What are freelancers’ biggest challenge?

by | Jul 7, 2022 | News & Events

by | Jul 7, 2022 | News & Events

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According to Safrea’s latest Rates Survey freelancers’ biggest challenge is what rates to charge. This is followed by fellow freelancers undercutting each other and a lack of understanding of freelancing as a business.

Members of Safrea’s Eastern Cape region got together at their latest monthly Coffee Club to analyse and discuss the survey results. “The report contains a wealth of very valuable information and market intelligence that is crucial for every freelancer to know. Every time I look at it, I discover more value,” said Lynne Gadd-Claxton, Chair of the Eastern Cape region.

Fast facts – Educational profile

·      The majority of the survey participants were women (72%), post graduates (45%) and from Gauteng (42%)

·      The average monthly freelancing income is R11 000 – R20 000

·      More respondents with a postgrad qualification earn above the average national salary threshold

·      Almost a quarter of postgrads improved earnings during 2020

Read more about our Rates Survey results here –