In an increasingly expensive world, it’s quite natural that most of us are constantly in the look out for earning more money. And if you want to do so with the talents you are born with; then here are our tips and suggestions for you.
- Identify your talents – if you ask us, what truly stand between you and making money out of your talents; is identifying the correct talent that can make said money. This is especially true if you are a multi talented person. To identify the correct talent to work” with; first make a mental list of your talents. Then work out which of those you don’t mind spending hours on; perfecting it. Remember, sometimes, when you turn your talent into a “bread winner”, you might get bored of said talentso it’s always a bit of a risk.
- Ask someone to give you their unbiased opinion on your talents – unfortunately, in this case, your opinion doesn’t always count. Say you have an interest in hair and makeup Melbourne, and you want to make money using it. First, find a friend or family member who isn’t going to be biased. Siblings, in our opinion, can be trusted to tell you things straight. Let them know before hand that this is serious, and that you are counting on their honest opinion. Lay out your talents to them, and let them know your plan. If they agree that your talent is indeed worth giving a try “selling”, then consider it a go!
- Practice until perfected – the thing with skills is that you can never practice enough. Whether your skills are for making handmade jewelry, or for writing short stories, or even dress making; you should never consider yourself “perfect”. This is especially true if you happen to enter a highly competitive market. So practice, practice, practice. On yourself, and on those around you. Be very sure you’re sure of your skills before you market your skills. Remember, thanks to the internet, word of mouth is stronger than ever before. It only takes one customer with a bad experience to make it all start to crumble…
- Start small – yes, it’s important that you dream big. But just as important, is taking small steps. If your talents lie (for example) in makeup, then rather than approaching wedding hair and makeup right off the bat; try smaller. Prom makeup, interview makeup (which is challenging for most) or even wedding guest makeup is a better place to start. Trust us, you might think people don’t need help with these from experienced creative professional; but there are many who definitely do!
- Don’t forget that you’re living in the age of the internet – as one born into the present world, if there’s one thing we should be grateful for (despite the wars and the horrendous weather conditions); it’s the internet. We are given the freedom of using it to advertise our talents. What one must remember is that no matter how talented you are, if you don’t know to advertised said talents; you are going nowhere. So do your advertising wisely…!