Icar A. Ballesteros – Content Writer and SEO Specialist
I am married and a mother of two boys.
Seven years ago, I joined the freelance industry. Long before I decided to go freelance, I was an event organiser. I organised concerts in our region and handled artists. It was all fun and work at the same time… and I was good at it.
I got to meet different types of individuals. It was exhausting yet rewarding. The event organiser position necessitated me travelling to places. It made me be a better person. And as a Psychology Major in College, meeting people was always an inspiring part of my life.
When I got married, I decided to lay low and joined the BPO industry. I worked for a Telecommunications company. As a customer service representative, I managed customer’s queries regarding their bills.
The BPO Industry work enhanced my skills in customer service. It also tested my patience as a person when handling customers of different fields. Some customers were funny, some were serious, and some so easy to handle.
When my kids started school, I decided to go freelance. It was a leap that was big since I never knew what was in store. But then the adventurous me just decided to go for it. Yes, it was a challenge.
My first freelance work was proofreading. I received manuscripts from self-published authors and proofread their writing. Working with those manuscripts, I also browsed the internet to add other skill sets, which enhanced my proofreading skills.
Since learning is something that drives me, I ventured to other jobs. I then went into SEO Content Writing and did well with the skill. I learned a lot, and I can now say that I am good at it. Being a Virtual Assistant for several years has made me learn new things.
I am knowledgeable about WordPress, Email Management, and Content Writing. I’ve worked for several clients and I really enjoy the job. Being a freelance worker made me realise that there is so much to learn! And that venturing into almost all of the skill sets needed is something that is actually achievable.
At this time, I am proud to say that I know where I am. I love what I do. Freelancing did not make me a lesser individual. In fact, it made me gain more virtual friends. There is so much to learn, and I want to be a better freelancer in all fields as I move forward.
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