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The rise of tech freelancers in developing economies

The digital economy is breaking down barriers to employment by empowering tech-savvy professionals to work remotely

The gig economy is showing no sign of slowing down. Solutions like Fiverr and Upwork make it easier than ever to find the right person to swoop in and fill your company’s digital skills gap. The digital revolution means that, for many online or software-based jobs it’s no longer necessary for a candidate to be within a commutable radius. In fact, they don’t even have to be on the same continent.

More and more, companies in the US, Australia and the UK are outsourcing digital work to freelancers in developing countries. And, it’s creating fresh career opportunities that previously didn’t exist. Tech-savvy remote workers in developing nations are taking up freelance work in areas like engine optimisation, digital design, software development and computer programming.

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https://www.regus.com/work-us/rise-tech-freelancers-developing-economies/