Odd Ways to Sell Your Expertise & Experience
Make cash because of what you know & who you are
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Jen “Odd” Glantz here! A lot of times when we’re eager to find a side hustle to bring in extra cash, or replace our full-time gigs, we struggle to find the right idea.
We spend so much quality time brainstorming for what that perfect next idea is, but we often overlook one fast and easy way to make money.
What is that way? Our own expertise and experience.
I was talking to a friend the other day who is SUCH a good networker. She knows how to start conversations and walk up to people at events and form relationships. That’s the kind of skill that people (including me) would pay her to learn. Imagine hiring a networking coach to help you get more out of those stuffy events and conferences you go to.
How about you? I bet you a pizza pie that you have experience you can monetize RIGHT NOW!
Ready to find out how?
Keep scrolling, my odd friend!
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Now, let’s chat about how you can make $$$ from your expertise and experience
Before you dive into this mighty list, think about a list of 10 different skills and strengths that you have. What is your expertise? What types of experience do you have that people want or need? What can you help other people with that will make them overall…better?
Okay, now that you have a list, let’s make you that cash money.
Let people book you for coaching calls
Put together a bio that answers this question: Why you?
Add in your expertise, your credentials, your experience and then list yourself on a coaching website that lets people book you for consulting.
Check out Bookk.me where you can set a price for people to chat with you for 15-minutes and make some quick cash giving them advice. The best part is that you can add your link to your social media profiles, email signature and Linkedin profile.
Whenever anyone wants to pick your brain, they can click this link and book time to chat with you.
If you’re feeling a little imposter syndrome thinking “who would book me?” think about all the different people you’d book for things.
I’d hire someone to teach me: networking, financial investment tips, how to make vegan salads, and seriously soooo many more things.
Create an online course
I talk about creating online courses so often because I really think everyone should have one - even if it’s a basic and short course that you sell for $47.
You can create an online course about….ANYTHING (how to make pasta sauce, how to stand out on a job interview, ways to train a puppy during the first month).
Once you create the course, every time it sells, you make passive income.
Do some freelance work
One of the best things I had going for me when I got laid-off was side freelance work I had been doing for years. If you have a skill that businesses or brands need help with, set up profiles on freelancing sites to see if any work comes in. When you need the work, you can be more active on those platforms and pitch brands and businesses / or answer needs that are listed on the platforms.
Here are some sites to use:
Get on a gig website
If you have a less business-ey skill that you want to monetize, try other types of gig or for hire platforms and apps that are out there. Here are some to check out and see what is best for your skills and expertise.