Kuhustle, a homegrown solution for freelancer jobs has upgraded its site with new features in response to a spike in freelance jobs over the last three months.
The site, which has over 50,000 freelancers, reported a 100% increase in the uptake of its services within the last four weeks, following a tweak in its UX (user experience).
Speaking about the tweaks, Waweru Mirimi, Customer Experience Manager, kuhustle.com said, “We have re-designed the bidding model to allow freelancers to select a suitable bouquet based on their needs.”
“Kuhustle freelancers can now subscribe for a single bid @ KES 200 per job or opt for the more comprehensive packages such as Kuhustle Plus@ KES1500 per month or Kuhustle Premium @KES3600 for 90 days of unlimited bidding,” he added.
Launched in October 2014, Kuhustle was borne out of the need for a reliable local platform for top freelancers to showcase their portfolios and offer their services to SMEs.
The Kenya Government recently recognized freelancing as the future of youth employment; this validates Kuhustle’s efforts to pump in more value for professionals looking to earn access to extra income for marketable skills.
Echoing Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology’s Joe Mucheru’s sentiments who said, “online work is a revolution whose time has come.”
Kuhustle which means get your hustle on is among the pioneers of the free-lance economy commonly referred to as the ‘gig economy. The platform currently prides itself on posting over 1000 jobs totaling over $920K+ for freelancers.
Explaining its relevance during Covid-19 lock-down, Waweru added, “Kuhustle has become quite practical during this pandemic because it has driven the demand for freelance jobs through the roof as employers outsource work to eliminate HR-related overheads.”