Unemployment of Freelancers & Web Developers

Unemployment and blues for freelancers are famous. Unemployment rate is high in web developers and freelancers. IT is among the most competitive professions given huge work force and large numbers of companies. Being an experienced IT professional, there is one important thing I have noted that despite implementing best practices, you get no success due to very high competition. Lack of work is so high that I get many unsolicited emails, mostly from Indian and some from US companies or groups, asking for web development and SEO work. It is such an extensive marketing that they are contacting huge numbers of people. And such companies and freelancers are growing in numbers every passing year! Web services has little scope for small businesses or freelancers. Sometimes we do not get any work for few months.  

Unemployment of Freelancers & Web Developers

Freelancer bidding websites and very low price service provider websites are also a big reason of increase in competition and disregard of human services. These days large numbers of hosting companies and web solutions are providing “do it yourself” few clicks web solutions. Large companies are getting most of the work which are running highly paid sponsored Ads on many networks all the time. Other reasons of unemployment for freelancers, unemployment rate of web developer in IT sector are high competition and monopoly of big hosted website solutions companies. Their sales are very high due to automated systems.  

Unemployment of Freelancers & Web Developers

I see many IT, web development and SEO companies try to dominate the clients around the world depriving thousands of small businesses. Is professional software and web design industry vanishing looking at all types of free available software and tools.
These days often boys and girls ask me about good profession. Often they want me teach them web designing or other web services. On the other hand often I get CV’s or request of software engineers and web developers to provide them work. Earning livelihood is big task for any freelancer. My electrical or electronics engineer cousins are taking around USD $15,000 per month in Canada and USA. While average freelancers earn from $50 to $500 per month.  

Unemployment of Freelancers & Web Developers

I get a quote request who demand almost every computer work automated. When I give facts about lack of availability of work in IT services, such teaching agencies and people ask me not to share my experience because such institutions are educating and training large numbers of web designers and web developers to join already huge work force. I cannot make people fool by saying that there is great scope in freelancing etc.  

People spend millions of dollars on wine, women, tourism, entertainment and luxuries but they do not spend few hundred dollars for a website despite it is a good investment. It is very good educational and learning experience too!

 

Unemployment of Freelancers & Web Developers

 

Unemployment of Freelancers & Web Developers