It’s always a good thing to pick up a couple of essential skills. It’s even better if those skills can earn some extra money while you also build your business.
Starting a business can be very costly, and you’re not the only business owner who is in dire need of services and assistance for their business. Learning a skill or two can be beneficial for you to build your business while also helping a fellow business owner (while making some money!). The more experience you have with these skills, the better you can use them to grow & maximize your business.
Any of these skills will be essential as a side hustle for you and your business:
1. Business writing/business communication
This would include creating business plans and grants. An example of using this as a side hustle would be to write proposals for colleges who want to get more money for the departments from different companies and organizations. Learn how to use proper use of grammar, language, tone, and style. This is the best way to learn how to communicate ideas effectively.
2. Search engine optimization (SEO) and using Google Analytics
Every company wants this for their website. By improving your web writing skills, using keyword phrasing and descriptive links, you can even use this knowledge to boost your own website. Test drive and learn while you go. Using Google Analytics teaches you not only strong communication, but to improve your problem-solving skills. You will learn how to present data in a more meaningful way. You will also learn all about online marketing disciplines.
3. Human resources/payroll services
This is an essential job for someone who is a virtual assistant for a company on the side, or an administrative assistant. Having this skill will help you develop organizational skills, as well as decision-making skills. This will help your business by teaching you how to budget and manage your finances. A good course for this skill will be to learn a payroll software. Proficiency in this skill will be essential for this side hustle.
3. Presentation design
This skill is needed for every company. Having someone create a presentation i.e. a PowerPoint, will help a client with their sales pitch. It will increase retention, which implements professional development. It will help reach a higher level of communication effectiveness and influence, according to The Genard Method. This will ultimately help you to learn the ability to sell for your own business. Sales presentation training workshops will be beneficial in the presentation design as well. It’s a plus for you to be able to present an effective and constructive presentation.
4. Create a course
You may have already picked up several skills in your business, or maybe you want to get the money back from all that you paid for college classes. Someone wants to know how you do what you do now. So why not create a course to help others? Blogger Kristen Larsen created Pinterest Presence for other bloggers and business owners. Her monthly page views increased from 1,000 views to 160,000 in under a year! This could happen to you too!
Content courtesy of Lara Ashley, Founder and Editor of Brenley Magazine, Redefining what it means to be a Southern belle; an online magazine that helps women wear their crowns with grace.
Contributing Author, Lara Ashley
Lara Ashley is a multifaceted Journalist. Lara Ashley obtained her Mass Communications degree at Southern University and A&M College and is obtaining a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism in the U.K. from Cardiff University. When she’s not watching her fav reality shows (LOVES the Real Housewives franchise), spending her afternoons watching Netflix or with a good book, she’s writing and journaling.