Why Volunteer?

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  • #71598

    Nebuzz
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    If you are a starting out as an online freelancer in any niche—it could be writing, designing, marketing etc—here is a free tip that will definitely help you.

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    As a newbie, after acquiring that digital or tech skill, your next move might be to try and get high paying jobs—okay, draw in a deep breath.

    Allow me to disappoint you NOW.

    You are most likely a freelancer with:

    1. No portfolio.
    2. No case studies.
    3. No experience.

    The best thing you would do for yourself at this stage is to actively volunteer yourself to small brands or clients for FREE or on a small agreed fee.

    Why VOLUNTEER?

    I’ll tell you.

    Most reputable brands would most likely go for an individual who has experience and expertise on the role rather than a person who just acquired the skill.

    Here are a few reasons why volunteering might be the best option for YOU as a freelancer who recently acquired a skill:

    1. It’s a great way to build up your portfolio.

    2. It gives you experience working with real clients.

    3. It helps you network with other professionals.

    4. It allows you to experiment with different approaches and strategies.

    5. It gives you something to talk about in interviews and networking events.

    6. It shows potential clients that you’re a team player.

    Dear newbie freelancer,

    Work for free first.

    Build yourself and your portfolio.

    Develop your strengths.

    THEN, raise your standards and pitch yourself to your desired brands the right way.

    But, I must tell you, it would take time.

    Real growth takes time.

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  • #71599

    Nebuzz
    Member
    Rank: Gallant Sojourner

    Try to Read through please

  • #71600

    Nebuzz
    Member
    Rank: Gallant Sojourner

    What if the result you have been seeking for is in the free trial you haven’t offered yet?

  • #71601

    bozzbola
    Member
    Rank: Newbie

    Thanks for sharing

  • #71602

    Lawons
    Member
    Rank: Newbie

    Isn’t that you trying to limit what you can do?

    • #71605

      Nebuzz
      Member
      Rank: Gallant Sojourner

      Bozzbola…. you are very much welcome

      • #71608

        Nebuzz
        Member
        Rank: Gallant Sojourner

        @Ibrax…you should,it would help to agreat extent

  • #71603

    Taiwo
    Member
    Rank: Newbie

    When you are good,you are good. I don’t see the need for offering your skill free when I’m sure you paid to acquire it

    • #71606

      Nebuzz
      Member
      Rank: Gallant Sojourner

      @Lawons…not at all
      Since the results hasn’t arrived yet,a new strategy has to be put in place

  • #71604

    IBRAX
    Member
    Rank: Newbie

    I think I would implement this When the result is not forthcoming yet

  • #71607

    Nebuzz
    Member
    Rank: Gallant Sojourner

    @Taiwo…same reply I gave to someone some secs…. If the result is not forthcoming yet despite your being good…try giving out free trials

  • #71609

    Nebuzz
    Member
    Rank: Gallant Sojourner

    Offering free trial and volunteering in whatever you do doesn’t necessarily mean you are aren’t good at it. Not at all but since it’s not yet forthcoming,try a new strategy which I just shared

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