Are you cracking your head thinking about where to get your next gig? A freelancers’ livelihood depends on their ability to get work from clients, one or two regular clients might not be enough to cover monthly expenses and you need to find your next client.
UASA, the only trade union to offer membership to Independent Professionals, has put together a list of some of South Africa’s trusted freelancing platforms to help you get in touch with people looking for your services.
South African Freelancers Association (SAFREA)
This platform mostly supports freelancers in the communication field and provides resources, training tools, and networking to strengthen freelance careers. If you are looking for going rates for freelance work or general freelancing information, SAFREA is your go-to platform. It also informs freelancers about any events they might be interested in.
Just like its name says, “No Sweat”, this platform connects freelancers with available jobs via the platform (both on-site and off). Their services are also available to assist freelancers with nitty-gritty details such as paying your tax to SARS.
They are also upfront about the hourly rate and duration of the project, so there is no haggling required. NoSweat is your go-to platform if you are a freelancer in the following fields:
- Marketing and Media
- IT and Software Development
SA Creative Network
SA Creatives is a creative network with a job portal tool that covers freelance, part-time and full-time jobs allowing freelancers to post their resumes on the site, making it easier for companies to find them.
It allows people to enjoy creative lifestyle reads, consume daily news, get inspired by industry leader articles, showcase their work and most importantly enjoy the vast selection of free creative tools to help uplift their careers.
Mintor is a unique freelancing platform that aims to connect students and graduates to the world of work. It provides tertiary students with opportunities to build market-relevant skills, credibility, and “progressive businesses with a structure, to cost-efficiently evaluate students as potential future professionals while getting pending tasks done.”
NomadNow enables independent professionals to create and display detailed professional profiles for matching to Hirer job or project staffing requirements.
Whether you are a seasoned professional, recent graduate, or non-exec director looking for board or advisory roles, Nomad Now is ideal for giving you visibility to a large and established Hirer / Employer base.
Clients might be difficult to easily come by but sometimes you just need the correct platform to connect yourself. UASA’s Independent Professional Sector can assist you with reviewing contracts from these various platforms should you chose to take on work with them, to make sure your rights as a freelancer as protected.