Search

NEWS
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES/LEGAL | Krisana Gallezo, Singapore
Published: 24 Jan 12
3297 views


Are Singaporeans putting their hands to freelancing?

Guess how many Singaporeans are freelancers?

According to Freelancer.com, the world's largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing online marketplace, its users in the country have yet to cross the 20,000-mark, with about US$1 million paid to freelancers and spent by employers. Freelancer.com’s chief executive Matt Barrie notes that compared to its Asian neighbors such as India and the Philippines, Singapore pales in comparison with its number of freelancers.

“We can surmise that the reason for these figures is that the country has never been experienced dearth in business opportunities within its own territory. The numbers do not lie: Singapore’s employment rate, pegged at 78% of the resident population from 25 to 64 years old, is attributable to the extensive support Singapore provides its small businesses,” he said.

While freelancing in the country isn’t yet as robust as in the other countries, Freelancer.com believes that in no time more and more Singaporeans will put their hand in freelancing given a positive business climate which allow small business owners to easily kick start their own business.

“I think that while freelancing as a career will remain to be viable in Singapore, the country will primarily be a nation of job creators. Singapore’s economy depends largely on exports, particularly in consumer electronics, IT, pharmaceuticals, and on a booming financial services sector. We are anticipating more small business owners to post projects related to these industries in our platform. Given that these industries are key drivers of Singapore’s growth, more locals will focus on acquiring expertise and provide freelance labor around these sectors,” said Mr. Barrie.

To contact the journalist, you may send your message to krisana@charltonmediamail.com



Sign up for our newsletter

 

Do you know more about this story? Contact us anonymously through this link.

Click here to learn about advertising, content sponsorship, events & rountables, custom media solutions, whitepaper writing, sales leads or eDM opportunities with us.

To get a media kit and information on advertising or sponsoring click here.

Tags: freelancers in Singapore, freelancing in Singapore, Freelancers.com

LATEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES/LEGAL JOBS »
PRINT ISSUE »

Subscribe Now
What factors are keeping expats rooted in Singapore?

759 views

What factors are keeping expats rooted in Singapore?

525 views

Can Asian private equity outgrow the west?

201 views

MOST READ EXCLUSIVES

16 items that are a tad cheaper in Singapore than in Hong Kong

16 items that are a tad cheaper in Singapore than in Hong Kong

Coffee lovers need not go farther for a cheaper cup of cappuccino.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
20 Mar 2015 | 50854 views
 

Singapore’s first permanent lifestyle market opens in Bukit Timah

Singapore’s first permanent lifestyle market opens in Bukit Timah

Over 20 brands and labels are gathered together under one roof.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
5 Jan 2015 | 35585 views

Singapore Business Review’s 2014 Class of 40 and under

Singapore Business Review’s 2014 Class of 40 and under

Meet a summa cumlaude graduate who rises from poverty to become JP Morgan’s head of corporate finance.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
12 Jan 2015 | 33369 views
 

Chow Tai Fook opens second store in Singapore

Chow Tai Fook opens second store in Singapore

It's a 1,000-square feet new jewellery shop on Orchard Road.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
26 Feb 2015 | 11124 views

This food hub in Seah Street brings a throwback experience to dining

This food hub in Seah Street brings a throwback experience to dining

It offers an exciting lunch menu which changes every week.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
16 Jan 2015 | 7377 views
 

This is a woman’s world: CRIB launches Singapore’s first business and lifestyle incubator for women

This is a woman’s world: CRIB launches Singapore’s first business and lifestyle incubator for women

Find out what the three key platforms of CRIB are.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
10 Mar 2015 | 7353 views

The New Black hits Singapore with rarest green coffee

The New Black hits Singapore with rarest green coffee

It also boasts of its Impossible Collection curated by the ‘world’s rockstar roasters'.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
5 Mar 2015 | 3985 views
 

Check out this integrated office cum lab of Friesland Campina in Singapore

Check out this integrated office cum lab of Friesland Campina in Singapore

A curved glass wall resulted in a 90% open-plan office.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
17 Feb 2015 | 3958 views

Too many business cards? Why don’t you try Sansan’s business card management service?

Too many business cards? Why don’t you try Sansan’s business card management service?

After Singapore, this contract management company plans to expand in the APAC region.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
12 Feb 2015 | 3798 views
 

This startup created the world’s first bed sensor technology

This startup created the world’s first bed sensor technology

No more patients accidentally falling off hospital beds.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
14 Jan 2015 | 3229 views

Spencer Ogden gets funky with its newest trademark space in Singapore

Spencer Ogden gets funky with its newest trademark space in Singapore

The company invested over $1M to make this signature office possible.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
5 Feb 2015 | 3104 views
 

Meet INSEAD’s new chairman of the board

Meet INSEAD’s new chairman of the board

Find out how Andreas Jacobs plans to bring “business as a force for good”.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
14 Jan 2015 | 2482 views

What it’s like going into business with your significant other

What it’s like going into business with your significant other

A couple who founded an artisanal food outlet, P.Bistro, shares experience.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
9 Jan 2015 | 2122 views
 

LawCanvas saves the day: Easy legal documents in under a minute

LawCanvas saves the day: Easy legal documents in under a minute

The founders revolutionized the legal industry despite having different backgrounds.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
2 Mar 2015 | 1922 views

MetLife builds its first global R&D hub

MetLife builds its first global R&D hub

It bills itself as a first-of-its-kind innovation centre for the insurance industry.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
26 Jan 2015 | 1592 views
 

PocketMath makes buying mobile ad impressions easier

PocketMath makes buying mobile ad impressions easier

It integrates over 20 ad exchanges and offers over 20B impressions a day.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
9 Feb 2015 | 1587 views

The heat is on: This office literally gets a bit hot for their green drive

The heat is on: This office literally gets a bit hot for their green drive

Discover how they execute their green initiatives in the office.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
22 Jan 2015 | 1463 views
 

Want to be hands-on with your ideal home setting?

Want to be hands-on with your ideal home setting?

Commune is opening an Experience Centre for meticulous homeowners.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
23 Mar 2015 | 1224 views

Here’s how migrants can be sure their loved ones back home paid the doctor a visit

Here’s how migrants can be sure their loved ones back home paid the doctor a visit

This NRI-focused startup also gives migrants monthly feedback from the doctor.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
7 Jan 2015 | 1220 views
 

FTMSGlobal Academy Singapore launches new weekend MBA

FTMSGlobal Academy Singapore launches new weekend MBA

The course fee is below $20,000.

by KRISANA GALLEZO
8 Jan 2015 | 1220 views

What is the future of the sports business in Singapore?

What is the future of the sports business in Singapore?

Can a new billion-dollar stadium give Singapore the edge it needs to compete for world-class sporting events?

by STAFF REPORTER
20 Mar 2015 | 351 views