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Faiza Yousuf

Product Development Expert and Community Leader!

208 followers

Faiza Yousuf

WomenInTechPK, CodeGirls, Aciano Technologies!

Faiza Yousuf is a technologist and a serial entrepreneur with a decade long experience in building products and teams. She is the founder of WomenInTechPK and runs a consulting company with a focus on helping small businesses to embrace technology. These days, she is busy in co-running a fully-funded coding boot camp called CodeGirls, a Blockchain training program for women programmers and analysts and consulting for a couple of local and international clients on Requirement Engineering, Team Management, and Agile Transformation. Faiza is a well-known speaker and regularly speaks at both national and internal conferences. She loves to read and enjoys writing about tools and practices.

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Community Building

Product Management

Quality Assurance

Entrepreneurship

Freelancing

Agile Transformation

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How to become a top-rated freelancer on upwork?

Upwork is one of the biggest freelancing platforms in the world and is an excellent starting point for your freelancing career. In this session, we will discuss a proven strategy towards becoming a top-rated freelancer on upwork, this strategy comes from my own personal experience of being successful on the freelancing platform and mentoring dozens of other people who did really well on the platform. We will talk about creating a stellar general profile and building specialized profiles for your diverse skill set, costing strategies and the heuristics for selecting the right projects. I will show you some of the winning proposals I have written and how you can use them as guides for your proposals. We will also discuss supporting procedures, like, writing project brief w/ deliverables, scheduling review calls, getting better feedback and upselling. The idea is to build a long-term relationship with your clients for repeated and better business. - Creating a stellar profile(s) on upwork - Creating a rate card - Understanding connects and selecting the right projects - Writing excellent proposals - Managing work and related support procedures - Tips on building long-term clientele

6hr 15min
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How to become a top-rated freelancer on upwork?

Upwork is one of the biggest freelancing platforms in the world and is an excellent starting point for your freelancing career. In this session, we will discuss a proven strategy towards becoming a top-rated... Read More

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How to become a top-rated freelancer on upwork? (Urdu)

Upwork is one of the biggest freelancing platforms in the world and is an excellent starting point for your freelancing career. In this session, we will discuss a proven strategy towards becoming a top-rated freelancer on upwork, this strategy comes from my own personal experience of being successful on upwork and mentoring dozens of other people who also did really well there. We will talk about creating a stellar general profile and building specialized profiles for your diverse skill set, costing strategies and the heuristics for selecting the right projects. Overtime, upwork has become really selective in letting new freelancers in, so we talk about its implications and I will share some tips for getting your profile approved. I will show you some of the winning proposals I have written and we will discuss the ways in which you can use them as guides for your proposals. We will also discuss supporting procedures, like, writing project brief w/ deliverables, scheduling review calls, getting better feedback and upselling. The idea is to build a long-term relationship with your clients for repeated and better business. - Creating a stellar profile(s) on upwork, this includes both general and specialized profiles which highlight your individual skills. - Creating a rate card and project estimation, we will talk about setting up an hourly rate, billable and nonbillable hours and how to estimate for fixed-price projects. - Understanding connects and memberships, upwork is a world of its own and you need to think about the investment of getting a membership and buying and using connects. - Selecting the right projects/clients, from search filters to heuristics, we will talk about ways to do better screening of projects and clients. - Writing excellent proposals, use a basic template for each of your skills and then creating custom proposals out of them. - Managing work and related support procedures, learn to optimize your work procedures to ensure a successful project. - Tips on building long-term clientele, some tips coming from a person who believes in investing more in existing clients than the new ones. Why should you listen to me? I am a top-rated freelancer on upwork and I have managed to gradually triple my hourly rate in a little over two years. My upwork journey started near the end of 2017 and that too as one of my experiments to see if I can learn and excel at it. I work less than 10 hours a week on upwork and have managed to get some long-term clients and good money.

8hr 19min
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How to become a top-rated freelancer on upwork? (Urdu)

Upwork is one of the biggest freelancing platforms in the world and is an excellent starting point for your freelancing career. In this session, we will discuss a proven strategy towards becoming a top-rated... Read More

USD 7.5 View Details 97 Slots Left

A practical guide to testing your software products!

The session is designed to create a basic understanding of software testing and help learners in implementing some basic investigative tools and techniques on their products to see if they meet their imagined quality criteria. We will talk about user personas, user journeys and mindmap as our first set of tools for exploring the capabilities of our product and understanding our user’s context, needs, and pain points. We will discuss some basic tools which are used to extract meaningful information that can be used to improve your product’s quality, save your users from frustration and help in resolving user resistance and user experience related issues. And of course, we will talk about exploratory testing, user testing, and mob testing as our ways of investigating and identifying software bugs and reporting them in a way that they get resolved on priority. The session will require you to bring in an open-mind, take notes and do a follow-up discussion with your learning peers and replicate this session for your product development teams. Who should attend this? - Software Engineers - Tech Entrepreneurs - Students pursuing CS/SE/IT-related courses Why should you listen to me? I am a product management consultant with expertise in exploratory testing and user testing and have been doing it for a little over 10 years now. I have been teaching and training people on software testing, user experience, and team alignment and have some excellent tools and techniques for you to apply on your web and app products.

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A practical guide to testing your software products!

The session is designed to create a basic understanding of software testing and help learners in implementing some basic investigative tools and techniques on their products to see if they meet their imagined... Read More

USD 6.25 View Details 29 Slots Left

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Faiza Yousuf

WomenInTechPK, CodeGirls, Aciano Technologies! @faizayousuf
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Product Development Expert and Community Leader!

How to become a top-rated freelancer on upwork?

Upwork is one of the biggest freelancing platforms in the world and is an excellent starting point for your freelancing career. In this session, we will discuss a proven strategy towards becoming a top-rated freelancer on upwork, this strategy comes from my own personal experience of being successful on the freelancing platform and mentoring dozens of other people who did really well on the platform. We will talk about creating a stellar general profile and building specialized profiles for your diverse skill set, costing strategies and the heuristics for selecting the right projects. I will show you some of the winning proposals I have written and how you can use them as guides for your proposals. We will also discuss supporting procedures, like, writing project brief w/ deliverables, scheduling review calls, getting better feedback and upselling. The idea is to build a long-term relationship with your clients for repeated and better business. - Creating a stellar profile(s) on upwork - Creating a rate card - Understanding connects and selecting the right projects - Writing excellent proposals - Managing work and related support procedures - Tips on building long-term clientele

6hr 15min
USD 7.5 83 Slots Left View Details
RECORDED

How to become a top-rated freelancer on upwork?

Upwork is one of the biggest freelancing platforms in the world and is an excellent starting point for your freelancing career. In this session, we will discuss a proven strategy towards becoming a top-rated... Read More

USD 7.5 View Details 83 Slots Left

How to become a top-rated freelancer on upwork? (Urdu)

Upwork is one of the biggest freelancing platforms in the world and is an excellent starting point for your freelancing career. In this session, we will discuss a proven strategy towards becoming a top-rated freelancer on upwork, this strategy comes from my own personal experience of being successful on upwork and mentoring dozens of other people who also did really well there. We will talk about creating a stellar general profile and building specialized profiles for your diverse skill set, costing strategies and the heuristics for selecting the right projects. Overtime, upwork has become really selective in letting new freelancers in, so we talk about its implications and I will share some tips for getting your profile approved. I will show you some of the winning proposals I have written and we will discuss the ways in which you can use them as guides for your proposals. We will also discuss supporting procedures, like, writing project brief w/ deliverables, scheduling review calls, getting better feedback and upselling. The idea is to build a long-term relationship with your clients for repeated and better business. - Creating a stellar profile(s) on upwork, this includes both general and specialized profiles which highlight your individual skills. - Creating a rate card and project estimation, we will talk about setting up an hourly rate, billable and nonbillable hours and how to estimate for fixed-price projects. - Understanding connects and memberships, upwork is a world of its own and you need to think about the investment of getting a membership and buying and using connects. - Selecting the right projects/clients, from search filters to heuristics, we will talk about ways to do better screening of projects and clients. - Writing excellent proposals, use a basic template for each of your skills and then creating custom proposals out of them. - Managing work and related support procedures, learn to optimize your work procedures to ensure a successful project. - Tips on building long-term clientele, some tips coming from a person who believes in investing more in existing clients than the new ones. Why should you listen to me? I am a top-rated freelancer on upwork and I have managed to gradually triple my hourly rate in a little over two years. My upwork journey started near the end of 2017 and that too as one of my experiments to see if I can learn and excel at it. I work less than 10 hours a week on upwork and have managed to get some long-term clients and good money.

8hr 19min
USD 7.5 97 Slots Left View Details
RECORDED

How to become a top-rated freelancer on upwork? (Urdu)

Upwork is one of the biggest freelancing platforms in the world and is an excellent starting point for your freelancing career. In this session, we will discuss a proven strategy towards becoming a top-rated... Read More

USD 7.5 View Details 97 Slots Left

A practical guide to testing your software products!

The session is designed to create a basic understanding of software testing and help learners in implementing some basic investigative tools and techniques on their products to see if they meet their imagined quality criteria. We will talk about user personas, user journeys and mindmap as our first set of tools for exploring the capabilities of our product and understanding our user’s context, needs, and pain points. We will discuss some basic tools which are used to extract meaningful information that can be used to improve your product’s quality, save your users from frustration and help in resolving user resistance and user experience related issues. And of course, we will talk about exploratory testing, user testing, and mob testing as our ways of investigating and identifying software bugs and reporting them in a way that they get resolved on priority. The session will require you to bring in an open-mind, take notes and do a follow-up discussion with your learning peers and replicate this session for your product development teams. Who should attend this? - Software Engineers - Tech Entrepreneurs - Students pursuing CS/SE/IT-related courses Why should you listen to me? I am a product management consultant with expertise in exploratory testing and user testing and have been doing it for a little over 10 years now. I have been teaching and training people on software testing, user experience, and team alignment and have some excellent tools and techniques for you to apply on your web and app products.

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USD 6.25 29 Slots Left View Details
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A practical guide to testing your software products!

The session is designed to create a basic understanding of software testing and help learners in implementing some basic investigative tools and techniques on their products to see if they meet their imagined... Read More

USD 6.25 View Details 29 Slots Left