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Whether you’re working as a copywriter or a graphic designer, most freelancers and solopreneurs offer on a service-based model. It can be the perfect way to get started; with little more than a laptop and an internet connection, you can connect to clients around the world and start earning money.

The problem, however, is that while it may be easy to start a service-based career, this path isn’t always ideally suited for scaling later on. The good news is that by adapting the way you sell your services, you can “productize” your and see a big increase in . Here’s how.

1. Determine the right product match for your business

Naturally, your first step is finding a way to package your services so they can be sold as if they were a physical product. The right solution is going to vary from industry to industry.

Service as a software (SaaS) is a great example of how services can be sold as a package. Businesses are generally presented with a set of package options to choose from, each with different pricing tiers based

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Raising venture capital in any market has a very low probability of success for most companies. The ratio still stands that on average 1 in 300 companies that present to investors secure investment. This ratio will only get worse for entrepreneurs in the near to medium term. 

And investors are still trying re-orient to the markets along with temporary and permanent changes in how we conduct business. Investor activity has slowed dramatically, valuations are plummeting, and many growing companies need money now more than ever. So, what can entrepreneurs do to effectively raise capital in this environment?

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The gig economy was booming even before the coronavirus pandemic hit. About 36 percent of Americans were involved in the gig economy in 2017 and, since then, the numbers have only risen. Now, as unemployment numbers hit record highs, people are left to determine their own paths. Getting involved with a side hustle is one of the best ways to navigate this crisis. Launching your own business from home may sound daunting, but it’s not as difficult as you may think. Especially after you’ve gotten help from The Complete Side Hustle Hacker Bundle.

This 16-hour bundle is designed to help free you from the necessity of an employer, helping you to build and grow your own profitable business from scratch. The seven-course bundle focuses on an array of

You don’t have to make anything to make it on Amazon.

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Amazon has more than 2.5 million active sellers, 86 percent of whom are profitable. Even new sellers report earning between $26,000 and $810,000 in profits in their first year. Profitability is everything for small businesses, and Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) has the track record to help small businesses scale at record pace. The best part? You don’t really even need to be managing your Amazon FBA business full-time. You can still do just fine using it as a side hustle.

In The Complete 2020 Fulfillment By Amazon Mastery Bundle, you’ll learn how to start selling on Amazon to either earn some extra cash or completely transform your career.

This four-course bundle comprises 18 hours of content designed to help you launch a successful, revenue-generating business on Amazon in practically no


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The world has changed a lot in the past few months. Maybe you got laid off from your full-time job and are ready to earn some extra . Or maybe you now have time to pursue a freelance dream. 

I started freelancing a few years ago and eventually was able to open my own branding agency. Because I got my start on Upwork, I’d like to share with you some tips on taking the leap and joining this freelancing platform. 

Related: 11 Best Websites to Find Freelance Jobs and Make Extra Money

Deciding to become a freelancer is a big decision, so once you’re committed, make sure that you start off on the right foot. In addition to filling out your profile, writing a strong introduction, using a professional profile picture and adding to your digital portfolio, here are some tips to help you get started. 

1. Be selective about jobs

If you’re new to Upwork, you’re probably not familiar with the fact that in order to apply to a job, you will need connects. Connects are what you need to submit proposals on Upwork

Words like optimistic, determined, persistent and unwavering tend to define established entrepreneurs, but what about the resolve required to just get started?

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It’s often the case that when one wants to start a business, they think it should begin with an idea and a . But while these are necessary ingredients in , they overlook the most necessary ingredient of all: their own mindset. There’s a quote from author and entrepreneur Idowu Koyenikan that says, “The mind has a powerful way of attracting things that are in harmony with it  — good or bad.” And it’s true. If you hit one obstacle in building your business and believe it’s a sign that you should give up now, you likely will. But if your mindset is focused on perseverance and success, you’ll keep at it. 

Now, many words come to mind in association with an entrepreneurial mindset: optimistic, determined, persistent, unwavering. But what about the mindset required to just get started? Entrepreneurship has a way of taking over our