I’ve always wanted to be freelancer for as long as I can remember. It was way back before the pandemic. I probably read about freelancing as I browsed through the internet or a book or a newspaper or a magazine. I can barely remember. I knew there was a market, an industry that cater to freelancers. I just didn’t know how or where to start.
I started working as a teacher because that’s what I took in college. I’ve always loved reading and writing. However, there wasn’t enough jobs for writers, especially when you live in a small town, so I took teaching as a profession.
I eventually ended up working in BPOs because I saw an opportunity for a better quality of life for me and my family. I studied Spanish and became a bilingual customer service specialist for different companies. I now work for a customer service department in a company, not a BPO really but still regarded as such because of the nature of my work.
With that being said, I’ve been working from home since the lockdown started. I’m having some free time and I just want to be productive. So, I’m taking a freelancing course at the moment. I’m learning so much in the process and I am excited for what’s next. I am excited to be working with a lot of new people. I am looking forward to new opportunities, new friendships, new connections and new learnings.