About Me.

I was born and raised in the coastal city of Porto in Portugal. In my mid twenties, I moved to Dublin – Ireland – following a career opportunity. It was one of the best decisions I could have ever made. The Irish embraced me since day one and made me feel like one of their own.

An Entrepreneur since a Child.

Since young, I demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit, that is easily seen through the several ventures I have launched and to some groups I helped to raise. When I was around 6-7, I started a “business” I bought stationery with my pocket money in the supermarket, and I sold it to my classmates and the other kids in school with a profit.

When I was 8 years old, I wrote a “book” with around 20 pages that was an imaginary tale of me as the group leader and all my school friends fighting villains. It had images and everything 😎 I took them from the web, I still wasn’t aware of copyrights protection. I was able to sell almost 20 home-printed, stapled pages for €5 each, with a Table and Chair that I placed in the street in front of my house and at my school. My father then came telling me that I had to pay him a part of the revenue because I have used paper and ink from the printer. I totally understood him and happily gave him a part of the “profit” that he rejected but the lesson was received.

Later on, when I was a teenager, I founded an International group of poetry and opinion articles in Portuguese with members from both Portugal and Brazil. I created a website with the newly created platform Wix to post and host the content, and the material was then diffused on Facebook. This project lasted for 2 years.

When I was in university, I created a brand that sold high-quality stainless steel men jewelry, the stock came from both China and Australia. I used old Joomla CMS to operate an online shop. The Website itself was a failure, as I didn’t sold anything there.  The majority of goods were sold on Facebook using ads a strong “Brand Mantra”. I Sold my stock almost in full and I made a “few bucks” out of this project. The reason why I undertook this particular project was because I saw an opportunity in the market, and I wanted to put in practice what I had learned in the University. It was a great experience.

Since 2020 I’m an editor on the World Marketing Forum. The WMF is a project where Marketers from all over the world contribute with articles, insights and resources to other professionals, undergraduates, and business owners. It aims to be a Reference in Marketing worldwide.

My Contribution to Society.

I see the purpose of my life as to be of service to others. There’s no bigger motivation in my heart than to help those who are in need. I donate to a few institutions in Ireland and I occasionally provide human support to homeless individuals in Dublin.

Different forms of Contribution:

I created the biggest Facebook Freelance Group in Portugal to help companies find talented workers with ease and for the workers to advertise their services to interested parties.

I engaged with North American nonprofit organisation called PragerU. PragerU mission is to promote freedom, equality, truth, and clarity for free. After a short period of time, I became the group leader of the European and Brazilian Areas with the objective to expand the reach, recruit new members, and keep the current ones engaged. Due to successful work, I was rewarded in 2018 with an interview with the founder (Dennis Prager) on his Morning Radio Show in Los Angeles.

João R Freitas

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Veritas . Virtus . Labor

Personal Details

Nationality: Portuguese
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.

Professional Details

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

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