If you think that work from home it’s still just a dream, so imagine …
Imagine that you get up quietly in the morning (without the rush of traffic), do some exercise to stay in shape and then while enjoying a delicious coffee with milk and having your breakfast, you read your emails to respond to your clients in follow-up to the applications you have for jobs.
You also take the opportunity to check if payments for previous jobs have been made to your account and thus, while you review your agenda, organize your work day and get ready to make some calls and then sit in front of the computer to start your work. No bosses, no schedules, no pressure, no “undesirable” colleagues, etc.
You work until 3 in the afternoon and then you get ready since you have an appointment with your husband to go out for coffee, talk and share a good time together. You return home at 8 at night and sit for another hour to review your emails again to inform your clients about the progress of their requirements, and in the process, you respond to some requests for quotes for new jobs.
Are you interested in working from home?
If your answer is yes, then you are welcome to the select group of independent people who fight for their future and whose greatest prize is the freedom to do what they love, do it well and earn good money.
So today I share some ideas to start your new life as independent worker or freelancer.
Who can be a Freelancer?
Anyone could Work from home but not all professions necessarily adapt to this concept. Since some specialized knowledge is needed in some areas we will initially say that the freelance work online it is ideal for:
- Graphic designers
- Writers and article writers
- Web designers
- Experts in SEO and web page positioning
- How-To Video Makers
- Mobile app creators
How to start?
In reality, the concept of a freelancer is mainly based on being connected. So it will be essential that you have some minimum equipment to be able to work over the internet:
- Personal computer
- Internet connection
- Scanner (optional)
The good thing besides being independent is that your workplace can be the dining room of your house, the living room or even the garden. It could also be a restaurant, an internet café or any other suitable place that allows you to have the peace of mind to create, think and develop projects. However, if you can accommodate someone at home, a space where you can work without interruptions, it will be ideal.
Create a Personal and Corporate Image
Then you will need to make yourself known. For this you must choose your work specialty and make up a whole corporate image around you because the main product you will have is yourself, which includes your knowledge, skills and experiences.
For this you must:
- Create a website, blog or fanpage on Facebook
- You must describe your service catalog in detail
- You must have a direct contact email to respond to quotes
- You must post some samples of previous work
- It will be advisable to have a personal logo
In addition, you must define your own values and work standards that will be essential to be able to sell your services and sell them at a good price. These values should be published on your website and include at least the following:
- Quality at work
- Good price
Finally it is very important that you promote yourself and for this you do not need to invest large amounts of money but you do need at least a certain monthly amount. And to promote your services through your personal page you can use these means alternating them from month to month:
- Promotion on Facebook
- Google Adwords Promotion
- Promotion with banners on different blogs
- Promotion in major classified directories
- Make business cards and distribute them to your contacts
- Twitter promotion
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