"I am begging people to hire me."
This is what Cyrille shared with us.
She's only 21 years old.
But as the breadwinner, she really needed to work hard and earn to survive.
Even if it means magmakaawa siya to get a job.
Not until she discovered freelancing.
Which allowed her to work at her own time and pace.
Getting closer every day to reaching her goal to become financially free.
And earn 10x more than what she usually earns when she's in the corporate world.
Curious to know how she did it?
How she handled all the rejections she received?
How she's able to get clients after clients?
21-Year-Old Breadwinner Earning 10x Her Previous Salary, Thanks to Online Freelancing - JasSuccess Interview 05/26/2021
Watch this video as Cyrille Garcia shares her freelancing journey.
Find out how a 21-year-old breadwinner climbed her way up from being a receptionist, online seller, to a six-figure earner by being a freelancer in a short period of time. Witness how she transitioned from being a below minimum wage earner to a six-figure earner in just a couple of months.
Discover Cyrille’s habits, best practices, and work ethic.
When you first heard about freelancing, what was your first impression? Were you curious or skeptical?
I am a very curious person. Pag hindi ko alam, hindi ko siya titigilan hangga’t hindi ko siya natututunan. That’s it. Hindi ko siya titigilan hangga’t hindi ako magaling sa side na yun. Noong una gulong gulo ako. Ano ba yung freelancing? Then I tried joining freelancing groups at dun ko siya nalaman.
From the start, would you do something different?
Yes. There are some things na sana alam ko bago ako mag-freelancing. Dapat pala hindi ako desparate. Akala ko na, kung ano yung iniisip mo, that’s what will happen. Eh ako dati napakanegative ko. Feeling ko hindi ko kaya. Sana naisip ko na pwede pala akong mag-optimize ng profile at pwede pala akong pumasok sa loob ng Facebook groups para makakuha ng direct clients.
What was the time span of you desperately looking for a job to be confident with your skills?
From April to August, I was just building myself, my portfolio, and testimonials. August to November, I boosted my brand via Facebook groups and I started to build a circle of freelancers internationally.
Where did you get the courage to enter the world of freelancing?
Noong una, I pursued freelancing because I don’t have a job. We all know how important money is and I needed it desperately. Not just for me, but for my sister as well. And also because I want to help out my clients and other freelancers. Pero, my biggest “Why” and the person that really pushed me, is my Mom. Despite the fact that we have our ups and downs, I’m aware that our time is limited and this is my way of giving back to her. There was this time that I was working for two straight days. I was really hustling and this is my way of providing her a better life.
Are there still times where you feel low?
I had numerous discovery calls that are rejected. Hindi talaga ako nakukuha tapos papasok at iiyak ako sa kwarto ko. I would then take a break for two weeks, hindi ako maghahanap ng client kasi ang sakit. Pero ngayon, tinatanggap ko na ang rejections. Kasi pag nagfail ka, God is just preparing you for something big. At tsaka habang nag-fefail ka, you would come to a realization at malalaman mo yung mali sa tama.
In your experience, what is the biggest advice that you can give?
Learn everything, learn learn learn. After you learn, you remove the letter "L". So, you earn. Then show up. After mong matuto, i-implement mo yun. Then after mong mag-implement, wag kang sumuko. Don't give up. All of the successful people and successful freelancers refused to give up. Be consistent in learning, not giving up, and showing up. Itatak natin sa utak natin na failure is not the opposite of success. If you fail, God is giving you another chance to try. Knowledge is power, kailangan mo ng bala bago ka sumabak sa gyera. Ang magsisilbing bala mo ay ang iyong knowledge. Maraming freelancers na nagretreat, bumalik sila sa corporate world dahil sumuko sila agad. They tend to give up dahil hindi nila nakuha agad yung gusto nila. Ano bang ginagawa ng mga six to seven figures na freelancers na hindi mo ginagawa? Think about it. Baka kasi hindi mo ginagawa yun. Ready ka na ba to do that? Kasi of course, hindi yun madali. Everybody wants to be a beast until it’s time to do what real beasts do. Kailangan doble yung hustle mo at maging consistent ka, it’ll all be worth it.