Few things can be more invigorating or exciting than starting a successful side hustle—but at the same time, there’s no denying that these entrepreneurial endeavors require a lot of time, energy and effort. Getting the results you want is far from guaranteed. Rejection is commonplace when trying to land new clients or snag a key investor. Even when you are achieving your desired outcomes, the sheer amount of energy that goes into making your side hustle a success can contribute to both physical and mental fatigue.
Freelancing can do more than just offer extra side cash — it can be a lucrative long-term career as a business owner or even give you the skill set to branch into a new field or industry. When it comes to breaking into freelancing, many people make the common mistake of trying to start too big. They want to be “life coaches” and “gurus” and “business consultants” when they’re not actually qualified to do any of the above.Instead, they should be opting for one of the five easy ways to get into freelancing, no matter what skills they currently have. All you need to do is be ready to work reliably. Let’s take a look at each.
When done right, dropshipping can be extremely beneficial for an ecommerce store. Rather than having to worry about storing inventory yourself, dropshipping allows you to set up a system where purchased goods are sent directly from your manufacturer to the customer. While this can reduce overhead and streamline your shipping, many entrepreneurs fail to capture these benefits due to a few routine mistakes. Here’s a closer look at the errors you need to avoid when setting up dropshipping for your store:
Given that Facebook keeps raising the prices for fan pages to get exposure, a Facebook group is one more way to tap into your audience and make more money (and without buying ads). I’d like to show you the top ways to use a Facebook group to generate a steady stream of leads and sales — and the best part is these methods are simple, free, and if you’re already on Facebook, then you already have the knowledge to use these tips today. (If you don’t have a group yet, here’s how to properly set up a profitable Facebook group from the get-go.)
From extra income to a source of inspiration, here are three reasons why you should have a job and a side-hustle.
We naturally want to make an impact in the world around us, and when we feel like we can’t do that, we get frustrated. No wonder so many millennials quit their jobs after a year or two, feeling like they’re not “fulfilled.”
The truth is, working in Corporate America may not satisfy your itch to make a difference or pursue your dreams, but it will definitely pay the bills. Instead of quitting your day job, you can use your side hustle to make your own impact.
To succeed, use failure to your advantage.
Everyone grapples with setbacks and obstacles on the path to success. Sometimes, a breakdown can lead you to a significant breakthrough. Here’s how seven successful entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles overcame failure to fast-track their ultimate success.
Are the days of a ‘job for life’ long gone? Here, we examine the recent rise of the gig economy and how it affects modern working practices. The UK’s gig economy is booming, with more people than ever before choosing to work for themselves. According to statistics released last year, one in seven UK workers which equates to a record-high of 4.8 million people are now enjoying the freedom of being self-employed. Research has also suggested that just 6 per cent of workers do the traditional hours of 9am to 5pm.
The trouble is, there are thousands of people out there writing amazing blogs. There is a ton of wonderful, beautiful pieces of content out there. And the only way people will find your blog is if you bring them to it. Without amplification built into your content marketing strategy, your blog is a diamond buried five miles beneath the surface of the earth. It’s pretty! It’s valuable! But it’s not doing anyone any good. So, how are we content marketers doing with blog amplification? Are we using every channel? Getting the most mileage out of every paid service? Bringing in beaucoup eyeballs for the content we spend so much time creating?
Research shows that 75 percent of B2B marketers believe that in-person events are the most effective lead generation strategy, above even blogging and social media. That doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Real-life experiences are simply more engaging and memorable than anything else. So, if event marketing isn’t already in your marketing toolbox to drive business growth, it should be. But before you dive in, understand that the trick to successful event marketing is having realistic expectations. First, you need to define your goal.
People sign up for email newsletters with no more thought than ordering a coffee at Starbucks. Then these unopened editions pile up in the inbox until the recipient gets fed up and unsubscribes from every one of them. How do beleaguered newsletter editors avoid having their work tossed into that pile? More importantly, how do they get their newsletters opened and read?