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Authentic Freelancing Websites For Africans.

Last weeks article Fiverr & Upwork Alternatives covered other freelancing platforms other than the above mentioned.

Some very innovative Africans have realised that we have a unique market. Hence, they have gone ahead and created digital spaces where Africans can offer their services online.

This Freelancing African market is small but growing in leaps and bounds. Besides, these market places are not yet overpopulated, therefore providing higher chances of finding job and gig opportunities.

We went on research mode to find what is on offer should you prefer to work in an authentic African freelance space. Or just connect and exchange ideas with other African Freelancers.

Apart from  Kuhustle of Kenya, which I mentioned last week. Various authentic African Freelancing Websites cater to the African digital Hustler.

We Look into these authentic African Platforms for freelancers this week.


54artistry is a creative melting point. A platform for all creatives to pitch their skills.

From makeup artists to graphic designers, this site enables all creatives skilled and unskilled to come together.

Furthermore, they allow creatives like artists and designers to sell their products in addition to providing training to do what one loves.

If you are an aspiring creative, you might want to check it out.

2. Asuqu

This  Nigerian platform is a market place which aims to connect both creatives and professionals with customers across Africa.

Freelancers are charged 15% on each project secured.

Asuqu has a Facebook page where one can view their reviews and jobs and connect with other asuqu members.


Yaalda provides opportunities to hire affordable freelancers in Africa.

At Yaalda one can hire freelance programmers,  writers, data entry, web developers, designers and so on at a fraction of the cost.

It is one of Africa’s Largest Outsourcing Marketplace as well as a bilingual market place that also caters for the French-speaking Freelancer.

4.Nosweat work

This is a South African based platform that caters for both freelance and permanent jobs online.

Nosweat work is a demanding platform because you have to apply to the job that’s posted online or sent to you via email.

Furthermore, it is more of a skilled worker website as they demand CVs, portfolios and samples of previous jobs done.

Don’t let the high demands dampen your spirits please go to their website and find out a list of jobs posted to see if you are qualified/interested then strategise.

You can also check their Facebook page to connect with others on the platform and to find out more information on job application requirements, their culture and other resources.


1task1job is a Yaounde based platform that connects skilled youth to businesses worldwide.

They collaborate with start-ups, investors and other business to outsource their projects with freelancers.

1task1job aims at capturing Africans in the diaspora who seek to outsource opportunities back home.

Signing up and creating your profile is free and easy at

1task1job is only available in a few countries, but the good news is that they are expanding and should be available in most parts of Africa soon.

6. Juakali

Kenyan Juakali seeks to connect clients with skilled manual workers. Plumbers, carpenters, makeup artists, artists, cleaners and interior designers this platform is for you.

If you are in the informal sector and living in Kenya, go to to see what’s on offer.


Freelancing is a big industry. Therefore, we may not have scratched the surface of hundreds of freelance platforms available.

New ones are being created every day, and by the look of it, freelance jobs abound globally.

We hope that what we have shared here points you in the right direction in your search for freelancing opportunities online in Africa.

We Look forward to your comments and suggestions should you have any.

As always practise due diligence and do your research before signing up.











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