Things are getting a little bleak again in the Covid/lockdown world, so I want to use this post as an opportunity to focus on something positive: one of my wonderful clients, TransferGo.
TransferGo recently celebrated its 8th birthday and to mark the occasion, its 200 employees and various freelancers/contractors (that’s me) are currently awaiting something in the post as a thank you/birthday gift. These presents are due to arrive in time for the fintech company’s official virtual Zoom party taking place this coming Friday. As a freelance copywriter based almost 300 miles away from their office headquarters in London, team inclusion like this is often unheard of. So I thought it was only right that I dedicate a full post to this incredible company and the work that they’re doing.
So who are TransferGo? Well, ultimately they’re a money transfer company going from strength to strength, recently hitting the 2 million customer mark and growing in every way possible despite being in the midst of a global pandemic. I’ve been freelancing with them for over three years now, working on everything from campaign slogans and landing page copy to blog writing and social media management. They provide fast, low-cost money transfers to their migrant customer base looking to send money home to help their families afford a better life. Its hard-working and friendly team, innovative thinking, confidence to take risks and core social mission are just some of the many, many things I love about the company. Not to mention, they’ve shown incredible loyalty and support to me as a freelance copywriter.
It was Spring 2017 when I started freelancing with TransferGo, after my friend Jon Madge – who I worked alongside as a copywriter during my time at Wayfair – kindly recommended me as a freelance copywriter to take over his position after he left to embark on a new role at Booking.com in Amsterdam. It’s now (almost) 40 months later and I’m still loving it. I’ve moved around quite a bit, moulding and adapting to various team changes, campaign launches, changing priorities and office moves. Right now, they’re based in Elephant and Castle, but they also have offices in Vilnius, Kaunas and Warsaw.
At present, I’m in charge of managing their organic social media content and online blog, overseeing the content schedule and writing and editing various pieces on migrant life, Covid-19 and business topics. Here are a few bits and pieces I’ve recently written…
How to save money without going without
To say there’s some economic uncertainty at the minute would be the understatement of the century. So this piece I wrote here shares some tips and tricks on how to keep your costs down without dramatically affecting one’s lifestyle.
Meet the Teams
God, I love this feature. Every month, I interview a senior team member at TransferGo about their career, values, background, proudest moments, hopes for the future and what gets them through. The latest post at the time of writing is with their Customer Support Director, Povilas Čiuplys. But there are a few floating around on the TransferGo blog now.
How to work freelance: 7 tips to get started
Here, I share some advice on how to get started as a freelancer. From easing yourself in gently to embracing self-promotion (I’m still trying to get the hang of it), this piece hopefully offers some valuable suggestions to those potentially looking for a career change and/or the freedom to be their own boss.
Appreciating the little things during the Covid-19 lockdown
I wrote this piece in the depths of lockdown when I was in search of some positivity and motivation myself. In fact, it became part of a larger social media series, in which I asked members of the TransferGo team about the things they’d learned to appreciate in the middle of a pandemic. From cooking up storms to appreciating family members more, there are lots of lovely nuggets in it to warm your cockles.
Until next time x
Thank you for reading. Come back next week, when I’ll be potentially discussing our new puppy, who we’re due to pick up next week. Eek.