Brian Wallace

@nowsourcing

Hacking Your Way Through the Freelance Economy Through Knowledge Commerce

In the last year, more than 57 million Americans worked as freelancers, adding $1.4 trillion to the economy. Freelancing is becoming much more common, and freelancers are having an easier time finding work. If you’re thinking about freelancing, consider becoming an infopreneur, and selling your expertise in a topic through teaching, consulting, or merchandise.

Chances are you have a hobby or are passionate about a subject that most people know very little about. Infopreneurs take that topic, whatever it is, and turn it into a revenue stream. Whether your teaching karate, leadership skills, or how to make a quilt, people are hungry for information and willing to pay to learn.

The place to start is with your topic. Find the right topic for your skill set and become an expert. Take online classes or start practicing to get your skills up to speed. You don’t have to be perfect to be an expert, but you do have to be good enough to teach a beginner.

Once you find your expertise, it’s time to build your online presence. Create content for a blog or social media, then start offering one-on-one teaching and exclusive content to build your revenue stream.

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