It can be daunting setting up on your own. I left my job without a real (read - any) plan for how to make my freelance, online teaching work for me. I built a stable, profitable business eventually but, I could have made life a lot easier for myself I had had considered these things before I quit my old job!
- Why do you want to be freelance? To travel, to spend more time with family, to have more control over your own earnings? What ever the reason, having a clear picture of the goal you are aiming for makes getting through the tougher times a bit more bearable.
- Who do you want to teach? Working for yourself you get to choose who your ideal customers are. If you don't want to teach kids, then don't. If you really enjoy teaching under 5s then you can focus on that. It is important to consider this whatever the answer or you will lose your motivation and drive over time.
- Where do those potential students and customers look for their teachers? So you know who you want to...