LIRNEasia research about online freelancers reveal, those engaging in part-time freelancing work such as graphics designing, digital marketing and translations, earn a monthly income of approximately Rs.20,000 -30,000. There are extreme cases too, we have met few committed freelancers who earn over 300,000 per month. Earning from freelancing is making a drastic impact on the lives of Sri Lankan youth who are involved in it.
Here is the evidence, freelancer Thilina Madushanka posted this in one of the Sri Lankan fiverr community page in Facebook. He has bought a vehicle with two years of saving from his fiverr earnings.
“When I joined fiverr, I was incompetent in designing. Even now, I only know Photoshop. I was not motivated to study those days. I feel sorry for my lame attitude . Now I am learning new stuff little by little. Fiverr means money (salli). If you are an expert in any of the services in Fiverr you will rock”