We already know 5 paydays are better than 1 – it’s a no brainer. Yet figuring out how you can generate numerous streams of income succexxxfully is challenging. Uploading your clips to multiple platforms is a small step in the right direction. Why not branch out further? Expanding your reach and adding other side streams can generate more income than you expect. One can easily take a hobby they enjoy and find a way to make it an official side gig within the industry.
Were you the kid who was amazing at coding their Myspace layout? Maybe you were always good at taking a name and forming a logo from inspiration, or even have an eye for grammar correction. Whatever it is you’re good at there is someone who needs that as a service. Most of us don’t have the time to edit our videos, make our own graphics or even post our own content. Hiring one of your peers is a great way to get the help you need!
Before you start here are a few things to keep in mind when selling your services. Know “friends” are always going to try to get a discount, don’t let it discourage you. Instead try to politely explain that this is a service and you deserve to be credited for your work in full. I’m not saying there can’t be a few friends you hook up to build a portfolio/exposure. Be smart with who you agree to this with and make sure the networking is there for you.
If you are someone who isn’t comfortable with criticism – that is something to keep in mind. Eventually a customer is going to ask you to re-word something you wrote or completely change a design you worked hours on. Not taking this personally and separating yourself from your work is a huge necessity.
Make sure you offer something you can deliver on time. You are going to be relying on a lot of word of mouth traffic and you don’t want to have a bad reputation. Having open communication with someone if you are going to be late, are stuck or whatever the case may be is most important. Most people will understand and work with you plus you’ll give them time to find someone else if that situation arises. Treat others how you’d want to be treated type shit.
Use your intuition with your delivery timeframe and you can make a great side income just by helping your peers out. Make sure to advertise on any social media platform that you offer these services, usually a text graphic of some sort is a huge help. State clearly your price and where they can reach you! In no time you should see the community will welcome you. Always have patience when it comes to growing a brand and make sure you work on networking it everyday. No matter what you can offer there is someone out there in this industry who needs you, so get creative!