Freelance service providers in Kenya and East Africa at large can now earn directly from their services using a new online platform that links businesses to service providers, www.itsmyhustle.com
Owned by Andrew Consulting Limited (ACL), www.Itsmyhustle.com seeks to alleviate unemployment in Kenya and the region by directly linking businesses to service providers.
“They don’t need an office. This is their office. It is the largest marketplace of service providers in East Africa. It offers Clients and Service providers a streamlined and convenient way of doing business. Through the platform service providers are incharge of their own destiny,” says ACL Managing Partner Andrew Teyie.
The platform has 25 job categories. Among them voice over artist, make-up artists, hair stylists, social media influencers, videographers, photographers, MC’s, massage therapists, painters, models and interior designers.
The platform which was launched two weeks ago, ensures that the over 50 million skilled unemployment youths in East Africa can link with businesses anywhere in the region and create wealth for themselves.
“ Businesses or service providers can leverage on the vast East African markets of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan for talents and services. What they need is to register for free to access this potential,” stated Mr. Teyie.
East Africa has a population of 150 million people. Out of which half are youth. Eighty Per cent of these youths are unemployed.
“ I am certain this also poses a challenge to the East Africa Community Common Market protocols on how to ensure that East Africans can leverage or businesses and service providers and there can be free movement of persons and labour. That is why our vison is a borderless East Africa,” states Mr Teyie.
During the launch, Hezekiah Orenyo a designer, who was among the first people to register said the platform has been useful.
“ It has been useful to me and my family especially during this time of COVID 19. I work remotely and I am assured of my payment since the client pays beforehand when we agree on terms,” stated Hezekiah.