If you are reading this blog, you are probably an innovative thinker. You may already be brainstorming methods that you can use to make more money in the year, 2018. Business owners focus mostly on their brand and building brand assets to ensure that they are making money on their efforts that revolve around what they sell, make, or create. But there are other ways to consider making money in the new year.
Sometimes it takes thinking outside the box to achieve this. You can keep doing what you are doing with your business if it is working for you. But if you could use some extra capital in 2018, you may want to pick up a few additional gigs along the way.
We’re not saying start a whole new business! You have enough to keep yourself busy with your primary business, while also sticking with what is currently paying for your bills. However, adding a service that is easy to implement within your current business model may be an idea to improve your cash flow while building your dream for your brand.
Below are seven of the most unlikely methods that you can use to make money in 2018:
1. Start a dog-walking service.
If you own any type of business that deals with animals, why not start a dog-walking service? If this type of activity fits into your niche area, you may be able to pull in more customers simply by offering this service to clients. Even if you are not in the animal care niche, why not consider outsourcing this type of service to your clients as a courtesy. Sometimes people don’t know what to do with their dogs when they are doing business, and this could offer them the perfect solution so that can focus on doing business with you.
2. Start a professional news site.
With so much news and information going around today, you could gain a lot of attention for your brand by creating a news site. Publications like The Huffington Post and Mashable, and Tech Crunch all started with just an idea and a couple of news stories. They gained an audience, and the rest is history. You, too, can start a news site that offers people information for free in exchange for visiting your website. You could also ask them to sign up for your company newsletter or other services. Alternately, you could charge a fee for ads that run on your news site as the big publications do!
3.House-Sitting for Clients
Have you ever thought about house sitting to make some extra cash? It’s a good idea, and it can provide you with some extra money while you are building your brand. Offer the service to your clients or just offer it as a service. If you are a freelance house-sitter, you could enjoy getting to stay in a variety of nice houses through the whole month and make money as you go!
4. Become a translator.
If you have some ability to speak in more than one language or just want to open more doors for your business, why not offer translator services? You can train online to gain the skills needed to achieve this and then implement it within your business such as in a multilingual chat when people enter your site. They may appreciate this extra effort to make their customer journey more enjoyable and easier.
5. Start a customer service line.
If you have a business, you probably already have a customer service line where customers can call for help. If not, you could start one as a freelance work-at-home gig even if you don’t own a business. You can make anywhere from $10 per hour to $2,000 per month working for companies such as Liveops, West at Home, or any of the other customer service companies. You’ll be representing various companies that field calls from customers from various direct advertising ads and answering questions for their customer service department.
6. Teach online or offer eBooks or training courses.
If you own a business (or not), you can make lots of money creating and hosting online webinars, writing eBooks, or host training courses for various topics of interest to your audience. Any business owner can further expand their influence and increase their business and brand’s credibility by being an information guru. People flock to courses that teach them something that they can use with their own business or venture so your primary audience for this may be B2B partners.
7. Offer digital downloads on your eCommerce site.
No matter what type of business you have, you may be interested in offering some digital downloads on your website. This can add a great deal of revenue to your business simply by offering something in addition to your normal services or products. Think of a digital product you could create or outsource that is related to your business and post it online in a specific part of your website for people to download. The option is also there to start an e-commerce site and focus your efforts on dropshipping and selling products from another outside source like AliExpress. You can advertise this new service through email marketing campaigns or through an infographic that has all of your information in it.
How to Use Infographics to Advertise Your Services
If you need a creative way to advertise one of these services once you implement it, why not create an infographic? Infographics are a dynamic, creative way of communicating value for your brand while attractively illustrating your brand. An infographic is a beautiful way to show off your brand while educating them on your additional services. This can be an effective way to make more money in 2018 that goes beyond the primary purpose of your business and offers customers something extra.
Of course, infographics are not the only method you can use to accomplish this. You can use podcasts, video, blogs, and some other digital asset types to broadcast your message. But creating an infographic can help you create an attractive graphic that communicates your brand’s best aspects without creating long strings of text that may bore the reader on your blog or website.
About Infographic Design Team
If you don’t know where to start to create an infographic for your brand, whether it is to advertise your normal services and products or these extra services, see us. We are infographicdesignteam.com and we specialize in creating unique infographics that will catch the eye of your intended audience. We know how to tap into unchartered territory and create a great infographic that will promote your brand.
Check out our online portfolio and look at the different types of infographics that we can create for your brand. Below are four of the different types we can do:
- Video Infographics
- Social Infographics
- PowerPoint Presentations
Whichever one you choose, you can make an impact on your audience with a professional infographic that fits the message and the format of your message. Visit us online to learn more.
Don’t forget to check out our unlikely methods for making a little extra money in 2018 and remember the sky’s the limit when you combine your imagination with a great infographic or digital asset. So let’s get started today creating your infographic and rake in more cash in 2018.
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