Start Your Online Business by Learning These Freelance Skills for Free
Having an online business can afford you all the freedom, income and peace of mind you need to live a fuller and satisfying life. Also, a new online business involves much less risk than investing your money into a brick-and-mortar office or storefront. You do not require complicated online business registration which you might need in case of opening up a physical office or store.
But to start your online business, you need to possess some in-demand skills – and if you don't have one, you can learn them over the internet and start making money.
The best thing is that you do not need to invest any money while you are learning these skills. You can always learn the below-mentioned freelance skills over YouTube, Udemy, Edx and start your online business without investment.
Yes, you heard it right; no money investment required during your learning phase, and you can start earning after you acquire these freelance skills. However, your undivided attention will be needed whenever you'd begin to learn these skills.
How to grab online business opportunities after Skills enhancement?
Once you learn these skills, you can join a couple of Freelancing platforms such as Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, Guru, People per hour and more to offer your services. All of these platforms are free to join; get your email, and register with each of them. Apart from that, Facebook is also gaining popularity in the freelancing world. The best part of Facebook is that you do not have to pay any commission to anyone on your order. Whereas on freelance platforms, you have to give them a certain amount against each of your completed order.
With that being said, let's explore each of these Freelance skills in detail.
Copywriters are one of the highest-paid writers in the world. But what is Copywriting?
Copywriting is a persuasive form of writing which is written to motivate readers to take some action; be it purchasing, subscribe to an email newsletter, YouTube channel, click on a link and more.
It is different from content writing where you write to inform, but in copywriting, you write with a mindset of convincing your readers.
Copywriters write for landing pages, newsletters, emails, websites, Ads, Promotional events, Product Descriptions and more.
There are many types of copywriting such as SEO Copywriting, B2C Copywriting, B2B Copywriting, direct response Copywriting and more.
You do not require to buy any software or anything costly; just with a Laptop and internet connection, you can learn it over the internet.
So, learn Copywriting and offer your services on all of the freelance platforms which we have mentioned.
Do not worry; I am not going to ask you to learn to code.
Yes, without even knowing a fundamental of coding, you can learn website development and designing. So, let's start from website creation.
With the drag and drop features which comes along with the website builders (Wix, Weebly, Squarespace) and CMS (WordPress), one can easily set up a website from scratch within a day.
Internet is loaded with all the videos in which you can learn how to set up a website on WordPress and other website building platforms. Your employer on the freelance platform will give you all the related information along with the instructions, and you will have to develop a website.
Do not go to the advance website development, which involves coding. Stick to the platform which has drag and drop functionalities, and you will be good to go.
And when there is a matter of website development, designing remains an intrinsic part of it and comes prior development.
So, for designing website prototypes, you can use Wondershare Mockitt. And the best part is that it has a freemium plan which means that no money is going to be spent on your side. However, it is recommended that when you start making money, try Mockitt paid plan as it comes along with a lot of striking features which are beneficial to the web designers.
With Mockitt, you can design a website prototype without even watching its tutorial. It is so user-friendly that even a Novice designer can use it to its maximum potential. Mockit doesn't require you to go for the longer installation; instead, you can use it in your web browser. Mockitt has all the features which are mandatory for any website designing tool to have.
Not only website design, but you can also design the mobile version of your website. Since nowadays it is crucial to create your website as a responsive one which means that it should give the same look and feel in shorter mobile screens so with Mockitt, you can design for customized screen sizes as per your tailored requirements.
Social Media Management
There are a lot of jobs for social media executives and managers on freelance platforms. But what is Social Media Management?
Big enterprises hire a freelancer through various platforms to run their social media accounts. In Today's world, people spend their most of the time on social media, and while it is considered a fun and entertainment related platform, many freelancers are making a fair amount of money out of it.
Being a social media manager, organizations will ask you to devise a strategy in which you will have to manage their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and other platforms. You will have to answer all the queries which their customers or followers will ask you through message box or comments. You will also need to write content on a daily or weekly basis as per their tailored requirements.
You must learn how to design social media Ads because your employer will ask you to create a couple of ads for their multiple projects. And, the good news is that you can learn all very easily across the internet.
From research to data entry to emails management or day to day administrative tasks, if you can handle all these, you can become a virtual assistant. And, there are many jobs for this position on freelance platforms. It's more like the job of a virtual secretary and considered as one of the easy online business to start – since it doesn't require one to learn some technical and creative skills.
For an organization, you will have to make bookings, write an email, making expense sheets, travel arrangements and more.
To become a Virtual assistant, you need a basic laptop or computer and internet connection.
We have discussed those four skills which you can learn anytime over the internet for free, and if you manage to acquire these skills, you can start your online business without investment.
And when you realize that you have worked a lot and gathered extensive experience on these freelance and social media platforms, you can start a brand for yourself; be it a Writing agency, Digital Marketing agency or website development agency.
Note: Freelancing generally is a suitable online business for women who are married with kids and have to look after their families – they can work from home anytime.
And to make a brand, you need a website, and the first step to website development is website designing. With Mockitt you can always design your website prototype in such a way that when design would get transformed into an actual website, it will grab more visitors to turn them into loyal customers.
Remember seeing is believing!
So, start learning these skills and build a profitable online business for you.