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The Australian Model for Casual Labourers

Our CEO, Ross Paton, is a strong believer in ‘casual labour’ to give Employers (especially SA’s large number of SMME’s) the courage and confidence to expand their businesses and take-on new staff.

Created by: Ross Paton 11 July 2019

How to set the Price for your Freelancing Services

See suggestions below, which will guide you in determining the Price of your potential Orders. Mispricing (e.g.: over-pricing) your Services can reduce your chances of Orders, earning Revenues and growing your Freelancer reputation and 'reach'.

Created by: Ross Paton 11 July 2019

Why Nomad Now is a Client Driven Platform

We are a digital recruitment platform aiming to remove the middle man in the recruitment process. Our model is based on Airbnb or Uber - where buyers approach sellers.

Created by: Ross Paton 11 July 2019

Is Your Data Safe on Nomad Now?

Nomad Now security is tight. We are very aware of ongoing data breaches in social media networks that may cause users to be wary of giving out information on a new platform.

Created by: Claire Millward 11 July 2019

Can you sign up to Nomad Now if you are not from SA?

Being based outside of South Africa (ie: you are a non-SA taxpayer) does not prevent you from providing Freelancer Services to Clients in South Africa.

Created by: Ross Paton 11 July 2019

Why does Population Group matter in employment?

SA Clients are required by law (Employment Equity Act / Industry EE Codes) to report on the breakdown of their staff numbers by population group.

Created by: Ross Paton 11 July 2019

What is Nomad Now?

Nomad Now is a digital recruitment platform for the buying and selling of Professional Freelancer, Independent Contractor and Consulting Services and also for Permanent recruitment. We have set our aim at being the 'Airbnb' of Recruitment in SA.

Created by: Ross Paton 11 July 2019

About Skills References on Nomad Now

So, we (with Client inputs) created a hard-hitting “Skills Reference” functionality (and page) on your Profile. You simply enter the email address of the suitable Referee who can attest to your PARTICULAR SKILL(S) and he/she quickly and simply completes the reference and clicks. It requires 1 minute of their time!

Created by: Ross Paton 11 July 2019

How much does it cost to be a part of Nomad Now?

There is no sign-up fee nor ongoing monthly fees. The only fee applicable to you as a Freelancer (etc.) is a 4% fee earned by Nomad Now on your Order on payment by the Client. Nomad Now deducts this fee from your Order revenues on collection from the Client on your behalf.

Created by: Ross Paton 11 July 2019

Can I sell my Services on Nomad Now as a business?

Clients must feel that they are not be contracting with 'just a supplier' but with YOU and your reputation as an individual. This applies even if you are Team Leader of a Team of Freelancers, Contractors or Consultants. Its personal! Your rating is yours and reflects on your abilities and service, so protect and preserve it.

Created by: Ross Paton 11 July 2019

Limited Hits on Nomad Now

The short answer to your observation regarding ‘limited hits’ is due to our ‘youth’. Nomad Now is just over 14 months old. Our product has been very well received and Client numbers have risen rapidly. Our Clients extend across many industries and although they reflect a very broad range of roles, these are often deep and narrow specialty areas which may be outside of your special fields.

Created by: Ross Paton 11 July 2019

How is Nomad Now different to a Professional Social Network?

Websites where Candidates can upload their CVs and list their Work Experience have been around for a while now… So how is Nomad differentiated?

Created by: Claire Millward 27 June 2019

Disrupting the Disruptors – Opinion

Uber disrupted the meter taxi industry. Airbnb flipped the hotel sector on its head. Locally the likes of Bank Zero and Discovery Bank are using digital to take on established financial sector players. Next in line is the age-old and contentious practice of labour broking. In a globally connected digital world there is no need for middle men.

Created by: Ross Paton 27 June 2019

Who should sign up on Nomad Now?

Examples of Professionals that the Platform provides a marketplace for include Software Developers / Legal Advisors / Advertising or Media Creatives / Quants / Non-exec Directors / IT Architects / Risk Consultants / Engineers / Architects / Photographers / Accountants / Management Consultants / Economic Analysts / Coaches & Trainers / Compliance Professionals / Specialized Lending Consultant / Auditors & Accountants / PR & Communication Advisers / Lab Analysts / Medical Practitioners including Locums / Labour Advisors / Tax Advisers / Wealth Consultants / Geologists / Pharmacists / Corporate and Clinical Psychologists / Architects and Architectural Designers and many more!

Created by: Ross Paton 11 July 2019

The tools you can use on Nomad Now to better support yourself as a Freelancer!

‘’There is no real support system in place for Freelancers…’’ SAFREA’s Freelance Media Industry and Rates Report The majority of Freelancers surveyed in SAFREA’s Industry and Rates report indicated that the issue of rates is their highest concern.

Created by: Claire Millward 27 June 2019