Free independent work in light of the fourth industrial revolution has become a comprehensive global culture that changed the international labor market forever, and the total number of workers for their own account in the world is estimated at 1.57 billion people out of the total global workforce of 3.38 billion people.
Most of these work through global specialized platforms such as ‘APWork’, Firer, and Freellex and others.
The value of the global free work platforms market was $ 4.4 billion in 2022, and it is expected to grow at a complex annual growth rate of 16.5% until 2030.
Free business platforms are markets linking companies and skilled and qualified independent workers.
Companies can use self -employment platforms to employ temporary workforce by searching for independent workers based on various factors such as experience, skill, required specialization, etc., and individuals who are looking for free work can create their personal file on the platform they choose, contact employers and display their talents and experiences on them .
But are there free work platforms specialized for Arab youth, in the Arab region, and what is the reality of the free labor market in the Arab world and the extent of youth’s demand for it?
Free independent work is a preferred option
The Middle East and North Africa region, which quickly includes Arab countries, turned into a stronghold of independent free work among young people who have distinctive digital skills, which made the independent work economy not just an alternative; Rather, how to make a favorite for these young people.
In a wide survey that included more than 4 thousand specialists from the Middle East and North Africa region, 9 out of 10 stated that free work is their current or future plan, especially when it comes to occupations such as: online e -marketing, construction of web sites, applications development, and management Social media platforms, graphic design, writing and manufacturing, translation, and many others.
For workers for their own account in the Arab world, they include the largest motives:
- Extreme income (55%).
- Add new skills (24%).
- Practicing what they like (11%).
- The ability to control their work schedule (7%).
There are many positives for this type of work that push young people to choose a pattern for their lives, perhaps the most prominent of them:
- Independence in choosing projects that correspond to their skills and interests.
- Freedom to determine their working hours.
- The ability to work from anywhere in the world, which gives them wide freedom to travel and discover new areas.
- And when it combines the advantages of self -employment and the attractiveness of cities such as Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat, which have prosperous emerging environments, especially in sectors such as financial technology, educational technology, and digital media, the offer becomes more attractive.
Most of these young people – if not most of them – work within the free work platforms across the network where they can find work that suits their talents, capabilities, experiences and professional and financial aspirations.
There are famous global platforms used by many of these young people such as’ August Work ‘, Fifer’ and ‘Afranr’ and others, but in this report we will focus on the Arab platforms in the region that focus on Arab youth, according to a number of specialized sites and platforms such as Tec Magazine, Jobleek and ‘Imagine that create and others.
URED platform .. The most famous Arabic platform for content industry
This platform was fully established in 2017, and it is one of the most famous platforms in the Middle East and North Africa region, where the platform witnessed strong growth and doubled its size and expanded its scope outside the borders, and it is now employing more than 5 thousand employees working remotely in 10 countries, and it is home to employees Independents who work in more than 500 different specialties: writing and translation, video and animation industry, marketing, programming, and others. Most of the women registered with it; Where their percentage reaches 55% of the total number of independent workers registered on the platform.
To start working on the Oreid platform, you only need to register, and to create an attractive definition file through which to show your talents, experiences and experience I offered work and understanding with it through the platform.
The platform uses two ways to withdraw and transfer the money due to you, namely: direct bank transfer, or by ‘Pay Pal), and the platform receives fees up to 20%.
Tasmeeem Me … a haven for Arab designers and creators
This platform is a haven for professional creators in the Arab world, especially those who master the arts design arts and applications, the creation of slogans, 3D models, animation, graphics, and others.
This site was launched in 2009 for part -time workers and then turned into a full platform by 2014.
Today, the design site is mainly known as its job board, where independent employees can browse a variety of creative projects, choose what suits them from them, as independent employees link employers, and the site is also a center for vocational education and development through a wide range of courses The specialized training he offers.
It should be noted that the ‘design’ platform does not deal with payments in contrast to some other self -employment platforms, as it is a bridge between independents and customers, and leaves the matter of transactions and financial agreements to be managed externally.
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Fifth is one of the most famous independent work platforms in the Arab world, as it combines young Arab talents ready to provide their services, talents and enthusiastic clients to buy these services.
Five various services are provided at reasonable prices starting from only $ 5 or equivalent in local currency.
You can provide a variety of services on the five -year site, including data entry, legal services, web development, the ‘WordPress’ website design, electronic marketing, website analyzes, the SEO or distance training, and distance training, Learn languages, translation, video editing, and much more.
Fifth provides a unique opportunity for Arab youth to earn decent income while providing exceptional services to emerging individuals and companies.
“Bawabba” .. Don’t let the work burden stop you
The portal focuses primarily on the Arab Gulf states, and its slogan is: ‘Do not let the work burden stop you, search for an independent employee appropriate for your project in minutes.’
It is a platform for free action; Independent employees can provide more than 160 different types of services, such as photography, music, arts, handicrafts, writing, graphic design, legal consultations, architecture, programming, translation, maintenance, and entertainment.
The portal is characterized by ease and practical, and it is directly connected between talents and customers, and the method of payment completely directly on the gate; Where independent employees are paid for each project separately, or for each hour, or for each word, depending on the nature of the job, with the payment directly by customers.
The platform receives a fee of 20% on each process that is successfully closed, and one of its negatives is that it does not bear any responsibility for the conflicts between the user and the customer, which may represent a special challenge in the event of disputes between the independent employee and the customer.
‘Independent’ … enabling Arab independents
Independent is one of the favorite platforms of many Arab independents, and it represents a bridge that links companies and project owners who are looking for skilled and professional independent workers to help them implement their projects.
The ‘independent’ category covers a wide range of services and skills, including consulting, developing websites and applications, engineering, video and audio design, e -marketing, content writing, translation, data entry, online training, and many others.