Flinja Success Story – Student Guided Tours

So simple and effective, Flinja is the only place I recommend to my friends on campus.

Courtney, a student at UCLA, talks about her experience using Flinja to really boost her summer tour guide business.

I am a campus tour guide, and during the summer months I also run my own tour guide business in Los Angeles.  Nothing has been more thrilling than seeing how my business has expanded since joining Flinja.  

After working my first year at UCLA as a campus tour guide, I decided to start my own local tour guide business to show students and tourists around LA.  

I loved the flexibility of being able to make my own hours, but getting consistent work was harder than I had imagined – there were weeks when my tour calendar was completely empty.

Feeling dejected over my part-time business, I called up a close friend, and fellow UCLA student, to discuss my state of affairs.  He laughed and immediately suggested I hop online and sign up with Flinja where he was getting more jobs offering his services as a computer repairman than he knew what to do.

Now, not only has my business grown hundredfold in such a short amount of time since signing up on Flinja, but I’ve also personally hired other Flinjas – the quality of students and alumni to choose from to get the job done is remarkable!  

As a female private tour guide, safety is always a concern, and so I’ve never been a fan of using Craigslist to get more work.  But with Flinja, I love knowing that my clients are in the UCLA network and that I can see who they are as well as get to read their reviews and ratings.  The well-thought-out secure payment system is also awesome, as I never have to worry about whether or not I will get paid. 

Flinja has created an experience that is beyond compare!  

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Flinja Success Story – Student Manuscript Editing for Non-Fiction Book

Getting the work completed quickly and competently is one of the biggest benefits of using Flinja!

Steven, an author and UCLA alumna, shares his experience on Flinja and how he hired a UCLA English Grad student to edit his entire non-fiction book in just 12 days at a cost way below the quotes he had received on other sites.

I was pretty certain that I wouldn’t be able to find a book editor who could complete the task I needed in such a short amount of time, and for the price I could afford.  

But I was definitely mistaken!

My book was going into its second print, and I needed to find another editor right away as the person I hired for my first print-editing job was a real nightmare.  I literally had only a few weeks to find another editor for a complete re-edit of my published book so that I could submit it.

I sat down one day and began searching online for the holy grail of affordable, fast-working editors.  Frustrated and bleary-eyed after searching the internet for literally hours, I sent a mass email to everyone I knew, both personally and professionally, asking – rather, begging – for an introduction to a reasonably priced editor who could finish the project by the time I needed it.  

Fortuitously, a friend, and former classmate of mine at UCLA, suggested I check out a site called Flinja, where I could hire UCLA students and alumni to get the job done at an affordable price. I grabbed my UCLA .edu address and quickly signed up on Flinja where I began browsing through the many student and alumni service providers proficient in book editing.

The amazing thing is, after searching through the list of Flinjas for only a few minutes, I had access to hundreds of potential editors!  

If I had gone another route, I would have had to pay close to $3,000 with at least a month’s turnaround, but instead, $500 and 12 days later, my re-edited manuscript was in my inbox.

I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience with Flinja and will be signing onto Flinja when I need work done on my next book!

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