Africas first freelance talent market place, Alance.co has ushers in a new chapter of work in Nigeria and the African continent, making it easier and quicker for businesses to outsource projects to professionals online.
Alance.co is an online outsourcing platform, designed to bring outsourcers (which could either be an Individual or a company) in contact with professional service providers from diverse professional fields. It is built to provide a secure and professional working environment between outsourcers and service providers. Each user of the Alance.co interface is provided with a secure profile on registering on the platform which will be used for bidding outsourced projects.
“Alance is Africas first freelance talent market place. And as the world’s work force goes online to shop, book tickets and communicate, Alance provides an online marketplace for businesses and Africa’s top talents to hire, collaborate and deliver results in real-time. Alance makes it possible for innovative global enterprises, small businesses and entrepreneurs to tap into its talent pool consisting of; IT professionals, application and web developers, graphic designers, social media marketers,” noted Jeroh Tejiri, the chief technology officer in a press conference held in Lagos recently.
Tejiro said that talent, like commerce is moving online and that in Africa, approximately 300 million individuals have access to the internet and professionals make up 70% of this number, thus Alance aimed at real-time hiring and collaboration between businesses/contractors and talented freelancers.
“This means there is an earth-sized talent pool of freelance professionals on the continent yet most businesses and entrepreneurs still limit their hiring search to the local talent available to them. Alance launch signals a new chapter to the Nigerian work environment by making it possible for businesses to hire quality talent-regardless of the talent’s location-in minutes,” he said.
“The talent a business hires plays a huge role in determining the success that business achieves. Alance reduces the difficulties of finding, hiring and managing top talents with its collaborative platform which provides freelancers with the necessary features to showcase real portfolios making it easier to hire proven freelancers. After hiring, a simplistic message board which supports communication and sharing of files-documents, images, designs, messages-makes it easy for collaboration between the contractor and freelancer”.
He also added that the platform is a veritable means of multiple streams of income by talented freelancers via increased exposure and visibility.