If you're a Nigerian freelancer looking to work with brands outside Nigeria, this thread is for you

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I'll focus on two categories of freelancers:

1. The Newbies
2. The upcomers

1. The newbies are folks who have little to no experience at all. They're writers, social media managers, etc, but they don't have a compelling portfolio & have worked with no foreign brand.
For newbies, you must pay attention to two things

1. The most important thing you need, is to build a portfolio because that's what you'll use to pitch yourself to potential customers.

Say for example your a social media manager. Showing a client proof that you've worked
...with a Western company strengthens the argument in your favour and so, you may need to volunteer.

To volunteer, seek out Museums, major foundations and the likes, and then ensure that you deliver impeccable results. It's that result that you'll use to plead your cause.
You can search for foundations in the UK for example, or museums and tell them what you do, and that you'd like to volunteer.

Once you're in, do such a good job that when their friends are looking for a social media manager, they'd gladly recommend you.
2. Coming from Nigeria is already a disadvantage, but having worked for a Western company and having delivered impeccable results puts you in a better chance to compete with other folks from across the globe.

Without the above, you'd likely struggle a lot.
Once you have a track record that is sterling, you can then begin looking out for opportunities.

Here are three places you can seek out opportunities:

1. Google
2. Twitter
3. Freelancing platforms

1. Google: You can set up Google alert for words such as 'writer wanted',
'social media manager role' etc.

What Google does is that anywhere in the world those words show up, it will send you the link in your inbox. You sift through everyday and apply for the ones that fit.

See ehn, if we're keeping it real, job searching is serious business.
Nobody will give it to you on a platter of gold and laziness. You must work it out.

You can also register on Indeed.com, set up notification for remote social media management jobs and they'd send you the jobs everyday and you keep applying. One MUST enter
2. Freelancing Platforms: Here, you register on sites such as freelancer.com , Etc and pitch your services.

You must understand that it's survival of the fittest and therefore must come to the table with your best efforts
Imagine for example that I'm pitching for a social media management role and I say these.

"Two months ago, I took over the social media pages of Ozone. Today, they have 10,000+ followers and gross as average of 50,000 impressions per day, without a single ad

"In May, I grew...
"a fashion brand's social media account from 5,000 followers to 12,000 increasing sales by 25%.

I will not only increase your followers, by 15,000 in two Months, your brand will have more social media interaction than your strongest competitor"

You'd likely get the job
Twitter: If you search for social media manager on twitter, you'd see the many job opportunities open at the time from across the globe. Find the ones that tickle your fancy and apply.

And once you get the job, give it your 150%. Deliver so well that you can use the results from
...there to apply for a job at a bigger firm.

I know these things are not easy, but poverty is not easy too. May God bless our hustle.

Any kweshon of the day? Oya hit me

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