What if you don’t want to spend a lot of time hustling your brand and would rather focus on just doing the work that your clients need, are you doomed to fail as a freelancer? If this big question is on your mind as you debate whether or not freelancing is for you, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is: you do have to do some marketing, it cannot be avoided if you want clients to find you. The good news is: marketing yourself doesn’t have to be the difficult hustle you think it is and you aren’t doomed to always be selling yourself.
Do you have the interest, experience and work habits required to be a freelance business consultant? If you have years of business experience and are thinking of taking your expertise out of the office and into the freelance world, here are some steps you can take in order to build your own freelance business consultant business.
One of the most important things you can do in order to attract clients and get yourself hired as a newly-minted or seasoned freelancer is to promote yourself. If you have the skills clients need, they will hire you - but only if they can find you first! Here are some tips you can use to promote your business.
As the demands associated with online marketing become greater and harder to meet, businesses are increasingly turning to Social Media Managers to help them boost their online presence and reach their target audiences. If you think that social media management sounds like the right profession for you, here are some steps you can take to become the next in-demand Social Media Manager.
Perhaps you are wondering how to escape your day job and wish you had the skills needed to thrive as a freelancer. Or maybe you find yourself fresh out of school this spring without any employment prospects, wondering how to transfer your degree or diploma into real world skills. Don't worry, we're here to help with a round-up of online courses in some of the most in-demand freelance skill areas.
If you’re just starting out in the freelance world, or looking for extra cash to supplement your main income, there are several side-gigs that do not require any experience or specific education to get started. Here's a list of 10 of them to help you find your perfect side-gig.
Not everyone thrives in the office environment and more people are turning away from traditional work structures and choosing to become independent workers. In our last post we looked at the rise of the solopreneur, how they differ from other types of independent workers and how they contribute to the workforce. In this post the benefits and potential pitfalls that solopreneurs might encounter will be examined.
Graphic designers are indispensable; from company logos to social media posts and website design, all media require the work of a graphic designer. It's no wonder they are in high demand. If you have thought about being a graphic designer, read our tips on how to get started.