Whether you are just considering dipping your toes into the freelance world or are already a successful freelancer, there is always room to expand and grow your freelance business. Perhaps you launched your freelance venture focused primarily on freelance writing, and now you may be looking to broaden the scope of services you offer while trying something new and different.
A diverse set of skills and services can add significant value to your freelance business. In addition, a wide range of services increases the potential for new opportunities to come your way. If you are looking to expand your freelance portfolio, consider these five options for development.
A virtual assistant functions just as any other type of assistant does, however, they operate from afar; often from the comfort of their own home. Virtual assistants can be hired for ongoing work or contracted on a project by project basis. Virtual assistants are responsible for a wide range of tasks including, but certainly not limited to email management, data entry, market research, and personal errands. Many bloggers utilize their virtual assistants to help manage their blog. In addition to monitoring incoming emails and moderating and responding to blog comments, virtual assistants also act as staff writers and content editors.
If you have experience running your own blog and are technically savvy, freelance blog management might be a great service for you to offer. Blog managers monitor blogs and websites and ensure they are operating smoothly. Some common blog management services include website maintenance, updates, and database backups. Additionally, some blog owners hire blog managers to run their blog while they are out of town or on vacation.
Blog and logo design can be a lucrative business as the need for design services is constant. If you have graphic design or coding skills a great option to expand your freelance portfolio is by offer web design services. In addition to designing logos and websites, you could foray into designing WordPress themes. WordPress is the most popular blogging platform and their are thousands of bloggers in the market for new themes.
Social Media Management
Many business owners and bloggers could benefit from an increased social media presence, however don’t have the time and knowledge to set up and manage multiple social media accounts. A social media manager is someone who carries out those tasks on behalf of a business or individual. In addition to creating social media accounts on popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, a social media manager can run these accounts on behalf of the business. Increased social media presence can helps businesses drive traffic and new business.
Freelance Consulting and Coaching
If you’ve been in the freelance game for awhile, you have definitely collected valuable tips and experiences along the way. Have you ever considered turning your freelance experiences into a service from which you can profit? By offering consulting or coaching services in freelancing, you can share your experiences and lessons learned with your clients while helping them launch their freelance business.
Whether you freelance as a full-time job or simply as a side hustle to earn extra income, there is value in expanding your repertoire. By expanding your offerings, you are opening your business up to new opportunities to expand and grow your freelance business.
Do you currently freelance? What type of services do you offer?