top freelancers of Pakistan giving back to society

Meet Hisham Sarwar, A Freelancer With Over $1 Million in Earnings

Hisham’s have a very interesting story. because he’s wield to translate his earnings into a successful entrepreneurial career.

He start with a regular job at a US based company, Hisham quickly find him self as a creative designer.He was badly annoyed with 9 to five job.So he started freelancing on the side in 2007 and soon take solo fight to provide web design/development services to clients on freelance marketplaces like E lance, Freelancer and Guru.

In the last 5 years , he has focus to only Guru and statistic proven to be a good decision. In a very short period of time, he’s earned more than $1 million in profile sales and been given exclusive coverage in testimonial on front page of Guru.com . He’s also among the top 10 freelancers on the portal.

Right now, Hisham employs 20 people and provides services in the web development, graphic design and mobile application domain.

saad hamid

Digital revivalist on a interest to endow communities and build ecosystems with ideas, knowledge, skills and technology. his story is also very interesting. He worked:

  • Community Manager Google Feb 2019 – Present9 of the DevRel team at Google bridging relationship with startups, developers and tech innovators in South Asia Frontier Markets (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka)
  • CEO Demo Ideas for Impact month DEMO is an ideas consultancy working in impact-driven verticals such as innovation & entrepreneurship, skills development, technology education, social media and digital platforms.
  • Online Training Expert National Technology Fund Mar 2018 – Dec 201810 months Islamabad He is Online Training Expert for Digi Skills (funded by IGNITE – with the aim to train 1 million young people with digital skills to help build their career as freelancers.
  • He also serve as Brand Ambassador Paynoor an year .He helped Payoneer grow their business in Pakistan.
    • He is alsoSenior Consultant – E rozgaar Punjab Information tecnology Board – this is one of the largest youth employment programs by the Punjab Govt that will create over 10,000 jobs across 36 districts of Punjab.Consulting PITB on one of the largest digital skills program.
    • Worked with Tedx
  • Curator & Licensee TEDx Islamabad Aug 2010 – Dec 20188 years 5 months .As the curator, He was responsble managing the program, training the speakers, working with the team, reaching out to partners and sponsors etc. He also served as Tedex Ambassador to Pakistan and that involves acting as adviser to TED supporting local TEDx events, vetting applications and reaching out to communities, universities.
  • He is also called Global Shaper because he served World economic Fouram 2014 – 20184 as the Curator of Global Shapers Islamabad Hub 2014-2015 licensed by the World Economic Forum and currently involved in projects related to community building and social good in areas such as ICT, Women Empowerment, Sustainability etc.Served as the Curator of Global Shapers Islamabad Hub 2014-2015 licensed by the World Economic Forum and currently involved in projects related to community building and social good in areas such as ICT, Women Empowerment, Sustainability etc.
  • Innovation and Community LeadInvest2Innovate (i2i)Apr 2014 – Jan 20172 years 10 monthsIslamabadLeading Innovation and Community for i2i. This includes creating new partnerships, managing communication and special projects like events while also building new business verticals and products to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Pakistan.Leading Innovation and Community for i2i. This includes creating new partnerships, managing communication and special projects like events while also building new business verticals and products to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Pakistan.
  • Amplify Community Manager & FacilitatorIDEO.orgMar 2015 – Jun 20161 year 4 monthsIslamabadWorking as a In Country Community Manager for OpenIDEO Amplify Program in Pakistan (Supported by IDEO.org and DFID). Helping the global team with local outreach and supporting the local organisations to improve their idea for the Amplify challenge by incorporating human-centered design.Working as a In Country Community Manager for OpenIDEO Amplify Program in Pakistan (Supported by IDEO.org and DFID). Helping the global team with local outreach and supporting the local organisations to improve their idea for the Amplify challenge by incorporating human-centered design.
  • Country ManagerUpwork (Elance-oDesk)Sep 2013 – Jun 20151 year 10 monthsIslamabadSpearheaded the Upwork Mobilizer program in Pakistan. Organized events, trained new freelancers, provided local support to high-value freelancers and helped the company understand the behavior, challenges and trends of the market. (Upwork was previously known as Elance-oDesk)Spearheaded the Upwork Mobilizer program in Pakistan. Organized events, trained new freelancers, provided local support to high-value freelancers and helped the company understand the behavior, challenges and trends of the market. (Upwork was previously known as Elance-oDesk)
  • Communications ConsultantDAIMay 2013 – Feb 201410 monthsIslamabad, PakistanManaged the communications strategy of the program through increased public knowledge and documentation of the Ilm Ideas programme and grant projects with a particular focus on increasing awareness regarding innovative solutions to education challenges and results based advocacy for improved access to quality education. Also increased the digital footprint of the Ilm Ideas brand through the active use of and public engagement through social media.Managed the communications strategy of the program through increased public knowledge and documentation of the Ilm Ideas programme and grant projects with a particular focus on increasing awareness regarding innovative solutions to education challenges and results based advocacy for improved access to quality education. Also increased the digital footprint of the Ilm Ideas brand through the active use of and public engagement through social media.
  • Digital Marketing ExecutiveJazz (previously known as Mobilink)Jul 2011 – May 20131 year 11 monthsIslamabad, PakistanManaged the inbound marketing portfolio for Mobilink Business which included campaign design, content marketing, product wire framing, email marketing and newsletters, strategies for lead nurturing and social media marketing.Managed the inbound marketing portfolio for Mobilink Business which included campaign design, content marketing, product wire framing, email marketing and newsletters, strategies for lead nurturing and social media marketing.
  • Digital Media StrategistBramerzJan 2011 – Jul 20117 monthsManaged social media accounts for Telenor Pakistan.Managed social media accounts for Telenor Pakistan

farooq husian shah

A self-made, spirit-filled person. As Lecturer in English, As Director Creative & Productions in a reputed Advertising Agency, as Creative Writer, Poet and Translator (Bi-Lingual English and Urdu), and as a oDesker/Freelancer (WordPress, SEO, HTML5, CSS3, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics Artist, and Video Editor), I have always been passionate to learn new skills.

Passion defines me, and divine energies keep me ALIVE in professional world with all pride and honor

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