Landing your first client may sound like an extremely difficult thing to do at first, however, if you work on developing your skills and learn how to present yourself as someone who can add value to another person’s life or businesses, and then you’ll be able to get the ball rolling on your side hustle!
So, here are IVA Hustle 6 Easy Methods to Land Your First Paying Side Hustle Client:
1. Tell your friends -
Don’t be shy. If you’ve got well-connected friends, ask for help. They may be able to connect you with your first client! Your REAL friends will be happy to help you out, and if they believe in you and your skills, they’ll be happy to spread the word about you.
2. Put flyers out -
Yes, this technique still works. And this is especially helpful if you’re servicing a local area. For example, if you’re offering dog walking services, you can put out flyers in your neighborhood. Look for community boards and ask local vets and groomers if you can leave some flyers there to let others know about your service. And don’t forget to put your name and number in your flyer!
3. Advertise on social media -
What’s really great about social media advertisements is you can drill down into your target audience and speak directly to your buying niche. You’re not limited to targeting people just in your local area. In fact, you can target pretty much anyone in the world who’s got an account at that particular social platform! But be wise advertising on social media can cost you a pretty penny, so make sure you target your buying audience. It’s going to be worth it if you charge top dollar for your services.
4. Start a blog -
Blogging is a great way to showcase your expertise. Use your blog as a platform to attract clients. Potential clients can easily see if you’re worth the price you’re quoting, by reading your posts. You can also monetize your blog any number of ways. For example, you can recommend products you’re affiliated with on your blog. Any time someone buys through your affiliate link, you get a nice commission! (Just don’t forget to let people know that it is an affiliated recommendation and that you might be compensated for it – the law you know.)
5. Get a business card -
When you have your own business card, you make your business look legitimate and not just some fly-by-night service. Attend conferences and seminars and network with people in your industry. Make sure you distribute your business cards so people can easily get in touch with you should they need your help!
But don’t just go throwing them around, hand them out to specific people and make sure you use the “back of the card space” to include something of value to your targeted buyers – try a special discount code or a link to a special report that can help them. If you can get them to your website or blog (the goal) then they’ll be exposed to you and will check out your services more thoroughly.
6. Have a website –
While you can get away with not having one; you’re going to want one eventually. It’s pretty much the first place people look to “check you out” now days. They’ll even check for your website if you are opening a business account at the bank!
Your website doesn’t have to be fancy but it should convey your core values, tell them about your side hustle show what services your offer and possibly offer them something for free to solicit the visitor with giving you their email so you can mail them specials or coupons whatever to work them into being a customer.
See you soon hustlers!
Iolande V. Argent,
Your branding senior side hustle solutionspreneur
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