“Guidance is all around you. Know what to follow….”
HBG – Entrepreneurs Presents Freelancers Virtual Summit
Interview # 16 – Mudassir Altaf, Host: Muhammad Yousaf
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Intro: Web Design & Development services on Upwork. Initially started on Fiverr – Was following different FB Groups.
Revenue Earned: $6000+ Earning from Fiverr only.
Why WordPress? : I learned HTML initially. Was doing blogging. Then came to know about WordPress, templates, Yoast plugin – this triggers my interest in it. So started blogging on this field.
With WordPress, one can easily build a website with just drag & drop. First Site I built was an eCommerce site. I didn’t build a high-end customized site but would take any child theme, do editing and customize it according to clients’ needs.
Learning Process: Started from CodeAcademy.com, Udemy and then from RehanAllahwala Youtube Video. For beginners, free courses are best to build basic learning but for advance learning, get paid course. Execute your learning along the way
Keep Motivation High: I was making mistakes and was not getting orders initially but searched youtube for guidance & removed my mistakes.
Tools Use Regularly: I use a plugin for drag & drop to build a website. Use common tools for WordPress.
Freelancing Experience: Freelancing on Fiverr for 2-3 years.
One Tip for myself: Did not invest in the past, like in blogging didn’t buy the domain that was expiring. Would advise everyone to do the consultation with other experience online workers.
Advice for Newbies: Improve your English & communication skills. Be confident & hustle every day. Don’t listen to those who don’t know about this field. Improve your skills. To improve my English, I also read English Communication Books, searched Google, Youtube for learnings. Also, be patient and polite with the client, even if he asks for revision 20 times. A client is always right. Complete the clients given work – but try to avoid irritating client further on.
System for Growth: I also teach students in my Academy – and filter the prospective students to be part of the future team. For beginners start from Fiverr, and then move to upwork. During that time, one can build himself & team for growth.
Connect with Guest:
FB Profile: https://web.facebook.com/mudassir.boss
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Muhammad Yousaf Saeed
FB Group: HBG Entrepreneurs