Introduction to freelancing by saraviqar

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									INTRODUCTION TO
  FREELANCING
   AND KSS MAKTAB PROJECT
                     WHY??
• Road to financial freedom.
• Just by working a few hours per week you can earn
    handsome pocket money
• Broadens your views and way of looking at the things
• Weapon to counter global economic crisis
• And yes the most Important is…
It adds experience and VALUE to your resume.
 What Sort Of Jobs Are Available
• Some examples are content writing, programming:-
   – Web Content Writing
   – Blog Writing
   – Database management.
   – Web designing
   – KSS Maktab Project
   – PCB Desigining
   – Email Marketing
   – SMS marketing
   – Working on different online projects etc etc
    What is “My Type” of Work?
•   What are you good at?
•   What do you dream to do?
•   Compromise
•   Targeted clientele
•   Amount of work
Requirements
                Requirements
-   Suitable Qualification
-   English Language Skills
-   Time Zone Match
-   Hours Available
-   Willingness to make it a long term revenue source
-   Willingness to go extra miles to satisfy your client
-   Attitude of converting a problem into an opportunity
                  Some Facts
• The fact of the matter is that online jobs are not a get-
  rich-quick scheme.
• Virtual workers have real jobs. The only difference is
  that most of these jobs are done virtually.
• Beware of SCAMS…. There are a lot of websites
  offering FAKE opportunities.
• It's hard to catch all the bad listings
• Do not send money! Legitimate employers don't
  charge to hire you or to get you started.
• There is no royal road to success except toil
Saad Qazi

WEB CONTENT WRITING &
BLOGGING
      What Do I Exactly Do?
•   Content For Blogs
•   Content For Websites
•   Proof Reading/Editing
•   Manage Web Sites
•   Promotional Content
•   Manage My own Website too
      What are the Required
             Skills?
•   English Language?
•   Writing Skills
•   Communication Skills
•   Hard Work and Dedication
 When and Why Did I Start?
• Mid 2009 as a Free Lancer
• Technology is my hobby!
  How Did I form an Online Firm?
• Discover – NUST
• Early 2011
• Started My own website 4 months ago –
  TheTabArena.com
          Money Matters
• 2 Hours a day = Rs. 6000+/month
• A small online firm makes nearly Rs.
  25,000+
 Earning through Websites?
• 3rd Party Ads
• Google AdSense
                 Benefits
•   Interaction with Professionals
•   PR
•   Financial Independence
•   A Good Experience!
•   Helping Out Friends!
•   Huge Opportunity to Expand!
Hurry Up!! Its Recession!
 Tahir Farooq

KHWARIZMI SCIENCE SOCIETY
PROJECTS
  Khwarzami Science Society
• The Khwarzimi Science Society (KSS) is a
  non-profit Association aimed at
  furthering a science culture in Pakistan’s
  educational institutions and in the
  general public.
    Main Objectives of the KSS
The major objectives of the KSS include:
• Scientific Meetings and dialogue
• Encouraging students to take up careers in science
• Student-scientist interaction
• Popularization and public dissemination of science
• Fostering collaborations between individuals and organizations
• Resource sharing
• Practical scientific and technological exposure
• Publication of high quality scientific literature
               Range Of Activities
•   Public and popular lectures
•   Technical seminars
•   Video presentations and movies
•   Field visits
•   Workshops
•   Symposiums
•   Sponsoring of scientific projects and competitions
•   Career counseling
•   Media outreach and science journalism
•   Publications and translation
•   Book reviews
•   Public exhibits of science
        KSS Maktab Project
• KSS Maktab program will assist the students in
  their comprehension of the course content, as
  well as provide them a self-paced learning
  alternative.
                     Motivation
• A large number of students studying in schools and colleges in
  Pakistan
• Depend on additional mentoring
• Rely on private academies and individual tutors
• Do not have the financial resources to afford private tutors
• Can not get a self-paced learning
 Furthermore, in many regions of the country, especially in rural
  area, qualified teaching staff is in scarcity.
 Using advances in communication technology, Khwarizmi Science
  Society (KSS) Maktab program plans to address some of the
  above mentioned problems
                      Objectives
• Provide quality lectures on CDs and YouTube with an open
  access and at no cost
• Main focus on conceptual learning, but at the same time
  teaching geared towards exam preparation also
• Act as a supplementary resource for students attending
  colleges or academies
• Teach the course content in Urdu language for better
  comprehension.
       • Most of the text and technical terms will remain in English;
         however, the explanation of the text will be in Urdu.
                    Scope
• Long term scope of this program is to cover
  most of the academic classes and courses
  offered in Pakistan from Class 1 to bachelor
  degree level.
• Focus and preference will be for the scientific
  subjects, as these are aligned with the KSS
  goals of popularization of science in the
  society.
   Phases of Maktab Project
• Phase 1
  – In phase 1,we will only cover the F.Sc. syllabus for
    the following science subjects: Mathematics,
    Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
• Phase 2
  – In Phase 2 of the project, we will cover the Matric
    syllabus for the science subjects.
  – Our current preference to cover F.Sc. syllabus
                Methodology
• We have started off with the phase 1.
• Currently only a few people are working on this
  project and we need many more to cover whole lot of
  FSC content
• We will prefer the fresh graduates of F.Sc., and
  students in Engineering Universities, Medical Colleges,
  and Computer Science institutions.
• Please note that the instructors are paid on
  per hour basis.
                 Skills Required
The skills required for this project are:
• Good communication skills
• Excellent command over English and Urdu languages
• Thorough understanding of the subject you choose
• Regular communication with Dr. Raza (Dr Raza is the Focal person
   for this project.)
• Skill to effectively use digital board. (Available in the market.
   May be provided by the project)
• Usefulness of lectures etc.
               Methodology
• Lectures are recorded in a style similar to that of
  KhanAcademy.org.
    In general, the instructor is not visible in the
     lecture.
    Lectures are video recorded
    We are using a digital board to draw on the
     computer screen
    A screen capturing software is used to capture the
     lecture from a computer screen.
              Digital Board
 This is Digital Board which we are using.
 After some practice it is easy to use it.
 What we write on it , it appears on your
  computer screen.
Software
              Preparation
 Preparation for lecture is very easy.
 Just see the topic which you are going to
  explain.
 Search for one or two examples from real life.
 Then you can put the book in front of you.
 Explain topic in detail.
                  Projects
• So basically there are two sub projects
  under the umbrella of KSS Maktab
  – Translating the existing videos of Khan Academy
    (speaking the subtitles)
  – Making new videos of chemistry and biology (in
    which face is NOT focused thus anyone can
    participate )
 Video Translation/Voice over
• Go to www.khanacademy.org
• Choose any play list of your choice (Focus only
  on the subject areas which are similar to the
  F.Sc. level content).
• Download first video, translate it and sent it to
  khanacademy authorities for review.
• Once it is approved by Khan Academy you are
  onboard. And can start off with translation
      Criteria for Voice over
• Voice: demeanor, tone
• Content: intuitive understanding,
  correct emphasis
• Relatibility: personality, localization,
  humor
 Payment/remuneration Method
• Rs 300 per hour
• 10-minute video takes 0.5 hour of work for voice-over
• And its upto you how many videos you translate daily/
  weekly/ monthly.
• The more you work, more you EARN   
 Contact Info (KSS Maktab Project)
• Contact Person: Dr. Raza
• email: raza.ul.mustafa@gmail,com
• Cell: 0014256988715

• MCS focal person : Sara Viqar (EE dept)
• email: viqar.sara@mail.mcs.edu.pk
              Contact info
• Email:
  – maktab@khwarizmi.org
• Facebook Page:
  – https://www.facebook.com/KSS.Maktab?sk=info#!
    /KSS.Maktab?sk=info
• YOUTUBE channel:
  – http://www.youtube.com/user/khwarizmisciences
    oc#g/u
“Because The People Who Are Crazy
 Enough To Think They Can Change
 The World, Are The Ones Who Do.”
Salman Mahmood

TECHNICAL AND
ENGINEERING PROJECTS
My Domain

PCB DESIGNING
How Do I Get a Project?
Bidding
Project awarded… Now what?
       Consistent Attitude
• Meet the deadlines
• Work on a regular basis
• Avoid lame excuses
           How Did I Start?
• First job from an electronics forum
  – http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/
  – Pay rate was $1 per hour
  – Had to learn a new software in order to complete
    the job
  – The time spent on learning the software was not
    included in the paid hours
  – I earned $2 = Rs. 160
My First Project
       Transition to Odesk
• Started work on Odesk in early 2011
• Have completed more than 50 projects
  to date
Examples
Targeted Clientele
        Targeted Clientele
• Explore the local market
• University students looking for an easy grade
• Start using the online platforms
How Do I Get Paid?
      What Have “I” Gained?
• Financial independence
• Tons of experience
• A part time job at Artologics Software
Some Good Work Arenas
Need Further Guidance?




http://www.searchhorizon.pk
•A Few Online Firms
   •Get Hired and Get Paid
         The Unknown Pen
• TUP needs writers. If you are interested,
  contact: theunknownpen@gmail.com.
  Freshers can apply. No experience is
  necessary. For more details about the TEST
  procedure, read here:
  http://www.theunknownpen.com/for-
  writers/for-writers
• email: theunknownpen@gmail.com
        Women Digital League
• A virtual firm, providing digital services to clients and
  powered by Pakistani women working from home.
• You can find out more about WDL
  at www.WomensDigitalLeague.com.
• Jobs and Internship opportunities available
• Anyone interested in gaining experience of online
  work can apply
• Only female applicants.
           Matlab Projects
• Cash your expertise in MATLAB
• Interested in doing some really interesting
  communication and signal processing related
  projects.
• Send your resumes to
• expertsid@gmail.com
A Few Web-links For Different Online Projects
•   http://www.ehustleonline.com/
•   http://www.jobisite.com/
•   http://www.virtualworkforce.asia
•   https://www.facebook.com/VirtualWorkforce
    Asia?sk=info
So Wake UP and Chase your
        DREAMS 

								
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