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 ( 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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