25 Nov, 2022
My name is Santhosh Kumar Nayak. I have a diamond face shape with a golden heart.
Jokes apart, I am a 21-year-old marketing enthusiast working as a copywriter and content writer at GrowThat Media. Also, I am a final-year engineering student at St. Joseph Engineering College.
Ever since I was a kid, I love to tinker and brainstorm ideas and understand the underlying meaning of things. My love to communicate using words and my curiosity to understand humans motivated me to get into the marketing domain.
I used to struggle a lot when it came to landing opportunities before I discovered Fueler. Due to the lack of a proper way to show my work to potential clients, I lost a lot of opportunities. From the day I started sharing my Fueler custom portfolio with potential clients, I have been able to land more opportunities.
When it comes to career, Fueler is like a sherpa on Mount Everest.
I used the Fueler custom portfolio to land many freelance opportunities in the past.
A few weeks ago, I sent a cold email with my Fueler profile to the founder of a marketing agency. He loved my cold email and the proof of work that helped me land a job in his agency.
In the initial days, I used to think that if I had a skill, I can become successful in freelancing.
As time passed and after facing many rejections, I realized the importance of proof of work. I sent potential clients a link to my work on Google Drive, but it wasn't professional and didn't fit their needs.
Using Fueler's custom portfolio, I developed client-specific portfolios based on their needs, which made the process easy and helped me impress employers easily.
The biggest challenge I have faced is to show my work.
Every day, my imposter syndrome haunted me because I wasn't confident in my skills. My confidence increased when I saw people from different niches publishing their work on Fueler, which gave me the courage to overcome my challenge and start showing my work.
If I had to start from scratch, I would execute and build more projects, join different communities, and interact more with people.
Discovering Fueler is one of the best decisions of my life.
Initially, I thought that this is just a website to publish my work. It was later that I discovered the amazing people behind it who are always encouraging and give more than they take.
People in Fueler's community share a wealth of knowledge and experience from various niches and it's super engaging.
Fueler has introduced me to some amazing friends who are always encouraging and offer suggestions when I get stuck.
I love the custom portfolio feature in Fueler that allows me to share my work according to the prospect's needs. Also, I'm loving the Fueler community, which is so engaging, and I'm glad that I've decided to join and learn new things every day.
My advice to opportunity seekers who are starting out,
Bhagavad Gita 2.47: You have a right to perform your prescribed duties, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, nor be attached to inaction.