Due to the worldwide nature of the digital realm, employers no longer have to focus on local talent when looking for freelancers - but when it comes to payment, that's typically a different story. Those who are doing gig work want their wages in a timely manner like any other, and preferably in their local currency.
Issues with payment, however, frequent the freelancing community. Clients are often dismayed at the idea of sending money internationally, and freelancers endure long wait times to receive their dues.
Despite the vast connections available today through technology and the internet, the relationship between freelancers and employers remains strained and faces many obstacles.
“We are speaking of people [who] don’t meet, don’t see each other [and] don’t have personal contact,” Sebastián Siseles, international director of Freelancer.com.
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