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5 Post-Holiday Season Tips to Earn Extra
It’s a known fact that businesses, both big and small, earn more during the “ber months”. And once the holiday rush slows down, the first quarter of the new year can be a real struggle. Here are some tips to avoid this slump. Read on to find out how:
1. BE A FREELANCE ARTIST
Use the skills you have to earn extra cash. If you’re talented or skilled in a particular field, work in that industry as your part-time job. You can earn significantly when you work directly with clients.
2. START CONSULTING
Give other entrepreneurs a chance to learn from what you already know. Consulting and/or giving advice can be your one-way ticket in earning extra plus being able to connect and build relationships with other retailers.
3. KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR CUSTOMER BASE
Satisfying your customers’ needs is one thing, but keeping them happy is another story. You need to talk directly to them (at bazaars perhaps?) and get to know them better. Every retailer should care about his customers. You can do so by responding to queries fast, personalizing your communication messages, or letting them know about upcoming changes to your business.
4. PROFESSIONALIZE YOUR SALES MEDIUM
It seems everyone is glued to their phone, so why not take advantage of it? Having a strong online presence is now a must-have for any business. Selling through social media is becoming bigger and bigger. You will gain your “suki” customers if you are a reliable retailer. Platforms like Shopify, designed specifically for SMEs, are lifesavers for managing those backend tasks like tracking orders, looking over analytics, or overseeing inventory that solo entrepreneurs would otherwise have to do manually.
5. PROMOTE YOUR BRAND IN THE RIGHT AVENUES
Getting the word out on your new business is one of the most challenging aspects of entrepreneurship. It’s easy for your brand to get lost in the barrage of other posts, photos, and statuses online. The good news is, you don’t have to go at it alone, there are online marketplaces that can bring the crowds to you, where both customers and entrepreneurs can do business from the convenience of their own homes.