013 How to Find Your First Client Princess Adrias-Silva

SPF 013: How to Find Your First Client | Princess Adrias-Silva



Feautured on #JasSuccess is Princess Joyce Adrias.

Princess is a former Nurse in KSA who was encouraged and financed by her sister to enroll in the VA Bootcamp to get started freelancing.

Discover a non-tech savvy person’s difficulties in trying new things out and what made her decide to work from home and finally get out her comfort zone.

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Notable Quotes:

  • Meron akong formula, nung araw na nakuha ko si first client na realize ko yung formula ko na ito perseverance + study x prayer = right client. Dapat meron ka din part hindi pwedeng puro prayers lang.
  • If you really want naman marami namang paraan kung gusto mo talagang gawin magagawa mo di ba.
  • Kasi manggagaling yun sa sarili mo, kailangan mo yung hanapin sa sarili mo yung motivation para makapunta ka doon sa outside your comfort zone so kung hindi ka techie hanapin mo sa sarili mo na mag aral ka. Like ako para maka start ako ginawa ko nag aral muna ako. Ayokong pumunta sa battle na wala akong alam na wala akong bala.
  • Ang routine ko nag aaply ako dalawa, nag bibigay ako ng 2 connects ganyan per day hanggang sa makakuha ako ng client. Tapos meron din naman akong mga invite kasi nakakuha ako ng badge eh, raising talent badge.
  • Personalized yung cover letter kasi malalaman ng client kapag copy paste lang siya, hindi mo binasa.
  • Super helpful nga nyung mga lessons sa modules kasi ang tagal ko ng nag aaply ng trabaho ngaun ko lng yun nalaman. Kung sana dati pa nalaman ko yun maganda siguro yung mga trabaho ko dati.
  • I change my profile depende sa a-applyan ko tapos titingnan ko yung skill set, “alam ko ‘to” so idadagdag ko sa skill set ko or e-erase ko yung isa idadagdag ko itong isa ganun
  • That’s a good tip for everybody kasi even sa Bootcamp, we have a lot of yung mga lessons sa Bootcamp pero when you write your profile yung iba they just write their profile one-time tapos submit agad parang they don’t have anybody else to review it. It really helps when somebody else looks at it kasi they see things na you don’t see. Yung ibang mali na you didn’t notice that’s what other people will see and hopefully somebody you trust din like yung dad mo reviewed it he’s somebody you trust and yung cover letter din. And that’s what I want to point out din to everybody who’s watching especially if you’re new to Upwork and new to freelancing put effort in your overview first of all and put effort in your cover letters.

Princess Joyce Adrias Journey to Freelancing

  • She’s a Nurse in KSA for 6 years, from 2010 to 2016.
  • Due to the unfortunate incident, she resigned and chooses to become a full-time Mom with her kid.
  • She saw Jayson’s Dulay post in “80k a month”, and her sister helps her to enrol in the complete package in a Va Bootcamp.
  • She’s a non-tech savvy person but she’s eager to finish the Va Bootcamp to help her husband for their Financial Budget.
  • She Graduated in Va Bootcamp first week of June 2017.
  • Right now she has 3 clients, 2 in upwork and 1 in another platform.

Q&A Highlights

Parang around 3 weeks pa lang you had 3 clients, or four but you had to turn the other down tapos may declines ka. So what’s your secret, anu ba ang secret mo?

Meron akong formula, nung araw na nakuha ko si first client na realize ko yung formula ko na ito perseverance + study x prayer = right client.

Yung time na wala ka pang client, what was your routine that you did, that got you to the point na may client ka? Were you like applying to 1 job a day or 1 job per week?

Ang routine ko nag aaply ako dalawa, nag bibigay ako ng 2 connects ganyan per day hanggang sa makakuha ako ng client. Tapos meron din naman akong mga invite kasi nakakuha ako ng badge eh, raising talent badge

How long it takes you to write yung cover letters mo usually?

From my overview to my cover letters bago ko sya i-send kung meron kayong grammar police ako meron akong general. Pinapa check ko siya sa father ko every time na from the overview ko ni-review niya yan tapos edit edit then saka ko i-post. Yung mga cover letters ko yung mga proposals ko bago ko isend nire-review din niya muna. So bago ako mag send hinihintay ko muna yung reply niya depende sa availability ng papa ko kung makakareply siya kaagad eh di after 30 min meron na akong cover letter meron na akong proposals.

 

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