Freelancers work by the job, hour or day rather than working for one employer. They can take on contracts with companies or provide their services to individuals through online platforms. Regardless of the type of clients they work with, freelancers don’t typically have a long-term commitment to any one particular employer.
A freelancer is different than an employee. When they work with companies, they are considered contractors and not employees. Freelancers also have different responsibilities than employees. They must manage their projects, set their work hours, bill their clients and pay self-employment taxes. Freelancers usually don’t expect to have permanent clients, although they may develop an ongoing working relationship with some of their clients.
You can freelance in a wide variety of industries, from writing, graphic design and marketing to accounting, project management and teaching. Some freelancers choose a particular industry as their focus, while others may have a wider skill set in order to have more flexibility with their work.
Become a influencer
How to become a social media influencer
With 75% of under 17’s stating their dream job is to be a YouTuber/Vlogger, it’s no wonder influencer marketing has become a serious aspect of the marketing job industry.
Building your social media skills can also help with your next job application, here’s how 3 digital marketers found success by turning their CV’s into TikTok videos! Also, don’t forget it’s all about how you present those skills in your traditional CV too
If you want to make a living from Social Media influencing, you need to put in the hours! This is no ‘get rich quick’ scheme. Gaining authority in your niche can be challenging as social media is such a competitive market, but nothing is impossible…
6 things you need to do to become an influencer:
- Build a community around your niche and stay on brand
- Stand for something
- Create goals
- Network with other influencers
- Understand the difference between each social network and how they can work for you
- Be constantly learning and willing to use new platforms
Influencer jobs already out there
Brand Ambassador (BA) programs are becoming more and more popular for businesses. Usually, BA roles aren’t full-time jobs, they’re opportunities for existing customers to share support / positive reviews of their favourite products and get rewarded. This could be as simple as being sent a T-shirt from a brand and posting an Instagram photo supporting them!
Usually, BA’s will be paid by being able to keep products sent to them, offered access to online products and more, dependent on the brand they are working for.
You can also start small by sharing your creative / photography work on-site like Candidly & TRIBE. If a brand likes your images, they will pay you to be able to use them on their social media, usually around £10 per image. Remember to list these as examples of your work, or side project, on your CV too.
You can still be part of this skyrocketing industry sector without posting vlogs every day on YouTube or having a much-coveted mass following. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increase in jobs like the ones below which are perfect for someone that wants to be involved in the management of bloggers/vloggers/influencers:
- PR and Outreach Manager
- Community Manager
- Influencer Marketing Manager
- Influencer Relations Assistant
- Influencer Community Coordinator
In these roles, part of your remit will be identifying, managing and working directly with Influencers and coordinating what they release about your employer’s or client’s products. You’ll be extremely well organised, wrapped up in social media and digital PR and able to negotiate, nurture relationships.
For example, we recently hired a Digital Marketing Manager for a gin bar in London, who will take ownership of the brand’s social media accounts. She’ll plan events and work with local micro-influencers to spread the word.
Become a blogger
What is blog?
A blog is a regularly updated website where new content is frequently published, typically written in an informal or conversational style—often with the goal of attracting readers and generating an online income. You’re reading on my blog here right now, and this easy-to-follow guide will walk you through learning how to create a blog of your own.
Should I start a blog?
Yes! Starting a blog is one of the easiest, most accessible ways to launch your own business and earn an income online (from anywhere in the world). You don’t need to be a professional writer or web developer—and you don’t need any credentials, years of experience in your field, or a degree in order to blog and become successful with it. You can start blogging regardless of your age, location or experience level and still build a profitable online business.
Can I start a blog without any technical experience?
Even if you have no technical experience with websites, starting a blog has become so much easier in 2022. This guide was created with ease of use in mind, and I’ll walk you through every step of the way, so that you’re able to learn how to create a blog (very easily) today.
Is it still possible to make money from a blog today?
Yes, millions of people around the world are turning to making money from home—rather than pursuing a traditional 9-to-5 job. Blogging can be one of the most profitable online businesses with very low startup costs. You don’t need to blog full-time either. Even part-time bloggers can earn well into the six-figures from their blogs each year, like I’ve done for many years here. Starting my blog (on the side of my day job) helped me build a six-figure freelance writing business. Eventually, I monetized more by taking advertisements and sponsorships, offering online courses, launching a podcast and more (which we’ll get to later).
How much does it cost to start a blog in 2022?
Depending upon your goals and the type of blog you want to start, it costs around $34.50 to $65.40 to start a blog in 2022 and cover your first year of essential expenses (web hosting will be your primary expense). As you learn about starting a blog in this guide, we’ll walk through which blogging costs can be reduced or eliminated to help keep a tight budget.
Becoming a Seller on Amazon India
In order to become a seller on Amazon, visit the Amazon Seller Sign up page and click on the ‘Register Now’ button to begin the process of seller registration. During this seller registration process, you need to provide basic details like the name of your business entity, official address, and the phone number.
Business Entity Name
For registering yourself as an Amazon seller partner it is highly recommended that you register as an LLP (Limited Liability Partnership), or OPC (One Person Company), or Private Limited Company, as these entities provide limited liability protection and are easy to start.
While selling products through online e-commerce portals like Amazon, the business promoter could theoretically face litigation or liability from vendors/customers and therefore it is very important to have limited liability protection. If you’re selling your products via a registered business entity (Limited Liability Partnership or Private limited Company) then you must enter the entity name, else enter the proprietor’s name.
Address and Phone Number
You must give the entity’s registered office address or place of business in the respective column. You have to provide a phone number that can be a mobile number as Voice Call or SMS verification would be needed for registration.
GST Registration Information
For sellers selling certain products which are not covered under GST, the GST registration is not required. For all others selling any product for which Goods and Service Tax is applicable must furnish GSTN number to start selling their products through Amazon India.
Bank Account Information
The potential seller is required to furnish the following information pertaining his the bank account of the business to Amazon in order to complete the seller registration process with Amazon India:
- Bank Account Holder’s Name
- Bank Account Number
- Bank IFSC Code
- Account Type
After furnishing the above information to Amazon and a compulsory Amazon Partner Quiz is completed, you can begin selling on Amazon India. Complete information relating to listing of products and management of listings is available through Amazon India Seller dashboard.
How it works
Selling products on Amazon is easy and simple. First, you need to list the products which you wish to sell on Amazon marketplace. When a customer makes a purchase, you will get a notification for the same requiring you to ship the product. You can either initiate the delivery of the selected product to the customer and confirm shipment, or let Amazon fulfil the order for you through their logistics arm. Thereafter, Amazon will credit the funds to your bank account after deducting its fees.
GST for E-commerce Sellers
As you have seen above, GST compliance is an important part of the Amazon Seller registration process. ClearTax GST has partnered with Amazon India to help vendors on this platform become GST-ready in an easy manner. Our software integrates seamlessly with the seller dashboard and importing invoices and filing returns is thus simplified.
Here’s a step-by-step guide for Amazon sellers on how to import your data and file returns on ClearTax GST. ClearTax has many tailor-made plans that can help e-com dealers with GST registration, GST return filing, and other compliance needs. By choosing one of our plans for your business, you can easily meet your GST needs in a timely and budget-friendly manner and boost your online sales without any worry.
How to become affiliate marketer
How to Become an Affiliate Marketer in 6 Steps
When learning how to become an affiliate marketer, it’s important to know where to start. It’s all too easy to get the cart before the horse, and that metaphor covers a variety of scenarios. Finding merchant partners, high commision affiliate programs, or affiliate marketing jobs that pay well and are consistent requires a great deal of up-front work before you’re ever in touch with a merchant.
So to help you build your online audience and find the right niche, here’s a six-step checklist you can use that can help give you a solid foundation as you start as an affiliate.
1. Choose a Niche
Every affiliate marketer has a niche in which they try to influence their audience. But if you’re too greedy and try to speak to too many niches, you could risk overextending and making your efforts ineffective.
So finding out who you’re going to target is the essential first step. But just because it comes first doesn’t make it easy.
Choosing your niche is one of the most crucial parts of starting your affiliate marketing efforts. The wrong niche will make it harder to sell, and the right niche will make it easier.
Finding your niche is one of the most crucial parts of starting your affiliate marketing efforts. The wrong niche will make it harder to sell, and the right niche will make it easier.
So how do you find out which niche is the best one for you?
To start with, you can do a short self-assessment. As affiliate marketers are meant to be reliable advocates for a product or brand, you want to make sure that you are in the right headspace.
Start by asking questions like:
- What topics am I passionate about?
- Do people search for my chosen niche?
- Will demand for my niche stay consistent?
- Is there a lot of competition for my niche?
- Are there affiliate programs that work within my chosen niche?
It should also be said that passion shouldn’t be the only reason why you become an affiliate marketer. A site like KitchenFaucetDivas probably didn’t start as a project of passion, but that doesn’t make it any less profitable.