The internet has changed our lives drastically, our modes of communication and work as well. Working online has emerged as a successful trend. Working online has many benefits like- flexible working hours, freedom to work from home or any other preferred location and working based on one’s availability. One works as his/her own boss and has the freedom to work as per himself/herself.
How to Start
Anyone possessing relevant skills and having access to computer and reliable internet connection can start working online. There are many online platforms like Freelancer.com and OnlineJobs.ph which offer a variety of work to the freelancers. Let us have a look at how to take beginner steps towards getting started to work online:
The first step is to create a professional profile on the work/freelancing platform. It is important to note that the profile on these portals is like your resume to the employers. Hence, it has to be well designed and it should clearly convey your skillsets and suitability to successfully deliver the project
One should be clear as to what he/she will offer to the employer and how they will bring in value while working on the project. The domains (content writing, data entry, translation, IT services etc.) in which one wants to do online work also should be decided considering one’s skillsets and aptitude.
Delivering Project Outputs
Once the employer has awarded you their project, it is critical to deliver as per their needs. One should be regularly interacting with the employers and updating the progress to them and seeking their feedback for corrective actions. The project should be delivered as per the employer’s need and should meet their expectations. Positive reviews and feedbacks from the employer go a long way in getting other projects.
It is important to keep building on the existing skillsets. It can be done through online certifications and tests. Added skillsets will provide a better chance of getting noticed by the employers and getting work form them.
You should market yourself and be able to project your skills and expertise to the employers in a clear manner. The employers should be aware of your talents and also know what services you can offer them. This increases the chances of getting more work.
Online work provides an opportunity to explore work based on one’s expertise and aptitude. It generally takes some time and lots of effort to find suitable jobs and start working online. It can feel to be a tedious and lonely workplace as the person has to work mostly alone and without any supervision from a senior. Thus, it is important to be motivated and focused while working online. The scope of online work is enormous and is increasing steadily. There are lots of employers scouting for talented freelancers to work with. If one has the skills and right attitude and aptitude, working online can be a hugely rewarding and fulfilling career option.