Any e-book on products you could sell would be incomplete without mentioning, you know, actual services.
The underlying theme of Slash Podcast is that we are in a Gig Economy where it has never been easier to purchase or offer services for hire.
Julian makes the majority of his living from offering his services as a professional photographer, but also (another “/”) earns income from being a freelance writer. Nanci earns 40% – 50% of her income from the online course sales of Zero to Portfolio, An Investing MasterClass, with the remaining 50% of her income coming from her offering web development and design services.
It is absolutely a great idea to not only have a minimum viable product (MVP) but to also offer services on top of, or to complement, your product offerings and vice versa. (yes, you are right, Julian needs a product!)
What type of service could you offer on your website today? think writing, copy editing, video editing, audio editing, website review, SEO audit, WordPress install, PDF design and creation, HTML coding, bookkeeping, accounting,
Bonus tip: If you don’t have the traffic to your website to generate clients, think about adding your profile to UpWork (online work) or TaskRabbit (physical work). Nanci works with a graphic designer in Montreal, an advanced CSS developer in Romania, a virtual assistant in the Philippines, and bookkeeper in the U.S. It is a global world and if you have a service to offer, you can find clients online.
Freshbooks (for invoicing, record keeping)
STRIPE (to accept credit card payments)