Fiverr, Upwork and Freelancer are few of the international online platforms where Sri Lankan youth are registered with and making a sizable income. LIRNEasia is currently conducting a research study to access the potential of Microwork / freelancing industry. Our study reveals on average freelancers are earning 180-200 USD per month even working as part time and the interest and willingness to work as freelancers is on rise.
Understanding enthusiasm for working as freelancers among youth workforce, PODI JOBS is a local freelancing platform connecting employers and freelancers for work such as creating websites to writing copy/text, maintaining social media pages and many more.
The new freelance site claims,
“PODI JOBS aims to enable Sri Lankans to work from anywhere in the island. Being the first freelance platform, we want to make a change and disrupt the common perception of freelancing and Business and Change the Stigma surrounding the Stay-At-Home women of Sri Lanka.
We want to empower the Sri Lankan woman by creating remote/ work-at-home job opportunities and assisting and empowering deserving Single Income Families, Stay-At-Home Mothers, Women and Girls to make them financially stable”
Currently more than 400 freelancers are signed up with PODI JOBS and 50% are stay-at-home-mums/women.