As mentioned in Episode 37 with Jojy Azurin of Freelancer.com, this is the second part of our interview with Freelancer.com’s top honchos, Jojy and Evan Tan. For this show, we will feature Evan Tan, the Regional Director of South East Asia.
Evan is the young, dashing, bearded (maybe I should grow my beard just like Evan’s, what do you think?), Sam Milby-looking, and insightful executive of Freelancer.com — which gives me the impression that the company values the contribution of the millennials, who, as they say, will soon take over the work force (and the freelancer community as well).
Also, please listen carefully about a special promo code for Freelance Blend Podcast listeners that Evan will share during this episode.
Meanwhile, here are the things that you will learn from this show:
- Evan’s background in Public Relations and how he used that experience when he joined Freelancer.com.
- His previous work as a freelance writer that helped him understand the freelance industry in the Philippines.
- The growth of freelancing in the Philippines and where we rank globally in terms of freelancer population.
- The need for a more formal study on the state of freelancing in the Philippines.
- How the Philippines can beat India in terms of freelancing.
- The “isang kahid, isang tuka” mindset and how freelancing can address that.
- How Freelancer.com helps the PWDs.
- The rise of 3D printing projects.
- Special Promo for Freelance Blend listeners: How to avail of FREE 3 months Plus Membership at Freelancer.com!
- Why freelancers have difficulty finding jobs at freelance marketplaces and how to address that even if you are a newbie.
Links and Resources
- Project WIRED
- Article in ABS-CBN.com about Senator Bam Aquino’s support for online freelancers.
- Facebook: facebook.com/freelancer.ph
- Evan’s Twitter: @evanaguilartan
- Freelancer.com’s Twitter: @freelancerphils
“A lot of people are actually taking up freelancing here in the Philippines. Most of them have day jobs and decided like: “Hey, I can actually get a project onlline while doing my corporate job.” It’s very interesting.”
“We beat India in the BPO industry so what’s stopping us from beating them in terms of freelancing.”
“You need to treat it (freelancing) as a serious career, even if it’s online, a lot of us take for granted online jobs.”
How do you think the Philippines can become the top freelancer nation in the world? We would love to hear your thoughts in the Comment box below.
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