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Mar 17, 2019 22:34:39

Brainstorming a freelance business

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Basile Samel

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I want to start a freelance business next month to keep myself afloat while I'm developing 200 Words a Day. I am brainstorming some ideas for services I could offer. Getting a full-time job or a long-term freelance project is out of the question as I want to focus on this website, so I need to think of short-term gigs I can do well and fast.

  • Fast prototyping: create minimum viable products for individuals and companies
  • Landing page or website development
  • Product / Entrepreneurship Consulting: advise and strategize indie businesses via video call for an hourly fee
  • Writing gigs: copywriting, article redaction, technical pieces etc.
  • French teacher: French is my mother tongue 
  • Digital nomad coach: help people get started as a digital nomad, develop healthy and sustainable travel routines. I'm not a big fan of the idea but it's apparently a thing. Maybe I should try it.

Once I will be done with the definition phase, I'm going to create a dedicated page per service on my personal website. Each page will contain a brief description, a targeted portfolio, a Stripe integration and a link to a calendar app. If I market it well I won't have to rely on third-party platforms such as Fiverr or Upwork.

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    @basilesamel "Digital nomad coach" this could be a booming industry in the near future =)

    Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Mar 18, 2019 23:50:23
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      @valentino Yes I think so too! there is a high demand for digital nomadism but few services to help sustain it

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Mar 19, 2019 00:24:56
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    @basilesamel cool ideas! As I'm reading the list, I had a brain fart - what if you mashed 2 (or more) of the ideas together? Like #2 landing page development + #4 writing = landing pages for writers. Or fast prototyping for nomads to try out different lifestyle businesses. That'll be some pretty cool product/productized service for a niche market! Just random ideas, not sure how it fit to your interests and considerations

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Mar 18, 2019 21:07:31
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      @jasonleow Great ideas, thanks!!! :D I will totally try the "fast prototyping for nomads" concept.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Mar 18, 2019 14:25:04
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      @basilesamel there's probably a not-small market for non-dev nomads isn't it? ?

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Mar 18, 2019 21:30:19
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      @jasonleow yes I think so :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Mar 19, 2019 00:23:11
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    @basilesamel make it a productize biz ?

    Knight avatar Knight | Mar 18, 2019 06:37:11
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      @knight yes, already thought about it! :) I'm going to experiment and document it

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Mar 18, 2019 01:26:09
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