Are you someone who dreams about starting your own freelance business and working as a solopreneur?  If you’re wondering about freelancing, and require ideas, then read my blog post to find out more.

Disclaimer: My blog is to be used for general information, inspirational, and motivational purposes.  In case of need, do seek help from a professional in the relevant field.

Freelancing and solopreneurship are becoming increasingly popular.  Working from home (especially during the COVID-19 lockdown, at the time of writing this blog post, and the worldwide economic downturn), is conducive to having a home office with no additional rental costs and the flexibility to manage your agenda as you prefer.  My blog posts are evergreen, and these tips will remain helpful at all times.

There are many freelance activities that you could choose from.  However, I’ll focus on 3 of them in this post, and list the others briefly. 

Quick freelance ideas:

  1. Writing, proofreading, and editing
  2. Virtual Assistant (VA)
  3. Video editing
  4. Social media management
  5. Website designing
  6. Accounting
  7. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  8. Digital marketing
  9. Consulting (many types)

This list is not exhaustive.  Everyone is different, having his or her personality, skills and experience, so you could add on to it by including other options.  Doing so will give you a more personalized and comprehensive view of possibilities before choosing your preferred one/s.  At the same time, do test the feasibility of your idea.

12 helpful freelance ideas for aspiring solopreneurs
Courtesy of Canva. 12 helpful freelance ideas for aspiring solopreneurs – Tips from Sharvi.

3 freelance ideas I’ll focus on in this post:

10. Personal Branding

Personal branding is vital for almost anyone.  From a job seeker preparing his or her Curriculum Vitae to a professional with years of experience, we all need to be careful about how we present ourselves.  As an aspiring freelancer, helping people in this area could be interesting.

Who could you work with? People who need such services could be potential clients who are about to start a career, as well as those who are already employed and want to move on or improve themselves.  They could also be social media influencers, other types of freelancers, solopreneurs, public speakers, musicians, stars, and much more.

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Introduction to Personal Branding

11. Graphic design

Graphic designs are much needed.  Many businesses either outsource it to freelancers if they can’t cater for it internally, or else, may use apps to easily create images.  However, the professional and uniquely original works of competent graphic designers are outstanding, compared to ready-made designs by apps that just need customization.

I used to run an online shop a few years ago.  While apps were handy for social media posts (and looked lovely), I always hired a freelance graphic designer for special projects that needed a perfect touch.

Graphic Design Specialization

12. Photography

Photography skills are useful and can help many types of freelancers.  You may choose to become a photographer, shooting at events (at normal times, outside of the lockdown period), or may also take other types of photos (such as product or nature) and post them online.  

Other types of freelancers who could benefit from taking great photos are Instagrammers, influencers, and bloggers who need to display high-quality, professional-looking photos on their platforms for monetization reasons.  YouTubers need to make impressive videos as well, to stand out and be competitive.

Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR Specialization

If you’re determined about becoming a freelancer, start by selecting the right option for yourself, test the feasibility, learn the skills, have a business plan, market your services properly, network to find clients, and also keep learning and improving your skills.

12 helpful freelance ideas for aspiring solopreneurs
Courtesy of Canva. 12 helpful freelance ideas for aspiring solopreneurs – Tips from Sharvi.

Conclusion

To sum up, there are many freelance options to choose from.  Find the best one/s for yourself.  If you have decided to start freelancing, I send you my heartfelt best wishes for success.  If you know someone who needs to read my blog post, please share it.  Thank you!!

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8 benefits of being self-employed

5 benefits of honing your side-hustle in life

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