Nerdlify is a platform where companies or entrepreneurs hire developers for their small to large projects. You can access many senior, experienced programmers, developers, marketers, writers and designers in Africa. So how did the idea come about!
Freelancing is a wild west, companies like Fiverr, Freelancer and Upwork are saturated with international freelancers and competing is very hard. Coming from Zimbabwe, a small country with just 5 million internet users, self-employment (freelancing). There are many factors that contribute to this.
- Skyrocketing unemployment means almost every graduate is a freelancer and they accept any price for it. The competition is therefore hard.
- Low internet usage and many people don't realise the benefits of the internet services such as websites, social media .e.t.c. and it takes a lot of effort to convince them to pay for it, and if they pay it won't be much.
- Skill level. There are so many people who know so much that we don't. On Fiverr for example, the most popular group of freelancers are the Indians and Pakistans. They do better work at ridiculous prices.
- Lack of resources. Even after people graduate from college, it's still hard for them to buy a computer, and afford the internet.
With that in mind, let's look at nerdlify and the possibility it brings to your freelancing career.
Nerdlify intends to address the problems above. by offering a freelancing platform exclusively for Africas. Local companies can hire people from their countries easily and transact in a currency and way they want.
Developers, programmers, writers, marketers, and designers create a profile and they describe who they're, what have they worked on, their experiences and most importantly their preferred salary. Their profiles are public and anyone can see them.
For individuals who looking for a person, a freelancer to do their work, they come on Nerdlify and create a request. Freelancers on Nerdlify will then compete on the request and the best one will be chosen, by the person who posted the request. This is will make sure the platform is transparent, with zero nepotism and all.