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How Liezle Improved Her English Skills and Gained Confidence In Freelancing – Interview with Liezle Igoy

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Let's agree that not everyone is born with self-confidence.

Confidence is supposed to be developed, by having a positive attitude, and always believing that you will be able to accomplish things with your skills, abilities, and experiences.

Get ready to be inspired by Liezle Igoy's story, as she shares how freelancing improved her English skills and eventually built her self-confidence.

Before she discovered freelancing, she had low self-esteem because she wasn't able to express herself clearly in speaking and in writing.

But when she decided to work from home, she was surprised how this new career changed her life.

Curious as to how freelancing changed her life? In this interview, you'll learn:

✅ How She Was Able to Succeed after having her Upwork Profile suspended

✅ How She Built Her Confidence and Improved Her English Skills with Freelancing

✅ How Her Biggest Dream Came True because of Freelancing

And a whole lot more…

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Be inspired on how Liezle succeeded and gained the confidence she needed in her freelancing journey plus the perks of a work-at-home mom.

Notable Quotes:

  • Sabi ko sa sarili ko gusto ko talaga magtrabaho pero di ko pwede iwan mga bata.
  • Search ako ng how to be a freelancer, how to work at home, kahit saan platform. Bigla may nag pop up sa Facebook ko na yung FLIP, basa basa ako, tapos nag sign-in ako para mag member.
  • Nung 2018, January dun na ko nagdecide na mag-enroll. Kasi gustong gusto ko talaga yung matuto.
  • Cellphone lang gamit ko kasi wala pa ko laptop and then sa computer shop.
  • Di ako magaling mag-English. Di ko alam kung paano ko i-construct  yung nasa isip ko through English. Alam ko sagutin pero di ko alam kung tama.
  • Naboost lang po yung confidence ko nung nag-intership na ko kay Ms. Bong.
  • Meron kami 30-days English Challenge. Tapos sabi ko di talaga ako marunong mag-English. Tapos doon po, habang lahat ng sasabihin mo lahat ng isusulat i-English ko.
  • Dito sa freelancing kasi masaya, malaya ka sa earnings, malaya ka sa lahat.
  • Mag pray and wag mawalan ng pag-asa lagi, tuloy tuloy lang.
  • Take down notes. Kung meron kang hindi naiintindihan, lagi magtanong.
  • Attitude. Sabi nga nila yung skills natutunan. Nababasa ko po yan lagi pag tinatanong ka, “Are you willing to learn? Are you a go-getter?” Yung attitude sa work, di ka nalalate kahit andito ka lang dapat di ka nalalate.
  • Ako po kasi may ginagaya akong tao. Laging sinasabi “Find a person na pwede mo gayahin” and then gayahin mo kung ano ang ginagawa nya at gawin mo iyong guide.

Liezle’s Journey to Freelancing:

  • She worked as a secretary, data entry office staff almost all around Luzon.
  • Her family finally settled in their province with two kids and still wanted to work to help her husband with their finances.
  • Although she had gained a lot of experiences, they were still not enough for her to gain the confidence she needed. She was still having difficulties expressing herself in English.
  • She learned about VA Bootcamp on Facebook and enrolled, studied the courses, and got online jobs.
  • She got a mentor who helped her gain confidence in her freelancing journey.
  • Upwork, Onlinejobs.ph and Guru are the platforms she is working on.
  • Her Upwork account was suspended, but it was lifted with the help of her clients.
  • Her clients were so thankful for her help to them.
  • Now, she is enjoying her journey with her family, taking care of the kids, and enjoying the reward of being a freelancer.

Q & A Highlights:

So unpaid internship yung kay Bong? Inaccept mo pa rin?

Opo unpaid one month. Yun po ang kauna-unahan internship ko. Inaccept ko po yun para kasi masaya ko, parang pangalawang trabaho.

Pero unpaid sya, di ba baka mapagod ka walang bayad. Ano yung nag push sa ‘yo?

Sobrang saya ko kasi nung natanggap ako. Hindi ako makapaniwala. Magaling po sya mag handle ng tao, hindi po sya masungit, friendly type po ang paghahandle nya ng tao.

Minomotivate ka nya?

Opo. Doon naboost lahat. Lahat ng sasabihin mo, lahat ng isusulat i- English mo. Tapos tinuruan ako maging confident.

Nahasa ka sa English Challenge mo doon?

Opo. Malaki ang tiwala nila sa akin na kakayanin ko. Kasi yung attitude ko, saka resourceful ako nakakahanap ako ng paraan na di na need magtanong. Doon ako nahasa pero di pa rin perfect in English. Pero mga client ko di naman chinecheck ang grammar ko. Minsan sila pa nagsasabi ng tamang spelling. Hindi naman nila pinaparamdam na mali mali ako.

Nagdownload ka na ng Grammarly?

Opo. Malaking tulong ang Grammarly kasi nakikita agad kung ano yung mali mong spelling, lahat ng construction. Although may mga lapses pa rin pero sobrang laki ng tulong.

Liezle in span of time na nagstart ka ng 2018 up to now 2019, nareach mo na ba yung kinikita mo sa freelancing? Natapatan na ba o nahigitan na  yung kinikita mo sa corporate world?

Nahigitan na po. Nag triple na! Magkano lang sinasahod ko dati , as in minimum lang. Depende po kasi gaano ka kasipag, kung masipag ka talagang malaki ang earnings mo. Pag sa freelancing kasi, depende pa rin sayo kung gaano ka kasipag maghanap ng client, ako po kasi everyday nag Hustle Challenge pa rin ako mag isa, kahit may clients ako nagsesend pa rin ako ng proposals ayoko mawala yung natutunan ko.

Di ka umaasa sa invites? Talagang nag-a-apply ka?
Nag-a-apply ako palagi sa Upwork, OLJ, swerte din ako sa Guru.

Masasabi mo na lahat ng natutunan mo sa VA Bootcamp nagamit mo? Effective ba talaga?

Opo, na hire po ako.

Ano rate mo nung newbie ka?
$3/hr pinatos ko na yun kasi wala naman ako experience saka di ako choosy saka yung trabaho di mabigat at hindi time consuming.

Afterwards nag increase rate mo? Anong rate ka na ngayon?

Meron pa rin akong $3 kasi low budget lang yung client. Maganda lang on-going job sya.  Pero sa bago $8-9 na rate ko.

Paano niyo nababalance ang multiple clients at pag-a-alaga ng mga bata? Ilang taon na kids mo?

4 at 7 sila. Mahirap po nung una, sinasabi ko sa kanila na wag muna nila guluhin si mama, baka magkamali ako para yung trabaho tuloy tuloy. Baka mawalan tayo ng client. Kailangan naka focus. Pag may bago naman client, kailangan intindihin mabuti ang instructions para di magkakamali.

How to start as VA with zero knowledge? Pwede ba PWD?

Dito sa freelancing kahit sino pwede, irregardless of age, marami student, PWD, di nakakarinig, high school graduate, college dropout, senior regardless kung ano man yung kakulangan mo as long as magagawa mo yung task ng client di ka nila idiscriminate.

147 thoughts on “How Liezle Improved Her English Skills and Gained Confidence In Freelancing – Interview with Liezle Igoy

  1. Hello liezel ,, here in casiguran

  2. Hello! Ms A from Albay.

  3. Hello Ms A from Lopez quezon province

  4. Batangas here hehe

  5. Hi, Donna Abaya here watching your video.

    1. I’m from Batangas City.

  6. Yes now i can do to follow Va Camp

  7. Hi everyone…im from Bataan😉…

  8. Im atching from negros oriental

  9. I’m from Bacolod City

  10. Watching here from morroco. Hahaha late na ako makapanuod

  11. Joanne mendoza from cavite gma watching po k ngaun

  12. I’m watching from Sampaloc, Manila

  13. Hello! Watching from Kuwait

  14. Hi from bikol. . .

  15. how to join or apply po?

  16. Hello from paranaque

  17. Hello👏👏👏👏

  18. Hi watching from Davao

  19. Hi! how much would be the package for 3 weeks?thnaks

  20. Paano nga po naimprove yung English skills mo? Focus po on topic. Masyadong mahaba po intro maam.

  21. San po pwd mag apply data entry?

  22. How to join, baguio location

  23. Hi ma am anna,watching in mindanao

  24. hi po replaying this video

  25. thanks miss A. and liezel .. im warching from zamboanga 🙂

  26. Hello gud morning Ms A $ liezel,im watching from taytay rizal

  27. Thanks and i want to learn

  28. Hi newd help. am willing to learn and earn😊😊😊

  29. Paano po aq mgsrt?wnt q din po mg work thru homebase

  30. 1st time po😁😁

  31. Hello ms A n lizel….from zamboanga city

  32. watching from Caloocan..

  33. Hi watching from Malta Europe

  34. Matulungan nia din ako

  35. Mageenrol na po ako, sana meron din po akong ganyang mentor

  36. Anu po yung recomemded na work for newbies?

  37. I am watching from Dava

  38. Here at sjdm bulcan. I’m interested po!

  39. Pano ang payment ng client? I mean yung payroll mo? Ms Liezel?

  40. Hi ms anna Soriano, can you please help me how can i start po. Im really interested po

  41. Sana ako din matuto.bisaya po KC aq

  42. Proud po ako sau liezel

  43. Watching from iriga city.. 😁

  44. Thanks ms. A & liezel for the ideas.. This is my first time na manuod live.. Hope maka catch.up pa po ako ng mas maraming ideas for my soon application to upwork..

  45. From surigao del sur. Hi

  46. Hi watching from Batangas…

  47. Im watching from dasmarinas cavite

  48. Paano po mag join dito?

  49. Hi maam Liezel and maam Anna… interested po rin sana ako sa freelancing,,, very proud ako sa iyo maam Liezel… patulong naman sana.. salamat

  50. Hi thank you.i’m from batangas

  51. Shenna from cagayan valley

  52. Hello watching from Laguna.

  53. first time here, how to join po

  54. Hello I want know how to star this

  55. Thank you ms A ang liezle

  56. Thanks & God bless, Ms A & Liezel!

  57. Thank you Liezle and Ms. A. God bless

  58. Thanks Liezle Igoy and MIss A!😃

  59. what’s the site again.. mag join sa Flip?

    1. facebook.com/groups/flipph po 🙂

  60. Paki comment po ng site to join s flip

  61. yes you can always start with a free course

  62. Thanks for joining everyone hope to see you on the next episode of JASSUCCESS everyW EDNESDAY @ 6pm

  63. wow another #Jassuccess story next week.

  64. Ang advantages talaga sa pagattend sa ganitong event is that nagkakaroon ka ng courage to keep on moving kahit minsan feeling mo di kakayanin. Makapanood ka lang ng mga ganitong story nabubuhayan ka ng pagasa😇😁😍

    1. oo nga! authentic stories ang ganda

  65. Salamat po Apple Ogie Sophia Skylar

  66. “Find a person na pwede mong gayahin at gawin mo syang guide”–Liezle Igoy

    1. try this instead: freevacourse.com

  67. To learn HOW to Work From Home, sign up for the FREE VA Course at freevacourse.com 🙂

  68. How can i join the flip?

    1. to join the flip, you click the link 😀

  69. Hi first time ko po dito paano po eto?

  70. “Time management lang talaga pero kakayanin, pray wag mawalan ng pagasa, DIY hustle challenge, take down notes, laging magtanong”–Liezle Igoy

  71. Always welcome Liezle 😘😍

  72. how to join po sa flip?

    1. you can request to join the group

    2. sali ka po dito: facebook.com/groups/flipph

  73. What is your EDGE ?
    sagot ko 20 sir 😭😭 first time interview ko wayback 2013

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