How to Increase Your Income in 2022
Increase your income this year with our guide to help maximise your revenue
Scaling Your Work
How much is your work worth? Please answer this question honestly. No one else but yourself can get to know this opinion of yours. It is between you and you. Period. So how much is it?
Whatever you believe your work to be worth, our team is here to outline a few ways of how you could increase your revenue, make extra money on the side, and upscale your work’s profit as you continue to grow your personal business. Your time is valuable and so is your work. Maybe it’s your that doesn’t suit? Read our article ‘How to Tell If You’re in the Wrong Job’ to make sure.
Monetise Your Digital Skills
Can you guess which industry has been growing most rapidly over the past years? Of course, it’s technology. Digital industry. That’s why we would like you to seriously consider developing your skills within this area. If you’re like most people, who grew up surrounded by computers, smartphones, and online shops, you might already possess some skills worth monetizing. It’s time to transform your gaming experience into means of earning.
New positions emerge daily within the digital market. Freelance developers, contracted content creators, or one-off paid gigs have become the daily bread and butter of most companies, regardless of their market characteristics. So, think about these opportunities and figure out what could you specialize in. If you’re already a freelance digital worker maybe it’s about time you headstart your year by gaining new skills to add to your portfolio. With the courses and free content available online, this is an industry niche that anyone can get into. Moreover, with Freelancer, you can start today by simply registering on the website (for free) and setting up your first listing! As easy as that. The only thing you need to do is to decide…
Consider Your Personal Brand
As a freelancer, as well as a person present online, you create your image with every little activity taken while in the virtual world. So, let us ask you… What image are you creating? A start of a new year is a time as good as any to revise your marketing strategy or develop one if you’re still only dabbling. It’s time you turn pro.
Assess your website, social media, work listings, and the presence you share with those who follow your accounts. Become consistent. Become a brand. Think of what you want the market and potential customers to think of you, when they visit your space and make it work for you, not against you. It’s all about creating an image. Make sure all your details are up to date and perfect your accounts by updating your recent work and skill level. Shine bright like a diamond and create opportunities by being ready for them.
How often do you initiate a conversation with a prospective client? If you’re like most of us freelancers, you don’t do it often enough… And that needs to change. Grow your assertiveness and communication skills by reaching out to businesses, professionals, and potential customers directly. Advertise your services and initiate networking conversations. Be personal and direct, be honest and genuine, be different. Effective networking can directly increase your income.
There is a simple mantra ‘you don’t ask, you don’t get’. And for the most part, it’s true. If you want to increase your income, gain a new side hustle, or get into more circles of influence, reaching out is crucial. Stop being a pawn in the game of employment and become a player. It is worth it.
Pick and Choose
Do you take advantage of the choices you get? It’s a serious question to consider. Think about it for a moment. What are you choosing at this moment? Our team at Revolancer believes that making choices often and choosing wisely is a great way of widening your horizons.
Focus on being more selective about the jobs you do and the gigs you apply for. Think of the value each job represents and choose the ones that pay well and provide you with the space to grow and expand your business profile. To make it even better, become more rigorous about the way you spend your time. Make the most of it. Each of us only has so much of it anyway… If there was one thing to help you increase your profits and productivity, becoming more time-aware and time-focused would be that thing. Your time is priceless, so make it count!
Are My Prices Right
How much should I charge for my services? Such a classic question for freelancers to frazzle their brains with. We know it isn’t easy. So, let’s see what you can do to make this choice a little easier…
First of all, reflect on your expenses (both monetary and timely). Think of how much time it takes you to do the job and what level of proficiency do you feel yourself to be in that particular skill area. It might be helpful to look up other, similar job listings online and understand an average market value for the type of work you want to deliver. Figure out your timely and monetary ‘cash flow’ and adjust your price accordingly. With trial and error, you will get there. Of that, we’re certain.
Your Work Is Worth It
With the advice above, you should know better how to increase your income and create more revenue streams for your business. Now it’s the time to put theory into practice.
So, get out there, stay on top of your commitments, be genuine and assertive, and make a difference. Your work is worth it. All you have to do is claim the prize.
Before You Go
Freelance marketplace: Revolancer