"We currently have 336 paying freelancers," says Vosloo. "Our registration database at this stage is about 2000 of which 1 400 would be freelancers and 600 'Freelance Finders' (clients)."Vosloo says there's been 1 648 direct messages to freelancers from potential (paying) clients on the platform. He explains that this is not including the clients who choose to call the freelancers directly. And it's not just freelancers who like the flexibility of freelancing. More and more companies are also finding these alternative working arrangements particularly attractive. In a recent article on why South African companies are outsourcing, Tiny Modise, Westech sales manager, said the main reason South African companies turn to outsourcing is, "to cut down the work load and to save money." So we'd reckon, yes, freelancing is legit.
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