Freelancing in Pakistan And India

On a random day, just sit with any Pakistani student and discuss the current affairs with him. No matter what the discussion is, you will end up hearing sentences such as:

Pakistan main kia rakha hai, mujai chance mila to bahir nikil jana hai.

Main kisi aur mulk main hee paida ho jata, kia kharab kismet hai mairee.

While reading such sentences I am sure you will be having the same feeling and let me tell you Mr. Reader, nobody but you are to be blamed for this thinking of yours. People have this thinking mainly because either they know there are no future job prospects or they are not happy with their progress in their current jobs. Now, the most important question,

Why are people to be blamed for this thinking?

For understanding this, you need to look at the routine of a Pakistani student.

What does he even do all day?

Students will argue, like,

Oh, yaar assignments aur studies sai hee fursat nae milteee to aur kia karaein hum.

This is again a bogus argument. If per say this argument is correct, then how on earth do they get time to chat with their boyfriends and girlfriends all night long? Why do they spend hours and hours on facebook stalking others? Why do they party with their friends as if it was their last day on earth?

So, it's all about priorities. Now, what is that the students need to do?

Students just need to dive in the world of freelancing the moment they turn 18 or maybe earlier as well. They can earn a healthy pocket money by writing articles, internet marketing or by being a personal assistant of someone online. You can do all this just through signing up on freelancing websites like Odesk, Elance etc. Well, if you are a computer science student, then I suggest you should give a damn about your GPA and just do freelancing during your studies. This mindset may bother our so-called PhDs and professors but all this activity teaches you many lessons described below.

Normally, what happens is that when you start a job, there will be workshops on how to talk to your clients and how to be polite and what not. Just imagine, what if you are to expose yourself to such activities through freelancing? If you are sitting at your home and giving online interviews on skype, writing cover letters for jobs and everything. Wouldn't it sharpen your skills and give you an edge in your practical life? No matter what our so called PhD gurus say, this helps and yes it helps a lot.

If you think, I am just a lousy idiot saying this stuff, let me tell you I have done freelancing all my university life. I had all night hangouts back in my hostel at GIKI but still did everything. So, the point is it can be done, it is not impossible.

Therefore, again to all those students out there, next time you say that Pakistan is useless, just think! Do you really utilize the opportunities which are at hand?

At the end I will just say, if you do freelancing during your studies, you can get exposure to practical life even before entering it and that is going to really help you in your career, let alone the money you'll earn. If students in other countries can work during their education, then what is the problem with us? JUST THINK!

If you have completed your education and passed your student life, I beg to you to encourage your juniors, children and students to do freelancing rather than wasting their time

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