How Pest Control Freelancing Became My Career
There was a time, not too long ago in fact, that I felt like I didn’t have any marketable skills. Sure, I graduated from college. I did door-to-door sales for a few years. I felt like I had a knack for writing.
But those never made me any real money…
I came across freelancing on one of those, “I made a gazillion dollars in one day as a freelancer” kind of blog posts. So, naturally, I signed up for the service five minutes later. After all, who doesn’t want to be a gazillionaire?
The first thing I did was make a list of my skills. Embarrassingly, I could only come up with a couple: pest control (from my door-to-door experience) and writing. Then a thought occurred to me. “Would anyone pay for a Pest Control Writer?”
My First Freelance Success
Two weeks later, there was over $500 in my bank account from freelancing.
My question was answered, and I was ecstatic. Every pest control website needed solid content, whether it was landing pages, blog posts, or service pages. I simply took advantage of something I knew well and that people were willing to pay for. There are a lot of other secrets I discovered as I played with proposals, communication, and productivity, but here’s the key: freelancing is only as good as you make it. As I read and studied more, I was better able to close deals and raise my rates.
Skilled for an Industry
One of the keys to my success was the industry I was in. Was I the only Pest Control Writer out there? Of course not. Was I one of the only ones really saying I wrote for Pest Control companies? You better believe it! And with that, I was able to grow in an industry that really needed someone like me! It provided me a stage to showcase my ability, and a classroom to grow and develop. I started with just writing, but soon got to know more about the trends of the industry, directories that companies relied on and much more. So I started off writing but before you knew it, I was providing a full list of SEO services for Pest Control companies and getting paid well to do it!
To start, all you really need is to identify your skills, mix them together if needed, pour melted butter over the top, bake at 425°, and START SELLING. But seriously, you’ll have your first sale faster than you think, which will allow you to enjoy extra income on the side or, if you desire, be on your way to a profitable freelance career with ultimate flexibility and potential.
Identify your knowledge and skills, then nail your niche (even if it’s boring like mine).
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