Those of you who follow me over at Frugal Rules know I’m in the middle of our three week vacation to San Diego. In fact, I’m writing this prior to the trip while looking forward to the stories I’ll be able to share from driving nearly 3,500 miles, roundtrip, with our six, four and two year old children. Holiday Road anyone? 😉
Anyway, back to today’s post. Since today is the day after Labor Day I wanted to keep things a little on the light side and share this short little infographic I found over at Visual.ly. The infographic is loosely based around how you make money, especially in today’s digital age.
Seeing as you’re reading this on a blog it’s safe to say that you’re somewhat comfortable with technology. Like it or not, it’s all around us. Heck my wife and I run a business from our home that is largely tech driven. We could go weeks, if not months, without physically seeing a client and still be making money like usual. I know we’re not the only ones as there are millions of freelancers, solopreneurs and small business owners in the U.S.
Make Money Through Connections
What I liked about this infographic is that I’ve seen it happen time and again. It can be easy to just rely on digital mediums for business. In fact, I don’t think you can use it enough. It’s an incredibly vital way to make more money and grow a budding business. However, what I’ve found in my time being a business owner is that it’s the personal connection that often wins the business. That connection can happen digitally, but is taken to another level when done on the personal level. There is just something the personal connection has that digital can’t replace.
This isn’t to say that you should avoid digital methods to get new work, meet new clients or to network. I’m not saying that by any means. But, what I am saying, is to do both. Don’t overlook either. In fact, as we’ve spoken about here on Sprout wealth quite a bit, you want to diversify. Diversification is going to work in affiliate marketing, investing in the stock market and yes even in trying to make money and earning new client work.
So, the moral of the story today is to think outside the box and implement a personal approach and you’ll likely be surprised at how that can help you make money.
What challenges do you face when meeting potential new clients or jobs face to face? How quickly do you follow up with a new contact? Are you able to make in person connections with your side gigs or clients?
Photo courtesy of: Redjar