So you’ve got a great business idea. You are doing something that people want. You have a great talent that you want to share with the world. You’re sure people are going to love it. You may not quite know how to best present your talents so that people will buy what you’re selling. The only thing you know is there is a great idea that’s bringing you a bunch of internal excitement. We’re here to say that you should run with it, and we’d be happy to help direct you in the best way possible.
Selling your talents is a life-well lived. You make extra money and you get to exercise your passions on a daily basis. There are a lot of wonderful benefits to turning your talents into a business. Here’s how you can start on your new path.
Share Your Cooking Talents
If you love to cook, chances are someone wants to have your recipes. If you’re going to create a recipe book with all your beautiful ideas, you’ll want to promote it. This can come via a cooking show YouTube channel. You may just have helpful bits of advice or you may wish to do full cooking shows. Gain a following that links back to your website. If you have special talents in cooking, such as the ability to infuse Italian with Moroccan, that’s a bonus. You want to leverage your popularity by teaching people how to cook the way you do. This can be either an online venture, in-person, or both. You can do private lessons or group cooking classes. Then sell your recipe book after class to leverage the amount of money you make.
Showcase Your Passion for Beauty
The beauty business is a multi-billion dollar per year enterprise. If you’re passionate about a product that makes you look your best, why not make some money from it? Beauty and cosmetic influencers online get free products but they can also make a lot of money. If you’re good at demonstrating and showing products, chances are companies will send you money for sending them business. It takes some time to build your following but once you do, you can leverage your beauty secrets business in a few different ways. You can help people figure out the best place to get the best products, and you can teach them how to apply and also let them know what tools they are going to need. There are affiliate programs that allow you to make consistent, easy money. If you love beauty stuff and money, this side job should be a delight.
Teach People How to Speak a Different Language
There is a big sea of people looking to learn a second or third language. If you’re an English speaker and you like teaching people, you’re likely to be a natural for teaching someone another language. Even if someone is taking an online program, they may want extra practice. Everybody learns in a different way, and your style of teaching might be just the thing to help someone succeed. There are so many avenues to teach people another language. You can get employment from an online school that might be from anywhere in the world. You can do conversational studies on a one-on-one basis in the area you live. You can post an offer on various sites and chances are, you’re going to get clients, especially if you’re willing to teach English.
Teach People How to Play Music
You’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of people teaching people how to play instruments online. On YouTube, people can do music tutorials for any song they want to learn. The thing is, it’s not always that easy. There are a lot of things to consider with music such as the tempo, reading music so you can learn it traditionally, and mastering the proper way to hold your body so you don’t get sore. If you’ve ever tried to play violin without instruction, you get what we’re saying here. If you’re a musician, you can offer your talent to help people better learn how to really excel at playing music. You can easily gain people’s attention on YouTube and gain a following by linking back to your website. Maybe you become an affiliate for a music company. Maybe you have an instruction course to help people become great musicians. There are a variety of avenues you can take to make money from teaching music.
How to Get the Word Out
If you really want to make a bit of cash with your talents, it’s important to get the word out. If you’re working with people one-on-one, you’ll get some word of mouth growth, but it’s easier to reach customers online. Share your talents with videos. This will require a computer that has a camera, microphone, and speakers. If you’re going to have one-on-one video calls, you’ll want to have Skype as well. For things such as online courses, you can use platforms including Udemy and Lynda to make it easy for people to find you. For banking, you can use PayPal or other competitive digital wallets.
Here are the best ways to get the word out:
Find ways to get your prescence known online. Things you have to have include a website, and even a simple one is fine. Within WordPress, there are a variety of tools you can use to make it your own. It’s free if you want it to be, or you can pay a little more for premium themes. You will have to pay for hosting, but it’s very little per month. It’s a lot of fun too. Find a domain for a company that is all your own. You won’t have to pay a lot for someone to design your site either. There are graphic design students who need the experience and would happily work on your site for a little bit of money or none at all.
Work social media to your advantage. Chances are, if you’ve been using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn, you already have a following. These people know you to be a reputable person and will take it seriously when you share your new talent. You can slowly begin to post video, photos, or blog posts that start to get people thinking about your talent and how it can help them. Comment on other’s posts. Give people the same kind of support you’d hope to get from them. Associate yourself with people who do similar things. Seek out people who are looking to get products or services that you sell. It’s a fact that it takes about 17 “touches” online to get a sale. Keep on sending out your message so it gets ingrained in your followers.
Be Charitable with Your Talent
Any business should really donate their products or services to a charity. Events that require donations may be looking for your talent product. You have the opportunity to get the work out and it’s free advertising for you. As you’re donating to worthy causes, people are going to remember you in a good light. There is always someone in need, so do your part and gain the reward from it later.
Make sure that when you start to get sales you keep up with your customers. Ask them if they loved your service. This makes them feel special, and you also get the testimonials you need to gain more sales. You will gain loyal customers for life when you make them feel cared about, and they will get you even more clients. You also get to see what customers really like about your product or service and how your customer service is working out.
Starting out a new business doesn’t have to be daunting. When you consciously get yourself out there, stay true to your brand, and offer people interesting and informative content, you’ll be doing well with your side hustle soon enough. The good thing is you haven’t given up your day job quite yet, so all your sales are just the icing on the cake. Who knows, maybe someday you’ll grow your business based on your talents to the point that you have to do it full time. This is how many great corporations began.