I started working in the Call Center industry since 2015, but I never thought that this kind of job can be done from home. It took me a couple of years before I get myself aware of what a home-based job is. All I know about this is that you will just work at home, but I never thought that aside from the convenience of not needing to travel and think about what you should wear, this kind of job would also give you a better life. The convenience of not needing to travel is one factor I like about freelancing, but earning double or triple than when you were in the BPO industry is one of the top things you can get from home-based jobs.
Working for years, sometimes makes me think of having a big break to get off from the toxic world. I tend to think of quitting because I really had enough, but because of all the expenses and bills, I chose to stay.
What’s your first step?
I started joining some Facebook groups related to freelancing. I learned a lot from them regarding things about home-based jobs that I never have thought before. Then I saw this enticing post about Social Media Management course which I got interested in. I had some doubts that this kind of discussion may not work for me because I always prefer to be taught in person. My mind started to run, I took some time to think about joining them. After making a decision, I went to their page right away and sneak some review.
Ways of learning
I enrolled in an online course about Social Media Management. The course that I took also includes some other stuff you need to know about freelancing. The course also includes different training in search engine optimization, WordPress management, etc. That is the very first reason why I signed up for the training.
There are also self-paced training you can avail on the internet for free. Some may be advance but most of them are for beginners. Working in a home-based setup is different from working in the office. You need to skill up as it is really important in a way of getting top-notch when it comes to hunting down clients.
What it feels starting off your home-based career
Life is different now. Starting off your home-based career is difficult at the beginning. A bunch of difficulties you need to strive for, be wary of how things go, and make sure to be mentally ready for such a situation like being rejected by a client. As you may know, it is easy to land a job if you have what it takes to fit for the position, but in a home-based setup, that is not the case. Most of the client does not base off what course you graduated, they are more of looking for an expert to the said position through work experience.