Are you an expert on a topic? If there are enough people who want to learn what you know, then you have the opportunity to turn all that knowledge and expertise into an actual business.
This July, my community Starving Artists launched our first newsletter. Since its inception this January, Starving Artists has quickly grown. In an effort to provide support and resources for artists, creatives and entrepreneurs, we decided a monthly newsletter would be the best way to get information out to our audience quickly and frequently.
For anyone looking to get into freelancing or scale their side business, it can seem quite daunting. As a freelancer, you are in control of the work you do, how you get paid, and how you establish your own brand in the ever-saturating landscape of freelancers and contractors.
Trends first evolve as consumers thought patterns change and tip over into the mainstream. They also act as an inspiration to our creative thoughts and product development process when it comes to designing new products in a retail business.
I wasn’t expecting to be out of work in as little as a month. The company I was with hired an onslaught of new freelance writers and our massive 8,000 queue was down to 0 in a matter of weeks.
As a start-up or “young” business, one of the biggest struggles is making the most out of a small budget: for marketing, for managing your business, for growing and scaling.
Working as a freelance writer for nearly two years, I can’t say it’s been a smooth ride. I decided to become a full-time freelancer when I closed my handmade jewelry business.