Preparations in Freelancing

Doing some freelance job is something that I’ve been dreaming of doing for a long time now. I just don’t have the courage to start it before because I was supporting my brother’s studies and I need a stable income. Now that I’m no longer connected to any company, I think its about time to start.

I’ve been in the BPO Industry for about 6 years now and handled technical, consumer relations, email support, social media and customer service campaigns. I know I have the capability to do these jobs again at the comfort of our house. However, I need more time in preparing myself especially the gadgets that I’ll be needing to use.

I’m planning to have a broadband¬†internet connection setup in my room with a 5 mbps speed and another dsl connection on a latter time once the business is already stable. A 3 in 1 printer, scanner, copier is a must as well for paper works. The same with headset and battery backup unit.

I’m also spending a lot of time reading blogs and browsing freelancing sites. I need to have an idea what employers are looking for nowadays and see how other freelancers market themselves out there. I’m searching about the additional skills that I’ll be needing too, especially the ones that I can learn for free online.

While doing these preparations, I’m also busy earning some money on PTC and captcha solving sites. I’m also trying to gain some traffic on my blog that will help me market myself in the long run. I’m trying to be active on my social media accounts too.

I’ll be starting officially God-willing on January 2017, so at least I’ll still have 3 full months to prepare everything.