Discovering Freedom: Ludi's Journey from Barcelona to Freelancing in Indonesia

Written by Xolo
on April 05, 2024 2 minute read

🏆 Ludi has been named Freelancer of the Month for March 2024 – Check out her Xolo profile here

Each individual's journey is a unique tapestry of experiences, decisions and discoveries. Today we're delving into the story of Ludi –– a dynamic professional whose path from the vibrant streets of Barcelona to the serene landscapes of Indonesia embodies the spirit of adventure and the quest for personal and professional autonomy.

What can you tell us about yourself? Who are you, personally & professionally?

Hey, I'm Ludi, a Barcelona native who found her second home in Australia before finally setting down roots in Indonesia, at least for now. Professionally, I dive deep into the realms of sales and partnership strategies for SaaS companies, alongside brand strategy and website design for small mindfulness businesses. But my passion doesn't stop there; I also share the transformative power of yoga through personalized teaching sessions. Outside the professional sphere, you'll find me embracing the thrills of surfing, the tranquillity of freediving, or the adventures of hiking.

Can you tell us a bit more about your leap into freelancing? 

My journey to freelancing wasn't a sudden decision, but rather a path I found myself on after years of making diverse decisions. My moment of truth came when I was unexpectedly let go from my role in a unicorn company in Australia. That was the push I needed to step into the world of solo-entrepreneurship, something I've always been drawn to for the sheer autonomy it promised. I've always had a deep-seated desire to manage my own time and deliver beyond expectations without being confined by the traditional 9-to-5.

How did Xolo help you with your freelancing journey?

Although I’m only a month into my relationship with Xolo, I'm already captivated by the support it provides for someone working remotely. It's been a cornerstone for me, offering a sense of support and community that's hard to find elsewhere. Xchange, Xolo's latest platform, has particularly caught my eye. It's redefined how I view networking and collaboration, making it easier to connect with fellow freelancers and embark on new projects together.

Tell us about some challenges you had to face and overcome during your career.

The freelance life isn't without its hurdles. For me, one of the biggest challenges has been dealing with time zone differences, especially when working for European clients from Indonesia. My strategy? Emphasize transparency and effective communication from the get-go. By setting clear expectations and encouraging efficient morning routines, I've been able to maintain productivity and ensure smooth project flows, despite the time zone differences.

What advice would you give for aspiring freelancers on Xolo Xchange?

For those curious about starting their freelance journey on Xolo Xchange, my advice is straightforward: invest time in building a compelling profile. This is your digital handshake, the first impression you make on potential collaborators and clients. 

Networking is your strongest asset in the freelance world, so don't shy away from engaging with others on the platform. Opportunities are abundant; it's all about making the right connections and embracing the journey ahead.

Discover the all-new side of Xolo, built for top-freelance talent

Ludi is part of our growing community, now boasting over 120K freelancers from around the world. If there’s one thing that resonates with us in his story, it’s shared by nearly every freelancer we come across:Community networking matters.Xolo is on the path to enable you to share a public portfolio for free, and apply to fresh projects with clients looking for strong and lasting talent. With Xolo you can seamlessly:

  • Discover freelancers in and out of your industry
  • Team-up to tackle larger projects (or create new ones)
  • Join clients in search of strong freelancer relationships
  • And feature your best work, rates and talents for all to see

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