Greetings! Allow me to introduce myself. I was fortunate enough to be born and raised in the beautiful coastal city of Porto in Portugal. However, in my mid twenties, I made the decision to move to Dublin, Ireland, in pursuit of a career opportunity. I must say, it turned out to be one of the best choices I’ve ever made. The people of Ireland were incredibly welcoming from the moment I arrived and made me feel like a part of their community.
An Entrepreneur since a Child.
From a young age, I have displayed an entrepreneurial spirit, as evidenced by the various ventures I have undertaken and the groups I have helped to establish. When I was around 6 or 7 years old, I started a “business” selling stationery to my classmates and other children in school. I bought the stationery with my own pocket money from the supermarket and was able to make a profit.
When I was 8 years old, I wrote an imaginative tale with around 20 pages, complete with illustrations. I sold these homemade books to my classmates and others in my community. My father later reminded me that I needed to pay him a portion of the revenue for the use of the paper and ink from the printer, and I happily complied. I learned an important lesson about business that day.
In my teenage years, I founded an international group of Portuguese poetry and opinion articles with members from both Portugal and Brazil. I created a website using Wix to host the content and promote it on Facebook. This project lasted for 2 years.
During my university years, I started a brand that sold high-quality stainless steel men’s jewelry. I sourced the stock from both China and Australia, and although my online shop didn’t generate much sales, I was able to sell a large portion of the stock through Facebook ads. This project was a valuable learning experience for me and allowed me to put into practice what I had learned in university.
As of 2020, I have been an editor for the World Marketing Forum, which is a project aimed at providing marketing professionals, students, and business owners with articles, insights, and resources from marketers all over the world. The goal of the WMF is to become a reference in marketing globally.
My Contribution to Society.
To me, there is nothing more fulfilling than helping those in need. I’m grateful to be in a position to donate to several institutions in Ireland, and I also make an effort to offer my time and support to homeless individuals in Dublin.
Aside from my charitable efforts, I have also found other ways to contribute to my community. For example, I created the largest Facebook Freelance Group in Portugal, providing a platform for companies and talented workers to connect with one another.
I am also proud to be involved with PragerU, a North American non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting freedom, equality, truth, and clarity. I was fortunate enough to be chosen as the group leader for the European and Brazilian areas, and I have made it my mission to expand our reach, recruit new members, and keep everyone engaged. As a result of my hard work, I was even honored with an interview with the founder, Dennis Prager, on his morning radio show in Los Angeles in 2018.
João R Freitas
Veritas . Virtus . Labor
Current Location: Ireland
Influences: Plato, Marcus Aurelius, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Edmund Burke, St. Augustine of Hippo.
Interests: History, Theology, Economics, Anthropology, Philosophy, Politics, Engineering.
Hobbies: Reading, Stone & Wood Sculpting, Hiking, Weight Lifting.
Field: Economics, E-Commerce, Marketing, Management, Sales, Consumer Behaviour
Academia Influences: Adam Smith, Ludwig Von Mises, Murray Rothbard, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Jesús Huerta de Soto