In 2013 I was introduced to the world of Freelancing and the possibility of working from home by someone who attended a seminar about it. I listened in awe as she related what she learnt to me and was instantly hooked. At that time I still had my 9-5 job but went ahead and set up my profiles on two global freelancing platforms Odesk and Elance. They merged in 2015 and are now known as Upwork.
In an effort to have a more complete profile, I applied for part-time jobs to gain more experience and get some hours under my belt. I remember reading somewhere that these were essential to have, and I found out later on that it was true. I did part-time gigs on and off until 2015 when I finally decided I had enough of the corporate scene and wanted to completely take the plunge. I also wanted to focus on other areas of my life such as school and my daughter.
In February 2015 I attended a Freelancing Intensive Course offered by Internet Income Jamaica and got hands-on training and personalized coaching from experts in the field. On March 31, 2015 I resigned from my job and never looked back.
Why do Freelance Tidbits?
I say, why not do it?
It’s been almost two years since I started Freelancing full time and in this short time I’ve learnt a lot and even made some mistakes too. Starting out wasn’t easy and I was tempted to throw in the towel many times, but I was encouraged and inspired by the success of the persons I saw doing it and I wanted to prove to me that I could do it too.
Through Freelance Tidbits I will share small pieces of interesting information relating to my journey so far. My hope is that it will help, inspire and enlighten someone out there.