Arabproz.com, outsourcing and freelancing marketplace

Arabproz.com, outsourcing and freelancing marketplace

Hawalli, Kuwait
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Arabproz.com is an Arabic freelancing, outsourcing marketplace, our focus is to encourage the women to find online work opportunities, and to encourage the outsourcing among Arab employers who can hire freelancers to do work from home. The website will connect employers and freelancers through MENA.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

what if we become the no. 1 freelancing website in Arabic, how many work opportunities we will create for women.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Despite the high rates of educated women in the MENA region, they face greater challenges that men in accessing employment opportunities, this due to: 1- Cultural barriers that prevent women from work outside the home. 2- Some women choose not to leave the house (so many children). This situation creates a serious social problems, the women always be financially dependent on husband or family, in some cases she lose the source of finance.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Our main focus is to create the culture of freelancing and outsourcing among the employers in the MENA region and encourage women to utilize their skills and education and earn money. The website will provide many online job opportunities in the fields of translation, data entry, designs, online marketing..Etc, to women to work from home weather she choose not to work in order to take care of her family, or prevented from work due to some cultural barriers. For women who do not know how to become a freelancer, the website will contain a section that will be included with lessons in Arabic language that explain all skills needed to be a professional freelancer in many fields, these lessons will be comprehensive and free of charge.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

For example a woman has graduated from English language department and can translate from Arabic to English and vice-versa, but she get married and for any reason she could not work outside the house. She can create a profile on the website and start bidding on the jobs posted and work as a freelance translator from home, and the website will secure her from fraud and assure she will get paid as the employer should deposit the job due amount in an escrow account before choosing a freelancer.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Creating an online marketplace like odesk, elance and freelancer.com totally in Arabic language and providing it with a section that contain lessons in Arabic teaching outsourcing and freelancing skills, this will have a great impact on the women that want to work from home and utilize their skills. Freelancers.com provide 3000 daily online work opportunities, imagine if we could provide 100 daily online work opportunities for Arabic speaking educated women after teaching them how to become a professional freelancers. According to freelance industry report "the majority of freelancers in the world are women (71,1%)". Providing women in MENA Regions with online work opportunities will help them financially and make them less dependent, polish their skills, improve their life style and encourage more women to learn skills knowing that they will find online work opportunities.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The project is self-financed till now, But, I am planning to create a network of relations with many Translation companies in the MENA region countries who will use the website and outsource their translation and data entry work. The teaching section will contain ads to support the website. We will also get profits from paid memberships and from the percentage fees deducted from the employers for each completed project (8 %).

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

The key players in this filed are odeks.com, freelancer.com websites , and to the best of my knowledge my website www.arabproz.com is the first one totally in Arabic language that will work exactly like the above websites, but it is targeting the MENA countries, and with a mission to encourage outsourcing among Arab employers. There are some companies in MENA region that outsource jobs in fields such as translation and data entry for women, but without allowing the freelancer to build an online profile which will get him more work and without any security or protection from deception.
Team

Founding Story

I used to be a manager of a translation office and I was outsourcing translation and data entry jobs to women in Egypt, Jordan and I know some translation office managers that complain from the shortage of translators for many languages because they do not have the culture of outsourcing, I know also that there are so many educated women in several fields such as translation, data entry, designing that always search for an online opportunities. So I got the idea to build a totally Arabic outsourcing and freelancing marketplace website such as odesk and freelancers, and to contain it with a section that explain all the skills needed to be a freelancer, and now the website is ready and running but still need some improvement and marketing.
About You
About You
First Name

Omair

Last Name

Eladawy

About Your Organization
Organization Name
Organization Country
Country where this project is creating social impact

, Hawalli

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Project
Year founded
Impact
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date?

I have 250 freelancer registered on the website

Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

The barriers that might hinder my project, is that the culture of outsourcing is still new to MENA region countries, i will overcome it by extensive marketing and explaining the benefits of outsourcing for organization, such as reducing the costs and choosing the right person to do the work.

Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)

Approximately 125 words left (750 characters).

Sustainability
Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The project is self-financed till now,
But, I am planning to create a network of relations with many Translation companies in the MENA region countries who will use the services of the website and outsource their translation and data entry work.
The teaching section will contain adds to support the website. We will also get profits from paid memberships and from the percentage fees deducted from the employers for each completed project (8 %).

Founding Story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the founder to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

I used to be a manager of a translation office and I was outsourcing translation and data entry jobs to women in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait and I know some translation office managers that complain from the shortage of translators for many languages because they do not have the culture of outsourcing, I know also that there are so many educated women in several fields such as translation, data entry, designing that always search for an online opportunities. So I got the idea to build a totally Arabic outsourcing and freelancing marketplace website such as odesk and freelancers, and to contain it with a section that explain and teach all the skills needed to be a freelancer, and now the website is ready and running but still need some improvement

Partnerships: Tell us about your partnerships.
Women Powering Work
Is your project targeted at solving any of the following challenges?

Recruitment practices such as job postings, job fairs, and more

Does your project utilize any of the strategies below?

Customizing technology such as mobile phones, websites, or telecommuting tools to enable greater economic participation

Comments

What you think of my project ?

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