Freelance Business Ideas for 2018

Transcript 0:00 Hey guys, Angie Nelson here from theworkathomewife.com. 0:05 I’ve gotten a lot of requests lately from you guys asking me what do I think is going 0:11 to be some of the trending service offerings for freelance service providers in 2018. 0:17 And that’s always a great question. 0:19 I always love brainstorming

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Hey guys, Angie Nelson here from theworkathomewife.com.
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I’ve gotten a lot of requests lately from you guys asking me what do I think is going
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to be some of the trending service offerings for freelance service providers in 2018.
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And that’s always a great question.
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I always love brainstorming these posts at the beginning of the year.
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Because the online world is always changing.
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And what we were doing two years ago isn’t necessarily some of the most in demand fields
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of the moment.
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So I’ve put together a list of seven of the in demand freelance field, that you may want
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to focus on in the new year to expand on your services, land more customers, find more gigs,
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and even increase your rates.
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So, number one is content writer.
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This certainly isn’t something new, but it’s something that’s always expanding.
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And it’s always evolving.
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And it’s a great opportunity for a lot of you who are looking for something really flexible.
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Unlike things like customer service or even some of your social media jobs, content writing
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is really something that can be done anywhere, anytime.
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And almost on any device.
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So a lot of content writer that I know and that I have even worked with in the past,
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they are moms.
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So they are working in the evenings, overnight, after their kids are in bed or while they’re
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at school.
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So this is something that can really be done on your own time as long as you’re able to
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meet those deadlines.
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And as I said it’s something that’s always evolving.
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While you may be automatically thinking that content writing means writing blog posts or
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writing articles, these days it can also mean writing e-books or helping to write the content
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for an online course.
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It could mean writing the weekly email newsletters that a website is sending out.
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It could also mean the social media updates that they’re putting out.
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Any means of communication that is written, someone has to be typing that up, in order
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for it to be published online.
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And that opens up a huge opportunity for a lot of people that are looking to work from
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home and work from home on flexible schedule.
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A lot of training isn’t going to be involved.
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You just need to have great grammar and English skills in order to land those jobs.
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Another one that I wanted to talk about today, that we’re seeing a lot more buzz about in
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the online world, is project management.
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As website owners, small business owners, entrepreneurs, blogger are expanding their
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offerings into things like product launches, e-book creation, speaking engagements, those
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kind of things, they need somebody who can oversee all of those projects.
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And a project manager, they may outline the timeline of tasks that need to be done, they
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may be in charge of outsourcing and hiring the people that are actually going to do those
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tasks.
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And they may just be in charge of making sure that everything is getting done on time.
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They may be booking events, booking locations, making those contacts.
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So those are all things that can be done by a project manager, and as someone in that
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industry, as I go to the person, you’re obviously going to be able to decide what your job is
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going to entail, and what you can offer to your clients.
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So that’s definitely something to look into if you are looking for something a little
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more outside of the box.
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Also this year, we are going to see more of a demand for social media managers.
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This is something that’s really come up in the last couple of years.
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Social platforms are always changing their algorithms, and the things that they’re looking
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for, and that can put a lot of pressure on a business owner.
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To try to keep up with those things, to try to make sure that their reach is always expanding,
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that they’re reaching the people that they need to reach, that they are generating some
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engagement, and those click throughs back to their website, and that’s something a social
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media manager can handle.
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The social media manager may also be in charge of some of the customer service aspects there
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as well.
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If people are leaving comments, or they’re sending private messages, those are things
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that are handled by that person.
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Along those same lines, Facebook ads.
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We’ve heard, these came online a couple of years ago, there’s been a lot of buzz behind
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it, but the thing about Facebook’s ads is that they take a lot to be profitable.
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So anybody can throw some money over there, but for it to get to be generating the kind
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of results that a person needs, there’s really a lot involved, as far as audience targeting
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and creating graphics and that messaging that’s going to make a difference.
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And that’s something that we are seeing a lot of, Facebook ad managers pop up and that
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is just solely what they do.
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They’re really focused and therefore they’re able to ask for a lot higher of a rate, than
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just a social media manager is even able to ask for.
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So that’s definitely something to look into if you are really someone that’s passionate
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about Facebook.
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The last one that I wanted to talk to you about today is a bookkeeper.
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Now bookkeeping is a little different from accounting in that you don’t necessarily need
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that accounting degree.
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Bookkeepers oftentimes are just entering data into accounting software.
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They may be categorizing income and expenses.
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They may be running some reports as far as where a business is at.
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And as we see a lot more solo-preneurs, entrepreneurs, home business owners making the transition
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to working at home, there’s a lot more of that demand, because while we may like to
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make money, and save money, and spend money, a lot of us really don’t like to deal with
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the nuts and bolts of our money as far as categorizing things and make sure that receipts
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are scanned and everything is ready to go come tax time.
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So that’s something that a bookkeeper can do.
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And as I said it doesn’t require that accounting degree, you don’t need to be a CPA or a tax
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professional or any of those things to get involved in that field.
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And that goes for all of those that I mentioned here today.
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All of those things can be learned online.
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And on your own time.
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Those are skills that you can easily pick up by one of the many trusted resources out
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there that will teach you the skills that you need to make that transition, from maybe
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a job into creating a freelance business that’s truly about things that you’re passionate
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about and about the kind of work that you want to do.
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And especially if you’re a person that really wants to feel that you’re making a difference.
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Freelancing is definitely something that can give you that sense of satisfaction, and that
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you’re helping someone else achieve their dreams while you are achieving your own.
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So I’m going to leave link here that’s going to talk to you a little bit more about the
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things that I’ve discussed along with a couple of other opportunities that I see arising.
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And I’ll also give you some links to some places that you can pick up those skills.
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And I’d love to hear from you about the opportunities that maybe you see available, if it’s something
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else that I haven’t mentioned, or if there’s one on my list that you really think that
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you want to get involved with or even have started to get involved with.
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I’d love to hear about it.
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So I will talk to you next time.
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Until then, I’ll see you over on theworkathomewife.com.
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