Whether you want to become a full-time freelance solopreneur, or you simply want to use your mad skills to earn some extra cash, here’s what you need to know about starting a freelance business.
Choose Your Business Carefully
You’re going to be spending a lot of time with your freelance business, so choose it carefully. A popular Venn diagram suggests your ideal business should be a combination of:
If you aim for that intersection, you’ll be positioning yourself towards success. However, keep in mind that some of the best businesses come out of left field, so if you feel like your gut is propelling you in a certain direction, you can always choose to follow it and see what happens.
With the Internet, Setup Is Easy
How do you set up a freelance business? Often, it’s as simple as creating a website. Whether you want to be a freelance writer, a photographer, a clothing designer, or a life coach, all you really have to do is grab a domain name and hang out your online shingle.