing server software, but the largest open source company in the world (they build and support open source products from open source projects). Redhat has millions of computers running on their source code. The big question is can they migrate IBM hardware and software without giving up their open sources leadership? Plus, can Redhat adapt to IBM’s culture and bureaucracies without giving up key personnel?