My To Do List

I’m getting overwhelmed with the number of things I think I ought to learn about to become a freelancer.  There are so many applications to learn.  I’m already experimenting with Blogger.com & WordPress.  I still need to upgrade my skills with Excel, so that I can better market my skills in Elance.  But, I’m thinking also about doing technical writing.  So, I need to spend time on making sure I know the latest techniques for that line of work.

Here’s my list so far, of what I think will be worth my time:

  • iTunes Technical Writing course
  • Excel Pivot tables, just need to learn about changes in Excel 2013
  • Blogger.com — I have an Adsense account, but, will I do enough blogging and get enough readership to bother trying to monetize it.
  • WordPress — This seems to be the top-tier in blogging platforms, at least the free version seems that way, but, unless I buy a private domain, I can’t monetize it.
  • Elance — The free version of Elance only allows a person to bid jobs in one job category; I think I might like to try bidding in 2 or 3 categories.

The primary thing I struggle against is investing in myself, versus throwing money down the drain.  I can use various free sources to pick up skills, and market myself; it only costs time. If I invest money in training, Elance, WordPress, etc. will it be worthwhile?  I guess time will tell.  For now, I’ll stick with free.

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2 comments on “My To Do List

  1. Barb says:

    You can check Kris Rusch’s Freelancer’s Guide http://kriswrites.com/freelancers-survival-guide-table-of-contents/#sthash.1IU3p2vI.dpbs
    Or go to her blog, to the business resources… good luck! 🙂

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  2. […] published a To Do blog post a few days ago.  For now, that is my roadmap.  I will certainly be updating the list as I go […]

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