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Business Idea Part 4: Freelancing

Businesses you need to consider in ZImbabwe in 2020 (part 4)

Freelancing Business In Zimbabwe

Business Overview

This is one of the businesses that you can start tomorrow morning nearly for “free”. First things first, let’s define a freelancer.


What is a freelancer?

A freelancer is a self-employed independent contractor who works and get paid by many companies on a flexible contract. Some wait for opportunities but the wise create opportunities for themselves.

The availability of digital space is making it possible for one to reach different companies around the world with the click of a button.

To be a successful freelancer you must accept the fact that good organisation is key, you also need a clear work schedule and have to meet deadlines. Those are non-negotiables.

You also have to learn to be comfortable with putting yourself out there, marketing your skills, & negotiating contract terms and fees with your clients.

You will also need to keep an eye on the market to see gaps that you can fill with your expertise. You will have to find support in your strengths at the same time working hard to minimize your weaknesses.

How to be a freelancer:

– identify your skills that you can use to solve problems for organisations in a profitable manner
– Learn to market yourself and skills
– You need to be a smart researcher so as to provide relevant solutions and remain relevant
– be prepared to rejected but never stop
– you need to be organised, focused and disciplined
– you need to pay attention to your dressing and smell good

Which Areas can you focus on as a Freelancer in Zimbabwe:

– social media accounts management
– Digital marketing (You can read this article to learn how you can acquire these two skills)
– Marketing consultancy
– Advisory
– Report writing
– Book reviews
– App reviews
– Bookkeeping services
– payroll management
– article writing
– Data analyst

There are other established freelancing websites that you can register on and start working tomorrow morning like Fiver, where you can be paid an average of $5-$60 USD per job.

You can also read this article to learn more about the sites where you can get freelancing jobs. 

The video below is an interview with a successful freelance writer from Zimbabwe. Watch it to learn more.

What do you think of this business idea? Would you be willing to try it out? Do you think you can make money in Zimbabwe in 2020 this way? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

NB: This is a guest post from Chenjerai, a member of Zim Business Ideas & Networking (If you want to join the group just mention that you saw this post on ZimTrending when you request to join.)

Other articles in this business Ideas to Make Money In Zimbabwe series

Business Idea Part 1: Appliance Repair Academy

Business Idea Part 2: Outdoor Cinema Business

Business Idea Part 3: Pharmaceutical Supplies

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Taylor Chiyangwa

I'm a digital marketing and online entrepreneurship enthusiast. I'm on a mission to change the narrative of #OnlineEntrepreneurship in Africa. I blog at and you can get my free e-book on making money online here

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