Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.
When you reach out to paying clients, you’ll be able to present the free work that you did as a sample or a portfolio. For a job that’s service-based, make sure you get references to help you move into the paid arena.
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If you weren’t dealing with your job every day, what would you be doing instead? Any activities you can dream of can be turned into a money-making venture.
If you’re still not sure, then take some classes. Try a few things out before making your choice.
Take notes as you gain practice and experience; learn from both mistakes and successes.
Maybe you’ve found that the blog you’re keeping for your budding photography business isn’t gaining traction, but your Instagram account is getting lots of attention; it might be time to refocus your ...
There are plenty of cheap and easy ways to expand your circle and attract people who share your interests.
For example, if you want to write about food, start a food blog and get on social media. Invite friends and followers to share your writing for the chance to win a free cooking gad...
Spend some time researching the needs, interests, and preferences of your ideal client. Then brainstorm ways to help them.
Think about your ideal customer. What’s their lifestyle like? What else do they like to do? And most importantly, based on who your ideal client is, what value c...
Before charging people money, do what you love for free for quite a while.
Doing the work without worrying about turning your passion into a business right away will help you hone your skills and build your confidence.
Don’t get stuck in a rut just because it’s the path of least resistance. It’s okay to adjust and shift gears as you go.
Maybe you thought you’d like taking wedding photographs, but the hours are a killer, and you think you’d prefer studio work.
A day job can help fund your new venture until you start making real money, which takes the pressure off your passion project.
Figure out how to create your own success tool kit /secret sauce made up of all the different skills and experiences that only you have. This is what will make you stand out and keep your service unique.
Maybe you’re thinking about a career in photography. Maybe you also have writ...
In order to get the word out, refine your elevator pitch. Think about including not only what you do, but why you do it.
Your “speech” should sound like a friendly conversation that tells your story, not a sales pitch.
Take a look at the people you admire who are doing the work you want to be doing. What’s their strategy? How do they do it?
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel, Copy strategy, but make the rest yours.
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Just about anything that you love to do can be turned into a profitable career. The key to identifying your interest areas is figuring out what you would do had you not been doing the job you hate the most.
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Consider why people come to you for advice. What information do you possess that can be refreshed, repackaged, remodeled, reinvented and rebranded?
Think of at least 20 ways you can offer one idea to the marketplace. Expand your options by thinking of innovative ways to transform you...
Make sure that you’re actually good at what you do.
Ask yourself if you’re willing to put in the hard work and if there is a market for you to tap into. Even if it’s just talking to some of the regulars at your favorite restaurant or bar, their feedback can be priceless.
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