How to be a freelancer in Dubai

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Being a freelancer in dubai is a fantastic option in Dubai as it means that you will be able to earn that little bit extra. The employment opportunities help both ways as it means that the employer only has to pay when there is genuine work and you get to take multiple jobs in dubai. I think if you aren’t the 9-5 regular work person freelancing in dubai is just your thing.

Social media is the best way to get this done, as there are various groups on Facebook like Jobs in Dubai and www.ae.job-less.info.com that help your feet on freelancing in dubai.

Some of the key freelancer jobs in Dubai include working part time as sales person in malls, Website/App Developer, Photographer, Data Entry Staff, Graphic Designer, Translator (Arabic – English and vice versa), Content Writer (English and Arabic) and event organizer.

Another website that can improve your freelancing prospects is https://www.nabbesh.com/en/, the website specializes in web designing, freelance graphic designers in Dubai and professional copywriters. The highlights of the website include having the top talent of the industry, assured money and assured employers for your firm and it guarantees hiring within 48 hours.

The company also helps with other media related content like translation, on-site SEO, website marketing and building mobile apps.

Another website ideal for freelancer in dubai is http://www.careerjet.ae/ the website has different categories for freelancers like part-time, full-time, contract, temporary and training. The website is exclusive to freelancers in Dubai has thousands of job opportunities in dubai and also redirect you to leading career websites in Dubai. While searching for jobs online it is very important to have a ready to mail resume which is done professionally, always remember that your resume is all that they know about you and it has to look crisp and well articulated.

Some key things to keep in mind while becoming a freelancer in dubai
It is always cheaper to become a freelancer in dubai under a permanent employment option. Understand that this is perfectly legal as long as you get a No Objection Certificate from your employer.

Now the second way out is if you don’t have an employer but cash waiting to be invested as a freelancer in dubai (note to self: this is only in the case that you are assured of employment i.e. you are the Rasul Pookutty of sound mixing). As part of Dubai’s scheme to promote business and well to do investors they have introduced a new scheme popularly known as Dubai Production Center. According to this scheme you can apply for a freelancer visa, get a work permit and residence permit in Dubai. This is pretty cool but there are two clauses one that the Dubai freelancer in dubai Visa costs between Dhs 30,000- 20,000 (which is around 36 lakhs) and on the other side this freelancer visa is only applicable for professions included within the free zones’ activities, which are predominantly media-related: artists, editors, directors, writers, engineers, producers, photographers, camera operators and technicians in the fields of film, TV, music, radio and print media. So if you are an interior designer or entrepreneur you are clearly in the wrong place on the other hand if you are a film maker or professional photographer with a ton of talent but no money to show better to work under well paying corporate company before putting your career in jeopardy.
What is a common problem for most entrepreneurs are that the process for getting your Dubai office space and visa permits is a tedious process. So managing your assets and your settlement in Dubai business bay is going to too much in your hands. What is ideal is to take the load of your hands and give it to the pros in the Dubai business field like Virtuzone.

Companies like Virtuzone help find your freelancer in dubai business license, find an ideal office space for you (even Burj Khalifa), and help settle down your business including your own P.O. Box no. all of this at a hefty price off course. The best part is this process is two ways while inviting rich clients to Dubai for investment, the government provides all amenities and makes sure you settle down. However this is an option for only those people who have a large sum of money to invest or just want to branch out to the world’s cities; this is a terrible plan for startup businessmen and small-scale entrepreneurs.

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  5. Thanks for this. Very informative. Looking forward for 2017 what do you imagine to be the biggest change in the social media landscape? For me I’ll be focusing on gaining traffic from Facebook. Any tips?

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