10 ways to grow by working online during COVID-19

Oliver Guirado Martínez - Updated on March 23, 2020

A new digital era has begun since the beginning of the COVID-19 virus. The new economic order will create new online work opportunities and with it, new ways to grow by creating new projects on the Internet.

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Since the beginning of the virus crown, the evolution that is transforming online businesses is in constant motion and he is ready to get into the game. He has several active projects, online business ideas and a handful of potential customers to present his products and services online, it's a good time to become an independent professional.

Now that we've created the website design or professional online store, you may ask yourself: What can you do to further improve my online business? What didn't work last year and what would you like to work on this time? What steps should you take to increase your income, attract more customers and earn on more online projects?

Here are 10 excellent ways to start taking small but significant steps towards financial independence by working from home.

1.   Increase your prices and independent rates.  Go beyond charging minimum fees for your knowledge, skills and experience; your experience is more valuable than that.

2.   Invest in professional web developmentRead business books, try out new strategies, buy better equipment, sign up for online courses and develop new skills to sell online. As a result, you can add to your services new ways to sell, here are some ideas for online store design that work.

3.   Offer new or additional servicesIf you used to turn down requests for search-engine-optimized copywriting, imagine how happy customers will be when you add them to your service list. You might also consider packaging your current services into an affordable package that new and repeat customers will have a hard time turning down.

4.   Take on larger, long-term projectsInitially, the small projects were very helpful in gathering feedback and building their reputation. Now, it's time to load up the big guns and target larger, longer projects.

5.   Marketing, promoting and spreading the wordYour independent business shouldn't hide behind the four walls of your online profile. Market your services, promote online and offline, and spread the word. Some cost-effective ways to do this: business cards, social networking, blogs, and word-of-mouth referrals.

6.   Building strong relationships with existing customersThis will encourage them to come back for more business or to refer you to other people. Strive to make every project a success and your work memorable.

7. Be creative when looking for independent workLook beyond your online services. If you have trouble finding good projects to bid on, look for references on social networks and word of mouth. You may be surprised to learn that you can actually find great people to work with remotely.

8.   Connect with other freelancersWorking alone can get lonely sometimes. Take time to attend online conferences, webinars, major events or small meetings or meetings with other independent colleagues through remote tools. It is a great way to meet new people and connect with independent professionals in your field, being motivated at all times.

9. Similarly, connecting with freelancers is essential if you plan to create your own freelance team If your goal is larger and more complex projects this year, it is essential to have your own team of freelancers to address the different aspects of the project. You can accept projects that require services outside your expertise, plus the work is done in half the time. Something we have invested in from our agency this past year, bringing together teams to develop complex applications.

10.   Hire the services of independent developersBeyond hiring freelancers to become partners, you can also hire people to take on work you don't want to spend too much time on. For example, virtual assistants, online consultants and translators are freelancers you can hire to do administrative tasks. Then you can focus your time and energy on personal and customer projects that you are passionate about growing.


11.   Reduce unnecessary costsMonthly subscriptions, unpaid projects, excessive office expenses - these additional costs may be the reason why your business has not yet reached its full potential. Make a list of all the business costs you have incurred throughout the year and cut back on services you do not need.

12.   Giving back to the communityWorking online is much more than just finding clients and making money. It's work you're passionate about and one that could also help your community. You can create a useful application, share great tips, or contribute to a cause you believe in.

What strategies have you used to successfully grow your business? Share your experience with us, we will publish your story at the end of this article.

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