Why are writers & designers on Dollar Talent so affordable?

I am Bryan Nakambonde, co-founder of Dollar Talent. We have high-quality writers and designers ready to help your marketing move in the direction you need! I want to explain why our writers and designers from Southern Africa are like nothing you have seen before (on the internet). Not only are they amazing at what they do, but they are affordable compared to the average freelancer on Fiverr or Upwork. 

Native English fluency

Our freelancers are recruited from the geographic bottom of Earth (literally) – in the south of Africa. Most of the countries in this region of Africa have English as their official language. As a result, despite not being caucasian, the working class of this region speaks fluent English. The widespread of native fluency and widespread English literacy, in millennial and Gen-Z generations of this sub-region, is attributed to the ubiquitous use of English. In fact, the Gen-Z and millennial generations are alarmingly forgetting their native languages as well. All that to say, our freelancers are native English speakers. 

Low wages thanks to weak currencies

Southern Africa doesn’t only happen to be a hotbed of English-fluent millennials and Gen-Zs, but the bottom of Africa is also home to an affordable standard of living. Just like Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Mexico, and more countries are famous for “affordable luxury”.  You can afford an amazing lifestyle in Southern Africa with a monthly wage or MRR of $2,000 per month. 

This is largely due to weak currencies relative to the US dollar. For instance, the median wage in South Africa is about U$1,394 per month. At that wage, you can live a very standard and comfortable lifestyle in most Southern African countries. 

Low wages are also made possible by a small creative industry

South Africa’s creative industry was valued at about U$4.7 billion in 2022. With 6% of all jobs in South Africa falling under the creative industry. 

By our observation, there are more creatives in South Africa alone than there are creative jobs or any other types of opportunities for creatives. The global or remote work movement has been very slow to absorb the brilliant and amazing creatives from South Africa. This is because they simply do not know how to sell themselves, on a global stage, despite having the same abilities as the average creative in the world.


It is time for South African creatives to enter the global scene!

At Dollar Talent, we believe it is time for the world to meet South African creatives! Small to medium-sized businesses across the globe have been expanding their collaboration with creatives and tech talent to all corners of the world like the Philippines, Vietnam, India, even Nigeria, and Kenya. Just like those countries had their induction into the gig economy world, we believe Southern Africa, led by South Africa, deserves to be inducted into the world of remote work. 


How are we introducing South African youth to the world?

We are introducing South African creatives to the world of remote work by building a platform where you can hire them exclusively at the affordable rates they are happy to work for. Our platform is called Dollar Talent and it gives South African writers and designers the well-deserved benefit of the doubt.

On Dollar Talent, you can outsource all your marketing content by posting a project and waiting for freelancers to submit proposals at the same universal rate of 5 dollars per hour for writers or 15 dollars per hour for designers. 

We remove petty competition by making all the freelancers work for the same rate regardless of their different levels of expertise and experience. This makes sure that freelancers are competing on the most important metric, the quality of their past work. Our universal pricing also removes unnecessary noise and negotiation when you are interviewing freelancers. 

We take the ‘money’ out of the conversation – affordable prices with quality talent. 

Outsource your marketing content on our platform!

With all that said about the talent on Dollar Talent, we invite you to post your next marketing project on our website, www.dollartalent.com. 

Our freelancers are ready to help with the following writing projects:

  • Social media posts
  • Transcription
  • Academic writing
  • Technical writing
  • Editing
  • Email marketing
  • Ebooks
  • Blogging

When it comes to design, at a rate of $15 dollars per hour, you can hire quality graphics designers, brand designers, logo designers, video editors, motion graphics designers, and more for the following types of projects:

  • Software walkthrough videos
  • Explainer videos
  • YouTube thumbnails
  • Infographics
  • Brand design
  • Animations
  • Video editing
  • Logo design
  • Digital Ads 

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