ANASTASIA CHUGUNOVA, 20 YEARS OLD
AVERAGE INCOME OF 30 000 - 50 000 RUB (~$400-700)
«NOW MY INCOME DEPENDS ONLY ON ME AND THE PRICE THAT I SET FOR MY SERVICES»
I knew nothing, I had just switched to freelance, because it really interested me. I was motivated by the lack of money, since I quit my job. I spent my last savings to buy the course "Manageryata".
My current monthly income is 30,000-50,000 RUB (~$400-700), depending on the number of projects I get.
If you find something and think: "Oh, gosh, it's perfect for me!", never let it go. Everything bloggers say to others after working with you matters a lot.
After graduating from school I worked a lot: clubs, bars, catering, work with documents, but my dream was to switch to freelance.
I thought that I might like SMM, but I did not know where to learn how to do it. I also took a course on creating websites, but that was really not for me. When I saw Polina announce a new batch, I realized that it was what I was looking for! I definitely needed to take it, get the skills, and continue to work in this sphere.
My first client was a blogger with 100,000 followers, who I promoted with social media advertisements. After "Manageryata", I had enough knowledge to start doing this!
Before the course, I worked as an intern at a restaurant and earned only 20,000 RUB (~$300). When I had just started working, Covid restrictions came into effect in the country. I spent my last savings to buy the course "Manageryata", hoping that it would teach me a lot.
Then, through word of mouth, bloggers began recommending me to each other. I've got other projects now, and I can choose who to work with.
Freelance has provided me with a lot of opportunities, and I am very happy that I can wake up at 11 am, not rush anywhere and work calmly, despite Covid restrictions. My income now depends only on me.
Now I am a blogger and an ad manager. I pack accounts. I've worked with different niches and advertising budgets: from 20,000 to 220,000 RUB (~$300-3100) per month. One of the coolest results I had is that one ad brought us 4,500 subscribers!
I am also going to launch my own course soon.
Now, I provide the following services: promotion, profile packaging, visual content, story-making.
I found my first client in 1.5 months. That is pretty long, but I was picky and did not want to work with somebody who would only pay me 3,000 rubles ($40) for my work. I value my time, my skills and strengths. I know that I can give my client good results.