It’s not possible to make both ends meet with the rising inflation in Pakistan. This is the primary reason for the growing hustle culture in our country. Not only with 9 to 5 jobs, but people are also turning towards freelancing as a full-time job. Be it about writing, designing, development, coding or any other skills, freelancers are adding to Pakistan’s economy gradually. That’s why Pakistan is among the top five countries for freelancing.
Now the problem is when you start freelancing, you don’t know how to take the first step, which platform should you choose and who to follow.
For this reason, we bring here the top online trainers in Pakistan to learn freelancing with quick and simple tutorials. If you’re someone who has stepped into freelancing, these experts are the best to follow.
1. Hisham Sarwar
Niche: Freelancing, Blogging, Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing
Channel: Hisham Sarwar
When it comes to freelancing, you can’t miss “Hisham Sarwar.” He’s known as the Guru of freelancing for teaching more than a million students from DigiSkills platform. He also founded his blog “BeingGuru” to teach people about freelancing, social skills, technology, and motivation. On his Youtube channel which he launched in 2006, he teaches freelancing, blogging, digital marketing, and social media marketing free of cost. Apart from the channel, he also runs a Facebook community where freelancers can connect with employers and can also talk about their problems. With more than 364K subscribers and an active internet presence, he’s on his mission to empower the freelancers in Pakistan. If you’re about to start freelancing or stuck in between your freelance career, Hisham Sarwar has different playlists ready for you.
2. GFXMentor – Imran Ali Dina
Niche: Graphic Design, Video Editing
If you want to have a freelance career as a designer or video editor, GFX mentor is the ultimate channel for you. Imran Ali Dina who has 17 years of experience in teaching graphic designing started his channel in 2016. The channel gained popularity during the Covid when people were turning to work from home jobs to earn their bread and butter. The best thing about his channel is that it covers everything on Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and PremierePro. Whether it’s about designing a custom layout, live painting, Urdu typing, or designing images in Photoshop, GFXMentor has all the solutions for you. It’s one of the best channels on Youtube to learn everything about designing, creating, and video editing. The channel has surpassed more than 1.5M subscribers with its educational and outstanding video tutorials.
3. Khalil Ullah Khan
Channel: Khalil Ullah Khan
Khalil Ullah Khan is a young entrepreneur, YouTuber, freelance content writer, and blogger. With his youtube channel, he aims to make 100,000 people earn online. His niche is writing but his freelancing tactics can also help you grow in other fields. On his channel, he teaches everything about writing such as how to make a portfolio, how to start as a freelance writer, and how to scale your income. As a freelance writer, if you’re struggling to maximize your exposure on Upwork or Fiverr, his tutorials are best to take help from. Apart from his channel, he also runs an active Facebook community to help beginners start their writing journey.
4. Dankash Success
Niche: Freelancing, Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing
Channel: Dankash Success
Dankash is the combined name of Dania and Kashif. They both have been connected to the IT and online marketing industry for quite a long time. With their Youtube channel “Dankash Success”, they aim to empower people to earn $2-3k/month. Launched in 2017, the channel has more than 900 videos on online earning, freelancing, and digital marketing. Apart from their channel, their website is a helpful platform where freelancers can access paid and free digital skills, courses and training. Dankash also runs an interactive Facebook community where struggling freelancers and entrepreneurs can take help from experts.
5. HBA Services
Niche: Freelancing, Online Earning, Online Business
Channel: HBA Services
HBA Services is a valuable addition to the list of online trainers in Pakistan to learn freelancing. Hafiz Basit Ali started this channel in 2019 out of passion to teach people everything about online earning. Starting from data entry lead generation to freelancing on Fiverr and Upwork, and other courses, you can find a range of playlists on his channel. With his consistent efforts to teach people, he has reached over 500K subscribers on Youtube. The followers can’t resist praising him for all the efforts he put into his channel to educate people on acquiring digital skills.
6. Tamoor Pardesi
Niche: Online earning through Freelancing & Social Media
Channel: Tamoor Pardesi
Tamoor Pardesi is another freelance trainer in Pakistan who runs a Youtube academy with over 933K subscribers. He launched his channel in 2010 to help people earn money online. He started small with online courses on Adobe Photoshop, earning money through Facebook, and freelancing on Fiverr and Upwork. Today, he has a range of playlists on different skills that helps people understand the digital medium to earn their livelihood. Like the other top 10 freelance trainers in Pakistan, he’s also doing his best to help people earn their financial independence through freelancing.
7. Ayman Sarosh
Niche: Freelancing and Online Earning for Women
Channel: WEcan with Ayman
Ayman Sarosh is the best person to follow if you’re struggling to start your freelance career as a woman. She launched her channel “WEcan with Ayman” in 2017 to motivate women to earn money from their homes. She’s been into freelancing for more than 10 years. She’s also recognized as “Freelancer of the Year” in 2019 by Payoneer against 4500+ contestants. Her Youtube channel is an effort to pay back to the people by making them independent and making a career as a freelancer. On her channel, she talks about freelancing, online business growth, social media management, and also how to become a virtual assistant. Her Instagram posts and tutorials can help you learn freelancing from the scratch.
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8. Adeem Mirza
Niche: Amazon Business Skills, Amazon Freelancing
Adeem is the founder and CEO of DigiMasters which is a perfect blend of successful amazon sellers and top-rated freelancers. With his Youtube channel DigiMaster, he’s dedicated to training youth on Amazon business skills. He launched his channel in 2010 to make people familiar with Amazon freelancing, graphic designing, copywriting, substitution marketing, and Facebook Ads. The best thing about him is that he not only teaches youth to become an expert in a certain skill but also train their mindset on Muslim Entrepreneurship. Apart from the free of cost sessions, he also provides paid masterclasses to people who want to reach the highest level of Amazon business skills. In addition, he runs a private Facebook community to connect people with the same passion.
9. Syed Arsalan Ali Shah
Channel: Syed Arsalan Ali Shah
Arsalan Ali Shah is the founder and CEO of Connected Pakistan which is an award-winning digital freelancing agency. He’s featured as one of the top-rated freelancers by the Pakistan Software Export Board(PSEB). He’s the one and only Pakistani whose success story is featured on Payoneer.com. Arsalan joined Youtube this year to spread his knowledge and empower those who are looking to start freelancing. On his channel, you can learn everything about Fiverr, freelancing tips and tricks, and payment methods. With his agency Connected Pakistan, he also organize tech and freelancing conferences to promote the freelancing culture in Pakistan. Although he has just started his channel, with his vast experience, he aims to share more with his viewers.
10. Farhan Aqeel
Niche: Freelancing, Game Development
Channel: Farhan Aqeel
If you’re looking to learn freelancing from the scratch, Farhan Aqeel has a complete playlist dedicated to this topic. He’s successfully running a Youtube community of above 57K subscribers since 2016. Apart from freelancing, he also teaches game development courses and tips and tricks to acquire digital skills. He’s been into freelancing since 2011. His Youtube channel is an initiative to bridge the gap between freelancers and freelancing platforms and help them make money online.
Note: This is a genuine list based on their niches, experience and the community they have empowered with their Youtube content.
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