Skills: What are you good at? If you are a software developer, for example, what languages are you a master in?
Strengths: What are your advantages with projects? Are you a good organizer? Can you handle managing a remote team spread throughout the world?
Interest: Or as the internet likes to say ‘What are your passions?’ If you’re still stumped, look at hw you spend your free time. You may have a hobby that could translate into a money making business.
Write them all down. See if you can take the top picks in each category to find a niche that suits you.
Now, let’s get inside your potential client.
Besides being able to pay (I know you wrote that down!), what do you know about them?
What’s their biggest headache? What are they stressed over? Be specfic as possible.
Take these two lists and create a list of three or so side hustles that fit your talents.
Building a Side Hustle
Now for the fun part – starting and growing your business.
The great news is that now is a wonderful time to begin.
There are plenty of resources and opportunites out there to help you get up to speed.
Video is not an automatic win. A poorly planned and produced video cane hurt you more than no video.
To make sure I put my best face forward, I’ve:
written scripts – yes, I know they are only about 30 second, but I want to make sure clients know the gig and me. I’ve got about 30 seconds to do that, so I can’t waste time.
planned the location/make-up/outfit – I’ll be recording at my home office, but I’m rearranging things a bit to make sure I have good lighting. I also want to present myself professionally. No need to go full business, but I do project confidence.
storyboarded it – Might seem like overkill, but it’s just organizing how I want the video to look to minimize shooting and editing time.
You might think I have a ton of camera equipment and video editing tools, but I don’t. I’m using my Moto X to record and Photoshop to edit the video.
Once those are up, I’ll post links up here.
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Thoughts on Side Hustles
I’d love to hear from you about your ventures. How many of you are working on the side to get some extra cash? What are your goals for that money?
What are you doing to promote your business?
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Fiverr.com in cooperation with Kasai Media. While I have been compensated for participating in this challenge, all opinions expressed are my own.