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4 Steps to Gain Confidence as a Freelancer to Earn a Grand Per Month

We have shared many ways on this site to make a grand per month including working as a freelance writer and virtual assistant. Many of these side jobs require that you hustle and go out looking for clients. However, what if you lack confidence?

Lacking confidence as a freelancer can leave you stuck, unable to make the first move to get clients so you can earn a grand per month. If you want to know a secret, though, almost all freelancers experience moments of doubt, especially when they are just starting. The key is not to let your sense of doubt overwhelm you and cause you to not pursue your goals.

If you are intimidated by becoming a freelancer, there are steps you can take to put your lack of confidence in check.

1. Give away your services for free. Let me be clear, I am not advocating giving away

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Most Popular Posts on Making Extra Money

Grand per Month was started with a goal of offering up ideas and advice on how to begin making extra money in your spare time with a goal of actually making an extra $1000 per month. Imagine what you could do with that much extra cash flow in your budget. If you have been living paycheck to paycheck as many of us are, the extra wiggle room could be enough to start paying off debt or begin saving an emergency fund.

Whatever your motivation or particular needs, having more money than month is a good thing which is the first step to financial freedom. So let’s take a look at the most popular posts from the blog for the year.

Most Popular Posts for 2012

How to Make $1000 Per Month With Stock Dividends–It looks like everyone loves the idea of passive income. Invest in some stocks and sit back

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Any Grand Plans for the New Year?

The New Year is always a time of reflection for the year gone by and a time to make plans for the upcoming year. These plans may be financial in nature or may take health improvement into consideration. Since this blog is devoted to making extra cash through part-time efforts, I would like to focus on the financial resolutions and goals that you might have for 2013.

What Are Your Goals?

First, you should define your goals for the upcoming year. Do you want to pay off debt or save for retirement or maybe save for a vacation? How much extra would you like to make? Would you like to make $1000 per month extra or will less be enough to achieve your goals?

Once you decide where you would like to go, you need to decide how to get there.

Take Inventory

Look at your skills that could be

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Make It Easier to Make a Grand Per Month: Offer Multiple Services

So, you have made the decision to make a grand per month on the side. You have picked a job and have found a client or two, but you still aren’t making the kind of money that you had hoped, or you aren’t finding clients as quickly as you would like. Does this sound familiar?

If it does, you may want to think about expanding your services.

Suggestions for Types of Services to Offer

I know, people always say you should specialize. We all know the phrase, “Jack of all trades and master of nothing.” However, in the beginning, offering several services may be just what you need to make a grand per month quickly.

For instance, let’s say you decide to become a resume writer. If business is slow in the beginning, maybe you could offer several services besides resume writing. Other similar services that you could offer may

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Four Tips for Evaluating Extra Income Opportunities

There are lots of opportunities for making some extra money, many of which have been highlighted here on Grand Per Month. But how do you figure out which method of earning cash might be right for you? Use these four tips to help you decide.

Initial Investment

What are the start up costs of the opportunity? Does it require a lot of capital, time or both? If you have $100,000 to invest, then it would be reasonable to be able to make an extra $1000 per month by selling puts or covered calls. You could purchase a small duplex and make money as a landlord. You could start a business on the side such as cutting grass and not have to borrow money for the equipment. You might even be able to hire someone to help you right away.

However, if you have no money at all, you might have

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