Pay for advertising. Pass out flyers. Start a blog. Freelancers must read the same tired, business growth advice over and over again. If these things work, that’s great. But, what if they don’t? The only logical next step is to think outside the box.
Sometimes it takes the unusual and creative to get results. If you need to create growth really fast, Forbes contributor, Abdullahi Muhammed, recommends four innovative strategies including crowdsourcing your growth through tools just like our very own Moon$hot Stories.
What do you do when you’ve got a great side hustle, but you just cannot get it off the ground and turn it into your day job?
If your issue is funding and you don’t want to get a traditional loan, try crowdsourcing. And no, that doesn’t mean that you need to create a physical product and go on Kickstarter.
Instead, craft a business plan, outline your vision and share it on Moon$hot Stories, a P2P platform created by Moonlighting to connect freelancers and small business owners with potential business donors. These funds can be used to purchase equipment, pay for advertising, hire additional help or anything else you need to get your freelance business booming.
“From our inception, Moonlighting has always set out to help people launch their dream business or career,” said Jeff Tennery, founder and CEO of Moonlighting. “With Moon$hot Stories, we can go a step further and help first time entrepreneurs raise the necessary funds to build their own version of the American Dream.”
The best part is that there’s no minimal donation threshold to meet and no deadline to catch. Considering that freelance businesses are often one-person operations and don’t usually land on the radars of traditional investors, this can be an important source for growth.
Want to see the three other unconventional ways Abdullahi recommends to grow your freelance business? Read the full Forbes article now.
Are you ready to turn your passion into a successful business? Join the amazing community of freelancers, entrepreneurs, and gig workers changing how America works and sign up for Moonlighting today!