Hand in Hand programs

 

Having a tutor dedicated to support you with personalized feedback requires high commitment from both sides. Therefore, our Hand-in-Hand programs have limited places, with a maximum of 10 participants per tutor.

Our stringent selection process ensures your practical experience will be as fruitful as possible. Check the eligibility criteria to seize your chances before applying.

Do you have what it takes?

Our 3-steps selection process

1. Once you submit your application, our selection team will check your compliance with the eligibility criteria.

2. Once all the requirements have been met, you will be invited to record a 3 minutes video in English, sharing with us your motivation to participate in the program and what results you expect to achieve.

3. We will notify you of the outcome of the selection process within the next 72 hours.

Don’t wait until the last minute! Registrations are closed 1 week before your program starts.

Eligibility criteria

Field Experience(1)

Mínimum 1 year in the specific field of
expertise (internships included).

English level(2)

Fluent

Areas of expertise(3)

  • Admin support
  • Customer service
  • Design & creatives
  • Digital Marketing
  • Data Analysis & Data Science
  • Translation
  • Web, mobile & software development
  • Writing

Only for Go-Getter

Previous activity in freelance platforms

A freelance profile created in at least 1of the 2 main platforms (Upwork / Freelancer)

(1) A minimum experience is required to build a profile that compensates the lack of track record in the platform with portfolio samples of previous works.
(2) Since the main online freelance work platforms operate in English, it is essential that participants demonstrate communication skills (reading, writing, and conversation) in that language.
(3) Applicants without formal education degrees are welcome as long as a minimum experience of 2 years in any of the expertise areas is demonstrated.

Join the next batch!

Do you meet the eligibility criteria, select your program and apply, the latest, 1 week before it starts!

Starter

Jul 5th, 2021

Go-getter

Sep 6th, 2021

Achiever

Oct 4th, 2021

Pricing

A single investment for a life-time

Gain momentum and jump into the online freelancing
space. Choose your level and learning mode.

Special prices apply to participants who join the full program (from starter to achiever) on each learning mode.

Hand-in-hand

Have a tutor closely monitoring your progress towards achieving your goals

Starter

Learn the basics to become a successful online freelancer

U$ 487

Go-getter

Write winning proposals and negotiate your first contracts

U$ 487

Achiever

Key tools to build a sustainable online freelancing career

U$ 325
30% off

The winning bundle

U$ 1299 U$ 999

Start from scratch and sign your first contracts with a tutor at your side.

Hand in Hand

Have a tutor closely monitoring your progress and giving you feedback

Starter
U$ 487
Go-getter
U$ 487
Achiever
U$ 325
30% off

The winning bundle

U$ 1299 U$ 999

Start from scratch and sign your first contracts with a tutor at your side

Our training methodology is detailed and proven, having piloted it in 2020 in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) to boost the access to online freelance jobs for 100 young designers, web developers and digital marketeers in Central America.

30%
96%
90%
100%

We’re excited to have the opportunity to share our expertise to transform lives, giving you the tools to build a sustainable, long-lasting freelancer career.

Testimonials

What our students say

Join our global community of like-minded freelancers who are harvesting today the seeds planted while completing the Hand-in-Hand Winning Bundle.

I really don't think I would have been able to get onto a platform like Upwork and get contracts without the advice that Wisar provided me during the program.

After growing from $0 to selling $ 400 per week in less than 3 months, I'm considering leaving my full-time job to focus 100% on freelancing online.

 

Graciela M.

100% recommend the Wisar.pro program!

It is the first step to getting started in the freelance world: it gives the necessary foundation to obtain the first job on the
platforms, and the accompaniment during the program helps give your best and feel supported along the way. Excellent!

 

Rodrigo Francia

The program is very useful to be aware of how to work as a freelancer in an orderly and efficient way.

Since I completed the program, I’ve been working with customers on freelance platforms, with project valued between U$ 300 to U$ 400.

 

 

Katherine Alvarado

Get answers now

FAQ

Here the most common questions we’ve got about our Hand in Hand programs (and their answers!). Can’t find the information you’re looking for? Contact us using the form below.

How can I choose the best mode for me?

Our Hand in Hand programs are directed to very specific profiles (check the eligibility criteria).

There is a  stringent selection process in place to ensure your practical experience will be as fruitful as possible. If you don’t comply with all the requirements, your best option will be a Flying Solo program.

Note that our programs are specially designed for talents who master skills that don’t require a physical presence to perform their job.

Although all digital talents are welcome to join our Flying Solo programs, we foresee the best chances of success for those who can offer services around the most demanded areas of expertise.

What's the profile of the tutors?

Our diversified group of tutors is formed by highly qualified professionals, experts on the dynamics of online freelancing platforms, experienced in human resources roles (mainly international recruitment and outplacement).

Their goal is to support the Hand in Hand participants through the programs by monitoring their activities and providing close and prompt feedback, ensuring they can complete the program on time, with the expected quality while achieving (and exceeding!) their goals.

Our tutors are the soul of the Hand in Hand program. Their contribution to our participants’ success is priceless. No wonder why the have received top ratings from participants of the previous Hand in Hand editions.

When are the next sessions scheduled?
Flying Solo enrollments are always open. You could start today! You will be immediately enrolled once you choose a program and process the payment.

Hand in Hand programs run in badges and enrollment is offered to selected participants only. Learn more about the eligibility criteria and check the application deadlines and starting dates for the next badges.

Can everyone join?

Our programs are specially designed for talents who master skills that don’t require a physical presence to perform their job.

Although all digital talents are welcome to join our Flying Solo programs, we foresee the best chances of success for those who can offer services around the most demanded areas of expertise.

The Hand in Hand mode requires participants who meet specific eligibility criteria to go through a stringent selection process. Find all the details here.

Why is it necessary to have at least one year of experience?

Experience is a fundamental factor to get jobs online.

Since we want our participants to have the best return on their investment, our Hand in Hand programs require you to have at least one year of experience, necessary to compensate the lack of track record in the platforms, with portfolio samples of previous works.

Can I apply if I do not have native English?

To participate in our Hand in Hand programs it is not necessary to have native English.

Our Hand in Hand programs require an intermediate to advanced command of reading, writing and speaking in English since the vast majority of projects published on freelance platforms are in that language, hence interactions with potential clients usually occur in English too.

May I still apply if I have no experience in the listed areas of expertise?

We want our participants to have the best return on their investment, so our Hand in Hand programs are focused on highly demanded skills only.

If your area of expertise is related to other digital services and you want to learn how to win remote clients online, we invite you to consider participating in our Flying Solo programs.

I have a profile on a platform different from Upwork and Freelancer.com. Can I still apply to Go-Getter?

You’ll get the most of the Go-Getter and Achiever programs if you are familiar with Upwork or Freelancer.com. Profiles in other platforms could be accepted but the depth of the applicable contents for those platforms would be limited.

To create your profile in Upwork or Freelancer.com with the expert feedback from a tutor, we recommend you enrolling in our Starter program first.

I have the profile you're looking for! When can I apply for a Hand in Hand program?

Applications are open until one week before the program starts. Check the schedule of the next Hand in Hand programs here.

How long does the selection process for Hand in Hand programs take?

Applications are open until one week before the program starts. Check the schedule of the next Hand in Hand programs here.

It’ll take you less than 15 minutes to fill your application form and record your video interview. The results of the selection process will be communicated maximum 72h after your application video has been received.

Find all the details about our Hand in Hand selection process here.

I have been selected for a Hand in Hand program , what do I do now?

With your acceptance confirmation, you’ll receive instructions to process your payment and enrol in the program.

Selected candidates that don’t process the payment before the program starts will join the waiting list for the next edition of the program (approximately 4 months later).

Does Wisar Academy guarantee that I'll find a job?

Finding a job is a process with multiple inputs and outputs that escape a single person’s control.

The tools and methodologies you’ll learn in our programs are proven to boost your chances of success finding clients in online freelancing platforms.

In general, participants of Hand in Hand programs report higher success ratios, provided the intensity of the programs and the close guidance and personalized support they receive from the tutors.

Nonetheless, highly committed participants on the Flying Solo programs can reach great success rates with the right pace and dedication.

I have more questions!

The Wisar Academy team is here for you. Share your questions with us using our web chat or send them using the contact form below. 

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