Gig Academy has helped SUSS student, Muhammad Firdaus Syazwani, achieve a sustained stream of freelance work.
Over the session, the trainers from CreativesAtWork provided mentorship around building a sustainable freelancing career. It covered content ranging from getting students started to the importance of having an online presence. Industry experts from other companies such as Google also brought invaluable insights on how one could make use of digital tools to become a freelancer or market their services.
While both students were at different stages of their freelancing journey, the knowledge gained offered them valuable takeaways to further their freelancing careers:
Firdaus has acquired skills that allowed him to package his freelancing services for attracting more sustained sales. “Unlike my previous leads, the current leads I have are of higher quality and have the purchasing power to engage my services,” he described of his experience after the Gig Academy workshop where he has generated more concrete leads in a month, compared to over 1.5 years ago. Today, Firdaus is thinking beyond freelancing and setting up his own agency to live as a digital nomad and explore the world while freelancing for various global clients.
Heidi has also kickstarted her freelancing journey, securing her first project in the weeks following the end of the Gig Academy. “The Gig Academy has given me practical knowledge and useful guidance, without which I would not have the confidence to take my first step in gig work,” she shared with appreciation and hopes to keep up with an active retirement through engaging herself in various translation gigs.
Learn more about the Gig Academy and how it can help kickstart or level up your freelancing journey at our programme site.