Specialist for freelance, you can feel comfortable with. .Net or something else — not much of a difference, as long as it was a specialist. Well, the feeling of comfort does not come at once, you first have to gain experience and preferably a few regular customers.
About the overseas market — work started on freelancer.com (gaf). When there are regular customers — the stock market has to go in no time.
PS: All IMHO from my own experience.