The freelancing industry is booming in the Philippines, especially for the past year. In fact, at 35% growth, we are ranked number 6 in the world for the fastest growing country in terms of freelancing income.
You might ask: if the PH freelancing community is generally increasing income, why are you earning roughly the same pay? Or better yet, why have you not started your freelancing journey?
There are multiple factors, but one solution can definitely help you succeed. It’s modeling success from people who have made it. By imitating their beliefs and teachings, you can increase your chances of making it in your career.
And for this year, we want to share our list of top 10 freelancers you should follow this 2020.
Raisa Lydelie Sarah Santos
Selling is the lifeblood of every company. If you don’t have a product or service that sells, soon enough, you won’t have a business anymore.
One proven way to sell is through highly converting landing pages. And Raisa Lydelie Sarah Santos can help you do just that. Known as the Funnel Queen, Raisa helps businesses double their sales in just 60 days by using well-designed Click funnels and video campaigns, such as webinars. She even created a copy that converted $100,000 in less than 24 hours.
Imagine if you can do even half of that, how would your career change? Heck, even 5% of that would make a huge impact. Raisa is definitely a must-follow for 2020.
As much as possible, you have to service your clients the earliest they ask. But it’s not easy to be online 100% of the time. Also, some potential clients just need to have that special subtle push to buy your product, but can you be there all the time to do it?
It is the reason why chatbots are becoming a trend in digital marketing for 2020. A chatbot allows a company to answer simple questions as soon as they are asked. Furthermore, a well-programmed chatbot can sell effectively for you, 24/7.
The best authority in the Philippines for chatbots is no other than Niel Reichl. Niel is the Head of Marketing for Bottbott industries, and they help businesses get at least 20% more sales from automated sales funnels.
Those are big numbers considering they service clients with at least $3M businesses! Definitely follow him to learn more about the potential of Chatbots. For starters, you can check our exclusive interview with him last Working Remote 2019.
We can use the most expensive platform possible, but there is no replacement for a good copy. There is power in our words. And we need to know how to formulate the right headlines and content to make our clients buy our products or services.
There is an art in persuading people to buy willingly. Interested?
That’s why copywriting sensei Raf Marabut is a must-follow for 2020. Raf has worked with hundreds of 6-figure and 7-figure businesses and boosted their sales through his copy.
Right now, he devotes most of his time in honing the skills of other Filipinos to a lucrative copywriting career through his FB page Copywriting Dojo, Inner Circle programs, and mentorships.
Upgrade your copywriting skills by following him this 2020.
With all the digital tools right now, you might think email marketing is outdated.
That’s not true. Email marketing is still effective in 2020. It’s still a cost-effective way to reach out to your consumers. You just need to know the email copy that works.
Following Allan Ngo will help you in that craft. He is the founder of the “Truly Rich Club blog” and the president of Digital Solopreneur, which helps Filipinos run a one-person online business that gets you paid. He teaches skills in email marketing, list building, and sales conversion.
Follow him to have a thriving business even if your only employee is yourself.
Where do you find premium clients? Why is it rare in freelancing boards?! Do you need to be born into an influential family?! Do you need to be the top 1 of your industry? Why are you shouting so much?! No.
Your search is over. One of the best ways is through LinkedIn Prospecting. There are countless times where Filipinos get their high-paying clients by going directly to businesses on LinkedIn, even if they are not the “best,” as some may say.
But it’s not that easy. Joel Quebral can mentor you on how to approach prospective clients even if you don’t have the years of experience.
He is the founder of VA Blueprint Academy. He teaches how to become a virtual assistant while finding premium clients on LinkedIn. Follow him to take advantage of the opportunities.
Becoming a virtual assistant is an accessible way to enter the remote workforce. A lot of clients need to delegate certain tasks to virtual assistants to free-up their time for important ones. But how do you start becoming one?
Anna Soriano can help you achieve that. As a core member of VA Bootcamp, she embodies what VA Bootcamp teaches. She is currently a top-rated Upwork freelancer. And she hosts the “JAS Success” and “FLIP chat and chill” under the VA Bootcamp’s FB page. Follow her in her webinars to get additional skills for your freelancing practice.
Another aspect of sales is gathering leads. Where can you find the right people to sell to? Jan Briones has an answer to your qualms.
Jan is a Lead Generation specialist and online business consultant that helps businesses get quality leads from LinkedIn and social media. She founded JB & Associates PH (a BPO training firm) and Connected by Humans (a lead generation specialist firm).
If you need to learn the how-tos of lead generation, she is the perfect person to follow.
Have you ever wondered how it feels to design for top brands like Nike and Adidas? Would you like to be in that position yourself?
If you want the guidance, AJ Dimarucot is the guy to follow. He has designed for international clothing lines, athletes for the NFL, MLB, and iconic brands like Coca-cola, Star Wars, and Marvel. How cool is that?
Right now, he started the group “Filipinomads Creative Network” to help fellow Filipino creatives have the same opportunities in graphic design and more. It’s the place where you can find tips, resources, and freelancing gigs for your career.
The era of podcasts is coming to us. As people are becoming busier, they might not have the time to watch video content as they want to. Podcasts now grew because you can listen to insightful ideas while doing some other tasks.
Not to mention, it produces high engagement rates compared to Facebook. Would you not want that additional skill in your arsenal?
Ce Mojica-Mercado is one of the people to follow for podcasting. She is a podcast manager who helps brands tell their story. If you want to learn how to manage podcasts, properly polish episodes, and SEO-optimize your podcasts, she is the person to listen to *pun intended*.
There are times when we get overwhelmed with all the responsibilities in our business. As we grow our operations, we are buried with more and more tasks at hand. It’s time to streamline our business operations. After all, freelancing is also a business.
With Daisy Virtudazo, she can help you in clearing out the inefficiencies in your business systems so that you can have more time for the important things. Follow her on to get some ideas to better your workflow.
The freelancing market is opening to more and more players worldwide. With that influx of talent, is the market saturated? How can you differentiate yourself from the rest?
Branding comes to mind. And Jennette Cajucom can help you with that. Jennette is currently the editor for Marketing in Asia Philippines and a TEDx Speaker that advocates on human-centered branding.
Often times, marketing has been all flair; the human element is slowly fading from the mix. If you want to differentiate yourself, you need to incorporate your REAL personality and STORY in your narrative. Follow Jennette to have that human edge over the rest.
Check out our exclusive interview with her last Working Remote 2019.
Being a mother might be the best thing that happened in your life. But taking care of your kids as often might not be possible when you work an office job. Traffic alone consumes 3 hours of your life. Is there another option to have the time?
Yes! Remote working allowed countless Filipino Moms to earn income while giving them time to their kids, especially in their growing years. How can you do it also?
Follow Rhea Agnes, the head of FHMoms Online University, to guide you in transitioning to your remote working career. On top of that, she is a project manager for different clients and a mompreneur as well.
Have time for your family while providing a sizable income with remote working.
It’s hard to find the right customers. Moreso, getting them to buy your product or service. But worry not, Chris Acebu can aid you in your endeavors.
Chris can teach you how to apply clarity, personality, and resonance in your sales copy. Get your clients to buy your product happily with Chris Acebu’s guidance! Follow him!
Now that we know how to get leads for ourselves, the next question is, how do you get leads from LinkedIn for your clients? Yuri Aquino has the answer for your troubling questions.
Yuri Aquino is a Linked in Marketer helping businesses get consistent quality leads by getting your messaging write. Check out her profile to learn more.
Another tool to find the best leads is Facebook. With over 2.45 Billion users, tapping just a portion of that market will spell thousands of sales. But it’s not that easy.
There are certain strategies you need to use to have an effective FB ad campaign. And Nica Valdeavilla can show you how. She is an FB Ads Strategist helping businesses create 3 to 7 times Facebook Return on Ad Spend.
Learn more FB strategies when you follow her!
There you have it! These are people you can model for 2020 to achieve the results you’ve always wanted. With that, let’s have a productive 2020! Good luck!