One of the things I wanted to work on this summer (and still determined to do) is to build up my local clientele. The goal is to start including more non-web design clients. I would like to start conducting private training and workshop. As soloprenurs, I think we fear failure so much that we don’t launch anything until we feel its absolutely prefect. It tough to know if you have found the right combination of things if you don’t put it out there, start testing the waters and getting feedback.
This past weekend I was beating myself up because September is just around the corner and I had some many big ideas and plans. I didn’t know how, if at all, I was going to make it happen. I thought to myself, you could still do it but just on a smaller scale. The next step was racking my brain how to handle it – “Where will I advertise? How will I take payments? and so on”. I looked into places like Eventbrite, SkillShare, or just using a squeeze page with Paypal buttons.
Then I remember I sign up for an account with Betterfly, a website that allow people to offer their services. It was perfect. I will have a way to advertise, accept payments, collect reviews/feedback (which will be the most important) and I can start building this new avenue of my building at a slow and steady pace.
The weight has been lifted, just a little there’s still work to be done. So I’m starting with private one-one sessions. I will be advertising through Betterfly, Craigslist, and my various social media profiles. I’m determined to make this happen.
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