Sometimes when people start out on their entrepreneurship journey, they
aren’t certain of what they want to do. They know they want to escape a
9-5 grind and live life on their own terms, but the exact means they’ll
use to fund this life might be a bit of a mystery.
Obviously, that’s a big problem as – depending on your financial
reserves – sitting around contemplating for too long isn’t usually an
option for most people. So you need to bring in some cash, and fast.
Here are just a few ways that virtually anyone can start offering
services that bring them cash almost immediately.
1) Content writing. Are you knowledgeable in an area that other
people are currently operating a business in? Perhaps you know a thing
or two about winter fashions and you notice an up and coming clothing
brand that could use some better blog posts or content for Medium.
Reach out and offer to write for brands, you’d be surprised how quickly
you can acquire loyal clients through this method – seriously!
2) Queue social content for brands. Honestly, for how simple of a
task it can be, many brands don’t want to deal with finding interesting
or funny content to share across their twitter profiles, facebook pages,
and Instagram profiles, and will pay nicely just to have you spend a
couple of hours queuing things up for the week so that they don’t have
to worry about what’s coming out next on their pages. Because this work
doesn’t have a particularly high skill barrier to entry, it’s easy to
get started for friends, family, local businesses, acquaintances, etc.
without any sort of longterm experience in social media. Remember,
anything relatively new is usually a great opportunity for you to cash
in on while everyone else ‘can’t be bothered’ to learn to execute it for
themselves – your gain!
3) Design and art. While living off of art seems to be some kind of
nebulous dream for many around the world, there are actually a lot of
opportunities to apply artistic talents to profitable business
opportunities. People on freelancing sites, Fiverr, etc. are offering
up whatever they have a making a killing. Clever at songwriting? Offer
to write intro jingles to people’s podcasts or other endeavors. Like
drawing with pencils? Offer to turn people’s logos or photos into
pencil sketches for them. Have a great voice? Offer to record
testimonials, video voiceovers, etc. There is money to be made in
talents you already have, guaranteed.
Which you find to be the most profitable will come down to your own
skill and time availability, but these can be great launching pads for
finding your direction and making connections with those you can later
partner with or who can recommend you to others or make introductions –
plus you can start supporting yourself along the way without the need
for any laborious build up time. Get out there!