If you’ve been doing network marketing for more than a few weeks, you’ve learned at least one skill. That is, network promotion. After all, that’s what you’re doing when you’re driving traffic to your website, whether it’s a paid method or SEO or whatever.
Therefore, promoting your personal brand should be a piece of cake. This is one of the keys to success as a freelancer.
I will break this down into 2 bullet points but please don’t think this is the only technique as everyone will do their own thing.
- Decide which skills you want to sell
- Make these skills available to those who need them
- I’ll elaborate a bit.
What are you good at? Most people have a marketable skill, even if they don’t know it themselves.
Can you write well? Writing can be one of the most lucrative ways to make money online. It is also probably one of the least paid ways. It seems insulting to be paid $5 for a 700-word essay when you live in a wealthy country. For some other people in different countries, this can be a good deal.
can you draw Art and graphics are always in demand.
speak another language? Translation services are a field that can pay quite a lot.
Do you speak your own language well? Editing, proofreading.
computer skills. Programming, writing apps, you name it.
You can sell an infinite number of skills and there are an infinite number of people willing to buy them. Outsourcing is the main way we do business in 2011 and your skills are invaluable.
There are many ways to do this, but I’ll outline some simple ones.
Once you’ve identified skills you can sell, you can build a website to advertise yourself. Create a Facebook fan page and Twitter profile. Optimizing your website for search engine traffic and ruthless pimping via social media. Don’t be shy about selling yourself.
Is there a way to provide a simple service that is almost automated? Try fiverr.com. This site won’t make you rich, but it could make you a few bucks in advertising and/or business expenses. Those who are motivated will figure out ways to provide services and promote back-end products or services to make more money. For example, do you use an automated program to create social bookmarks? If you do, sell the service. It’s that simple, then promote your affiliate link to the service on the backend.
Sign up for those sites. Apply for any job you think you are suitable for. Get a good reputation, it really counts as social proof and you get more jobs.
People spend months and even years in the internet marketing world improving their skills, but never selling their skills. If you find yourself in need of some startup capital, some extra cash to do something, or just some cash to prove to yourself that you can do it, try freelancing.