The Fiverr community is made up of many creative and talented people in all kinds of fields, leading all kinds of lives. Part of what makes the Gig economy so appealing to people around the world of all different stripes is the fact that it allows for a combination of creativity and flexibility that can still generate income.
Of course, turning your passion into a job requires certain skills and strategies that can often mean the difference between making extra pocket money or generating meaningful supplementary or even sufficient income. Here are a few tips for helping both your creativity and your income flourish.
1. Explore the World as an Entrepreneur
One of the biggest benefits of being part of the Gig economy is the flexibility and freedom that it offers to enjoy all that the world has to offer. It is entirely possible to do what you love from anywhere in the world as long as you implement a plan for running your business along the way. To make your globetrotting smoother, check out these tips on how to travel and run your business at the same time.
2. Selling Successfully
Selling the fruits of your creativity through an eCommerce platform can be a great way to centralize your business’ efforts, reach a larger audience, and streamline the purchasing process for customers. However, launching a new eCommerce platform is never without its hiccups, it is a transition like any other and requires patience and diligence.
3. Take Your Marketing Pulse
Sometimes people are so wrapped up in their passion for their creativity that they forget to take a critical look at their business to make sure that it is achieving the right targets and is growing well. Nurturing your business is just as important as nurturing your creativity, but all too often the business takes a backseat. In order to keep your business viable and to foster growth, use this Huffington Post article to see if your creative venture is making these marketing mistakes.
4. Get Repetitive
Each sale to a new customer is an exciting moment, but it is repeat business that can really buoy a company. Loyal repeat customers are not only a source of revenue, they are also the most likely people to recommend your business to others and to act as brand ambassadors and it is their endorsement of your company and products that will carry the most weight with potential new customers. Just because a customer is happy though doesn’t mean they’re guaranteed to purchase with you again, it requires a savvy strategy.
How do you foster your creativity and your business at the same time? Tell us in the comments!