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July 11, 2020: Going Freelance II: Systems & Strategies
Want to see results as a freelancer? Build systems that work for you. Here’s how.
Hi, my name is Jemila Abdulai and I’m the creator of Circumspecte (this website), a multiple award-winning digital platform and company I started as a blog in 2007. Since 2015, I’ve been working as a freelance policy and strategic communications consultant focused on Africa. I left my 9-to-5 partly because I wanted to design a lifestyle that allowed me time to focus on the things I love and enjoy – like writing, fitness, family and friends. I quickly learned that freelancing is very time-intensive; I was wearing more hats than I anticipated and quickly burnt out. Over time, I’ve learned to manage myself, maximise my time and resources, create time for things that matter to me – and keep my clients satisfied.Going Freelance II – Circumspecte.com Webinar Series by Circumspecte
Going Freelance II: The Bolts & Nuts of Building Systems That Work
In this Circumspecte webinar, myself and a panel of experts will be sharing the bolts and nuts of building internal and self-management systems that allow you to be effective as a freelancer. This is the second webinar and online course in a three-part Circumspecte series to help African professionals go freelance and thrive with digital. This July 11 webinar will delve into some of the more practical elements of going freelance, including money matters, effectively structuring your freelancing operation in Ghana and Africa, how to self-manage as well as some productivity hacks. Insights will be shared by an expert panel featuring:
- Timothy Dzikunu, CEO of Jayset Consulting
- Jemila Abdulai, Lead Consultant at Circumspecte
- Jonathan Letsa, Managing Director at Scribe
If you’ve been to a Circumspecte digital skills training, workshop or event, you know we like to get interactive. So come with your questions and experiences and let’s get learning. Know someone who could use this? Sharing is caring – kindly pass it on. Register by Tuesday July 7 using the form below or HERE.
- Date: Saturday July 11, 2020
- Time: 11:00 am GMT
- Fee: 250 GHS / US$ 45
- NB: This is an online course and webinar. Meeting link will be sent to registered and paid up participants only.
Just starting out as a freelancer? Email email@example.com and be notified when our first webinar is available on-demand.
Who Should Participate:
- You are an overwhelmed freelancer who wants to be more productive and efficient.
- You want to learn how to capture your value, price and set your service rates.
- You’re not sure how to go about registering or structuring your freelancing operations.
- You want to learn more about your financial obligations as a service provider.
- You often end up with ‘nightmare’ projects or clients and want to change that.
- You want to find your ideal clients – and retain them.
- You just started freelancing and want to hit the ground running.
- 90 minutes of your time
- An open mind and a willingness to learn
- Positive energy and active participation
- Also come with: notebook and pen, water so you don’t miss a beat
How to Register
Ready to start your freelancing journey? Register here or using the form below. Pay by Tuesday July 7 to +233 264 391 522 (Airtel Mobile Money, Jemila Abdulai) to secure your seat. Webinar link and final details will be shared directly with registered participants. Questions? Need alternative or international payment options? Send a WhatsApp message here.
Circumspecte Client & Trainee TestimonialsTestimonials from Circumspecte Clients by Circumspecte
Timothy Dzikunu, Jayset Consulting
Timothy is the Managing Director of Jayset Consulting; an accounting, tax and business advisory firm that is focused on supporting micro, small and medium enterprises. He also has diversified backgrounds in project planning and execution. Timothy enjoys meeting new people and finding ways to help them have an upliftment experience. He enjoys reading, and the knowledge and perspective that he derives from reading helps strengthen his leadership skills. He is a self-motivated team player with excellent communication skills. He has an ambition to engage with thought leaders and high-ranking decision makers in international public policy. His ultimate goal is to become a national policy advisor, using his drive and untiring commitment to bring greater autonomy and dignity to the people of the developing world.
Jonathan Letsa, Scribe
An adventurer and entrepreneur at heart, Joathan is Managing Director at Scribe and leads the corporate governance department. Prior to starting Scribe, he was company secretary at Trustee Services Limited a subsidiary of the prestigious law firm, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah. His work with leading global companies ranges from company compliance and end-to-end transformations. Jonathan is also a professional photographer and enjoys helping creative entrepreneurs think business.
Jemila Abdulai, Circumspecte
Jemila is the creative director and editor of the award-winning Circumspecte.com; a digital platform dedicated to meaningful insights, interaction and creative action related to Africa and Africans. An economist by training, blogger and self-proclaimed wordsmith, she has been writing since the age of 10 and uses digital technologies to explore the nuances and interactions between African culture, policy, philosophy and human-interest issues.
Jemila excels at creating content, connections and conversations. As a media and international development professional she combines her business, communications and project management expertise with her strong passion. She works with Africa-oriented brands, companies and organizations like the African Development Bank and the World Bank Group to leverage digital content and tools. Alongside her work in policy and communications, Jemila creates and delivers engaging and interactive digital skills trainings to help professionals, SMEs and entrepreneurs thrive with digital. She delivered the first public LinkedIn training in Ghana during Social Media Week Accra 2017 and has trained over 1,000 people on leveraging digital, social media and digital tools effectively.
A TEDx Speaker, she has been featured globally including on Al-Jazeera, BBC, and DeutscheWelle. More recently, Jemila has applied her people and storytelling skills to film. She secured her MA in International Economics and International Affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and a B.A. in Economics and French from Mount Holyoke College. Jemila speaks French fluently and has worked in over 10 countries, the majority of which are African. You can follow musings on Twitter, check out her YouTube channel or tag along on her travels on Instagram.
Recent Online Courses & Webinars
Personal Branding & Social Media Marketing – April 22 & May 13, 2020
Wondering how to brand yourself personally or professionally? What social media marketing tactics should you use as a professional or entrepreneur? Jemila Abdulai shared strategies, tips and insights in a two-part webinar series with Norway-based Diversify. Watch a free recording below.
Going Freelance: Perks, Plans & Perils – May 1, 2020
Thinking of freelancing? Wondering how to create income from your hobby or ‘passion’? New freelancer who needs some clarity? This webinar and online course provides the essentials you need to get started as a freelancer in Ghana, Africa or anywhere in the world. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when this course is available on-demand.