Hey friends, work is drying up after a few hectic weeks & months.
At this point, I have between 30-45 days to figure out a better solution to find something new to work on. I still have a couple of smaller ongoing missions, but I need something better.
The way I see it, I have two choices ahead of me:
- I can look for another mission, some more client work.
- Or, I can try and cook up my own thing. Whatever that thing may be.
This is more in line with what I already do. The idea is to look for another mission, first through word of mouth, in my network of friends and acquaintances, and professional connection.
If this doesn’t work, then I can have a look at platforms like Doz, Cloudpeeps, Remote, Hopwork.
Ideally, I’d prefer working with people that I can already reach, around me — it’s easier, pays better, and beyond that, I prefer working with people that I know, where there’s already a built-in level of trust.
When it comes to client work, my reputation is at play, and thus, it becomes easier to convince someone to work with me if we already have contacts in common who can vouch for them, or for me.
This is slightly different than focusing on a client project, but setting up an online course has been on my mind for a long time.
Since I started working, over 6 years ago, I’ve come to realise that I love educating people about how to make the most out of certain tools, or how to get started with a new project.
It took me a while to realise that I now have enough expertise to pass it on to others.Ideally, I’d like to focus on a niche that I feel:
- …is underserved.
- …I am legitimate enough to try and help.
There’s just a ton of work associated with this, and as with all projects, starting it is one thing, but launching is another beast entirely. One that requires a lot of work and polish. But the idea of having this slowly-growing passive income on the side, is enticing.
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So yeah, that’s where I’m at for now. I still have more things to think about, and a trip to Amsterdam this weekend. But the bottom line is that I’d love your input — what do you think I should focus on?
So, to wrap this up, I’d like to leave you with two questions:
In this case :
- what topic do you feel I have expertise on?
- what is the value and what are the strengths that you feel I could bring, in offering an online course?Thanks for your help you guys!