Bangladesh in its pick of Outsourcing era. The government is also pushing the local boys and girls to start freelance outsourcing in Bangladesh. They started different programs to teach and showing them the path of freelancing.
Steps To Start Outsourcing Or Freelancing From BD
Step 1: Learn a skill that you can outsource. Its may be SEO, Web Development, WordPress Customization, Google Adwords or Admin Support (Data Entry).
Step 2: Create an account on any of the freelancing marketplaces i.e UpWork, Freelancer or Fiverr.
Step 3: Improve your profile adding your portfolio, works you have done or projects you have completed (in or outside of the marketplace).
Step 4: Register with Payoneer or bring your outsourcing money to Bangladesh.
Step 5: Focus only one skill at a time and be a master of it and then build a personal portfolio website to provide services outside of marketplaces for better ROI & increased payment.
But what actually the outcome is if you try freelancing from today?
To answer the question; we need to ask another question and that is – “Can I boy or girl can start outsourcing after a 7 days workshop or a 30 days course?”.
Outsourcing is not about creating profiles on Upwork or Fiverr and start earning money.
Its all about providing quality services and solving other people’s (clients) problem.
And in order to provide quality services and solve problems; one must have to be eligible and experienced enough on any given sector.
One must have to be skilled.
In Bangladesh, we, the media and most of the Techy guys don’t want to focus the Skill Building part but love to talk about the money, dollars, and screenshots. 🙂
We often forget to develop skill though we have a high ambition to make money online.
In this video; I outlined what to seriously consider and learn before starting outsourcing and what makes you (the newbie) successful even faster.
Resources To Start Outsourcing in Bangladesh
In the video; I have talked about some resources to get you started. Please watch that to understand what to do, whats not do and how to prepare yourself and where to approach to get your first freelancing projects.
Here, I will share more resources so that you can follow them and make them work for you.
What Type of Outsourcing Jobs Available in Bangladesh For Me?
Fortunately, in the top freelancing platforms; you will get hundreds of thousands of jobs type to match with your desired skill. Just focus on your core skill and passion and ask yourself what you are good at and what you love researching online or what you love spending time with?
Here are the links to browse the top freelancing website’s available job offers:
Upwork Jobs : You will get everything at this link. Just browse the category and start matching your skill with the category. Think which category you can pick on and build yourself on that. If you have an accounting background, then carefully look the accounting or finance related Jobs category. If you know Networking; then find your desired jobs from the IT and Networking category. If you are good at writing; then check the Writing Category. And if you don’t know anything but have some basic Microsoft World or Excel skill; then check the Admin Support category. Hope, you get the idea.
Fiverr Gigs: Are you funny enough or love to do funny stuff with your friends? Then check the “Fun and Lifestyle” category. Check this Fiverr Account run by two Bangladeshi boys. They are doing extremely well. If you love editing videos; then check the Video & Animation or Music or Audio category. If you know about SEO, then check the “Digital Marketing” category. You get the idea bro. Now develop your skill and start creating gigs.
People Per Hour PPH Jobs: Like Upwork and Fiverr; PPH offers more money per project. So, you can check their jobs offerings right now and build your skill on that. As the market is mostly occupied by the UK freelancers; but still you have the scope to build your own empire there. Go and check them out.
Guru Freelance Jobs: This marketplace is not saturated yet like Upwork. So, this is the perfect time to check their jobs and projects and understand what clients expect. Browse all of your skills related entries and try to understand what you are missing to learn yet. Then learn them and become stronger with your skill sets and get an account on Guru.
Freelancer Dot Com Jobs: This platform is one of the oldest in the industry. They have vast numbers of jobs categories to match with your interest and skill set.
Facebook Search: Here you see, I just used my Facebook Search Tab and found lots of jobs or projects from the real owner who actually needs graphic designing services. You can use your own Facebook ID to do that. Just think about how the Job posters or project owners write when the need to hire someone from Facebook and use this trick to find a freelance job that matches your skill.
Twitter Search: You see, I have searched “Looking for SEO Expert” on Twitter and it showed me all the tweets about SEO projects and jobs. You can filter the result by location, profile-level, and language as well.
LinkedIn Jobs: LinkedIn is a great place to find remote jobs regarding your skill. You just need to build a good LinkedIn profile with all of your skill sets and expertise. Select “Search Worldwide” option and you will get plenty of open jobs in all over the world no matter whatever your skillset it.
These sites are just the starting point. Focus only one platform at a time and try to get some projects. This will surely build your confidence. Even I myself doesn’t rely on mainstream marketplaces and prefer the LinkedIn, Twitter and FB searches because I usually get higher end/ high priced projects always from the outside of freelance marketplaces.
So, you now know what you have to do and where to go to get your first outsourcing projects.
Remember, your skill is your asset and take care of it from now on.
Otherwise, no matter how many marketplaces you know, you will not get any projects from anywhere.
Stick with your basics, develop it, be confident and then jump into the marketplaces.
Benifits of doing outsourcing :
1. Remote based work
2. Freedom of work time
3. variation of Work
4. Oppurtunity of Learning
5. Growing up your technical skill
6. Source of passive income
Obstacle of outsourcing:
1. Slow speed Net connection
2. Communication skill is not to up to mark
3. Payment system is not support all market place
4. Lack of skill
5. We are easily impatients
Outsourcing Income In Bangladesh
So, a lot of guys from BD usually suspects whether it is possible to earn money online for not. Still, in 2019, a lot of people email me and ask me over FB Messenger and Skype, whether freelancing is still a legit thing to do or the marketplaces, pays you or not.
I laugh at them but never get worried because deceiving is very natural to Bangladeshi people. We get deceived all the time in the market, in jobs place, and by almost all the service providers (govt. and private both).
But, the good news is that boys and girls from Bangladesh are avoiding those rumors and dedicating their time more on Online these days and earning smart passive income at every single month.
Here is my Google Adsense Income (All-time – though it’s not a direct freelancing job you can categorize as, but the main thing is that you can earn online staying in Bangladesh):
Here are some screenshots I have taken from Facebook where other Bangladeshi boys and girls shared their Outsourcing income.
So, if other guys can do and have massive success online; you can do so. You just have to be patient and keep investing in your skill development. Become a master on a specific thing/skill and offer your skill to other people who need your service.
Note: I am providing a Skill Building Training Online on SEO; go, check and enroll if you are interested.
Wishing you have a wonderful future ahead.