The following post is an excerpt from my new e-Book series, How to Become an e-Learning Freelancer. The three volumes in the series are designed to be easy-to-use, practical guides to getting your freelance e-Learning career off the ground. Learn more here!
When you’re just starting out as an e-Learning Freelancer, it’s likely that your budget for your tools and equipment is going to be tight. Some expenses, like a computer and Internet access, are going to be essential to getting your business off the ground, while others can wait until you’ve completed your first few projects and you have money coming in. In this post, I’ll be sharing my recommendations about the software, hardware, and services you’ll likely need as you begin your freelance e-Learning career.
Before we jump in, a quick note about the links in this post: Where applicable, I’m including links to learn more about the items that I’m recommending. Some, but not all, are affiliate links, so if you purchase anything using them, I will receive a small fee. That said, my intentions are always to prioritize value for my readers—and in this case, that means that while I’m providing information about my own specific set-up, I’m not urging you to buy these specific products. Instead, I’m pointing out the kinds of things you’ll need; in the case of a smartphone, for example, the important part is that you have a mobile device for testing your work, and you’ll need to make the choice about which smartphone will best suit your needs.
[This topic continues in my e-Book series, How to Become an e-Learning Freelancer.]