Nomad Now is a new freelance services platform in SA that aims to connect independent service providers (writers, developers, designers and so on) with possible clients. The site (nomadnow.co) calls itself the "professional freelancer platform", and freelancers or contractors looking to list themselves are required to have a degree to their names. MD Ross Paton believes that freelance and independent contract workforces in SA are primed for big growth — as seen globally — and says he hopes Nomad Now’s timing is right to ride that wave. The platform is currently open in beta form: independent service providers can sign up, while clients will have to wait until April 16 to join. The profile set-up is fairly arduous, requiring lots of detail, such as self-rating your skills, specified rates and availability calendar. There are 10 detailed sections in this space. A nice touch is the ability to link your LinkedIn profile to populate the "work experience" section if you’d prefer not to do...

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