This Nurse Logged In On Facebook One Day, And Saw A Post That Helped Her Earn Thousands of Pesos

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If you never really enjoyed writing back in school, then you probably think you’ll never be a good writer, much more earn from it.

But that is not the case for Kath or better known as kbangeles04 here in 199Jobs.

This nurse is currently one of our top income earners. And to date, she has done more than 100 writing jobs and already earned several thousands of pesos from it.

Get to know her more through this interview, and learn her secret to freelancing success.

Tell something about yourself. What do you do in real life?

I am a simple person with simple pleasures in life. I am not the type of person who gets bored easily. With a book in hand, I can survive a day without social interaction.

While most women are fond of collecting bags and shoes, I am more interested in collecting watches. Watches don’t have to be expensive, though. I am more particular with the design. Also, travelling and good food are my guilty pleasures.

I’m a nurse by profession. Nursing is not just a career, it’s a calling. Eventually, I realized that I don’t have the calling that is required for the job. Thus, requiring me to look the other way and explore other options.

How did you learn about 199Jobs? What convinced you to sign up?

It was my first week as a freelancer when I came across Sir Glenn’s post on Facebook. He was looking for a writer. He was the one who introduced me to 199 Jobs and awarded me with my first writing gig on the site.

Upon receiving my first feedback from him, orders started coming. This site has helped me build my confidence as a writer and has helped me jumpstart my career as a freelancer.

You offer writing jobs on the site. Has writing always been a passion for you?

No. I have never considered myself as a good writer. Back when I was in school, I never really enjoyed writing reaction papers. I was a typical student. I only write essays when needed.

I am more of a passionate reader. This, I believe, has allowed me to grow as a writer and helped broaden my vocabulary.

You’re one of our top earners. How does it feel to make good income from the site?

It’s really nice to be able to earn an extra income from this site. But, more than the monetary compensation that I get, it’s the feedbacks that give me pride and joy. As a freelancer, having a solid reputation is important. Plus, those feedbacks are the rewards that we get for the efforts that we put on a particular project.

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What do you think are the reasons why our buyers love working with you?

I always try to give my best in every article that I write. When I work, I don’t usually look at the number hours I’ve spent on a particular project. What I am after is the end product.

Plus, I try to put myself on the clients’ shoes. Receiving an article that you’ll have to rewrite all over again could be quite frustrating. And I don’t want to lose my client’s trust. So, I try to proofread every article before submitting them to my clients.

Can you share a memorable story that you experienced with a buyer?

I was working with this client for a few months already when I received a message from her, which says, “Is this the right Kath? Just wanted to make sure it’s you before I place an order.”

When I confirmed that I’m the one she’s working with, she answered with “Would you believe I placed an order to a different seller just because her name is Kat?” :-)

Any tips for other sellers on how to become a top earner like you?

I believe that self-education is the key to success. Always quench your thirst for knowledge. If you happen to be interested in a particular subject, push yourself to know more about that matter. Freelancing is all about self-education. Learn to explore and be self-reliant.

Also, assess yourself and know what you’re good at. From there, you can focus on harnessing your skills and make a good impression. Freelancing is a competitive industry. So, you’ll have to work hard to in order to get noticed. Lastly, under-promise but over-deliver.

We hope you enjoyed reading our interview with Kath. You can check out her profile here.

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