Hi! This is Chima Mmeje, Founder of The Freelance Coalition for Developing Countries.
I’m an SEO Copywriter from Nigeria and I’ve built my freelance career from the ground up. In 2017 I was slaving at a content mill writing 5000 words a day, Monday to Friday while barely making $500 a month.
I wrote until my fingers hurt, my neck ached, and my back went numb.
This is the story of almost every BIPOC freelancer you’ll come across on the internet.
We stay stuck in the rut scraping pennies for years because we don’t know any other way. We’re terrified of raising our rates even by a couple of dollars because we fear our prospects will choose someone cheaper.
In 2019, I quit the content mill and started working for myself. Rather than sending dozens of soul-scathing cold pitches on Linkedin, I focused on building relationships with successful copywriters like Dayana Mayfield and Valerio Puggioni.
They showed me how to close the gap in my positioning and improve my online presence. After speaking with them, there was no looking back. I raised my rates every quarter. I built and nurtured genuine relationships with more freelancers from all over the world who mentored me.
It’s important to note that I didn’t get here on my own. I’m here because I had mentors who pulled me out of this vicious circle of poverty work and showed me my true worth.
They taught me the business side of running and scaling a freelance career.
Without their support, I’d still be stuck.
“What I learned in 2-minutes with my mentor was 100x more valuable compared to the 5+ hours I wasted scouring irrelevant blog posts on the internet and still not finding the answer. Having the right mentor to guide you in your freelance career is as important as your career itself!”
Yes it is free forever
“The Freelance Coalition is the right piece of the puzzle at the right time for BIPOC freelancers in developing countries!”
The FCDC provides free mentorship and continuous training for BIPOC professionals in developing countries
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