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Published on October 6th, 2017 | by James Simpson

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Freelance Business Ideas For The Digital Age

It’s easier than ever to start a business in the modern age. Of course, that just means more people will be doing the same thing, but the truly entrepreneurial and talented individuals will still rise above the crowd. You just have to know your talent and how to monetize it. If you’re not sure how to make a business out of your skill-set then here are some freelance ideas for the digital age that you may not have considered.

Writing.

When it comes to making money in the digital age, writing is one of the best ways in which to do so. This might surprise you, given that we’re always told the world is moving away from books and, in fact, the simple act of reading, but those traditional text-based mediums have found their place in the digital realm of existence. There are many ways in which you can make money through blogging, for example. You could monetize your website with adverts or by providing guest posts for link-building companies.

There’s a lot of monetary potential in the blogging game. Of course, there are other ways to make money through writing too. If you have a penchant for selling an idea well then you could write promotional content and marketing copy for clients. Whatever route you take, make sure you have a portfolio to show off your written ability so that potential clients know how good you are before they purchase your services.

Photography

Photography.

Freelance photographers existed before the digital age but there’s no denying that it’s far easier to start a business in this industry thanks to the internet. Of course, the internet isn’t the only modern technology that could get a freelance photography career off the ground. You could look into drones because the commercial industry has certainly become very interested in professional aerial photographs over recent years. You might want to do a little more research if you’re wondering how to get a CAA drone license so that you’re qualified to fly such equipment at a professional level. Remember, when you’re creating your own freelance business, it’s crucial that you make your branding as professional as possible.

The point is that if you want your services to be appealing to the target market then you need to prove to them that you’re trustworthy because building a reputation can be hard before you have any clients. There won’t be any reviews to your name in your early days so you need to encourage potential clients to be the first ones to take the plunge and really get your business off the ground. Of course, when it comes to photography, showing off a sterling portfolio of personal images you’ve taken on your website is a great way to prove that you know what you’re doing and that you can take high-quality pictures for clients.

At the end of the day, starting a freelance business depends simply on the ability to spot a certain talent you have for which people are willing to pay money. The only “new skill” you have to learn is how to market yourself efficiently. Beyond that, things should fall into place as time goes on and you understand how clients and the industry both work.


About the Author

University Graduate from Teesside, currently residing in the big city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Interests in the automotive industry and technology, and blogging about things which I feel would interest the readers of the world wide web.



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