This is an unprecedented time for everyone, with the coronavirus having a large health, social, and financial impact on society. We are committed to putting everyone’s health first, both physical and mental, and supporting each other during this crisis.
The situation is changing incredibly fast, and it has been a month since we last sent a newsletter but we wanted to communicate the different ways we are dealing with the coronavirus situation as a platform.
Our team has been doing essential analysis, translation and expansive up-to-date coverage on the coronavirus and its impact on the job market. In the coming weeks, this also means we will be reporting more on how the job market recovers from these enormous changes and the various opportunities represented.
While on that, this coming Saturday at 10:30am, 18 April 2020, we will be hosting a Facebook Live webinar (http://facebook.com/selibengls/) on ‘Freelancing and Remote Work: How to Get Your First Contract,’ with Promise Akpan. Promise is a top-rated freelancer on Upwork. He is the author of Land Your Dream Jobs on Upwork: The Ultimate Guide.
From our Guest – Promise Akpan
Many major cities are on lockdown and more than ever there has been an increase in the lookout for online jobs.
On major online freelancing platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, Peopleperhour, and TopTal, there has been a surge in the number of daily signups.
Congratulations! Your freelancer account on Upwork is approved and you can now submit proposals to listed jobs. Landing that first job now seems harder than expected, you are losing all your “connects” by applying for some jobs and not one interview in view!
My name is Promise Akpan, I was in the exact scenario six years ago and I can tell you that it was hard then and even harder now.
Landing my first job changed my perspective, I landed the 10th, 100th and I am currently on my 126th job as of today.
I have guided a number of people to land their first jobs on the platform and from my vast experience, I have written a book to help more people.
Now, this is not another “make money via freelancing book” but one filled with practical steps from how to make your Upwork profile stand out, to how to find the best contracts, and write proposals that land you the jobs.
Until the end of April, you can get this book for $7 (53% off).
Do not miss this chance to earn extra income while working from home.
Best Local Jobs
- Nutrition Specialist – Lesotho Nutrition and Health System Strengthening Project (LNHSSP)
- Health Economist – Lesotho Nutrition and Health System Strengthening Project (LNHSSP)
Best Remote Jobs
- in-loco Fellowship 2020 – An Architecture, Construction & Entrepreneurship Program
- Top 8 Scholarships to attend the 2020 One Young World Summit
- Google Journalism Emergency Relief Fund 2020
- African Liberty Writing Fellowship Programme 2020
We hope you have a fantastic weekend and look forward to seeing you check out all the opportunities on Selibeng.com. Get applying!