I put together this guide to help my friends get freelance clients.
Some of the tips are written and some are in video format.
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HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL FREELANCER IN ONE MINUTE
HOW I INTRODUCE MYSELF TO CLIENTS
HOW I LOOK FOR WORK
HOW I ANSWER INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
HOW I HANDLE INTERVIEWS
ADVICE ON FREELANCING
Don’t go into freelancing blindly.
You’ll need money to get started.
I recommend that you save up ₱200,000 to ₱300,000 before jumping in full-time.
You’ll need to buy a nice computer.
A good computer may cost anywhere from ₱50,000-100,000.
I recommend buying a M1 Mac Mini or higher.
You’ll need to pay for fast internet.
Fast internet in the Philippines roughly costs ₱2,000 a month.
You’ll need backup internet for emergencies.
Some jobs require an iPhone or flagship smartphone.
You’ll need to buy a second computer in the event of an accident or emergency.
You’ll need money for six months of client acquisition activities.
Some online services and memberships help finding work easier.
You’ll need to have an emergency fund for deals that don’t push through.
You’ll need to order food if you’re working on a deadline.
You’ll need to speak great English.
You’ll need to get used to speaking to Americans.
You’ll need to be knowledgeable with common web technologies.
You’ll need to buy some software for your field of specialization.
You’ll need to up your writing skills to 9/10.
I chose to work for a call center to save money, practice my skills, buy my computer and eventually get started.
HOW TO NEGOTIATE YOUR PAY
WHO IS KEVIN?
We help introverts like you develop confidence and skills to qualify for your dream job.
My name is Kevin Olega.
I'm a project manager for a US-based IT company and HR services firm.
Before that, I'm a top agent at West Contact Services and a consistent CSAT and TSR awardee at Comcast.
I was also an online English teacher, academic tutor, and sales trainer.
These are my stories on getting a job, building confidence, personal improvement, skills training, and communication skills.
- Three year top agent: Customer Service, Tech Support, and Sales.
- Professional Freelance writer.
- Upwork Top Freelancer
- Upwork since 2011.
- Location independend since 2016.
- Project manager for an IT company.
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