How to land your dream job as a Nigerian freelancer (some may even sponsor your relocation).

I won't call this a secret or an expo, it's what you can find by a simple Google search. We will be using LinkedIn to look for business owners, companies and establishments who need
remote workers. Some of these people need immediate hire(s), some need freelancers for a long-term project.

During the Writing Workshop with @ToyosiGodwin, I talked about why you need to have an irrestitible LinkedIn profile. We will be using our LinkedIn profile as a resume
here. When you are applying for most of these jobs, LinkedIn will automatically download your profile, save it as PDF, and send it to the recruiter. So, I assume anyone using this method either has a good LinkedIn profile or professional freelancer resume. Read more about
how to create a professional resume here…

With any of these, your dream job is just a click away. I am talking about the kind of job that's soul-soothing, one that can change your life and career.

Ready? Grab your coffee and detach yourself from
unnecessary distractions.

Go to Linkedin, tab the search bar and a space to enter your keywords will appear. Let me show this using my profile.

As a freelance copywriter, let's search for some companies currently looking for freelance copywriters
So, I entered the keywords because I'm looking for a freelance copywriting gigs, click the first option I circled "Freelance copywriter in "JOBS".

Use the keywords in your niche. Click it and let's continue.

Confused? No, it's not.

See it as different categories of search
terms. If you are looking for freelance copywriter (maybe for a recruitment agency like @CV_Loft ), you can click people.

Something like the below image appears when you click "Freelance Copywriter in JOBS". Click on the bolded bluish square at the top hand right corner of
the page. When you click it, this is what appears:
These are the filter options for our keywords.
Sort by should be "Most Relevant"

Date Posted can be "Past Week" or "Past month" (past 24 hours if you are looking for the newest job)

Experience level should be any or
streamline it to your level of expertise. People like @hannytalker can chose expert for a freelance recruitment gig.

Understood? Alright, let's continue...

Before that, sip your coffee.

When you click job type, this shows. Some companies include full-time (even if the job is
remote. Some include part-time but I recommend keeping it as "Any".

Under Remote, tick the box because we are looking for a remote gig.

Now to LinkedIn Features, if you have the time, a professional freelancer profile or portfolio, you can select "under 10 applicants"
And also "Easy Apply".

What this feature does is to filter out those jobs with external application process (outside LinkedIn). Easy apply means you want to use your LinkedIn profile to apply for jobs (reasons to have a good profile). Click Apply and you will have tons of
jobs that have "Easy Apply option".

If you check the bottom page, you will see something like "Get Job Alerts for this Match".

It works like Google Alerts

LinkedIn will send you email, notifying you that someone somewhere is recruiting for the roles you subscribed to
Let's use copywriter role at Value City, Furniture, as an example. When you click it, you will see the job details and remuneration. But I want to talk about how to connect with the HR manager of this company.

Reading this post, it shows that they are into furniture
When you scroll down, you will see that this job was posted Sara Zancan. A smart freelancer will send a connection request to Zara and a good relationship (by liking and commenting on her post) will be birthed and who knows, you can be recommended for jobs.

I talked about how to
Scrape Zara's email address during the class.

This applies to any role you are looking for in any country of the world.

I understand you might not need this but someone on your TL might, why not RT for the person?
You can as well use this for scholarship search and companies who can sponsor your relocation in your #japa dream.

However, LinkedIn works with clarified searches

Someone looking for scholarships can enter "recruiting for MS funded positions in my lab" as the search term
Linkedin will return results (content) that has everything in the keywords.

This is where it get so interesting

If you enter "currently recruiting for funded MSc positions in my lab (this time with the two quotations), LinkedIn will give you all posts that are written in the
same way as your query.
You need great tools (some of which are free extensions using google chrome) for your prospecting. We will talk more about this other time.

Don't forget to join my channel where I talk more about freelancing
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follow their gig details. Don't copy everything word for word. Be creative but you can use the same tags. Where they use images on their gig profile, you can use videos (fiverr even recommend it)

1. Gig Title: I will deliver a complete monthly SEO service with backlinks for
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This Year, I will be updating this thread. It's about what many people call "Lazy Gigs". Doesn't matter who you are, your educational level or awareness about freelancing. You will make money from it if you have an internet and a smart phone.

Lazy Gig Number 1
Make Money Selling
Social Media Accounts:

For this method you will be putting followers on an Instagram account and selling it for anywhere from 2x-10x what you spent on it.

1. Signup on, this is the website you will use for putting followers on an Instagram account.
2. Decide what niche account you want to sell.

3. Signup an Instagram account and name it something related to that niche. Add a profile picture related to that niche. Add a bio related to that niche.
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Low Friction Calls to Action that Start Conversations

If you are selling anything, wanna change job or looking for a well-paid job, you can't do without cold emailing. Below are some of the best CTAs you can include in your email.

"Are you available for a brief 10-minute call?
10 minutes? Really?

Nothing substantive takes 10 minutes.

If you're using WebEx, it takes 10 minutes just to log in.

Instead of asking people for 10 minutes, see if prospects are interested first.

Here are some lower friction calls to action you can test:

1. "Don't want to
talk to a salesperson? I get it. Here's a 2-minute video so you can determine if a conversation makes
sense." (Make sure you have a pre-recorded video).

2. "Would it be okay if I sent you a 3-minute video on how we can potentially help you increase your social media shares?"
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FINALLY: Top 100 Local Niches To Build Passive Income in 2021 REVEALED.

After I researched over 500 Small Businesses that are looking to promote their online brand, I have selected the TOP 100 Local Small Businesses that are most likely to DOUBLE your Passive Income in 2021 and
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1. Personal Injury attorneys
 3.Roofing Contractor
4. Divorce Lawyers
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 7.Roofing Materials Dealers
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 10. Gift Shops
 11. Party Facilities 
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Crafting your Unique Selling Point as a FREELANCER

I received torrents of request from freelancers to review their profiles. Sadly, what I saw were empty and vague profiles that are often ignored by today's busy business owners. You will struggle to make a dime with such

" I am experiencing graphic designer"
"I am a versatile SEO writer"
" I will write the best copy for your website"

None of these is really “saying” anything unique about your service.

These profile descriptions can be adopted by any freelancer. And, to make matters
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About 99% of your prospects need “meaningful specifics”…instead of
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They need to be told why they should choose you
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1 Cold Email, 10 closed deals

This email is based on “actions’ your prospect took. These actions might be a product launch, a new offer, a new blog, a press release…any action that might represent an opportunity for you to help.

Having action gives you a reason to email and
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You have to do some leg work in order to find relevant actions you can email them about.

Here is one way to find “actions” that you can use as a reason for your email:

Use LinkedIn or a Google Search to find businesses
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