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A - Z of a Successful Freelance IT Trainer: E is for Equipment

I am frequently asked by trainers looking to become freelance IT trainers, "What equipment will I need to start up with?"

E is for Equipment

The good news is that to become a freelance IT trainer, one does not need oodles and oodles of equipment.

To start with you need a smart phone, so that you can have the office with you when you are out and about with clients, and respond to enquiries and requests efficiently.

Next you will need a laptop.

The main reason is that when working on-site, you never really know what equipment will be there for you to use, assuming you have the space in the first place.

Clients expects trainers to travel with their own laptop.

When working with direct clients, one may also want to invest in a projector, as most will have a flipchart and/or white board.

As most of my direct clients prefer their training to be delivered on-site, it is for them to ensure that they have PCs and/or laptops with the software installed and networked, ready for me to deliver the training, so there is very little need for me invest in having 6 delegate laptops.

Worst case scenario, one can always rent/lease them as and when required.

I would like to hear your comments, experience, opinions and thoughts about this subject, please drop me a line or two below:


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