Hi everyone, we are planning to open a dev shop in the Philippines. I have a few friends that are available for gigs, though we're also training an intern to become our first employee right now as the primary first employee.
Our goal is to get our first small projects in the next weeks, small and simple enough so that the intern can do them with my help and supervision, whereas I keep on focusing on products we're building for longer-term.
I'm sure others have done something like this before. We want to focus on building web apps via fullstack JS.
How did you get your first clients? Do you recommend to just go with upwork/freelancer, etc., actually run some ads, try to ask friends if they know someone, etc?
What worked for you to get started? Thanks :)