“What’s your racket?”
Although the term “racket” may have a negative connotation — according to TheFreeDictionary.com the term racket means “an illegal moneymaking activity, especially one controlled by organized crime” — the term has slowly transformed into a more positive word, implying a sideline or a side project.
So when somebody asks you the question, “What’s your racket?”, you should not get offended. Rather, you should respond by disclosing your alternate career, your different ventures or in other words, your sideline.
Now, you don’t have to rely on word-of-mouth marketing to let people know about your different rackets. This is where Raket.ph comes in.
For this episode, we invited Chief Raketeer, Lyle Jover. He is the founder and CEO of Raket.ph, the new freelance marketplace that is proudly Philippine-made.
We talk about his journey, how he started the website and also how freelancers or “raketeers” can follow their passion and earn from it using Raket.ph.
Here are the key takeaways from the show:
- How and why Lyle started Raket.ph.
- Why he left his corporate job to focus on his business.
- The challenge for freelancers in showcasing their skills when starting and how Raket.ph addresses that.
- Why freelancers should use Raket.ph to promote themselves apart from their social media accounts in Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.
- Why freelancers should try out Raket.ph even if they already have accounts in other freelance marketplaces.
- The reason behind their catchy tagline, “We know the guy.”
- How to simply register as a freelancer and as a client in Raket.ph.
- How to quickly and automatically build your Raketeer portfolio with Photobucket, Flickr, YouTube and Google Drive.
- The basic, pro and premium Raketeer packages.
- The number of Inquiry Credits that you get per package.
- The average earnings a freelancer gets per project and the average number of projects closed per inquiry based on their stats.
- Why the website does not employ the bidding process.
- What is X Rank and how it helps freelancers get found by clients.
- How to get payment for your services.
- How clients can register and the types of packages for clients.
- The challenges and failures he encountered before creating Raket.ph.
- What new features and services to look forward to this year for Raket.ph.
- How to avail of the 2-month free Raketeer Premium package.
“That’s our job. We’re bridging the freelancers/the raketeers and the clients here in the Philippines.”
“They (freelancers) are not nameless bidders anymore in a project. In Raket.ph, they have a name to build.”
“We are trying to make freelancing a bit more personal…That’s really our approach.”
“Risks will always be from your perspective.”
“We encourage people not to be scared. We’re trying to give people another option to do what they really wanted to do.”
What’s your raket and how do you plan to earn from your raket?
Please share your comments below.
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