Freelancing has no limits or boundaries. The global online market is full of skilled individuals or companies offering various services and related products that will help you grow your business.
Here are the top 5 countries recognized as freelancing capitals of the world:
According to surveys, approximately 24% of online workers are in India. In fact, outsourcing is one of their prime exports, especially in Information Technology. Because of their technical expertise in software development and high-level of education, it’s impressive to note that freelancing contributes $400 billion to the country’s gross domestic product.
Next is Bangladesh. It is the source of around 16% of freelancers who provide services in creative and multimedia, software development and technology, and sales and marketing support.
Freelancers in the United States are around 55 million that is 35% of the country’s workforce. They specialize in software development and technology, writing and translation, and creative and multimedia. What is unique about freelancing population in the U.S. is that they do not rely on it as a prime source of income. Americans choose to moonlight into freelancing after their 9-5 regular jobs.
With a 6% share of the world’s freelance population, the Philippines is gaining popularity when it comes to content writing, technical support, web development and customer service. The Philippines is one of Asia’s best English-speaking nations and Filipinos proficiency in speaking and writing the foreign language appeals to clients across the world.
The UK is gaining strength in the freelancing market. Many fresh graduates go straight to freelancing as an option while waiting for their ideal jobs. The market skills and expertise in the field of business consulting, accounting, legal services, as well as creative and multimedia.
This list proves that there is a huge opportunity for any person anywhere in the world to earn big in freelancing because more and more companies are turning into outsourcing.