Empowering Malaysians to earn income online, working from home or location of choice.
Guiding Malaysians on how to offer professional services
and win international and local clients.

What is Global Online Workforce (GLOW)?

A national programme designed to enable Malaysians to become part of the online global workforce and earn income independently


Empower you to thrive in your career as a Global Remote Worker

Financial Independence
Earn income by winning “high-value” projects and be your own boss.
Flexible Lifestyle
Attain healthier work-life integration. Spend more time on yourself, family, and friends. Enjoy the freedom and meaningful activities such as hobbies.
Fulfilling Career
Freelancing provides a huge opportunity to diversify your skillset and client base. You can choose whatever project you want to work on, where you want to work and who you want to work with.

Freelancing Career Path

Beginner Stage


Begin your independent reputation and client base using reliable and trusted freelancing platforms.

Proficient Stage

Remote Worker / Digital Nomad

Once you’re able to build a strong and lasting relationship with your client, consider fixed-term contract and work with teammates across the globe while enjoying the freedom of location.

Advance Stage

Digital Agency / Industry Expert

Take lead on bigger projects, become an expert advisor for clients and play the role to help other freelancers grow and perform.


since January 2017 (updated quaterly)

RM 172, 278, 799






Who is it for?




Experienced Worker

Person with Disabilities




We work with international and local platform partners to provide assurance for our freelancers to bid for jobs / projects in a safe and secure digital environment.

We and partners provide several working spaces for all freelancers to utilize as their hangout venues as well as their working stations. These places will be monitored by our Subject Matter Experts that will also provide guidance for those who wants to learn and explore more about the GLOW Program.

GIG Centres
We partner with selected Universities to create a centre that is conducive for students to learn about freelancing and perform desired freelancer works. A GIG Centre manager is appointed from our pool of Master Trainers to provide students with hands-on coaching at every centres.

As part of the Digital Inclusion initiative, our programme strives to provide social impact for the community through our collaboration with NGOs, people with disabilities group, women, and youth groups.

Many of the corporations have started to leverage on digital freelancing platforms as it offers more hiring flexibility, transparency and not to mentioned more cost saving . MDEC has been assisting Platform Partners to co-create with these corporations in bridging the gap of manpower required to serve the needs of corporations.

To better support the freelancer ecosystem in Malaysia, we are working closely with several associations and NGOs in providing the safety net for the freelancers or to train and upskill their members.

As part of the Digital Inclusion initiative, our programme strives to provide social impact for the community through our collaboration with NGOs, people with disabilities group, women, and youth groups.


This fundamental programme provides guidance on generating income online as a freelancer.

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Frequently Asked Question

1. How do I get started with GLOW programme?

All you need to get started is a complete profile registration and amazing skills.

2. Are there any fees imposed to participate in GLOW?
It is free of charge to join GLOW.
3. What is the minimum requirement to participate in GLOW?
  • First things first, you need to be computer savvy
  • English language proficiency is also very important since you will be interacting with international client
  • Possess specialised in-demand skill sets (please refer to the list)
  • Last and not least, most important requirement is your commitment, determination and perseverance.
  • 4. Who provides the training?
    Our trainers are experienced freelancers with successful background who will also provide a virtual mentoring until you successfully win project bidding in the platform.
    5. Do you provide technical / specialised skill training?
    No. We do not provide technical / specialised skill training.
    6. Is there any age limit to join GLOW?
    GLOW is open to Malaysians who are 18 years old and above.
    7. Is GLOW open to non-Malaysians?
    No. A valid MyKad number is required for registration.
    7. I have earned some income after GLOW programme, do I need to pay?
    No, your earnings are solely yours.