Freelancing Career in Bangladesh | BASIS Soft EXpo 2018
Currently Bangladesh is ranked third all over the world in the outsourcing list. There are around six and a half million freelancers. Five lakh of them work on the basis of monthly income. This information was given on the second day of BASIS SoftExpo 2018, in the afternoon at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center’s celebration of ‘Freelancer Conference’.
Syed Almas Kabir, president of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), highlighted the different sectors of the freelancing in the seminar. Mohammad Arfan Ali, Managing Director Bank Asia, Google Local Guides Community Moderator Sumaiya Zafarin Chowdhury and other peoples were present at the seminar.
Syed Alamaskeebir said, it is possible to become a member of the BASIS only subject to the condition of the freelancer. Freelancing can be an institutionalized form that can contribute to the development of the information technology industry in Bangladesh. The government has been providing various training for startups. Banks are also working in this sector. That means, the market has been creating and growing. Freelancers have been given special training from BASIS.
Bank Asia’s Managing Director Arfan Ali said, pre-paycard has been introduced in the name of an ‘Shadhin’ with the help of BASIS to facilitate the freelancers. Through this card, freelancers can deal in the country from abroad. Outsourcing is now a great career for young people in Bangladesh. Young people’s are earn foreign currency and helping the development of the IT Sector in Bangladesh.
Speakers at the program said that anyone can be freelancer by achieving skill in the specific work. But if you are skilled at work then you should come to this profession. There is a freelancing market in the name of the ‘Blancer’ in the country. In addition, the Payoneer is doing great work for freelancers in getting international money. The government is giving various training to encourage the freelancers.